My name is Alexander, I’m 25 years old, I’m a certified engineer. I want to share with you one of my post-New Year days in Stockholm, Sweden’s capital.
On January, 4th I visited several museums, learnt what it’s like being a stowaway, got cought in the rain and more.
My alarm clock woke me up at…
Actually, time difference between Moscow and Stockholm is three hours so it is easy for me to wake up here.
The building I see from my window is a customs office.
Taking a shower.
By the way, those spoon and fork were bought at a military museum.
The floor is heated but still…
It is the first time in my life that I see floor number 2 1/2.
It’s breakfast and it’s an open buffet. The choice is not really impressive today… they could have made a cereal or something…
It is a real adventure driving by public transport in an unknown to you city.
You can find WiFi not everythere in the city so I take a map with me too.
It’s raining and I’m heading to Central Station bus stop.
This is my favorite grocery store.
All Stockholm’s pavements are made of paving tiles.
It’s 10.22 a.m.
It’s 3 degrees Celsius above zero so ponds and rivers are not frozen yet.
Here’s the bus stop I need.
I’m going to take bus number 69. Here it is.
I’m heading to Museiparken bus stop.
In front of the museum of police, there is a real helicopter. Since it opens just at 12 p.m. I’m heading to a nearby technical museum.
It has a very old elevator.
This ear illustrates some experiment they held on an ear.
The museum is full of children and it seems that it has been designed for them.
In the department of atomic power.
Different inventions of the humanity.
A vintage SONY TV.
A gramophone by Philips.
This department is devoted to road safety. You just sit in the chair to watch a movie about seat belts, car accidents, etc.
In this museum, I also found first Soviet artificial satellite.
The museum features its own TV studio.
An Ericsson telephone.
I learnt that Absolute is not only vodka, it is also a shampoo name.
Not it’s time to go to the museum of police.
This Saab was used by the police in the 70s.
This department is devoted to patrol dogs. The box you see on the right was used for transportation of patrol dogs.
Dogs used by the police are German shepherds and German boxers.
This stand offers different smells for you to try to identify them. I’m smelling amphetamine right now.
This Harley Davidson was made in 1934 but is still in perfect condition.
One of the uniforms used by Swedish police.
A sapper robot.
It is operational.
A sapper’s uniform.
It’s me wearing a military jacket of I-don’t-know-what-era.
Badges and pins.
I’m on the second floor. This room is a crime scene.
Someone was killed with a table leg.
Here, visitors of the museum may try to find out who the murderer is. Since I don’t speak Swedish, the crime remained unsolved.
Here, you can find any information you need.
A criminalist’s set.
I didn’t understand what this was for. A curtain with a couple of earphones playing some music and a remote control inside.
It’s almost 1 p.m. and I’m leaving the museum.
On my way, I saw another museum but decided to skip it.
My third museum for today will be this museum devoted to Vasa, a Swedish warship built 1626 – 1628.
Vasa had been lying under water for 333 years after it sank. The museum was built to surround the ship.
Ticket price is 15 dollars.
The ship’s really huge!
It is the only ship built in the 17th century that remained until today.
A miniature of Vasa.
Three stages of uplifting the sunk ship (1961).
That diver looks very realistic.
I’m a bit tired.
By the way, one of the reasons why it sank was the fact that it was very tall.
These shoes belonged to Vasa’s crew members.
This installation looks real too.
The museum features 7 levels for you too see the ship from every angle possible.
When Vasa sank, 30 to 50 sailors died.
How old do you think he is?
And this lady is just 25 years old. That’s how people looked in the 17th century.
One of Vasa’s boats.
It’s 3.30 p.m. which means that I can have lunch.
Now you can imagine how bad the weather was today!
Heading to downtown.
Espresso house has WiFi and good coffee. That’s what I want now.
It’s diffficult for me to understand what time it is but I still know that it’s time to go home.
There are not many cars in Stockholm.
Watching my favorite channel…
While packing up my stuff. Tomorrow, I’ll have to fly back to Moscow.
And a movie about a dog before sleep.
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