Tags: Stockholm

  • Stockholm Sketch Crawl

    Even with hours of walking and too many honey meads, I still managed to squeeze in some sketching in Stockholm. Below are a handful of things I drew up while basking in the Scandinavian spring.

  • Stockholm Journal: Day 6 –

    I’m goin’ to Gamla Stan, Only got twenty kronor in my pocket, I, I, I’m huntin’, lookin’ for a Semla, Stockholm’s f*cking awesome Well, the last day is done – only 9 more hours before I leave the land of the $20 hamburger. I swear, I burned through my money so fast here, it’s fortunate I was only on my own for 3 days. Next time I decide to come to Scandinavia, I’ll take out a bank loan first. Despite [...]

  • Stockholm Journal: Day 5 – Fake Limbs and Chicky Bits

    The second day of nonstop walking and I’m definitely feeling it. I might actually need a hip replacement after this trip. Today I decided to go to Skansen, an outdoor museum featuring old Scandinavian buildings from as far back as the 1300′s. It reminded me of Greenfield Village in Michigan. It was a really big place, with not only the buildings set up in different farmsteads and villages, but with a small zoo with native Scandinavian animals. It’s pretty incredible [...]

  • Stockholm Journal – Day 3

    As I write this, my eyes are once again blurred and my thoughts fuzzied (is that a word?) by drink. We had a long time before dinner and I filled the time with two beers, then when we got to our awesome dinner location I availed myself again, this time with mead and cinnamon schnapps. Should make for an interesting blog post – or perhaps, an unintelligible one. We had another round of Europa Universalis today, starting at 10 am. [...]

  • Stockholm Journal – Day 1

    This month I had the unexpected good fortune to receive an invitation to travel to Stockholm, Sweden. The Universe must have been listening because I’m busily researching a few Scandinavian things for a creative project and so the timing couldn’t be better. Still, I’m here first and foremost to preview a strategy game called Europa Universalis IV, a game which is intimidatingly deep and asks players to do nothing less than run an entire country (or countries) for a span [...]