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Tour and a Museum


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18 June

I had picked two tours for Stockholm - a harbor tour and to have a city tour and visit a Viking museum which I thought (mistakenly) might include the Vasa museum. The harbor tour was canceled and I should have taken the Land and Sea Tour instead, but I didn't. I just kept the remaining tour I had scheduled.

I also canceled the Arhus tour because I thought we'd be too tired from the 13 hour tour to Berlin on the previous day (and I was correct).
Thursday rug in the elevator

Thursday rug in the elevator


The entrance to Stockholm was to be through stunning scenery of the archipelago, but it was going to be quite early so I did not get up to see it, under the assumption that I could see it just as well at a reasonable hour when we went out. NOT
Tour ticket

Tour ticket


Our tour was scheduled to go at 0900, and we got there early, so we managed to get a front seat on the bus so we could see well and take pictures as we started out to see the sights of the city. As the bus was loading, B saw the pianist from the night before, and took his picture as he was hailing a cab.
Pianist hailing a cab

Pianist hailing a cab


We proceeded along the shopping streets, and visited some of the many islands that make up the city.
Building with brown and red and white decorations

Building with brown and red and white decorations

Bike lanes

Bike lanes

Bridge over Kungsgatan

Bridge over Kungsgatan

7-11

7-11

Icebar

Icebar

Clock and building from the bus

Clock and building from the bus

A clock from the bus

A clock from the bus

Flags

Flags

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Red arrows

DSCN2206.JPGSergel fountain

Sergel fountain

Gustav Adolfs Square The equestrian statue of Gustav II

Gustav Adolfs Square The equestrian statue of Gustav II

100_1591.JPGAntiquitatis litterarum artium monumentis - Antiques in the Monument to Literature and Arts

Antiquitatis litterarum artium monumentis - Antiques in the Monument to Literature and Arts

Pink building

Pink building


Gröna Lund Amusement Park

Gröna Lund Amusement Park

Naked man statue surrounded by scaffolding

Naked man statue surrounded by scaffolding


We caught a part of the minor changing of the guard at the Tre Kronor Palace (three crowns palace) at 1000.
6c56d310-75e9-11e9-9345-fb4b9f935fbb.JPGChanging the Guard

Changing the Guard


We stopped opposite where the Volvo boats were docked and took some pictures,
270713404558369-Volvo_Around.._Stockholm.jpgVolvo Around the World Boats

Volvo Around the World Boats


Volvo area

Volvo area


Statue inside the Volvo race area

Statue inside the Volvo race area

Saw this ship on a city tour and took the pictures of it. I was not aware at the time that it was actually a youth hostel. I have not stayed here.
4798814-af_Chapman_from_the_bus_Stockholm.jpgChapman showing gangplank

Chapman showing gangplank

4798816-Masts_against_the_sky_Stockholm.jpgMy granddaughters photos of the ship

My granddaughters photos of the ship

from the Djurgården ferry dock

from the Djurgården ferry dock

DSCN2215.JPGSpire

Spire

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Modern art

Statue of John Ericsson, engineer, Berzelii Park on Nybroplan

Statue of John Ericsson, engineer, Berzelii Park on Nybroplan

Flowers

Flowers


and we got to the Viking Museum at 1015.
Museum entrance

Museum entrance


B left her camera on the bus because she didn't want to be tempted to take pictures in the Gold Museum part where it was forbidden.

I wanted to buy something for Bob for our gold anniversary, but all the items they had were for women - bracelets, earrings etc. So I just bought a book about the museum, and some post cards. Then I tried to find the group to do the Viking part of the museum
Viking Summer in the Courtyard

Viking Summer in the Courtyard

Viking summer in the courtyard

Viking summer in the courtyard


and ended up lost on the second floor where there was a Baroque section and a textiles section and never did see it.
100_1648.JPGPainting in the Baroque section of the museum

Painting in the Baroque section of the museum

Stained glass

Stained glass

100_1650.JPGBaroque room

Baroque room

Museum item

Museum item


We got back to the boat about noon,
My granddaughter [i

My granddaughter [i

'running'[/i] To the Boat]
and I looked at souvenirs but did not find any I wanted.
Souvenirs in the dockside stores

Souvenirs in the dockside stores

Krone

Krone


We went to the Lido for lunch.
Lido lunch

Lido lunch


I went to trivia and our team won again. We got more mugs - I now have three of them.

When it came time for the sail-away, we were in the dining room and although I had a seat by the window, there was too much rain on the window for me to take pictures.
A relatively good picture taken at dinner

A relatively good picture taken at dinner


B only took 115 pictures today and I took 160

For dinner, I had the
Peach orange and pear delight  appetizer

Peach orange and pear delight appetizer


Roasted baby beef and oak leaf salad

Roasted baby beef and oak leaf salad

Korean Kalbi Beef Short Ribs

Korean Kalbi Beef Short Ribs


B had the French onion soup and
Baked Mahi Mahi filled with Shrimp Mousse

Baked Mahi Mahi filled with Shrimp Mousse


which also had steamed crab legs with it.
Tiny fork

Tiny fork


She got a neat little fork to take out the crab meat with. I had
Apple pear crisp with vanilla ice cream for dessert

Apple pear crisp with vanilla ice cream for dessert


Our towel animal was an elephant.
DSCN2272.JPGGrandaughter with towel elephant

Grandaughter with towel elephant

I did go out on deck afterwards to take pictures of the lighthouses.
Range markers

Range markers

100_1696.JPGAids to Navigation

Aids to Navigation

June 19 - at sea

Reflected in the elevator

Reflected in the elevator


I had breakfast in the dining room
Chocolate stuffed bun

Chocolate stuffed bun


Fried eggs

Fried eggs


B was still sleeping when I left. She went up and had breakfast in the Lido and discovered that she likes the thick pancakes up there,

My son and daughter-in-law knew that her father was dying and they had thought that they would not mention it to B so as not to spoil her trip. But when we got back to the room, she told me that she had been on the computer and her Uncle Jimmy had let the cat out of the bag and had sent her the news that her grandpap had died. She said it was too early in the morning for her mom to know about it yet.

She was on Myspace quite a bit today and ran completely through the minutes I gave her, so I got her another set because I felt that she needed them. I also tried to catch up with writing up what we had done.

We had lunch in the dining room
Flowers on the table at lunch

Flowers on the table at lunch


and B had shrimp and corn chowder, and a
Cheeseburger on sourdough  bun

Cheeseburger on sourdough bun


I had a
Crab tower  with Avocado Salsa

Crab tower with Avocado Salsa


Minted Melon and Raspberry Soup, and a
Reuben sandwich

Reuben sandwich


Sundae for dessert

Sundae for dessert


We went up to the ladies room outside the dining room and it was quite luxurious - I took a photo of B in the window.
Granddaughter reflected in the ladies room mirror

Granddaughter reflected in the ladies room mirror


She said she'd happily stay there in that room.
DSCN2317.JPGOcean photos taken by B

Ocean photos taken by B


For dinner B had an
Alaskan king crab leg appetizer

Alaskan king crab leg appetizer


and French Onion Soup. I had the
Marinated Pineapple Spears

Marinated Pineapple Spears


Seafood Bisque and a
Steak

Steak


I had lemon sherbet for dessert and B had a sundae in which the ice cream was stuck at the top of the sundae glass leaving a void at the bottom.
Sundae glass with a void at the bottom

Sundae glass with a void at the bottom


A somewhat unhappy day. She took 17 pictures today and I took 27.
Flying fish towel

Flying fish towel

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