Stefan, Hester and me at the royal palace. This picture was taken by a Swedish soldier.

Old friend Stefan and his friend Hester met me in Stockholm on Monday. I was up for a few mid-week days off after my Sunday night shift. We toured Gamla Stan, which is the largest medieval city centre in Europe.

Stor Torget in Gamla Stan
Awesome lady-warrior in Gamla Stan. Have I taken this picture before?
Prästgatan - one of the many narrow and steep alleys in Gamla Stan

Stockholm is surrounded by water and connected by bridges. We took the ferry to Vasamuset to see a ship that sank in 1628. It was far too dark to take good pictures of the ship, so here is a shot stolen from their website and some water-and-city shots:

The impressive Vasa
Mid-day sun
Kastleholmen with the sun going down behind it
View of Ridderholmen in the sunset