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2008-07-31

STO ARN (2)

...previously on pixels

If you want something extra for your ceiling, take a look in the departure hall of Terminal 5 at Arlanda Airport. There's some serious stuff hanging around up there. After all, they don't call it a Sky City for nothing. See more?

Arlanda, terminal 5 (map) 12 July 2008 | others bloggar

2008-07-30

going to Sahara ?

Found these gas canisters on top of one of the "pink caravan"-buses that was parked in Kungsträdgården. There's no doubt where this bus is going. Care to hop on?

Kungsträdgården (map) 24 May 2008 | others bloggar

2008-07-29

a work of art

On the roof of Kulturhuset (the Culture House) there are 768 homes as well as a playground for birds. Eric Ericson is the artist behind the project of multi storey bird homes. I have never seen a bird there, or a photo of a bird moving in or out or just hanging around. You can follow the (non) traffic via video link.

Sergels torg (map) 23 July 2008 | others bloggar

2008-07-28

new dawn, same old town

We're a month from Midsummer and the nights are longer already. But if you find an elevated position and look straight north at midnight you'll still see a touch of blue. The promise of a new dawn approaching. Here's a familiar sight, the Old Town as seen from Slussen a couple of nights ago.

Kornhamnstorg, Gamla stan (map) 26 July 2008 | others bloggar

2008-07-27

water from "high above us"

I promised a followup from this and here it is. A very exciting sky adds to the mystery. What is it? A twister? No, it's the water falling down from the fountain. The pic is taken against the light, and day suddenly turns almost into night. You may recall Per's "ferry". It's taken at the same spot and time.

Nacka strand (map) 25 June 2008 | others bloggar

2008-07-26

a ship comes loaded ...

Another of those large ships entering Stockholm as seen from Blockhusudden. In the old days this was a fortified part of the defense of Stockholm. Nowadays we find a café with a whining owner here. But they do have a smashing view.

Blockhusudden (map) 25 May 2008 | others bloggar

2008-07-25

the balloon is back

photo: Peter Häggström

... previously on pixels


A view of the much photographed Sergels torg in the immediate city centre. Yes, it's our favourite balloonist Peter H who has released a few new photos for us. More to come ...

Sergels torg (map) 21 May 2008 | others bloggar

2008-07-24

summer night city: ghost train

A few minutes after the last pendeltåg (commuter train) from Märsta, another train appears. It doesn't have any passengers, doesn't stop at Rotebro station, just slows down a bit...

Rotebro station (map) 13 July 2008 | others bloggar

2008-07-23

a glimpse of water

The outdoor pool at Eriksdalsbadet on a warm afternoon. Here caught during a walk across the Skanstull bridge. People seem to enjoy themselves.

Eriksdalsbadet (map) 6 June 2008 | others bloggar

2008-07-22

tunnel of green

Strandvägen. Traffic to your left and traffic to your right, but it's OK - you have a tunnel of green to yourself.

Strandvägen (map) 30 May 2008 | others bloggar

2008-07-21

(t)rama lama ding dong

Noone would try to introduce a new means of transportation which is noisy, hot and leaves the passengers shaken as well as stirred. And yet, for all sorts of reasons, we love old trams. So much in fact that we took the Lidingö tramway recently. Here's the AGA station and one of the few flowers I actually know the name of... See more?

Aga station (map) 10 July 2008 | others bloggar

2008-07-20

tired?

This might look like a perfect spot to do something about it. Wrong. You will only end up with a headache, since these comfy-looking pillows are actually made of concrete. The sculpture is called "Schlaraffenland - a kingdom of joy where laziness is a virtue" by Roland Andersson.

Västra Skogen (map) 9 May 2008 | others bloggar

2008-07-19

the phone call

A businessman at Sergels torg taking the opportunity to make a phone call before the meeting. Myself I was early on my way to work and took the opportunity to sit down and enjoy the sun before I had to be at the office.

Sergels torg (map) 27 May 2008 | others bloggar

2008-07-18

good morning Stockholm

photo: Kenneth Blake

Stockholm - capital of Sweden, the land of the midnight sun!

(Mind you, everyone north of the Arctic Circle have midnight sun, like Finland, Norway, Iceland, the northern regions of Canada - including the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut - Greenland, the US state of Alaska and of-course parts of Russia - hello neighbours!).

We don't have much of a midnight sun down here at 60 degrees north. A couple of days ago the sun set at 21:45 and rose at 04:04 (this photo was taken at 04:20 in the morning, on the way home from here). Up north the sun never sets during the summer nights. Here's a photo from Alta - OK, Alta is in Norway - at 3:30 in the morning (70 degrees north).

Strandvägen (map) 13 July 2008 | others bloggar

2008-07-17

STO ARN

Stockholm Arlanda Airport is supported by excellent public transportation. Still, some people insist on bringing their own cars and here's a multi-storey garage by Terminal 5. See more?

Arlanda, terminal 5 (map) 12 July 2008 | others bloggar

2008-07-16

a slightly elevated vantage point...

...is given by the bridge towards the restaurant "Gondolen". Here is Stockholm City Museum and there's more to come. Meanwhile look here and here for more pics from Slussen.

