Of snowy bikes and Christmas trees

My daughter and I visited Stockholm during the last weekend

Before school and work started.

The sky was heavy with the promise of more snow.

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The pastel buildings looked like cakes

Topped with icing.

(Look at the height of the city’s Christmas tree – 38 metres tall

And decorated with 5,000 lights!)

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Fairy tale buildings

Brightened the gloomy sky;

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And optimism was not lost

In the knee-deep snow!

(Not sure if that cyclist ever managed to cycle home though!)

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For more snowy views or sunny vistas, please go to: Our World.

93 responses

  1. Don

    I just love those buildings. The pastel shades are so unassuming yet so impressive with a beauty of their own. The bicycle is superb.

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    January 16, 2017 at 15:39

  2. Mira

    I think you would like Helsinki too. But Stockholm is bigger and there is more to see. Snow makes everyting look beautiful. Lovely photos!

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    January 16, 2017 at 15:44

    • Yes, Helsiniki is a lovely city!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      January 17, 2017 at 06:06

  3. Such beautiful architecture! It looks wonderful under the blanket of snow. Have a lovely week.

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    January 16, 2017 at 15:44

  4. Stockholm is a beautiful city –especially in the snow…. Gorgeous.

    Don’t think that bicycle has been driven lately..ha

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    January 16, 2017 at 16:05

  5. Fabulous Stockholm is, all covered with snow.

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    January 16, 2017 at 16:56

  6. Gorgeous shots of the buildings in Stockholm and I just adore that snow-covered bike!

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    January 16, 2017 at 16:56

  7. Stockholm really does look like a fairy-tale city, Fiona. It’s on my list of places to go. No plans yet, however. Sigh.
    We can only go on old-dog-friendly places, and then only if Lindy is up to it. As long as we have a blind, elderly dog, we won’t be doing any major travel. Maybe we’d drive to Seattle and up to Vancouver to see my family, because my young brother hasn’t been well, but that’s about it. I do have an overseas travel list, and Scandinavia is right up there near the top.
    Now I must post something for Our World.
    Kay and Lindy
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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    January 16, 2017 at 17:17

  8. Ron

    Picture-postcard perfect, Fiona! Your beautifully captured images make me want to take the next plane to Stockholm so I can experience that wintry wonderland. It looks GORGEOUS!

    I cannot believe how TALL that tree is!

    The bike shot is AWESOME!

    Thank you so much for sharing one of my favorite seasons, my friend! It made me smile 🙂

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    January 16, 2017 at 17:24

  9. gorgeous, must visit stockholm in future !!! happy week 🙂

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    January 16, 2017 at 17:58

  10. Such beautiful photos from our capital. I don’t think I ever visited Stockholm in snow myself.

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    January 16, 2017 at 17:59

  11. Winter postcard. Gorgeous town and beautiful pictures.

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    January 16, 2017 at 18:27

  12. Splendid pictures of snow clad city-scape!

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    January 16, 2017 at 18:31

  13. Always pleased to see self-propelled transportation 🙂
    Have a Happy Day!
    Peace 🙂

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    January 16, 2017 at 18:52

  14. The city looks so lovely frosted with snow.

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    January 16, 2017 at 19:02

  15. Lovely! I laughed when I saw the bike! Makes it look like an interesting piece of art but feel sorry for the owner. Hope he was already at home.

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    January 16, 2017 at 19:14

  16. onceupona

    I always love getting your pictures in my inbox. I’m sorry I fail to comment and tell you that but they always brighten my day. And it’s been wonderful to see your children growing and the joy of your lovely dogs. Thank you so much for the work you do to make the world a more beautiful place! Cheers, Danette

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    January 16, 2017 at 19:21

  17. These are so beautiful.
    I just love the colors of the buildings with the snow on them.
    I think they would make perfect Christmas cards.
    Happy day to you!

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    January 16, 2017 at 19:38

  18. What a pretty city and I love the snowy bike – what a statement that is!

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    January 16, 2017 at 19:45

  19. Now that is a Christmas tree! I love the colored buildings – even on a gray day it looks cheerful!

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    January 16, 2017 at 20:32

  20. I like all your pictures, and bike especially !

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    January 16, 2017 at 21:14

  21. Stockholm is beatiful!

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    January 16, 2017 at 21:20

  22. Softly colorful cakes that are dabbed with icing describes the scene perfectly. Everything is magical when seen through your eyes. Looks like the bike got extra doses of icing.

