From a dazzling double rainbow in rural Sweden to shimmering chandeliers in St. Petersburg, Russia, brilliance describes colors and scenes Terry and I encountered during our time in the Baltic region this past July.

With family members, we spent nine days in Sweden — in Stockholm and also at an Air BnB near Nyhammar, in Dalarna County, about three hours from Stockholm. We then joined a Baltic tour, visiting Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland; and St. Petersburg, Russia.

Previous Baltic columns and photos can be found at

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