After going through a long tunnel and half way across a long bridge we were in Sweden. We spent our first night in Vadstena where the nunnery was started by the Swedish nun who was to become Saint Birgitta. It was a charming village to walk around with a castle and a cathedral.
There were many lovely homes with beautiful gardens there.
I liked this little sign at a hotel that was once a monestary-wish they had had a room there.
The village was situated on a lake. It was raining for a while but when it stopped a pearly light arrived and the lake sort of glowed.
A carved wooden statue of Saint Birgitta in the cathedral.
Stockholm was next. I was here many years ago for one day and remembered being charmed by it. It’s still wonderful.
The cathedral has a huge statue of St. Stephen slaying a dragon. There was also a sumptuous area for the royal family to sit in during services with a giant golden crown overhead.
The princess waiting to be rescued from the dragon.
Guards standing on guard outside the palace. This one was a female.
Just some of the great architecture in the old part of the city.
Just one of many interesting windows I saw there.