At the end of January, when winter had come over Stockholm, I did a private photo walk through the city center. We walked from Skeppsholmen via Gamla Stan towards Slussen.
In five days, on June 6th, we will celebrate the Swedish national day, previously known as the Swedish flag day. Therefore the June 2012 wallpaper shows a true Swedish sight.
The photo was taken from Skeppsholmen in central Stockholm viewing the old city (Gamla Stan) in early morning sun light.
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Today was a beautiful day in Stockholm. Although the temperatures have dropped to around 20 degrees (Celcius), the sky was clear blue and the sun was visible during the whole day.
Because of the great weather forecast I had decided to get up early and take some photos in the city centre. At 4:30 the alarm clock rang and at 5:04 I sat in the first metro traveling to Gamla Stan (the Old City). From there I walked to Skeppsholmen, a small islet in the Stockholm archipelago from where you have an amazing view of the old city.
On the west shore of Skeppsholmen lies the af Chapman, a three mast sailing ship, that is now in use as a youth hostel. The ship was built in the UK in 1888 and originally known as Dunboyne, after a town in County Meath, Ireland. On its arrival to Sweden in 1915 it was renamed G D Kennedy and when the Navy bought it in 1923 it was given its present name after the shipbuilder and Vice Admiral Fredrik Henrik af Chapman (1721–1808). The Navy used it as a training ship and as such it made several trips around the world before serving as a barracks during WW2.
On the photos below you see the af Chapman and the view on Gamla Stan.
These images were taken with a Nikon D2X and a Nikon AF-S DX 17-55mm lens.