Monumental: Gröna Lund – Stockholm, Sweden

europe, monumental, stockholm, sweden

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Gröna Lund, Stockholm, Sweden. June 2013.

Sweden’s oldest amusement park, located right in the middle of Stockholm on the island of Djurgården, has some seriously vintage cinematic vibes. It is by no means the largest amusement park, or the most adrenaline-packed, but there was definitely a great energy there that was inimitable and intriguing–something about the history of the place, the way they’ve maintained that old-school feel and aesthetic, not to mention all those coasters weaving seemingly in and around each other. Even if you skip the coasters and just spend an afternoon walking around, getting cotton candy and hotdogs, or doing some people-watching, it’s an overall great place to hang out that gives you great views across Lake Mälaren to Stockholm old town.

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This is a miniature free-fall for kids

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And this is the adult version

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They don’t have space for expansion so the coasters have been built so close together that they seem to overlap

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This coaster looked even wilder in person, with the car going around

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So vintage

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This too

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A great leaf for fashion/design inspiration

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Caught them just as they swung by

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More vintage movie scenes

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Boardwalk by the lake, looking out across to Stockholm old town

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One of the steamboats that take you around Stockholm and to nearby islands

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