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Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
September 18, 2005
Getting there: From either T-Centralen or Slussen, you can take the subway to the Gamla Stan T-bana. Alternatively, if the weather is beautiful, you can easily walk across the bridge and experience it from a different perspective, which is what we did.
What we saw:
Riddarholmskyrkan - While we didn’t go inside, the outside of this church is architecturally amazing. I was impressed by the open lattice-like feel of the tower.
Restaurants and shops - The breadth of dining and shopping opportunities was a little overwhelming. In walking the length of Västerlånggatan, there was literally something for everyone, whether from 7-11, The Body Shop, souvenir shops, hotels (the Lord Nelson), Sally’s Bar, and so much more. Some people may consider it very commercial, and perhaps in that regard, it impinges on the full authenticity of the area. However, it didn’t bother me in the least. It makes the area more lively than if it were simply a living museum.
From journal Scandinavian Wonderland - Superb Stockholm
by Louisa W. Hansen
March 13, 2005
From journal The Jewels of Stockholm
Yorktown Heights, New York
June 15, 2004
This is a small area of twisty streets that is an an absolute delight. There is very little in Stockholm that represents history except for Gammla Stan. In a cruel twist of fate, Stockholm decided to clear and destroy areas of its old buildings after WWII. Since Sweden was neutral during the war, it remained one of the few areas not damaged by bombing. So, they choose to destroy it themselves. The only place they did not affect was Gammla Stan. Thank goodness.
Other than the Vasa and the Opera house, this area is the one reason to visit Stockholm.
From journal Three Days in Stockholm
February 6, 2001
Many of my other journal entries are about individual places in Gamla Stan. In each of them, I rave about the sites and accessibility of Gamla Stan, so I decided to dedicate a journal entry to Gamla Stan.
This journal entry will also allow me to have more pictures added. While the other journal entries have (or will have) pictures of specific places and things, Gamla Stan is full of medieval scenes that you won't read about in a history book, and you can find beauty everywhere that needs little or no explanation.
Narrow cobblestone streets or alleys, with rows of grand old buildings facing each other.....A quiet corner with a single bicycle resting on the old building....Statues of unknown origin, but obvious historical significance. You can even find beauty in the subway, with colorful walls and tile work.
All of this is just one stop by subway from the huge Central Station that provides the central hub of all trains and subways.
From journal Stockholm