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2008-05-31

balloon season

The warm air balloon season is here. This one came in over Aunty O's Grove (Tantolunden) and turned left over Södermalm (south central) towards the city centre. In the summer you often see swarms of balloons over Stockholm.

Tantolunden (map) 3 May 2008 | others bloggar

2008-05-30

song for catherine

The beautiful Katarina kyrka (Church of Catherine) from the 17th century has been rebuilt twice after devastating fires, the most recent one in the 1990's

Katarina kyrka (map) 12 May 2008 | others bloggar

2008-05-29

have you seen my new boat?

...previously on pixels

I wish... Tell you what - If I had that kind of money, I sure as H wouldn't spend it on a boat. The name, you ask? Pelorus - owner Roman Abramovich. Sound familiar? Well, he's the owner of an english football club too... have a look at plenty and we'll get a little closer to the boat.

Katarinavägen (map) 24 May 2008 | others bloggar

2008-05-28

jazz night out

Saturday night at the very small and cosy Glenn Miller Café. Good music (unfortunately I don't remember the names of the guys playing), good food and drink and good company. It was a good evening out.

Brunnsgatan (map) 26 April 2008 | others bloggar

2008-05-27

cost not an issue

Is it a bird, is it a plane, is it a weather station, is it a 1950's car returning to us from another dimension? Our friend Järnladyn (the Iron Lady) recently introduced the concept of a mobile terrace. Maybe that's exactly how the owner considers this little thingy. Stay tuned for more sights of a vehicle slightly out of the ordinary.

Stadsgårdshamnen (map) 23 May 2008 | others bloggar

2008-05-26

depth of field

Standing on the sundeck in Hammarby Sjöstad, looking towards land, the eyes keep going, going, going into the picture, wondering what's at the end. At the map you see this sundeck as a round "dot" in the water.

Sickla kanalgata (map) 10 april 2008 | others bloggar

2008-05-25

church in the village (2)

... previously on pixels

A view of Sofia Church from Hammarby Sjöstad. The Sjöstad - city by the sea - is an old harbour area that now is a city district in its own right. Pixels have been strolling here many times before.

Hammarby Sjöstad (map) 10 April 2008 | others bloggar

2008-05-24

secret garden

Spring has sprung. It's all over us. A few rays of sunlight are playing hide and seek in the small, secret garden behind S:t Gertrude's Church in the Old Town.

Tyska kyrkan (map) 5 May 2008 | others bloggar

2008-05-23

#1010 for whom the bell tolls

That can be argued, I guess. These might be old fire station bells but I wouldn't bet on it. They're at Lindhagensgatan, right opposite the bus garage. I've been trying to find any facts about them, no luck.

Lindhagensgatan (map) 19 March 2008 | others bloggar

2008-05-22

#1009 it's not the sky that's falling on our heads

On 8 August 1993 a Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Griffin) fighter aircraft crashed in this this park during an air show. The plane was a test aircraft (Gripen came into active service in 1998) and the show was a part of a huge city festival - the Stockholm Water Festival - with thousands and thousands of people out and about. Miraculously no one was hurt. On the exact spot is a sculpture by Thomas Qvarsebo and in the background you see Västerbron and Södermalm (south central). Here is a photo taken immediately after the crash.

Långholmen (map) 5 April 2008 | others bloggar

2008-05-21

#1008 the royal guards (3)

...previously on pixels

One of the royal guards taking a moment off with friends and family, I presume. The Parliament (Riksdagen) in the background.

Slottet (map) 5 May 2008 | others bloggar

2008-05-20

#1007 late sun

These are no windows, I think they're some kind of wind breakers? Possibly just an installation. What do I know about art...? Nevertheless they make a smashing picture, with the late sun shining through them.

Ljusslingan (map) 10 April 2008 | others bloggar

2008-05-19

#1006 far far away

Stockholm is more than nice architecture and old buildings, parks, waterways and century old boats in an often stunning scenery. Stockholm is also suburbs and the places beyond the suburbs. Like here, downtown Åkersberga, some 30 kilometres north of Stockholm. The photo does not do Åkersberga justice. It's nice in some places.

Åkersberga (map) 30 March 2008 | others bloggar

2008-05-18

#1005 be a square in Alvik

previously on pixels

Pressbyrån is a chain of convenience stores which might be difficult to find in some countries. Rather than visiting separate stores to obtain your newspaper, your banana and your soft drink, you will find it all under one roof. Here is Alvik Square with Pressbyrån to the left and a couple of letterboxes (blue for local mail, yellow for the rest) in the foreground.

Alviks torg (map) 30 March 2008 | others bloggar

2008-05-17

#1004 cemetery time (2)

There are not only gravestones and massive grave chambers at the Northern Cemetery. Every now and then you can see some "lighter" monuments. This is in memory of Betty Pettersson, Sweden's first female student (1871). There is also a beautiful stone over one of the victims in the tsunami 2004, which I choose not to show though. Those of you who visit this cemetery will find it. It's all blue and in the shape of a wave. Very nice stone. It made me stop and think for a while, how we often take life for granted, and how quickly it can be taken away...

