This morning before we took the train to Oslo, we went to visit the Royal Palace in Stockholm. To get there, we walked along Drottninggatan which is a pedestrian street first built in the 1600s. Lots of shops along this street and, for the most part, pedestrians have the right of way, which makes it a very nice walk.
Being Stockholm, we also had to cross bridges.
As we arrived we watched someone being driven around the palace by horse and carriage (no idea who it was).
The palace was also built in the 1600s and has been the home of the Royal Family of Sweden since 1981.
We were there in time to see the changing of the guards. An interesting spectacle to watch.
We did not visit the museums as we only had a short time in the morning, but definitely something to put on our list for another visit.
Some other interesting things we noted were the barriers that raise and lower for vehicles and the policemen on Seguays.
On the way back we wandered a bit through old town with its narrow passageways (and a lot of tourist shops).
At the train station we had lunch. It was actually very good – better than I expected from a food fair. The seating was an interesting combination of benches and tables.
Then we were on our way back to Oslo on a very looooong train ride.