Stockholm – Fotografiska Museum

While we were in Stockholm Sister and I went to a couple of Museums. The one which really stood out for me has to be the Fotografiska Museum. Located in the heart of Stockholm their aim is to exhibit world-renowned photographers, many who have never been shown in Sweden, as well as those who are not yet established. Since they opened they have hown legends like Annie Leibovitz, David LaChapelle and Nick Brandt and introduced new photographers like Helena Blomqvist, Klara Kallstrom and Johan Wik.

I love photography as an art from and I love how prominent it is becoming. Sometimes it is much easier to see yourself, to see meaning in photography than paintings. Fotografiska hosts about 4 exhibitions a month – just have a look at some of the images on display.


Apart from showcasing bucket loads of talent, Fotografiska also has a pretty epic restaurant and bar upstairs with large floor to ceiling windows from which you can see all of Stockholm. They also let you make your own tea bags. Granted I stuffed mine way too much and regretted it when the flavour was so strong but it was ridiculously fun.     

But it really was the views which stole our breath away. We went to Fotografiska early on in our trip and even though we later encountered similar views this was the first time we saw blue sky and blue sea meeting. We sat in that restaurant for a good few hours, just looking and talking. It was so peaceful.


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