Kungsträdgården, Djurgården and Skansen

Today, me and Toyooka-san decided to have another adventure in Stockholm city!

First of all we went to Östermalm to visit different kinds of design and glass/crystal stores. I have never thought about Sweden as a country with beautiful glass-design and Toyooka-san’s fascination really surprised me. I think he found a lot of things that he liked. Next time I’m in Japan I need to pay more attention to what glass looks like over there.

I’m not that very much into modern design when it comes to home decoration I guess… First of all I’m “programmed” to search “function” rather than “prettiness” when it comes to homes, but of course I got some nicknack myself, if you can call it that… like my skulls and my manga dolls. And my posters. They don’t really have a function, but they fascinate me. Then I don’t have that much space for nicknack either… maybe that’s one of my main reasons when I think about it. ;-p

Toyooka-san stands next to one of the Japanese cherry blossom trees.

Toyooka-san stands next to one of the Japanese cherry blossom trees.

Here’s Toyooka-san standing next to one of the Japanese cherry trees at Kungsträdgården. I really look forward to “Körbärsblommans dag” (The cheery blossom day) that will take place April 30th. I hope all trees are in bloom by then. In Japan, Hanami has already begun.

I found a friend here. Mr. Rabbit needed a hug!

I found a friend here. Mr. Rabbit needed a hug!

We continued to Gamla Stan and Toyooka-san bought some Dala-horses. That’s after all one of Sweden’s most famous symbols. I really wonder why though, ’cause they are really ugly. I feel sorry for tourists that must buy such ugly souvenirs. ^_-

When we arrived at Slussen we jumped onto one of these boats to Djurgården!

On our way to Djurgården.

On our way to Djurgården.

Toyooka-san and I enjoys the ride by boat.

Toyooka-san and I enjoys the ride by boat.

At Djurgården we headed to Skansen, which probably is Swedens most well-known zoo. The area holds a lot of animals but also a lot of old buildings from different eras in Swedish history.

Old buildings

Old buildings

We strolled around a lot and visited monkeys, amphibians, reptiles and Scandinavian animals.

I really like lemurs and have done so since childhood. They act and look so funny.

Toyooka-san pose with the monkey!

Toyooka-san pose with the monkey!

I pose with the monkey!

I pose with the monkey!

Afterwards we went to eat at a restaurant in Gamla Stan and walked back to the subway station at Sergels Torg. It was a really beautiful evening and I realized that Stockholm can be very pretty sometimes.

Twilight in Stockholm.

Twilight in Stockholm.

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