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Beau's Journey » Blog Archive » July 7, 2010: Stockholm and their art. Plenty of art!!!
Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

July 7, 2010: Stockholm and their art. Plenty of art!!!

We had a great day here in Stockholm.  Enjoyed the sites.  It was warm – but we can’t complain because everyone is burning up back home.  Temperatures have been in the 90s once again.  100 degree weather along the East Coast of the United States.  Terrible heat for them.  Nobody likes it.  Looks like it will continue.

We spent today walking around – we saw a lot of sites.  Some of the areas we were in today date back to the 1200s.  Quite amazing when you think about it.  Stockholm is full of beautiful buildings and art work.  I tried to capture the "feel" of the city today.

Here are some photos


That would be me 🙂








This statue/memorial is near where we are staying.  This was built to remember the labor movement.  More info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Branting_Monument


The Branting Monument


As with most cities in Europe – there is plenty of sculptures.  One of the 
pieces of art work near the city center.


Near the center of the City of Stockholm.


Statue for Peace.  This work was inspired by the death of John Lennon. 



You will never guess what movie is playing.  🙂
This statue is called the Orpheus Sculpture.  Well not the Shrek piece
🙂 but the other.  It is located near the concert hall.



This church was founded in the 1200s.  Quite amazing.  It is called
the Klara Church – Church of Sainte Clare.


Church of Klara


Beautiful Stockholm.




This is located in the Sweden Cathedral.  This is where the royal couple got married a couple of weeks ago.  Fighting the dragon in this statue



Sweden Cathedral


This art work was on display inside of the cathedral


The smallest statue in the city.  This little boy could fit in the palm of my hand.



Joey in front of the memorial for the labor movement.  The Branting Monument.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Branting_Monument


Joey standing in front of the Vasamuseet.  This ship set sail in 1628.  It only lasted
20 minutes before it sank.  Poor design – to say the least.  They raised the ship out of 100′
of water back in the 1960s.  It was in amazing shape. 


A beautiful piece of work.  Lot of carvings on the boat.






Some of the amazing woodwork on the ship – this dates back to the 1600s.  They raised the ship in the 1960s.  It sank after only 20 minutes
on the Baltic Sea.  Vasamuseet is the name of the ship.


You won’t find a street any smaller than this one!



Beautiful city – love Europe


Stockholm, Sweden – July 7th



Joey in front of some of the amazing buildings in the city.







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