00.43 Söndag, 12 Maj, 2013
Spring has finally arrived in Stockholm! Although the snow melted several weeks ago and the temperatures have been steadily rising over the last month, it is only this week that the city is really turning green. I never expected that I would be so excited by spring, but I suppose that living in a place that actually has four seasons means that the changes are a lot more apparent. Now I understand why the Swedes have holidays to celebrate spring (Valborg) and summer (Midsummer)!
Below are some pictures I took yesterday around my apartment. If you go all the way back to my very first post in January, you can see the difference! When I first arrived, the sun rose around 9:30 and set by 15:30, but now, the sun rises at about 4:30 and doesn’t set until 21:30! By Midsummer, it will be bright 24/7 in Stockholm. That’s something that just doesn’t happen way down in Texas!
View out my window – compare with January
View of my building at Lappis
View towards Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet from in front of Lappis
A swan in Lappkärret, a small lake near Lappis
Walking along the trails in the park near Lappis