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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I love Stockholm in the Summer

Pictures & Text by JJ Keyes

I've never been to Stockholm before and have to say that I will be back soon because it's one of those destinations that keeps surprising you. Decadent, Expansive, and Liberal are the first three words that come to mind as I look out at the Royal Palace from the famous Grand Hotel. I made a b-line for the unique Vasa Museum as soon as I set foot in Stockholm. This one of a kind museum features a massive war-ship that sank on it's maiden voyage in 1628. Afterwards I checked out Reality Revisited, this killer exhibit with over 300 photos from the 70's nearby at the Moderna Museet. If you're after a view, City Hall is the place to be. Downstairs Stadshuskallaren serves the most elaborate banquets for the Nobel Prize Winners. Rather than taking a disco nap, I decided to get a little wild and climbed onto a RIB Charter boat and explored the archipelago: we found some awesome Baltic waves and clipped t around the Stockholm Harbor. Across town, I sat down to a sumptuous dinner at the Michelin Starred F12 Restaurant, located in the Royal Academy of Art. Upstairs, there's a club that reminds me of how great Body and Soul used to be back in the late 90's in New York. I could have stayed there all night but I moved on to the big party at hotel BernsDrinks, Dancing, History, Art, Food...just a glimpse of everything Stockholm has to offer.

1 comment:

  1. Stimulating, can't wait to explore this city myself.