The renowned Stockholm City Hall.
How can Swedes make a political venue so elegant?
The Blue Hall is where the Nobel Prize Banquet is held every year on December, 10.
Take the windows for example. There are various designs of shapes and patterns.
It feels more like an art museum than a city hall.
The Golden Hall is named after the decorative mosaics made of more than 18 million glass and gold pieces. On the center of the wall is the Queen of Lake Maelaren, which represents Stockholm being honored by the East and the West.
I capture a super romantic image outside the city hall!
The outdoor market outside the Old Haymarket: Most stands are run by immigrants.
The indoor market is chic. Each of the vendors has his/her distinctive style.
This is a feast for the eyes!
There's something to see even on the dining table!
Drottningham Palace is also known as the Swedish Versailles. It was originally built in the late 16th century. It served as a summer residence for the Swedish royal family during most of the 18th century. Now it is the private residence of the royal family.
The baroque garden outside the palace.
The garden is surrounded by the woods.
I am intrigued by an exhibition in the palace, which introduces the plants grown in the orangery in the past.
The first orangery at Drottningham was a simple hothouse. The erection in 1714 of a larger orangery in stone made it possible to accommodate a greater variety of exotic plants.
I find the exhibition to be cool in that even the fragrances of plants are provided to enhance the visitor's olfactory experience.
I wonder what Stockholm is like in winter?