No images with this post I'm afraid because I'm blogging in a bizarre fashion from the television screen in my Stockholm hotel. I'm going to be posting up my pictures of today's trip to Drottningholm soon - we were extremely impressed with the palace and the beautiful 18th-century theatre, though the weather, it has to be said, has been dreadful. Still, not even wet shoes and socks could dampen my enthusiasm for the theatre; it's so rare to get the chance to see something original from the period (it hasn't been restored, but is pretty much as it was in 1766). Seeing a Handel opera there was an unforgettable experience; when I came out I was mildly surprised to see modern buildings, I'd been transported so thoroughly into the past. Well, more on this when I have access to my photos and a screen that isn't making me cross-eyed... We've loved Stockholm so far; the people have been friendly and the architecture and food are stunning. Visited the opera's tiny Backfickan bar yesterday for meatballs and some knockout rye bread; off to the Vasa Museum tomorrow to see the mighty warship that foundered in 1628. Let's hope it stops raining.
Helena Modjeska as Marie Antoinette, 1899
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