Stockholm, August 6, 2018

We started out our day in Stockholm buying cherries and blueberries at a fruit stand. The yellow things in the display below are mushrooms.

After a stop for coffee we went to the National Library of Sweden. In the second picture you can see Duke taking the third picture below.

The library has the Codex Gigas which is a velum manuscript created between 1204 and 1230. The book is 35 inches by 19 inches and weighs 165 pounds.

Most of the books in the library are in two large underground stacks, each five stores high. We couldn’t visit those stacks but the building. Itself and the scope of the library is. Impressive.

After visiting the National Library we walked around Stockholm old town.

We ate dinner at an outside restaurant in old town. We started with herring, pickles, crackers and vodka.