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2008-03-31

yes, we have no artillery (2)

...previously on pixels

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Things are changing rapidly at Ladugårdsgärdet. A new cylindric residential tower rises next to what's left of A1, the old regiment Svea Artilleriregemente #1. See more?
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Tänk, här har man jobbat i sin krafts dagar
andra om stockholm militär östermalm

Svea torn (map) 23 Feb 2008

2008-03-30

Piperska Muren

A statue in the park at the Piperska Muren manor house. Piperska Muren comes from the name of Count Carl Piper, who bought the manor in 1694, and the stone wall (mur) that his wife had built in 1702. Count Piper was an advisor to King Charles XII of Sweden. On this page you can see what it looked like in the old days.
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Scheelegatan (map) 28 Jan 2008

2008-03-29

quality and caring

.Danderyds sjukhus is a specialist hospital which opened in 1964 and got its own subway station in 1978. According to their mission statement, operations must be characterized by “Quality and Caring”.
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2007 hade man 536 vårdplatser och 3300 anställda
andra om stockholm danderyd sjukhus

Danderyds sjukhus (map) 23 Feb 2008

2008-03-28

hightower (2)

I've already been here once before, 7 months ago. By then there was only a skeleton. This time we're on the other side of the tower though. Today people actually live in it.
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Förra gången hoppades jag att det skulle bli bostäder och jag fick visst rätt
andra om stockholm torn bostad

Svea torn (map) 21 Feb 2008

2008-03-27

marina

On the way to 'giraffes unlimited' you pass this picturesque marina. In the background South Central stretches out.
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Beckholmen (map) 13 Jan 2008

2008-03-26

Adolf Fredrik (2)

Here's the Adolf Fredrik Church again, we don't mind returning here once in a while. Spring is not quite up to speed yet so let's remember Bernt's eternal flower bed from last year.
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Här är en annan av flera tidigare glimtar
andra om stockholm norrmalm kyrkor

Adolf Fredriks kyrka (map) 19 Mar 2008

2008-03-25

the secret light revealed

Here's the secret light source that Per used so cleverly for the pink buildings. As you can see, it's a very powerful illumination. The big screen paints almost everything around it in the predominant colour.
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Avslöjad! Så här ser ljuskällan ut som Per så skickligt utnyttjade.
andra om stockholm stureplan

Stureplan (map) 20 Feb 2008

2008-03-24

old restaurant (2)

If we look past the dragon slaying statue, we see Rouge, another restaurant in the Old town


Köpmanbrinken (map) 23 Jan 2008

2008-03-23

yes, we have no artillery

.A new cylindric residential tower emerges at Ladugårdsgärdet.
See more?
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Såhär brukade det inte se ut när man klev ut från T-Stadion
andra om stockholm torn östermalm

Svea torn (map) 23 Feb 2008

2008-03-22

grab a beer and come over

In this case it's quite a large beer, I'd say. The alcohol strength is not that high but since the can is big you might get drunk anyway. So where can I get me one of those, you wonder? First you will have go to the fairly new City Gross in Ulvsunda, then you need to climb the brick wall. In case you should succeed with the first two, you will have at least two more problems to overcome. How are you gonna get it down, and how will you get it home?

En stor stark har man ju hört någon gång. Nu är inte detta en stark men definitivt stor.

Ulvsunda industriområde (map) 24 Feb 2008

2008-03-21

HMS Visborg

HMS Visborg, the 4th Naval Warfare Flotillas Commander ship, is entering Stockholm. In the background we see Kaknästornet (cake nose tower ;o) communications tower and Prince Eugene's Waldemars udde (cape).


