Drottningholms Slott

Come autumn (yes we have finally changed seasons, I am just very far behind in writing…) the colours in the trees here are quite impressive to see. This is something we don’t really get in New Zealand, having a lot of native forest that stays green year round. Across the road from our apartment, the street is lined for a short distance with trees that go through amazing shades of red, orange, yellow, and finally, sadly, brown. Usually a single storm is enough to knock the leaves off the trees for the year.

This year, I actually went out and took some photos of the autumn leaves. I went to Drottningholms Slott, a castle built in the 17th century for the royal family. The royal family actually live here, so it surprises me that visitors can just go and wander around the grounds at will. If you want to read more about the history of the castle, click here. The grounds of the castle are quite large and impressive, and I have on a couple of occassions taken a trip out here, either riding my bike from my apartment, and once some friends and I took a ferry from the city out. It’s quite a touristy thing to do, but as I’m not actually Swedish I thought it was ok to engage in some tourist activities.  There is an 18th century theatre on the grounds, still in use, as wel as a number of other cute and pretty buildings to look at, not to mention the sizeable grounds which must need some upkeep.

So here are a few pictures I took on the day to give you an idea of what the castle and grounds look like in autumn surrounded by golden leaves.

Ferry

The ferry that comes from the city to the castle.

Coloured trees.

Coloured trees on the grounds.

Still lake

Lake with the water well in the background.

Another still lake

Another still lake reflecting the trees.

Castle

View of the castle from the grounds, clearly not taken on the same day as the autumn pictures.

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