Around Katarina Church in Stockholm

Katarina kyrka, Catherine church, Stockholm, Sweden, fall, color, Sodermalm, travel, tourism, photo, Samsung Galaxy, S7

While I like seeing the main sights of any city I visit, I also enjoy walking around aimlessly and seeing what I discover.  Katarina Church (Katarina Kyrka) in Stockholm (Södermalm) was one of those discoveries.  Perhaps if I had done my research ahead of time, the church and its neighborhood would have ended on a ‘must-see’ list.  But it was a lot neater to run into this neighborhood by sheer luck and wanderlust!

Katarina kyrka, Catherine church, Stockholm, Sweden, fall, color, Sodermalm, travel, tourism, photo, Samsung Galaxy, S7

Church as seen from Gamla Stan

Katarina Church

The church grounds were pretty in the fall colors and in the gray weather I experienced pretty much the entire weekend I was in Stockholm.Katarina kyrka, Catherine church, Stockholm, Sweden, fall, color, Sodermalm, travel, tourism, photo, Samsung Galaxy, S7Katarina kyrka, Catherine church, Stockholm, Sweden, fall, color, Sodermalm, travel, tourism, photo, Samsung Galaxy, S7Katarina kyrka, Catherine church, Stockholm, Sweden, fall, color, Sodermalm, travel, tourism, photo, Samsung Galaxy, S7

Katarina kyrka, Catherine church, Stockholm, Sweden, fall, color, Sodermalm, travel, tourism, photo, Samsung Galaxy, S7

The church was undergoing renovations

Katarina kyrka, Catherine church, Stockholm, Sweden, fall, color, Sodermalm, travel, tourism, photo, Samsung Galaxy, S7Katarina kyrka, Catherine church, Stockholm, Sweden, fall, color, Sodermalm, travel, tourism, photo, Samsung Galaxy, S7

Cornelisparken – good views of Stockholm

I then walked off a side sidestreet on the opposite side of the square from where I had entered it, Mäster Mikaels gata, with quaint homes that ended with a park, Cornelisparken, that offered a great viewpoint that overlooked Gamla Stan and other parts of Stockholm.  I seemed to be on a roll discovering great spots with great views in Stockholm (another was from City Hall)!Mäster Mikaels gata, Stockholm, Sweden, fall, color, Sodermalm, travel, tourism, photo, Samsung Galaxy, S7 Katarina kyrka, Catherine church, Stockholm, Sweden, fall, color, Sodermalm, travel, tourism, photo, Samsung Galaxy, S7

Katarina kyrka, Catherine church, Stockholm, Sweden, fall, color, Sodermalm, travel, tourism, photo, Samsung Galaxy, S7, Gamla Stan, Cornelisparken

View towards Gamla Stan

This part of my longer walk was probably my favorite of the whole weekend and I think yielded some of my favorite photos from the trip!

 

A Fall Outing that Helps Keep the Doctor Away?

Apple, picking, mountains, fall, red, photo, Canon EOS Rebel, outdoors, nature

Fall is here and it is time for lots of good things:  cooler temperatures, awesome colors of the trees as they move to winter “mode”, and apple picking!

Apple, picking, mountains, fall, red, photo, Canon EOS Rebel, outdoors, nature

Beautiful day and beautiful apples

I was invited by friend to join them in taking their young daughters for a fun outing of apple picking about an hour or so north of Atlanta in the north Georgia mountains at Hillcrest Orchards.  This is something I was highly unlikely to ever put on my quite-full to-do or want-to-do list but the opportunity to be with friends and see the kids do something like this was something I did not want to miss.

I have no mind for types of plants or fruits.  I know an apple is an apple but if you put three different apples in front of me, I’d be hard pressed to tell you if they are this or that.  So that’s my way of saying don’t ask me what types I saw or which was my favorite 🙂  It will also explain why no photo caption will say anything more specific than “apples.”

Apple, picking, mountains, fall, red, photo, Canon EOS Rebel, outdoors, nature

An apple… or an apple cam??!!

The girls had a lot of fun going around the multiple aisles of different kinds of apples and picking them from the tree (not the ground!).

Apple, picking, mountains, fall, red, photo, Canon EOS Rebel, outdoors, nature

A busy little picker, being picky about her apples

They left with greatly loaded bags, too heavy for them to carry.  But the important part is they had fun!  And so did we watching them enjoy themselves though I may also add the beautiful day up in the north Georgia mountains was quite enjoyable.

Apple, picking, mountains, fall, red, photo, Canon EOS Rebel, outdoors, nature

Leaving the grounds after a successful picking…

 Do you have other fall traditions?  – or other traditions that help keep the doctor away? 🙂

%d bloggers like this: