In the hjärta/heart of Stockholm, on the island of Stadsholmen, you will find Gamla stan/Old Town which traces back to the 13th century. It was officiellt/officially, until 1980, named Staden mellan broarna/the town between the bridges. For centuries, this was the actual town, omgiven/surrounded by protective murar/walls where the districts Södermalm to the south and Norrmalm to the north were more rural farm land. Old town is building-wise dominated by Kungliga slottet/the Royal palace, Storkyrkan/Grand church and Tyska kyrkan/the German church. Stortorget/Grand square might not be big by today’s standards, but it was the center of the town with the church and rådhuset/town hall.
Old town has many gator/streets and gränder/alleys and in the video below, I spent a few days filming and translating every single one of them, including some small facts. I learned a lot during this project.
I hope you enjoyed the video and that you recognised yourself if you’ve been here, or feel excited about seeing these streets and alleys when you do come to visit.
16 November, 2022 at 14:46
Tack för intressant videon om gamla stan. Jag saknar Sverige och vill flytta ditt.
18 November, 2022 at 12:33
Only just watched the gamla stan video. Thanks for posting, it’s so interesting. Before covid I visited Stockholm as a treat for a special birthday. My birthday is in February so it was rather cold! The three days definitely wasn’t long enough and I can’t wait to return, maybe in warmer weather so I can dawdle! It’s a photographer’s dream!
18 November, 2022 at 13:35
The city definitely has different faces throughout the year. November and February might not always be the best months weather-wise, so yeah, come back!
24 November, 2022 at 02:37
Tack så mycket, Martin