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by Cherszy (@cherszy)

The Stockholm Charm

It is the most populated city in Sweden and is considered to be the most populated urban area in the whole of Scandinavia.

It is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, namely, the Royal Palace Drottningholm and the Skogskyrkogårde (the Woodland Cemetery).

It is Europe’s first green capital and is regarded as one of the cleanest capitals in the world, having received the European Green Capital Award in 2010.

But, more than all these, Stockholm offers a rich cultural heritage and a breathtaking cityscape for its citizens to pride themselves in and for tourists to admire at. With its simple yet modern architectural designs and its refreshing green surroundings, this Scandinavian city is definitely worth a visit (or long-term stay if you wish).

While it may not have a Colosseum to bring you back to the glorious days of its history or a Great Wall of China to give you a hands-on experience (or to just stress you out) on its past or a Peterhof to amaze you with its grandiose beauty, Stockholm does not fall short of leaving its visitors with a lovely impression to take home.

This city does not need a picturesque symbol to represent its exquisiteness or its culture because the whole of Stockholm is its own best exhibit of identity. Everywhere you look in Stockholm, you’ll always find something stunning, exhilarating, or simply relaxing that you don’t really need to find a specific tourist spot to visit – every inch of  Stockholm is beautiful as it is.

Take a stroll down one of its well-paved streets; grab a bite of some Swedish delicacies; chat with the locals; visit one of its numerous museums (the Vasa Museum is a recommendation from yours truly – unless you hate the Titanic); rent a bicycle and slowly savor the scenery; take photos of the charming city; enjoy the (almost) pollution-free surroundings as you watch the trees sway to the light breeze and the bikes rush pass you by.

Now, come and see the beauty that is Stockholm through the lens of my camera. I’m letting the city speak for itself this time as only it can speak the most truthful about itself. Enjoy!

The famous city hall and its three crowns

Just to share, one of the best ways to get a “preview” of Stockholm’s beauty is by a cruise ship. As the ship nears the Stockholm shore, one gets to pass by many small islands, each boasting of its unique shape, size, and scenery. It’s a wonderful experience! I apologize as I have no photos to share of that experience as I had just woken up when I saw those little islands – yes, I was still lying lazily on my bed with my camera hidden somewhere.

*If you wish to use any of the photos above for whatever purpose, please don’t forget to link it to my blog or at least just inform me. Thank you! :)

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6 comments on “The Stockholm Charm

  1. juliacastorp
    August 28, 2011

    very nice

  2. princesayasmine
    August 21, 2011

    If I wasn’t over here, I’d be over there!

    • Cherszy
      August 21, 2011

      Heya Yasmine!

      Go, go, go! Let that plan materialize soon! Stockholm’s waiting for you! :)

      Thanks for dropping by and for the comment! You made me smile! :)

  3. Selma
    August 21, 2011

    It’s a beautiful city. I’ve never been there but it looks really nice. I really think the buildings are stunning. Hopefully, I’ll get to visit Stockholm one day!

    • Cherszy
      August 21, 2011

      HI Selma,

      Yes, it is truly a beautiful city! I think you’ll enjoy when you get the chance to visit it. It’s worth every penny! :) And when you get back from your trip to Stockholm one of these days, do tell me all about it. I’d love to hear what you’ve got to say about your Stockholm experience. :) Have fun!

      Thanks for the comment by the way! :) It’s very nice of you! :)

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