First Snow and First CD Shopping Trip

I woke up on my second day in Stockholm to the sight of the first snow for the season. This is what I saw from the balcony:

Then from another part of the balcony:

And then on the way to the bus:

I had to walk carefully to the bus since I didn’t want to go arse over tit and do myself some damage. It’s not so easy the older you get. I made it in one piece but unfortunately my bus did not. It got part of the way to Slussen and then decided to go no further due to mechanical problem with the rear door. The bus was full of grumpy looking Swedes which was bringing me down so I braved the icy  streets and walked the rest of the way to Slussen. It was a pleasant walk with some great views of Gamla Stan (the Old Town) and I didn’t slip once.

Then it was time for the traditional walk from Slussen, through Gamla Stan and right up to the city centre. It’s a good walk and one that I have done many times on past trips. It felt good to do this familiar walk and it was time for another Swedish tradition – CD shopping.

I normally hate shopping but when it comes to catching up on Swedish music then I make an exception. I covered quite a bit of the city, including the second hand mecca along St Eriksgatan. By the end of it I was quite weary though. I didn’t get everything on my list but managed the following.

I was happy with my stash although a couple of the rarer items on my list (out of print albums from Caroline af Ugglas and Pernilla Wahlgren) remain out of reach. I also have a couple of titles to get for the Judge but I still have plenty of time to get those.

1 Response to “First Snow and First CD Shopping Trip”

  1. October 26, 2010 at 1:00 am

    Hi Grant,
    Nice snow photos! Your friend James sent me a link to your site. I live in Stockholm and had some similar ones on my blog. Enjoy your visit!

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