Thursday, December 19, 2013

Swedish Lights, December Nights






Although we just have 5 hours of sunlight per day in December, would you believe me if I said that I still think it's such a pretty time of the year? From the first weekend of Advent, it's as though the Milky Way dips down to fill window after window with candles and paper stars.

I fill every window that I can, too and love taking in the variations when we're out walking our neighborhood (above): spotting old classic gradated orange stars, over sized white ones, colorful modern Bollywood styles ... to impressive manors with both stars and candles in every window... it's simply magical. I picked the kids up yesterday to enjoy the lights and have a little stardust trail to share with you, too. Just click below ....


After leaving our neighborhood and Henry our dog,  we made way past Old Town. We've been watching the big Christmas Tree progress for weeks (here) and then, to Kungsträgården and NK for our annual varm choklad followed by a look at the Department Store windows, a chance to ice skate, stroll and to check out the lights in town. (Perfect, since it happened to be timed well: Francesca's birthday!) Wishes for merry and bright days and nights.

Something you might like:
Lucia
The Swedish Nutcrackers
Walks and Stars
What to do with kids in Stockholm (not pictured below)

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos of your city! I visited Stockholm for the first time last September and instantly fell in love with it. I imagined it would be magical at Christmastime, and your photos prove it. Maybe some year I'll be able to visit at this time of year. Looking forward to more of your posts.

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    1. Although my heart is always home with my family at the holidays, Sweden tugged at mine, too, the very first time I experienced Christmas in Stockholm. It is truly magical and a wonderful place to be through these holidays (New Years, included --- the black nights lit with New Years Fireworks are like theater). I'm seeing such beautiful sites everyday that I thank you for your comment and will try to share a few more glimpses for easy armchair travel! Thank you, again.

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  2. So pretty - I love this time of year too, driving past peoples houses all festive and bright!

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    1. I thought of you as I posted, wondering what photos you, too, are sharing of your beautiful local nature. Thank you! Wishes for days filled with the magic of the season!

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Thank you!