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    January 16, 2017 at 21:41

  23. Such beautiful architecture! Great photos here!

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    January 16, 2017 at 21:57

  24. A lovely city! Thank you for sharing Fiona 💛

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    January 16, 2017 at 22:33

  25. Just beautiful. Here in the depths of the sweaty season these images are cooling heart balm. Thank you.

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    January 16, 2017 at 22:48

  26. Another lovely series of captures. I do like your description of the buildings resembling iced cakes … and the shot of the bicycle is brilliant! Keep warm and wishing you a safe and joy-filled week.

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    January 16, 2017 at 22:49

  27. Stockholm looks like a very nice town.

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    January 16, 2017 at 22:51

  28. That cyclist must think he or she lives in Southern California!

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    January 16, 2017 at 22:52

  29. beautiful winter wonderland

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    January 16, 2017 at 23:24

  30. Al

    What a beautiful city, it’s certainly one I’d love to see one day.

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    January 16, 2017 at 23:27

  31. brrrr

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    January 16, 2017 at 23:49

  32. Those are beautiful photos of Stockholm. My family comes from there but I probably will never be well enough to visit there so your picture are especially lovely to me! thanks Fi.

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    January 17, 2017 at 00:31

    • Had no idea you were a Viking! 😉 I’m only one by adoption as I’m an ex-pat Brit.

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      January 17, 2017 at 05:39

  33. Bill Dodd

    I always end up being the 33rd person to tell you— Your pictures are beautiful. Thanks.

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    January 17, 2017 at 01:49

    • Really? Must be your lucky number…

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      January 17, 2017 at 05:38

  34. That is one tall Christmas Tree! Stockholm is beautiful…such colorful buildings:)

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    January 17, 2017 at 02:20

  35. Awesome pics.

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    January 17, 2017 at 06:05

  36. it has been way to long since i have been to Sweden, i must get back.

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    January 17, 2017 at 07:21

  37. Winter has a beauty of its own. Lovely images. The buildings do look like cake topped with icing. Beautiful. 🙂

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    January 17, 2017 at 08:03

  38. Pat

    Love all the lavender light you have there! Stockholm looks magical covered with fresh snow!

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    January 17, 2017 at 08:54

  39. Hi Fiona,
    Stockholm is one of my favorite cities i the world. I was there many times, last in 2013. My daughter visited Stockholm in December together with her boyfriend and made photos of this fabulous Christmas tree and Gamla Stan and so on…
    Your photos are like a Winter fairy tale. Amazing !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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    January 17, 2017 at 11:26

  40. Love those shots. Gives a very good view of Stockholm.

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    January 17, 2017 at 11:31

  41. The bicycle is quite transformed, isn’t it!

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    January 17, 2017 at 11:56

  42. Everything looks so creamily edible!

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    January 17, 2017 at 12:20

  43. All such lovely photos. The tree was amazing and gave the city a friendly feel.

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    January 17, 2017 at 12:28

  44. what a beautiful view of the city covered in snow. postcard worthy

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    January 17, 2017 at 12:28

  45. yogiabb

    Beautiful shot, and I love the tree.

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    January 17, 2017 at 13:21

  46. daryledelstein

    Stockholm is on my gotta go there list …

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    January 17, 2017 at 14:19

  47. Beautiful shots, I like especially the 1st one !

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    January 17, 2017 at 14:45

  48. One day…. definitely…. I will visit Sweden, and Norway, and Denmark. I have always wanted to see Scandinavia. I love these wonderful snowy pictures of Stockholm, and what a tree! Gorgeous.

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    January 17, 2017 at 16:47

  49. Great shots of buildings covered with snow.

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    January 17, 2017 at 18:03

  50. Very beautiful – I love the colours of the buildings!

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    January 17, 2017 at 18:10

  51. wonderful images
    a joy to see a different place, so different from where i live

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    January 17, 2017 at 18:49

  52. It looks like a fairy tale, beautiful photos.

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    January 17, 2017 at 19:15

  53. how much snow!!
    bye, have a nice day 🙂

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    January 17, 2017 at 19:20

  54. Stockholm looks so beautiful and you have captured it well ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy Week ahead ~ ^_^

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    January 17, 2017 at 19:22

  55. So much snow. It is very lovely in a Scandinavian setting and those colourful buildings.

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    January 17, 2017 at 20:27

  56. The city is beautiful under all that snow.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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    January 17, 2017 at 21:34

  57. Why, even the BIKE looks too cold!! lol

    That Christmas tree must have been phenomenal when all lighted! Wow.

