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2008-08-08

a celebrated construction

photo: Peter Häggström

...previously on pixels

Slussen (the Lock) from above. Built in 1935, a well functioning construction handling an intense and increasing north-south bound traffic. It was, according to sources, prepared for the change from left-hand traffic to right-hand traffic that was enforced 32 years later.

Slussen will be replaced in the future as the construction is in bad shape. Still, it was well ahead of its time and should be celebrated. From above must be the best way to understand how it works.

This is what it looks like well below.

By the way: Note todays date - 08-08-08. Celebration!

Slussen (map) 21 May 2008 | others bloggar

9 comments:

Deslilas said...

GPS makes it easier to get thru !
Best view of Slussen I've never seen.

Meead S. said...

Wow! It seems so complicated. Good transportation infrastructure.

Halcyon said...

This is a great ariel photo! Did you take a helicopter ride recently? :)

Halcyon said...

Ooops... I meant aerial photo, but I guess you know what I mean. :)

Bernt Seipl said...

That's a good one, Peter. Again.

Tinsie said...

It looks pretty impressive from above!

Per Stromsjo said...

We could learn a thing or two from that kind of planning decades ahead of time.

Steffe said...

Very cool shot of Slussen.

PJ said...

That is a wonder of human construction, beautifully photographed.

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