Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Day in Stockholm


Today hubby and I took a quick road trip to the charming little town of Stockholm...Wisconsin. It is a small town filled with artists....

and gardens...


and lovely old buildings.


It was an unseasonably hot and very humid day...with thunder clouds threatening...but still it was nice to get away, relax and enjoy a brief trip out of town. Friday was my last day of work, so this was my weekend to unwind.

Stockholm is a town we love to visit every summer. Every time we visit we fantasize about what it would be like living in such a town...definitely slower-paced, but a community rich with artists. It is a town of old buildings turned into gift shops, restaurants, and galleries. In the summer all the gift shops and galleries open their doors to the tourists. And the green space is lush and filled with flowers.



There is even a lovely program that allows you to "check out" a bike or an umbrella (if there's a need) while you're visiting.





 
It was a wonderful getaway...one greatly needed and appreciated. We will definitely return to Stockholm again this summer...perhaps another time when I'm in search of a little peaceful getaway.


You can check out my whole set of pictures of our Stockholm trip at my Flickr site. 

7 comments:

Diane said...

What a great getaway for a day--loved these photos!

Donna Heart said...

oh my! I think I am reincarnated from a person who lived in a town just like that - I had to be!!! When I look at those pictures I just wish I had places like it to visit here - but everything is so dry, lacking history and so far away!!! boo hoo... It seems I will just have to live vicariously through you - and maybe gain inspiration for paintings from your photos, rather than mine ;( !!! Thanks heaps for sharing - and dont let the weather stop you ok!!!

ArtSnark said...

what fun! Great photos

artdeanne said...

Too cool. Thanks for the great date idea, Risa. I'll be running out there with my hubbie soon.

Robin Norgren-Well of Creations said...

Love the blue bike project! popping by to say "hi" from the flying lessons e-course. -Robin

{little.happy.things} said...

Beautiful pictures, love them! Thank you for sharing.

Laura Cook Otero said...

What beautiful work and beautiful thoughts. I am stopping by from "Flying Lessons" KRR as well. :)
Laura