Photographer's Note

With my last upload I promised that the next time I would show some photos from Prästgatan (Priest Street), one of the major streets of Stockholms Old town (Gamla stan), but largely ignored by shopkeepers, restaurant and bar owners, and for that reason overlooked by most tourists.

Today's photos show an almost empty street which wouldn't have looked much different in non-pandemic times. I have always preferred the quiet and peaceful atmosphere of Prästgatan to the noise and crowds of some of the other major streets of the island.

As I was walking along the street I saw this lady dressed in black already at a distance. When I was coming closer I hoped to catch up with her so I could include her in a photo at a suitable place.

There was no need to hurry. She had stopped here for a while, so completely glued to her mobile phone that she seemed unable to move.

The map coordinates 59.32400 18.07112 will show you approximately where i took this photo.

Prästgatan received its present name in the 16th century when a number of homes for priests were built here. From the 13th century it had been know as Västra murgatan (Western Wall Street), because it ran along the western part of the city wall. The street was built to enable soldiers to quickly reach an area that had come under attack.

Two even emptier views from Prästgatan can be seen in the WS.

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Additional Photos by Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10809 W: 536 N: 20982] (91864)
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