monteliusvägen is a walking path perched on the forested cliffs north of mariatorget. i mentioned it in my last dispatch. i found it last week before i had any inkling of an idea i’d be staying in stockholm another week in an apartment right around the corner from said walking path. but it’s worthwhile to note that on that occasion i did wonder what it would be like to stay in this neighborhood on a future visit to stockholm.
i’m not even telling you how to get here. not really…just head north past hornsgatan from the pretty little square i just mentioned, start climbing, and sooner or later you’ll run into it. it’s fun to discover it rather than try and find it with a set of directions. it’s the way i found it and it’s the way i want you to see it for the first time.
i’ve visited a few times now that my apartment is so close. under clouds, in rain, and sun. they’re all good.
if it’s sunny you’ll see people picnicking on the various benches and stairs. and if it’s drizzing you might not see anyone, which is really nice.
as you walk across the wooden planks of the walkway, different versions of old stockholm come into view. each one is splendid. at times it feels as though you’re in a forested wonderland of dirt paths and rambling roses. at other times like you’re in 18th century stockholm. the views across the water of riddarfjärden and onto the black rooftops of the old city are storybook worthy.
walk the entire length from west to east. then just follow your nose down the cobbled streets and see where they take you.
it’s saturday night and i’m tucked into my cozy apartment getting ready to snuggle up with a jo nesbo i found in the apartment.
occasionally i wander to the window to see what the neighbors are doing…
on this rainy night in stockholm.
this morning while i puttered in the kitchen, i saw a neighbor lady looking through a cookbook. another tended her balcony garden in her nightgown.
i wanted to wave and blow them kisses, but i didn’t want to scare anyone.
you aren’t going to believe what happened next!
no really. you won’t.
i found 2 mice in the apartment!
aren’t they cute?!
goodnight from stockholm. blowing kisses into the scandinavian night. stick your hand out, see if you can catch one…