Norra begravningsplatsen (map) 8 March 2008 | others bloggar

2008-05-16

#1003 downtown cottages

photo: Michael Zucker

Right in the city, some allotment garden cottages by the swimming centre Eriksdalsbadet. Spring is finally coming! Here's the same view, eight weeks ago.

Eriksdalsbadet (map) 5 May 2008 | others bloggar

2008-05-15

#1002 mid-month theme: subway day

The Old Town has seen it all. Most conceivable modes of transportation have been on display. Here are a couple of subway trains doing their best to appear futuristic and exciting while crossing the bridge to Slussen ("the Sluice").

subway day is a mid-month theme shared by the following blogs:
New York City Daily Photo - Peter's Paris - stockholm by pixels

Södermalmstorg (map) 5 May 2008 | others bloggar

2008-05-14

#1001 the Great Church

Slowly we are walking home after the celebrating #1000. The city, some parts go back to the thirteenth century, that we love and show every day is starting to tuck in. Storkyrkan - The Great Church - raises itself over the Old Town. The church, first mentioned in writing in 1279, is today the cathedral of Stockholm. Some things don't change. This is post #1001 and counting.

Yes, we have shown Storkyrkan before. See also Wikipedia.

Old Town (map) 24 April 2008 | others bloggar

2008-05-13

#1000 stockholm by us

#1000 on pixels since 19 October 2005

A thousand photos is a lot. Finding highlights in that pile isn't entirely easy and it's perfectly subjective of course. Still, we tried. These are some of our own favorite shots. You can find them all in our personal top-20 lists:

20 by bernt
20 by per
20 by peter
20 by stefan

A special thanks to our guests Kenneth, Patrik, Michael, Christer and Pia who have enriched this blog. Most of all, our sincere gratitude goes out to you - our readers. Without you, this little idea in October 2005 wouldn't have taken off at all.

Discovering and sharing Stockholm through text and photos has been a unique experience and we like to think the best is yet to come. So stay tuned for more of stockholm by pixels. Tomorrow, photo #1001.

2008-05-12

#999 tulips from sergel

Let's see now. We've done the windows, brought the champagne, the band is practicing. And Sergel Square - in the middle of the city, the symbolic center of Sweden and often focus of our attention here on pixels - is properly decorated. Looks like we're ready.

Sergels torg (map) 4 May 2008 | others bloggar

2008-05-11

#998 play it again, Orfeus

Detail from the statue in front of the Concert hall at Haymarket (Hötorget). I tried to copy Per's blue sky, but didn't quite make it.

Konserthuset (map) 19 March 2008 | others bloggar

2008-05-10

#997 construction site

Building new housing on regained land in Hammarby Sjöstad. I do have a soft spot for the way a telephoto lens makes everything flat and compact.

Hammarby Sjöstad (map) 10 April 2008 | others bloggar

2008-05-09

#996 M/S Stockholm again

photo: Kenneth Blake

A summery view of that favourite ship - M/S Stockholm. Here you can see the ship in winter settings. M/S Stockholm also set off the recent water week here on pixels.

Strandvägen (map) 24 April 2008 | others bloggar

2008-05-08

#995 lights on

Lightpost in Hammarby Sjöstad. Definitely a different approach. I really need to see this in action some time...

Lumaparksvägen (map) 10 April 2008 | others bloggar

2008-05-07

#994 rock-a-bye buses

A few buses once again enjoy a nap after another hectic day of commuting. Besides, who would want to leave the city at a moment like this?

Slussen (map) 5 May 2008 | others bloggar

2008-05-06

#993 service station

Night at the service station

Gärdet (vicinity of) (map) 21 Feb 2008 | others bloggar

2008-05-05

#992 cemetery time

Time to go to a cemetery again. This time the Northern Cemetery. This grave chamber door looks as if it could have been in Lord of the Rings. I have never seen anything like it, except in that film. It's stunning. More to come from this place, both here and on plenty.

Norra begravningsplatsen (map) 8 March 2008 | others bloggar

2008-05-04

#991 stora essingen

A persistent tram arrives at Stora Essingen on its way to Alvik

(L) Stora Essingen (map) 30 March 2008 | others bloggar

2008-05-03

Luma park

Just south of Stockholm City lay Luma Park, a protected factory building from the nineteen thirties. It contains offices, restaurants, cafe and conference facilities etceteras. This is the sign on the roof. Here is a view from the building, and here are more signs.

Hammarby Sjöstad (map) 10 April 2008 | others bloggar

2008-05-02

TIE starfighter?

There are similarities, don't you think? When I first saw this piece of art, I immediately thought of the starfighters from Star Wars. I wonder if this artist had the same thoughts in his/her mind when this was created? It's located outside the Television house at Oxenstiernsgatan.

Oxenstiernsgatan (map) 27 Feb 2008 | others bloggar

2008-05-01

daily photo theme day: numbered parking

The multi-storey car park Parkaden may not be a beauty, but it has an original design: the walls are decorated with stylized numbers. If you look closely (click on photo) you can see that the house is six stories high.

Regeringsgatan/M. Samuelsg (map) 23 Apr 2008 | others bloggar

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