The first stop in The Baltic Trip was Stockholm , which as you may already know, is the capital of Sweden. Unfortunately we only spent there half day, but it was more than enough to appreciate its greatness.
The city is placed in the east coast of the country. It’s the largest city of Sweden, and in it’s metropolitan area there’s a population of about 2,000,000 inhabitants, which represents a little bit more of 20% of the total population of the state.
The city’s earliest mention in writing dates from 1252, and it is said to have been founded by Birger Jarl a Swedish statesman, to try to stop the country from hypothetic foreign invasions from the sea. The city rapidly grew both economically and culturally thanks to commerce with other Baltic countries.
There’s one fact that completely dominates Stockholm, and that is, as you can guess from knowing that the core of city is compound by 14 different islands, water. The whole center of the city is shaped to take the most possible advantage of it, and also to enjoy it, not only with the sights that it offers, but also with its oriented facilities.
Most of the streets have the feeling to be wide, open and clear, even if they aren’t really. The houses have that typical Swedish look that make you feel as if you were in the middle of a fairy tale, but they also blend perfectly with the newly built buildings.
Stockholm is a city which 3 main pillars are the water, the open spaces and the beautifully traditional buildings. If you are lucky enough to be able to add a sunny day to these 3 pillars, then you know for sure that you will have an unforgettable day, as I consider this city a must.
And I’m really looking forward to come back here, as for sure such a short visit made me miss a lot of things from this wonderful city.
The Baltic Trip:
mrithail.com: The Baltic Trip.
mrithail.com: Stockholm: Impressions.
mrithail.com: Tallin: Impressions.
mrithail.com videolog: A Little Bit of Tallin.
mrithail.com: Riga: Impressions.
mrithail.com videolog: Falling From Riga’s Sky.
mrithail.com: Warsaw: Impressions.
mrithail.com videolog: In the Middle of the Baltic Sea.