Waldemarsudde (map) 17 Jan 2008

2008-03-20

bridgeworks

Infrastructure isn't always pretty but what would we do without it? Under the Skanstull Bridge a different perspective awaits.
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"Vem är det som trippar på min bro?" skrek trollet
"Åh, det är den minsta bocken Bruse"
andra om stockholm bro gullmarsplan

Skanstullsbron (map) 20 Jan 2008

2008-03-19

old restaurant

I'm not at all sure this is an old restaurant but it is located in the Old Town, just a few steps away from St George's slaying of the dragon statue.
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Köpmanbrinken (map) 23 January 2008

2008-03-18

let's get globe'al again

It's been a while now, since the Globe was (a)round. A "lady in red", dressed up for the night, with a lot of shining jewelry around her. Like the "diamond" bracelet? Picture taken from the subway station.

Dags för en liten Globe'al bild igen. Vi får ju inte glömma bort den alldeles....

Globen (map) 23 Feb 2008

2008-03-17

I left my heart on Stureplan

...previously on pixels

When life gets you down. When things don't work out the way you expected. When your date never showed up on Stureplan. When that shining starship turns out to be a pile of concrete. Then you know it's time to hop on the bike and go home.
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Samma tid imorgon?
andra om stockholm stureplan brats

Stureplan (map) 23 Feb 2008

2008-03-16

church in the village

The Sofia Church in the middle of South Central. It's fascinating with the really old quarters with wooden houses, in the middle of a modern city.
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Sofia/Vita bergen (map) 28 February 2008

2008-03-15

mid-month theme: subway day

The subway network was extended to Bergshamra (Solna municipality) in 1978. This is the entrance towards Bergshamra Square. The general idea is that you pay before you enter the station and most people do but we have a large number of free riders and as you can imagine this kind of construction (see more?) isn't terribly difficult to pass with or without a ticket. Most people use conventional magnetic stripe cards, some pilot users are testing a new system for smart cards (the blue devices) and if you ask nicely you can purchase a ticket in the kiosk in the background.

subway day is a mid-month theme shared by the following blogs:
New York City Daily Photo - PHO (Paris) - stockholm by pixels

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andra
om stockholm tunnelbana

T-Bergshamra (map) 23 Feb 2008

2008-03-14

this little light of mine

Anyone who wants to guess where it's at? Hint: I've already shown you a few pics from the area. One of them in almost the same vivid colours. No? Maybe this will help.
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Vi återvänder för ett ögonblick till en tidigare "brottsplats". Det är 10 månader sedan sist.
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Älvsjö (map) 9 Feb 2008

2008-03-13

fiasco colossale

Sweden has a reputation as a nation of ship-builders. It's pretty ironic that one of the most spectacular failures in the construction of maritime vessels has turned into a huge tourist attraction of ours. We didn't have a leaning tower so we built a glorious and mighty warship which immediately sank on her maiden voyage in 1628. The Vasa Museum is constantly among the most popular places to visit in town and, in fact, the most popular museum in all of Scandinavia.
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Dryga tre sekler på 18 famnars djup, sedan detta spektakel...
andra om stockholm djurgården museum

Vasamuseet (map) 13 Jan 2008

2008-03-12

watchtower?

It could have been - but, no. It's the clock tower of Essinge Church, inaugurated in 1959. It's completely separated from the rest of the church (much to my surprise). The tower is 48m high. The architect was Cyrillus Johansson, who also did a nice bridge.
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Klockstapeln till Essinge kyrka är en s k kampanil (liksom lutande tornet i Pisa)

Essinge kyrka (map) 24 Feb 2008

2008-03-11

skansen by light

The open air museum Skansen welcomes visitors every month of the year. Most will prefer coming here in the summertime but the lights are more spectacular in this darker season.
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Ring in nästa elräkning redan idag!
andra om stockholm skansen museum

Skansen (map) 13 Jan 2008

2008-03-10

go ballistic

Something seems to be wrong about this picture but I can't really put my finger on it. But wait... shouldn't the runway be in another direction? I've never seen them lift off like that? Well - not to worry, this Saab 35 Draken will stay grounded for a quite a while. It's found in an industrial area near Bromma airport.
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Hmmm... underlig (och kort) startbana. Nåja, något ska väl en gammal drake användas till också. Kan man inte flyga med den så...
Bryggerivägen, Bromma (map) 24 Feb 2008

2008-03-09

escalator (2)

