One way of trying to understand the nature of a city is to reduce it to a gender: Paris is a woman, New York a man, for instance.
Stockholm is hard to place, all water and ochre buildings and opened like a heliotrope in the summer sun, but falls on the feminine side of the spectrum by my reckoning.
Now, off to catch the ferry out to the archipelago.
The Swedish word of the day is stadsbo. It means citydweller.
- by Francis S.