Saturday, 18 July 2015

A perfect summer day in Stockholm: Alice Cooper at "Gröna Lund"

I already told a little bit about the perfect summer day we had in Stockholm / Sweden when Alice Cooper played a show at "Gröna Lund" on 3rd July 2015.

Now, I'm going to share some more snapshots from that perfect summer day in Stockholm... I hope you enjoy it! :o)

It all started with us hopping on the ferry from Åbo (Turku) / Finland to Stockholm on the evening before. This time, we travelled with Tallink & Silja Line's "Baltic Princess"... 


On the ferry, we enjoyed amongst others the sunset over the stunning Archipelago Sea [in Swedish: Skärgårdshavet / in Finnish: Saaristomeri] and some drinks... 



The next day, we arrived in Stockholm at sunrise...



During the noon, we were exploring the district Östermalm and its quarters Gärdet (Official name: Ladugårdsgärdet), Norra Djurgården and Djurgården... 

The beautiful train station "Värtans station" which has been closed down in 1913
 
The TV tower "Kaknästornet" which is located in Gärdet (Ladugårdsgärdet)

Countryside idyll in Gärdet (Ladugårdsgärdet)

  The memorial monument "Restare" in Norra Djurgården, created by Monika Larsen Dennis
 
The "Nordic Museum" [in Swedish: "Nordiska museet"] on Djurgården 
 
The market hall "Östermalms saluhall" with some 
beautiful decoration by "Melanders Fisk & Vilt"

After exploring the district of Östermalm for hours, we naturally became hungry. According to the weather forecast, one had to count with temperatures around 30°C that day, so we were very happy when our dear friend from Stockholm recommended the salad bar of the "ICA Supermarket" in the shopping centre "Fältöversten" to us. A fresh salad is just perfect on such hot summer days! And the place where we ate our salads wasn't less perfect: "Galärparken", a park full of lovely ducks... 


After eating our salads, we went into the nearby amusement park "Gröna Lund". It was not only the first time that I was going to see a show at "Gröna Lund" but my first time at "Gröna Lund" overall, and - to my surprise - the stage is located in the middle of all the hustle and bustle, right next to roller coasters and other amusement rides. It's definitely one of the most remarkable concert venues I've ever been at. And this is what you're looking at while leaning against the barricade in front of the stage... 


Awesome, isn't it? And we all know what happened later at "Gröna Lund": Mister Alice Copper live on stage! 


As usual, I don't want to reveal too much about the show itself as there is going to be a LIVE review about it in the near future, but here is already a part of the setlist... ;o) 
 

And we all know as well what happened after the phenomenal show at "Gröna Lund": We ended up at the (damn boring) official after-show party at "Hard Rock Cafe Stockholm"... 


More details about the after-show party will be revealed in the mentioned LIVE review. Until then, I'm sharing two more snapshots with you, from the morning after when we walked to the ferry from Stockholm back to Åbo. For the return trip, we chose Viking Line's "Viking Grace", so we got to see "Gröna Lund" again... ;o) 

 

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