Stockholm, Sweden

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Stockholm, Sweden

Sweet ride? Europe is sort of big on bikes. The Tour de France is probably the first thing that comes to mind after hearing the words “bike” and “Europe.” Of course, there are plenty of other bike races here, but to most Europeans, the bike is first and foremost a means of transportation. It’s quick (quicker than walking anyway, and sometimes quicker than driving if there’s traffic), it’s cheap, it’s good for the environment and it’s a good way to get in shape. Baskets attached to the front allow the user to carry groceries, purses and other larger items, and seats attached to the back allow the bike to become the family car. “Old fashioned” or “vintage” bikes (as Americans call them) are actually quite common here, and sure make for some stereotypical photos. This bike was in Stockholm, Sweden–an ironic place to find a bike as the city is an archipelago made up of 14 islands (with more than 30,000 in the Stockholm archipelago!). And yet, the bike remains a popular method of transport. Me, I prefer the trams and the buses (dryer and warmer!) but I have to admit, it’s a great way to get around while staying slim enough to merit eating copious amounts of chocolate!

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2 thoughts on “Stockholm, Sweden

  1. Have you taken all these beautiful pictures yourself? Travelling around now or do you have older pictures you use as well? It is a good collection so far!

    • Thanks! Yep, they are all my original photos! I have a massive arsenal of photos to choose from, as I have spent the last 2 years living in and travelling around Europe (first based in England, then Spain, then Poland, now in France). I travel when I can (mostly weekends) but these photos are taken anywhere from 2010-present.

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