Archives for July 2010

Photo Tour: Going Around Stockholm

  During my 6 day visit to Stockholm I took over 900 photos.  I take photos of everything, everywhere.  Sometimes I'm lucky and I get a really good one, sometimes I think it's gonna be a really good one, and it's only mediocre.  But, with 900 photos, I'm bound to get a few good ones. The … [Read more...]

Photo Tour: Los Angeles Arboretum

I wanted to practice taking photos using the new lens I had just purchased, so I decided to visit the Los Angeles Arboretum.    It’s about a 30 - 40 minute drive outside of L.A. in the city of Arcadia.  This 127 acre botanical garden is peaceful, the grounds are a photographers dream, at least I … [Read more...]

Hotel Review: Scandic Anglais, Stockholm

Located in the middle of upscale Östermalm, near ‘the happening” square Stureplan, The Scandic Anglais is moderately priced, clean, and trendy.  Situated directly across from the Kungliga Biblioteket (The Royal Library) in Humlegården, a popular recreational area for locals; this hotel is the … [Read more...]

Stockholm Walking Tour 1

Starting at Stureplan (the square on the corner of Kungsgatan and Sturegatan), cross the street and head west down Kungsgatan.  Cross Sveavägan, staying on Kungsgatan, walking past the big blue Konserthuset (Concert House) until you reach Hötorget Square.  Take time to peruse this outdoor market, … [Read more...]

Gamla Stan – Stockholm’s Old Town

The first time I walked through Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town, I was awestruck.  That trip to Stockholm was my first visit to a European city.  I was filled with wonder at how long this town had been around.  I had stepped back in time as I walked amongst buildings that were standing in the early … [Read more...]