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. 🙂
It has a great location, this castle. I like it. It’s grand but sober.
A challnege is a good thing but painful in the beginning. I’ve enrolled in a flash fiction writing course and we have to follw pretty strict rules. It’s like wearing a corset. I’m not used to that but it’s an interesting experience.
Oh, good analogy, Caroline. I have had to fight urges to quit and am glad I kept going. If I purchase Illustrator, Adobe will basically own me. 🙂
Such interesting castle, fantastic shots, I liked it very much!
Thank you! It’s a lovely place.
I wonder if the upcoming Swedish royal wedding will be held at this beautiful palace. I think the wedding is this weekend.
Good luck with learning Illustrator. Keep us posted on how that goes.
There are so many beautiful venues in Stockholm, but I’m guessing they’ll have it in a huge church.
that is a big and nice one 🙂
It is. 🙂