Stockholm Mood

Here’s the Stockholm mood right now.

My son Jack and I are walking around Monteliusvägen and its surroundings.

He’s catching Pokemóns, and I have my camera.

The streets are empty, but this emptiness is a central part of the Stockholm mood right now.

Stockholm street
She keeps her streets empty for me.

It’s late July, and many city-dwellers have fled to the countryside.

And then there’s the pandemic, of course.
The pandemic is always present now, it seems.

Lockdown in Stockholm
Stockholm — no lockdown?

We haven’t yet experienced an actual Stockholm lockdown, but that doesn’t mean it’s life as usual.

Life right now is … unusual.

It’s still summer, by all accounts, and the weather is warm albeit not hot—and it feels as if the city is hibernating.

As if the city itself is waiting for better times.

Jack Silfwer - Stockholm mood.
My son Jack, 5.

But my son Jack and I, we’re doing our thing.
Looking for Pokemóns and exciting shots.

Gotta catch ’em all.

Jack’s excited about turning six and getting to start school soon. And he knows about the pandemic. He knows that we must be cool. So, that’s what we are.

Together alone as we roam the empty streets of a moody Stockholm.

Cover photo by Jerry Silfwer (Prints/Instagram)

Jerry Silfwer
Jerry Silfwerhttps://www.doctorspin.net/
Jerry Silfwer, aka Doctor Spin, is an awarded senior adviser specialising in public relations and digital strategy. Currently CEO at KIX Index and Spin Factory. Before that, he worked at Kaufmann, Whispr Group, Springtime PR, and Spotlight PR. Based in Stockholm, Sweden.

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