Christmas in Sweden 2011, part 1 – Gamla Stan

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As we near Christmas, I’m remembering the lovely week I spent in Sweden last year… The  week before we left England, I had bought my new camera (Snufkin!) and was feeling extremely snap-happy! Laurence, Malin and I visited Malin’s family in Östergötland for a week, but beforehand we spent a couple of days in Stockholm. Here are a couple of images that I took in the Christmas market held in Stortorget in Gamla Stan.

 

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Every year since 1915, there has been a Christmas market in Gamla Stan (the “old town”). In fact, the internet tells me that the market can be traced as far back as 1523 (!) when there was always a market held in the square, which gradually became more festive as the winter months approached. It’s a beautiful market, and perfect for buying traditional decorations and crafts, as well as yummy food and drink (we divulged in saffron buns and glögg both nights that we visited!).

 

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I’m going to be making a few blog posts featuring from Christmas last year to help get me in the mood for Christmas (only eight days to go!). I hope you’re getting into the festive spirit, too!

 

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