Walking through history
A couple of months ago, I had a recording job in Stockholm’s medieval Old Town.
I arrived early with my camera so I could take you on a historical walk.
Let’s start off with Stockholm’s oldest – and most iconic – square.
The main streets are usually full of tourists in the summer,
So it might be a good idea to wander down some of the colourful side streets.
(Notice the decorative electrical box.)
As the sun struggled over the narrow, dark streets
The house facades lit up in lovely pastel colours.
Further on, right next to the Royal Castle,
I was mesmerized by the symmetrical beauty
Of an old building being renovated.
A few houses along the street, I glanced up
To look at the soaring tower of Stockholm’s oldest church.
Finally, it was time to go to Priest’s Street,
Where I had enough time to admire
The postbox (where residents collect their mail)
Painted to look like the very houses on the street.
I must say that history has never looked as
Poetic as it does on these old cobbled streets.
For more history, please visit: Our World.