Beauty on Water - Stockholm, Sweden
Seeking for the information about Stockholm I came across the following characterization of the city: "The Venice of the North" (beside Stockholm, this description also applies to St. Petersburg and Amsterdam), "The Capital of Scandinavia" (also Copenhagen and Oslo are called so), "The Pearl of Scandinavia", "Nordic Cocktail" (to emphasize the cooling effect on the traveller), "Beauty on Water" and "City That Floats on the Water" (Selma Lagerlöf).
Venice of the North" is fits either. Stockholm is surrounded with water not for a smaller but, perhaps, even bigger part than Venice - the city which also "floats". But the impression of the combination of buildings and water is somewhat different here - it is quite unique.
Having grown up in St. Petersburg, we often imagined that we are there again. However, as I already mentioned, the water in Stockholm covers noticeably more area than it does in St. Petersburg.