Farewell to Stockholm

The Grand Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden is located on part of the Saltsjön, a bay of the Baltic Sea. From the Grand Hotel one can see the Amiralitetshuset (Admiralty House) on the island of Skeppsholmen, one of the many islands that make up the Stockholm archipelago. The present design was rebuilt in 1844-1846 in a Neorenaissance style with turrets. The Amiralitetshuset has served various purposes in its lifetime, housing the Admiralty Board, serving as an archive, and acting as a corn stable. Today, it is the home of the Swedish Tourist Association.

Looking further across the waters of the Saltsjön, one can see far into the distance, even on a day when the clouds hover low and threaten to rain, providing the opportunity for a moody photograph with dark clouds and rough waters. The third photo shows such a scene with the yellow Katarina Church to the far left. In the opposite direction, the tower of the Church of St. Jacob can be seen with flags flying nearby. And, finally, one of the few photos I have of myself taken during my trip, saying farewell to Stockholm. Unfortunately, I seem to have lost the hoodie I’m wearing in this photo shortly after the photo was taken.

The Grand Hotel in Stockholm

The Grand Hotel in Stockholm

SOURCE: The Grand Hotel in Stockholm (Stockholm, Sweden), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 04 Aug 2010.

Amiralitetshuset

Amiralitetshuset

SOURCE: Amiralitetshuset (Stockholm, Sweden), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 04 Aug 2010.

A View Across the Saltsjön

A View across the Saltsjön

SOURCE: A View across the Saltsjön (Stockholm, Sweden), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 04 Aug 2010.

Church of St. Jacob

Church of St. Jacob

SOURCE: Church of St. Jacob (Stockholm, Sweden), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 04 Aug 2010.

Steve Danko in Stockholm

Steve Danko in Stockholm

SOURCE: Steve Danko in Stockholm (Stockholm, Sweden), photographed for Stephen J. Danko on 04 Aug 2010.

Copyright © 2010 by Stephen J. Danko

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