Gamla Stan is a special place.
It is the oldest part of Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, which dates back to the 13th century.
The first time I visited Gamla Stan was in July of 2010, when the sun hovered along the horizon even at midnight. I walked around the old town alone at 3 a.m. , enjoyed the precious tranquility that is seldom afforded.
This year I got to return there, but in the height of winter, and with a wonderful companion. The quaint, narrow streets of Gamla Stan bustled. Yet glimpse of calm could still be found in the lesser known alleyways.
Many thanks to Gin, AKA Darwinontherocks, the obliging model.