Friday, October 1, 2010

My bike route to work and back

Yesterday morning I decided to bring my camera with me and take some pictures of my route to work that I bike and show you what parts of Stockholm I pass on my way. The entire week has been one of those perfect and crisp, chilly fall mornings. Both on my way to work as well as on my way home the colors of the sky has been absolutley spectacular! This morning the sky was colored in pale blue and pink and there was quite some fog lingering over the water. It looked just gorgeous. On my way back the sun is about to set and also paints the sky in the most beautiful colors. I leave Sjöstaden behind me and start out crossing the first bridge over to the souther part of Stockholm city. Sometimes they close of this bride to let the larger boats pass.

This is one of the most beautiful parts of the way here at the start. I just love living close to water again. There is always something pretty to look at when passing this bridge that crosses the canal.

Over in Södermalm (southern part of central Stockholm). There are many people biking besides me as you can see or people walking.

This is another of my favorite parts. The sun is shining on the house of nobility here.
I also pass by old town (the oldest parts of Stockholm and this is a must see if you come to Stockholm as a tourist). Here the old buildings from the 1600s are really pretty and decorative in their architecture.

Just before I am about to pass the beautiful buildings of Old Town and I go downhill from Götgatan I get this view that is also very pretty.

Götgatan, one of the central and most famous walking streets of the southern parts of Stockholm. This street is always crowded by both pedestrians and bikers as well as a few cars trying to pass by. It is very busy.

I love this furniture shop that they have in this old industrial building.

I also pass by one of the best kitchen shops called Cordon Bleu. This is Stockholms Williams-Sonoma store. I have not yet had the chance to go inside and take a peak but I would love to.

This is what it looks like standing by a red light amongst other bikers and traffic waiting for the light to switch to green and start pedaling again.

I pass by some of the most central parts of Stockholm such as the Grand Central Train Station. This part is kind of tricky and has a lot of traffic so here one has to be careful and concentrate.

The view over city hall with its tower and three golden crowns shines brightly in the sunlight.

Stockholm is a truly beautiful city. It has a beauty that Birmingham just does not have. I just love that it is so full of life also with people, shops and resturants.

On my way home the sun is about to set.

Passing by the Old Town and one of the squares.

Again one of my favorite parts, this narrow part very close to the water. The street lights have just been lit.

City hall with its silouette against the setting sun.

House of parliament where the government sits.

Finally back where I started and very close to home again. The other evening this boat just passed under the bridge as I biked by and I could hear music being played from the boat. It was just one of those moments I want to treasure in my hear and add to my collection of beautiful memories.

Now it is Friday evening and that feels great. I love the feeling of having the entire weekend in front of you. I just wish the week had more Fridays or what do you think?

I wish ya´ll a great weekend!


Taina said...

Desiree, vilken underbar cykeltur jag fick följa med på, men vissa ställen ser lite läskiga ut dock. Använder du hjälm? Och hur lång tid tar det enkel väg?

Stockholm är verkligen en vacker stad!

Hoppas du får en fin helg.


Saltistjejen said...

Kul att se din cykelväg. Du cyklar helt klart mycket mer "in the city" än vad jag gjorde som körde Liljeholmsbron - Västerbron - Kungsholmen och sedan Solna.
Stockholm är verkligen vackert. Kul att ni äntligen fått det där fina fina höstvädret. Här har ju veckan varit tvärtom med mer regn än på länge.
Ha nu en fin helg!

Katarina said...

Härligt att få se din cykeltur till och från jobbet! Stockholm är vackert, speciellt på sommaren. Gordon Blue butiken,, det var också en av mina favoriter då jag besökte Stockholm. Tyvärr bytte de lokaler så den blev inte lika bra att passera förbi, då mina arbetsmöten inte är i dessa krokar.

Jag tror att du verkligen uppskattar detta med att cykla till jobbet, det är nog ändå ett pluss med flytten.


Desiree said...

Taina, kul att du gillade cykelturen. Jo jag ser till att använda hjälm varje dag men nog känns det lite läskigt ibland att det är så mycket trafik man är ute i. Får se hur länge till det går att fortsätta cykla. När det blir halt och kommer snö kommer jag nog inte fortsätta just för att det blir för farligt då.
Ha en skön helg.

Saltis, ja det är en hel del i city. Jag passerar genom många olika stadsdelar. Hoppas ni får bättre väder snart för regn är inte kul vare sig det är varmt eller kallt ute.

Katarina, ja Stockholm är otroligt vackert. Jag hoppas få besöka Cordon Blue. Det har många fördelar att cykla till jobbet man får gratis motion och slipper vara beroende av tider och strul i kommunikationerna som det varit denna vecka.

Annika said...

Tack Desiree!!
GUD vad roligt det var att se detta!! mer sånt.
O, din cykeltur är så fin, men också lite läskig. Jag vet ju hur det är att hojja i Sthlm. Det gäller att ha ögon och öron med sig. men så fint!!
Tänk ändå att du kan hojja till jobbet! DET är ju guld. Hur lång tid tar det för dig?
Kramar, och ja, jag önskar att det vore fler fredagar i veckan!!

Desiree said...

Annika, tack va kul att du gillade inlägget. Det tar ca 30 minuter så det är inte så farligt. Men jag tror inte att jag kan köra hela vintern som sagt. Sedan är det aboslut så att man får ha ögon och öron med sig för det gäller att se upp på vissa ställen helt klart.

olgakatt said...

Jag tycker du är JÄTTEMODIG som vågar cykla i sån trafik. Själv är jag urfeg och vågar nästan inte alls cykla pga trafiken.Här på landet kör alla som som om dom stulit bilen och ger en inte mycket vingelmån. Asläskigt!

Anna, Fair and True said...

Kul att se din cykelväg! Stockholm är så vackert alltså och det är ju vattnet som gör det!

På tal om cykeln blev jag förvånad när jag var i Köpenhamn i helgen att väldigt få använde cykelhjälp, även på sina småbarn i cykelsits!

En liten rättelse dock. Regeringen sitter faktiskt inte i riksdagsbyggnaden utan i närliggande byggnader lite varstans i omgivningen. Statsministern och Statsrådsberedningen sitter i Rosenbad och UD i två byggnader kring Gustaf Adolfs torg (typ mitt emot operan) och många andra departement är där i krokarna inklusive Drottninggatan.

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