One of the side trips I took from Stockholm was to visit Drottningholm Palace. It was built in the seventeenth century and is the permanent residence of the royal family.
Drottningholm kind of paled compared to the palaces in St. Petersburg, but I’m glad I got to see it. No photography was allowed inside, so all photos are of the exterior and grounds.
This was my first glimpse:
The back of the palace. I didn’t get a chance to shoot the front because it started to rain just as we were leaving. I’ll have a Google image at the end of the post for you.
Another view with the fountain and statues.
My memory’s getting a little hazy, but I believe this is the chapel.
More statues and flowers.
See that shiny thing in the porthole?
It belongs to this guy:
Pretty cool helmet, huh? People were trying to make him smile, but he wasn’t havin’ it.
The palace is located on an island, so of course there’s water nearby.
A great place for ducks to hang out.
I liked the planters that were placed throughout the grounds.
Another kind of guard.
Finally, the front of the palace:
Hope your week’s going well so far. I am really enjoying watercolor painting, and am now learning Adobe Illustrator. Nothing like a challenge. 🙂