Monthly archives: October 2012

Brisk autumn day in Stockholm

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It feels like we’ve had the shortest autumn ever. The leaves are almost gone, and that inevitable winter chill is now filling the air.

Visby’s Almedalen Park

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Visby’s iconic Almedalen Park also happens to be the annual location where Sweden’s top politicians who flock to Gotland over the summer to give speeches and hold debates.

Baltic Sea views from the promenade

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Walking along Visby’s beachfront promenade as the sun was about to set with views of the Baltic Sea.

Medieval ruins around Visby

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You really can’t turn a corner without running into 10th-13th century ruins in Visby.

Seafood lunch in St. Karin’s shadow

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The entire town of Visby itself is a UNESCO World Heritage site chock full of Medieval ruins and old churches (more soon) and I stopped by a small cafe – Bakfickan – located right next to St. Karin’s ruins in Stora Torget for a bowl of hearty fish stew (fisksoppa).