Often called the Capital of Scandinavia, also known as the major Venice of the North,
Stockholm has received different nicknames, and is usually compared to other European cities.
And indeed, the imposing buildings next to the Royal Palace, with ochre façades and awnings, reminded me of Venice;
The small island where the Parliament is and the bridge that crosses it (similar to the Pont Neuf) reminded me of Paris;
The promenade with 19th century palaces in Östermalm reminded me of Nice, Cannes or Montreux;
The residential area south of Södermalm, with modern buildings surrounded by canals, reminded me of Copenhagen;
And the views of the city from Södermalm, with all the church spires and the cranes, made me think of Hamburg.
It was only at the end of my stay that I realised that Stockholm is not a mix of Venice, Paris or Hamburg. It is simply Stockholm.
And the fact that it brings together cultural elements going from the Mediterranean to the Baltic Sea makes it special and establishes its unique character.
Here below the photographic report of my trip to the major city in Sweden. I hope you enjoy it.