Slussen (map) 25 May 2008 | others bloggar

2008-07-15

mid-month theme: subway day

From New York City to Fittja, this is the sculpture Non Violence by Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd. It was originally created in memory of the artist John Lennon and can also be seen in Malmö, Gothenburg and elsewhere in Stockholm. Out of 100 subway stations, 90 have been decorated with art. Here is the platform at Fittja station in Botkyrka.

subway day is a mid-month theme shared by the following blogs:
Budapest - New York City - Paris - Stockholm

T-Fittja (map) 19 May 2008 | others bloggar

2008-07-14

railway

A railway bridge - or rather a bridge over the railway - in Sundbyberg, just north of Stockholm. I count at least four tracks.

Sundbyberg (map) 10 May 2008 | others bloggar

2008-07-13

partial eclipse

Another one of them less-than-discreet Viking ferries glides past Nacka strand. Don't adjust your sets, the evening sky will reappear in a moment.

Nacka strand (map) 25 June 2008 | others bloggar

2008-07-12

the lonely tree

What you don't see on this pic is that there's a sturdy gate to prevent you from coming in to admire the tree. It has to be done from the outside. Pity.

Brunnsgatan? (map) 10 May 2008 | others bloggar

2008-07-11

I'll take the stairs

Details of the stairs inside an office building at Kungsgatan in central Stockholm. In those old days they knew how to build. It's the same building that houses the Vete-Katten café - purveyors of great "fika" since 1928.

Kungsgatan (map) 20 May 2008 | others bloggar

2008-07-10

summer night city: dining with hertig karl

Few places are more quiet than a closed restaurant on a Monday morning. Rotebro krog helps ensure that the good citizens of Sollentuna won't have to go to bed hungry. Or thirsty, for that matter.

Hertig Karls väg, Sollentuna (map) 16 June 2008 | others bloggar

2008-07-09

another church in the suburbs

This church is a Syrian orthodox one and is situated in Hallunda. If you look closely, you can also see this church. Yes we have been here before, but not from this angle.

Hallunda (map) 2 May 2008 | others bloggar

2008-07-08

head office (4)

...previously on pixels

OK, no, this is not the Swedish Mail/Posten head office. It's a photo from the marshalling yard just outside the head office. It's always good that the white collar workers are close to the blue collar business. In touch with reality, maybe.

Tomteboda (map) 10 May 2008 | others bloggar

2008-07-07

happy feet

Nacka municipality east of Stockholm asked the community of architects for proposals on a new high profile residential area by the sea with office space, conference facilities and a boat commuting line. The result is Nacka strand. Our friend Järnladyn recently stopped by. Here's part of a bronze sculpture "Angel over Nacka stone" by Peter Linde in front of the district court Nacka tingsrätt.

Nacka strand (map) 25 June 2008 | others bloggar

2008-07-06

back again

...in Stockholm is the youth hostel af Chapman, after a hefty renovation. 100 million SEK later, it's said that she will last another 50 years now.

Skeppsholmen (map) 15 May 2008| others bloggar

2008-07-05

head office (3)

...previously on pixels

The Posten head office building from below. Many people - yes, me too - think the building resembles a large ship.

Tomteboda (map) 10 May 2008 | others bloggar

2008-07-04

summer night city: simply red

First mentioned in 1311, Saint Jacob's Church is a red beauty situated between the Opera and the park Kungsträdgården. It used to be a parish of its own but since very few people live in the inner city it was merged into the Stockholm Cathedral parish.

Jakobs kyrka (map) 4 June 2008 | others bloggar

2008-07-03

high above us

Standing at the bottom of this fountain gives you a remarkable angle. Where it is? Nacka Strand, right outside the restaurant "J". I don't think too many people have seen it from this angle though, so it might be a little hard to recognize.
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It was originally sketched by Carl Milles in 1946 as a tribute to the United Nations. It was meant to be placed outside the UN-building on Manhattan. That never happened (obviously). This replica is made by Marshall M. Fredericks and was inaugurated in 1995.
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The arc symbolises heaven and God is standing there, putting out the stars. At the bottom there's an angel giving him one star after another. It's 23 m high (the bow is 18m), a symbol for Nacka Strand.

Cudos to Wikipedia for the knowledge. Zoom in on the map and you will see it from above. Come back again and you will get to see more.

Nacka Strand (map) 25 June 2008 | others bloggar

2008-07-02

on duty

A police boat entering the Karl Johanslussen on its way from Lake Mälaren to the 'real sea'.

Slussen (map) 30 May 2008 | others bloggar

2008-07-01

daily photo theme day: no, you cannot walk here

I don't know if we can make a 'no' more clear than this. A large no pedestrian sign, a yellow information sign saying - in Swedish and English - that the footpath is closed (and why) and that you can be punished in accordance with Swedish law if you proceed, writing in yellow and red on the asphalt saying "NB! Bicycles only. No pedestrians!" A few meters behind my back is a blue sign saying "Pedestrians are requested to use the footpath on the other side of the bridge." So, he asked, where do we find the pedestrians?

Västerbron (map) 8 June 2008 | others bloggar

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