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Stockholm: Narrow Stone Paths

Gamla Stan (Old Town) is famed for its narrow, winding streets. A strong sense of history, plus Swedish common sense, has helped preserved the streets much as they have existed for hundreds of years. Most streets permit only small delivery vehicles; foot traffic and bicycles are the normal mode of transport. Some streets are barely wide enough for a bicycle.

Living in the area is expensive: it is centrally located between the government offices and business district to the north, and the "modern" southern part of Stockholm, Södermalm. It is also very quiet: except for people walking the streets, and possibly a band playing during a changing of the guard at the Royal Palace, the area is virtually silent.

Photo (c) 1997 Lawrence I. Charters


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