A picturesque mid-December afternoon along the Stockholm waterfront as the sun sets in the background. Despite the early darkness, Stockholm was bright and energetic all hours of the day. The air was festive with Christmas celebrations and revelry, much needed I'm sure, given the long winter ahead.
After showing us her lab, my cousin took us to Gamla Stan. We saw some churches, including the church with the original St. George and the Dragon statue. We had lunch at an adorable cafe and did some shopping. The Royal Palace is also in the area, and we toured the State Apartments and we even saw the King of Sweden! He drove out of the palace courtyard in a car as we were walking in!