Travel Destinations and Photo Spots
Gamla Stan is the old town of Stockholm, a place consisting of narrow cobbled streets and coloured building shades ranging from deep mustard to a rusty tinge. Dating back to the 13th century when the town was first set up, it is now home to over 3000 people today.
A main attraction in the old town is the Royal Palace, it is one of the largest palaces in the world containing over 600 rooms. Other attractions include the museums, art galleries and tourist souvenir shops if these interest you. The restaurants and cafes are definitely worth exploring in this area if you decide that you need a break from the tourist attractions.
I had a great time photographing this area. The old town gives off two completely different vibes during the day and during the night. During the day the area is bustling with tourists, shoppers and budding photographers who line each street you turn onto. At night the old town is almost empty, the narrow alleyways are dimly lit by streetlights and this provides a great opportunity for you to take your time with the photographs. If architecture is your main focus in photography then visiting Gamla Stan at night is a great way to get some quality photos without the crowds of people that frequent the area during the day.
If you are spending a few days in Stockholm then I have no doubt you will find yourself wandering down to the old town to experience the contrast between the new part of the city and the old.