Today we have arrived in Stockholm and again another city steeped in history, and another very beautiful place to visit.
It has another palace that you could get close to but it also had the guards outside to keep their eye on you
We went inside this palace but it was a very dark place with most of the curtains drawn against the sunlight and so it was very difficult to take photos and most of them are blurred.
However these are some scenes that I managed to capture inside
This beautiful chandelier was enormous and was only one of many.
But even with the lighting you can see that it was very dark inside.
This statue was at the bottom of one of the staircases and it was very impressive.
It is two lovers kissing and both of them have open eyes.
It was getting near the time for the changing of the guard as we came back into the sunshine and so we found a strategic position to be able to see the parade.
The band played as they approached the palace and it was quite loud as they passed close by.
We couldn't get into the square to see the actual change as it was time for us to head off for lunch at a nearby restaurant as part of our tour.
We had a typically Swedish lunch overlooking this busting square and it was very tasty too I might add.
All too soon it is time to head back to the ship as we sail again at 5pm.
The sun is shining and the sea is calm and we head off to the Crows Nest for a sail away drink with some new friends we have made
More tomorrow ...