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    January 17, 2017 at 21:48

  58. Such a cool picture of a bike!

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    January 17, 2017 at 22:58

  59. Gorgeous views! And lovely said “optimism was not lost”! A great week!

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    January 17, 2017 at 23:00

  60. What a wonderful place to visit (I’ve never been). That Christmas tree really doees stand out for being tall 🙂

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    January 17, 2017 at 23:25

  61. These photographs of Stockholm are magical.
    I’ve never visited, but I would like to.

    All the best Jan

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    January 18, 2017 at 00:34

  62. Wow, it makes me want to visit. Beautiful.
    Carla

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    January 18, 2017 at 03:36

  63. It is always a joy to visit your blog. You create magic with your camera.

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    January 18, 2017 at 04:00

  64. Loved the views of snow

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    January 18, 2017 at 04:26

  65. These cheerful buildings look so pretty in the snow ! The Christmas tree is huge !!

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    January 18, 2017 at 10:06

  66. Beautiful series, very nice colors, and winter photos, love the snow bike 🙂

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    January 18, 2017 at 11:47

  67. Cakes topped with icing and decorated with silver cupolas.. I’m glad that wasn’t your bike Fiona 😊 Tres jolie winter images.

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    January 18, 2017 at 13:46

  68. Such beautiful architecture!

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    January 18, 2017 at 15:31

  69. How wonderful and magical! I loved seeing the city in the snow!

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    January 18, 2017 at 15:34

  70. Don

    Another fine series of snow picture. The bike is especially well covered.

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    January 18, 2017 at 16:17

  71. the sky and the snow makesthe city look like it is sketched 🙂 Looks nice.

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    January 18, 2017 at 23:34

  72. What a beautiful city!

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    January 18, 2017 at 23:59

  73. Hello, lovely views of the city! I also love the snow covered bike. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

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    January 19, 2017 at 11:41

  74. wow! the snow transformed things wonderful… love the photos

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    January 19, 2017 at 12:00

  75. these are stunning 🙂

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    January 19, 2017 at 12:16

  76. When i was on my LV trip during Christmas, a guy there mentioned ‘it is customary to snow on Christmas.’ I guess it came true there, with these picturesque views 🙂

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    January 19, 2017 at 13:44

  77. Pity the frozen bike owner

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    January 19, 2017 at 15:00

  78. Those are indeed fairy tale buildings! I love the photos of the sun in the snowy trees, too.

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    January 19, 2017 at 19:55

  79. Truly breath-taking! 🙂

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    January 19, 2017 at 22:31

  80. Wonderful snow scenes Fi, it looks like such a beautiful city, and so well preserved

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    January 20, 2017 at 07:45

  81. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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    January 20, 2017 at 19:34

  82. That bike is really a lot of snow.
    Stunning views of the buildings

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    January 21, 2017 at 13:27

  83. Truly like a fairy tale! Beautiful pictures!!

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    January 23, 2017 at 16:21

  84. The pastel colors are just gorgeous, Fi! Have to admit, if that were my bike, I would swallow a few times to get the courage to go on it and ride!

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    January 23, 2017 at 22:41

  85. i’d love to visit Stockholm one day…

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    January 25, 2017 at 15:08

  86. Lynn

    I haven’t traveled nearly enough – thank you for this glimpse of beauty.

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    January 27, 2017 at 12:18

  87. Amazing photos ! Worth to see place 😀
    I Invite also for my posts from Christmas time.
    For exaple here you can see Madrid in Christmas period:
    https://traveltomeetyourheart.wordpress.com/2017/01/11/lightening-kingdom-madrid-with-christmas-decorations/

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    January 31, 2017 at 23:40

  88. The sky in Stockholm just seems so crisp and clear, stunning! What is your favourite thing to photograph?

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    June 2, 2017 at 13:43

    • I love photographing the lake and sunrises and sunsets. Oh, and my two dogs.

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      June 2, 2017 at 15:26

  89. love these images, especially the first one.

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    June 3, 2017 at 05:26

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