The second day started around 10:30. My first destination was Games Workshop! I have heard so many nice things about this place and wanted to see how is it different from my home GW in Shrewsbury.
I left the flat and spotted this little posters on the side of the electric box. The sign says Cunt Club, there is no other info on it. I tried to Google but I got me nothing specific. I assume it is a gay pub/club! Anyway I think it is something unusual and would never happen in small towns I lived in so far.
I jumped on no. 19 metro line to T-Centralen, walked 5 minutes from there (it is really close from central station) and arrived at the shop. It was a little bit busy so I just walked in, I was curious if they will greet me right away (like in Shrewsbury!) but everyone seemed busy. The second they stopped talking to the customers I was greeted in Swedish. It is always a little bit weird when I reply in English and I am ashamed to admit I do not speak basic Swedish yet (except for TACK!). It is a defensive mechanism, cause if I speak English from the start people know it is my preferred language. One of the guys walked over to me and we talked for a bit, he allowed me to take some pictures of the store. All the staff members in Games Workshops are so nice, I really felt like he cared and feel very welcomed to the store.
As I said before I took some pictures of the models on display. I loved this... Mushroom orcs! Freaking hilarious!
|Silly mushroom orcs.|
This board was HUGE! It is very detailed winter siege. The mountain at the very end has many levels, gates, small buildings full of fighting and dead troops. Sadly to take a picture of the mountain I had to go outside and take pictures through a glass so there was some glare on them. There are even spiders climbing down the mountain! It looked really amazing!
|Amazing winter battle display.|
A picture of one of the buildings on the mountain with dead troops and blood splatters on the mountain. So cool!
That is just GW logo thing on one of the playing boards. I have never seen him as a landmark before!
|Never seen that dude before.|
I spent some time in the shop, but since I do not have my paints and models I didn't want to stay too long. The store is about the same size as the one in Shrewsbury, maybe a little bit bigger. I decided to go and explore the city. I had no plan, I was just walking. I found Drottninggatan (Queen Street) which is basicly a 1 km long street full of shops, pubs and restaurants. It was full of people! The street goes up the hill so you can see how many people there actually is.
Almost at the very end of this street I found this cherry. Beyond Retro, which is 500 sq meters of used vintage clothing. Apparently vintage is really hot in Sweden at the moment (like everywhere). It is not cheap tho! Range of prices if very wide, it obviously depends on what do you want to buy, which period is it from and so on. I know there is more of shops like this in Stockholm and I have already marked them on my maps, so I will find a day to go and compare! Will report!
I decided to go back the same road, and wandered further hoping I will eventually end up in Gamla Stan. I liked this sign...
|Any fool can make a rule...|
Sergels Torg - Serger's Square with pretty fountain as a roundabout! It looks amazing at night!
|Glass obelisk in a fountain|
This guy was a Swedish chemist, but he has a bird on his head. Your argument is invalid.
|This guy... I mean bird!|
Hmm I ended up here - Saluhall which is just a food hall and I have no idea why I didn't walk in. Ok, no I know... I would like to buy everything there. And I am financially not ready for it :)
I took metro to Gamla Stan, I have no clue why since I wanted to go home. I just took one picture: this is pretty regular view in Stockholm. Alleys! They are everywhere!!
I came back home after small shopping in local ICA. Everything seems so expensive here. I know it is just a feeling, because the prices of every day items are not so different from the UK ones. Anyway I came back home around 16:00. It was a very nice day!
Thanks for reading! (26.07.2012)