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April 4: Drottninggatan

Our hotel was in the heart of downtown.

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The HQ of the department store Åhléns has a quintessentially Stockholmic appearance. I think this has to do with the brass or bronze accents, the close vertical rhythm in the windows, and the fine scale variations within the orthogonal layout.

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In the hotel foyer, window seats with luxuriant pillows.

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On Drottninggatan, the long downtown pedestrian street.

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It's heavily populated by lion bollards.

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Konserthuset, the old concert hall.

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Exploring more of the pedestrian areas.

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Everyone was enjoying the sun and the mild temperature. This was the warmest weather we'd experienced since the beginning of the semester.

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More metal insets. I like insets a lot in general, for some reason.

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The pigeons were all about the sun, that and pooping on the statues.

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Now on the way to Stadsbibliotek, the City Library, our group in deep shadow walking along Sveavägen.

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"Get off my lawn!"

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Looking down Kungstensgatan to Engelbrektskyrkan (Engelbrekt Church), which looks really interesting and is one place I want to visit next time I'm in the city.