I went to the Nationalmuseum to take in some art. I really appreciated the entrance fee (free), but also the way in which the museum was set up. The galleries were organized by time like a timeline rather than by different types of art. The method here allowed me to get lost in time and to gain a more round experience with the feeling and culture of the period. There is a lot to see, but the structure makes it more satisfying and complete.
My friend and I had what we called a nautical day where we explored the Vasa Museum and took a boat ride touring the Stockholm archipelago, with lunch at Strandbistron on the waterfront in between.
The Vasa Museum is a special place. Even if you know nothing about boats, how they are built, the different parts, you are still immersed into the history of this very tragic story about a boat. The museum was designed specifically to house this vessel and tell its tale. The thoughtfulness pervades the various exhibits and enchants its visitors. It is one of Stockholm's most popular museums for a reason.
Then we ourselves went on a boat to see the many islands that are a part of the Stockholm archipelago and to learn about the sights and its history. This was fun and relaxing, but also entertaining and informative.
We wandered around Gamla Stan, Stockholm's historic old town.
We ate a lovely dinner at a trendy place called Nytorget 6 where we had stunning and surprising cocktails and equally surprising meals. We sat at the bar because the place was busy, but I am glad we did because we got to see all the drinks being made and got to feel the true vibe of the place. I had a solitary lobster taco (because of course) followed by the meat special of the night which was short ribs and fries. My friend got the delightful Swedish meatballs. We finished the meal off with a delectable and refreshing dessert layered with lemon curd, berries, and cookie crumble. Nice place and a good recommendation.
And we also waited (with bated breath) for the sun to set.
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