Monday, July 20, 2009

Hello from Stockholm

Loyal readers of this blog know that I'll be moving to Stockholm in September. I was thus looking for an apartment in the vicinity of the Swedish capital the previous days. If you haven't been in Stockholm before, it is definitely worth a visit. It is a culturally very interesting city and charming in addition. The below photo was taken South-East of the City Hall (exactly here).

And this is the view from inside the City Hall

This is one of the narrow streets in Gamla Stan

And here is a random green near the place where I'll probably be moving, just because the photo turned out to be really nice


  1. Hi Bee,

    Stockholm as you’ve depicted appears to be an interesting place. I do hope you are successful in finding accommodation both comfortable and close to where you will begin working shortly. Now that you find yourself in the land of Vikings, you will once again be exposed to a totally new and different cultural experience. So as your research into the workings of nature continues, your exposure to differences of simply the human aspect will be expanded further still. Perhaps like Darwin’s voyage, this will serve also to form to be of a significance which at first you never imagined.

    Best of both luck and fortune,


  2. We perceive the Swedish agenda. If you are living there they save December travel expenses in both directions. The managerial difficult part is all but accomplished! Now, you do the hired labor easy part.

  3. I look forward to your reports in the coming months on the transition. How does a German woman, who has never worked in Europe but did in North America, who has traveled extensively, handle on her first permanent position, in a land of cold Vikings. How does a German perceive the Swedes culturally and professionally?

    All the best!

  4. Hello Bee,
    there is a column with some statue
    on top in the picture You took near Stockholm City Hall.
    Who is depicted in this statue,
    why is it positioned so high on a
    Do the Stockholmians fear somebody might
    see something embarrassing when close to
    the "Säulenheilige"?

  5. Best wishes for a "Welcome to Stockholm" in your future!

    :) :) :)

  6. Hi Georg,

    According to Wikipedia, the pillar has a statue of Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson on top. Wikipedia further explains Engelbrekt "was a Swedish rebel leader and later statesman. He was the leader of the Engelbrekt rebellion in 1434 against Eric of Pomerania, king of the Kalmar Union."

    See, this blog has a high educational value ;-)

    (I have no clue if it's correct what Wikipedia says on the matter. I know next to nothing about Swedish history.)



  7. Hello Bee,
    thank You very much. I googeled
    some time for the statue,
    but I did not have enough patience
    to read the article about the City Hall
    entirely. :=(
    Knowing Swedish history only a little bit
    (starting from Gustav Adolf)
    I read the links You gave, very
    interesting. I did not know, that
    there were links to the Counts Palatinate by Rhine as early as that.


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