21 juli 2016

Gamla Stan streets

Gamla Stan, the Old Town of Stockholm, was officially called 'Staden mellan broarna' (The Town between the Bridges) until 1980. Its narrow streets with many shops, colourful houses and small galleries attract many tourists.

But if you look well there is a number of interesting medieval alleyways and cobbled streets to explore in this 13th century town. North German architecture has had a strong influence in the Old Town's construction. Several names refer to that period, for instance Tyska Brinken ("German Slope") and the large Tyska kyrkan ("German church").

7 opmerkingen:

  1. Mooie foto', wist niet van de Duitse invloeden daar.

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  2. I'm going to have to get to Stockholm! Love that street in the first shot. We just don't have that kind of thing here...and the second shot is beautiful, too!

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  3. I can see why the tourists flock here Marleen.. your second shot through the arch is gorgeous!

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  4. It looks like a delightful area to explore.

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