Favorite Place- Humlegården

Weekly photo challenge: Favorite Place

I love parks and gardens, that’s no secret. Wherever I go, the first places on my list are parks and gardens. However, the first park I ever saw on my first trip abroad remains to be my favorite: Humlegården in Stockholm. I had seen an old picture (believe it’s from 1880s) a couple years before I went there, and I used to dream about going there and seeing it myself, the same, now 300-year old trees captured in a 150-year old photograph.

Humlegarden, wintertime, 1880s.
Humlegården , wintertime, 1880s.

Once we arrived in Stockholm, we found that our hotel is only ten minutes walk away from Humlegården, so it’s our first stop in the Scandinavia’s capital. It doesn’t disappoint.

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Humlegården, autumn, 2014.

 

Humlegården, Stockholm
I like to think these are Yoko Ono and John Lennon. For some reason everywhere in Stockholm during that trip, I felt Lennon’s presence.

I’m a park junkie, there are many parks close to my heart, but Humlegården is the dearest of them all.