Escalators are common in underground stations, like this one at Östermalmstorg
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Östermalmstorg (map) 21 February 2008

2008-03-08

close encounter on stureplan

...previously on pixels

"...well officer, like I said... I was waiting for a friend of mine on that plaza and there was a gigantic, round something from above like a... uhm... bronto mushroom... yeah mushroom and then there was like a big light and then I just [click]... hello, officer? are you still there?"
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Här har många väntat på Moderskeppet
andra om stockholm stureplan brats

Stureplan (map) 23 Feb 2008

2008-03-07

nybroplan by night

photo: Kenneth Blake

.Another January view over Strandvägen and Nybroplan, not terribly far away from Per's boxes. In the top left corner we see - no, not the moon - the exclusive department store NK's giant clock.
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Strandvägen (map) 3 January 2008

2008-03-06

calling for a taxi

After a long day's work at the parliament annex it's time to go home
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Helgeandsholmen (map) 23 January 2008

2008-03-05

dark tower

One of the two King's Towers (Kungstornen) in evening shroud. Kindly enough they have left the light burning on the upper floor, giving the statues an eerie green light. There is a surprise for you in this pic. See if you can find it :-)
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Kungstornen dyker upp då och då här hos oss. Denna gång festklädda. Statyerna längs upp är fint belysta i grönt på kvällen. Kolla närmare...

Kungstornen (map) 20 Feb 2008

2008-03-04

yes box alright

The fashionable apartments along the boulevard Strandvägen got themselves new neighbors recently. The concept "living in a box" might appear slightly unattractive so let's assume it's just temporary premises for those working on renovating the façades.
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Idag röd, imorgon trångbodd?
andra om stockholm röd östermalm

Strandvägen (map) 13 Jan 2008

2008-03-03

escalator

The World Trade Center Stockholm is one of Sweden’s best work and meeting venues for business people, according to themselves. Nice escalators anyway.
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Klarabergsviadukten/WTC (map) 19 Feb 2008

2008-03-02

all awake

On Tegeluddsvägen, the Swedish channel TV4 has its home (among others). On the map link, this house is the rightmost of the three big houses. Everybody was still busy working when we passed. Not a single light was out.

På TV4 jobbas det hårt, alla timmar på dygnet verkar det som.
Tegeluddsvägen (map) 21 Feb 2008

2008-03-01

daily photo theme day: graffiti

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Graffiti is not really a city thing in Stockholm. Never has been. We don't have the spaces for it. Tags (namewriting) are found everywhere though. But the theme says Graffiti - not taging. Graffiti is mostly found in Suburbia. So I went there, for the first time in many years. I used to be very fond of this kind of motive and have thousands of pictures from those days.

This particular picture was taken about 18 years ago. I returned there a few days ago and it's still there! The colours are not as vivid as then, but it is intact. Part of the secret may be that it's now surrounded by a 12 feet fence. There are also a lot of rubbish standing in front of it, so I couldn't take a fresh picture. You will have to believe me on my word.

There is a story to this also. The first time I saw this wall, there was a different painting on it. You will find it on plenty. I thought it was the best I had seen up to that date. When I got the pics, it hadn't turned out quite as well as I hoped, so I returned to make a better one. You can imagine my surprise when I found it like this instead. I have even spoken to the guys who did it. It was done on request, so you can call it a legal Graffiti (most are not).

Graffiti mitt i sta'n ? Skulle inte tro det. Det är mest skräp där. Taging, som det kallas (eller klotter som de flesta säger om all färg som inte satt från början). Ska man hitta snygg graffiti så får man ge sig en bit ut. Som här i Bromsten. Just precis denna bild är gammal men finns fortfarande kvar, om än något blekare idag än när den tillkom. Andra målningar som fanns runt omkring i detta område har dock försvunnit och finns numera bara bland mina gamla bilder. De som var med på den tiden kommer säkert ihåg att just denna vägg pryddes av en annan målning före denna. Kolla här.
andra om stockholm målning graffiti

Bromsten (map) 1990

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