On the third day we woke up very early to take the underground destination Globen.
The Globen is one of Stockholm’s big arenas hosting all kinds of events throughout the year. Certainly named after its shape, the Globen also proposes you to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of Stockholm through “Skyview” a small ball turning around the big one and entirely made of glass.
It really was freaking cold on that morning.
Like the first night in this city, I had to overcome vertigo-o-o-o, to be able to grasp the beauty of the whole area.
After such big thrills, we treated ourselves pretty well, at the shopping mall just in front of the Globen.
Also, if you want to have a quick but nice breakfast, and preferably a more healthy one too, you can try the “Pressbyrån”
(Taken from my seat right in the middle of the shopping mall)
And in from of me, this is the view I had
A few moments later, we left the South part of the city (where the Globen and the shopping mall are) to get back to the historic centre where we took the boat and enjoy the “Royal Canal Tour”
For lunch we went to MAX. MAX is a Swedish fast food restsaurant chain you can only find in Nordic European countries and curiously in Dubai too.
It looks like my pictures aren’t the most representative ones though…
Right after this break, we took the tramway from the stop just in front of the restaurant and headed to Skansen.
As you can see, Skansen is one of the loveliest quarters in Stockhlom, actually located on one of the islands between the 2 banks of the city.
It’s a very bustling place especially in summer, with a lot of musical festivals. This island also is the place of the “Abba Museum” for those interested…not that I don’t like Abba, lol.
But the most important thing to see in Skansen obviously is “Little Sweden”, a huge park where pretty much the whole cultural and ancestral side of the country is represented and thus one of the compulsory places to visit in Stockholm.
After such a relaxing but cold afternoon in the wilderness of Stockholm, (trust me it may sounds weird but it is a true thing) we headed towards the north of the city. To get back to Skansen quickly, I really have to say that what struck me the most is that although all these pictures look like places most people wouldn’t even go, well it’s all in the middle of the city ! Only 10 minutes on the tram and you go from urban wilderness to natural wilderness.
So once the night had fallen, we went to visit Stockholm’s most famous library.
What is interesting with the libery not only relies on its architectural shape ; I wonder if you get everyday into a library where the majority of books are in different languages than the national language of the place where the library is…,well, for me it was the first time ! If you want to get there with the underground, stop at the Odenplan station.
When we left to go back the city centre, where our couchsurfing mate and host Adam lives, we came accross this quite surprising but joyful view for someone from southern France like me :
I lived about 3 years in England and I have never seen anyone playing petanque. I have always known I had make a mistake in my years-to-live-abroad place. This was all the more curious that it was inside the underground station itself !
Then, when we got closer to the platforms, we were treated with such nice views :
And as I mentioned, then we got to Adam Adamsson’s place, a terrific host, for our last night.