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2008-08-31

inside city hall

Not particularly friendly for a wheelchair or some crutches. It's narrow and winding. One of all the stairs that you have to pass to reach the top of City hall. There is an elevator but it will only bring you halfway.

Stadshuset (map) 6 June 2008 | others bloggar

2008-08-30

Qigong in King's Garden

In the summers people practice qigong twice a week in Kungsträdgården (King's Garden). I sat for half an hour just watching and was really relaxed after that - so qigong works!

Kungsträdgården (map) 21 August 2008 | others bloggar

2008-08-29

we must come through

photo: Kenneth Blake

After a sudden and heavy rain the sewers on Strandvägen are flooded. The guy from the Traffic Administration Office is doing his best while the conductor and driver of the tram argue that they are already ten minutes late and must be allowed to pass.

Strandvägen (map) 4 July 2008 | others bloggar

2008-08-28

in the swim of things (2)

...previously on pixels

The sports complex Eriksdalsbadet is popular with photographers. For good reasons. See what they've done. So I had to give it a go as well.

Eriksdalsbadet (map) 16 August 2008 | others bloggar

2008-08-27

going down?

On the other hand, it might just be the opposite. Who knows? A stair is actually the only thing going both ways at the same time. This one is leading to Nacka Strand and eventually towards this.

Bergbanan, Nacka Strand (map) 25 June 2008 | others bloggar

2008-08-26

Riddarholmen

Riddarholmen (The Knights' Islet) is Stockholm's smallest district. In 2004 only two persons lived there. Still, it is an important islet with many important judicial institutions, for instance Svea Court of appeal. In the year 1270 the King Magnus Ladulås donated money for an Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans) monastery. Parts of that monastery are still preserved in the Riddarholmen church right at the center of this photo.

Riddarholmen (map) 10 August 2008 | others bloggar

2008-08-25

dawn in the groovy grove (3)

...previously on pixels

- Hey, it's morning and you're still open?
- Well, why close? They're lovin' it!


Observatorielunden (map) 26 July 2008 | others bloggar

2008-08-24

giant dandelion?

It could've been. But it's not. Of course. It's yet another fountain in Stockholm. The building was a school once. Now there's a big garage underneath and you can rent the premises for parties. Or just enjoy it as it is.

Norra Latin (map) 3 June 2008 | others bloggar

2008-08-23

the photographer (2)

...previously on pixels

We have some exciting trash cans in this beautiful city, but this is not one of them. The cool ones look like this and this.

Observatorielunden (map) 8 August 2008 | others bloggar

2008-08-22

my home is my castle

photo: Peter Häggström

...previously on pixels

Backyards in Stockholm's South (Södermalm). A couple of generations back these where dark and gloomy places with lavatories in the yard. The backyard was the natural playground to the richness of children living there but also scene to a social life among neighbours.

This part of the city was mainly inhabited by the working class but is now as fashionable as the other parts of central Stockholm with its share of trendy places, restaurants and bars.

Södermalm (map) 21 May 2008 | others bloggar

2008-08-21

#1100 reminiscing a rainbow

photo #1100 on pixels since 19 October 2005

Time was running out and the sun just about to rise as I happened to pass the intersection between Kungsgatan ("King's Street") and Sveavägen. Here's my tribute to Peter's superb rainbow shot from the very same angle last summer.

Kungsgatan/Sveavägen (map) 26 July 2008 | others bloggar

2008-08-20

left alone

One of the boats operating on Lake Mälaren, as seen from the top of City Hall. It looks kinda lonely right now, since there's usually at least two or three more like it at the same spot.

City Hall (map) 6 June 2008 | others bloggar

2008-08-19

the photographer (1)

"Don't worry little bird! I'm just a nice lady from New York who wants to take your picture."

Observatorielunden (map) 8 August 2008 | others bloggar

2008-08-18

dawn in the groovy grove (2)

...previously on pixels

Next to the Observatory Grove is Stockholm Public Library by architect Gunnar Asplund. This is a classic example of Swedish architecture and current plans to have the library extended have stirred some debate. Behold a new day dawning for 2 million volumes of the finest literature. See more?

Observatorielunden (map) 26 July 2008 | others bloggar

2008-08-17

ring that bell

On my stroll around Skeppsholmen, I wondered what that man in a helmet was doing up there. He looked like a runaway cyclist. Turned out he was ringing the bells - by hand!

Skeppsholmen (map) 24 May 2008 | others bloggar

2008-08-16

tourists welcome

A sightseeing boat passing the Långholmen island on its way towards Riddarfjärden and Stockholm City

Västerbron (map) 8 July 2008 | others bloggar

2008-08-15

mid-month theme: subway day

Opened in 1952, Thorildsplan ("Thorild's Square") is an old outdoor platform on the oldest subway line. Sandwiched between the lanes of the Drottningholm Road it's not a very attractive station. But if you take a closer look, thanks to artist Huck Hultgren you will see a sun rising on the concrete wall behind the train. See more?

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


T-Thorildsplan (map) 25 July 2008 | others bloggar

2008-08-14

STO ARN (3)

...previously on pixels

Time to leave Stockholm-Arlanda Airport for now. Here's a view towards Terminal 5 from the multi-storey garage. With 18 million passengers in 2007 this is Sweden's largest airport and #3 in Scandinavia. 42 km north of Stockholm, Arlanda was officially opened in 1962 and its name is a pun on the Swedish verb "landa", which means "to land". See more?

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

2008-08-13

steeplechase?

Sometimes it's fun to just skip part of the pic. In this case I was waiting for the helo to come around and caught it just in time. As always the pic is an awful lier though. In fact the helo is not at all on it's way to crash into the steeple tower of Riddarholmskyrkan. The unlit lamp was a bonus.

Strömgatan (map) 6 June 2008 | others bloggar

2008-08-12

m/s Soya III

This ship - elongated in 1937 - was originally built as a tanker ship carrying soya oil. In 1990 Wallenius Lines purchased the ship and eventually converted it into the company's own conference and representation ship.

Gåshaga, Lidingö (map) 10 July 2008 | others bloggar

2008-08-11

dawn in the groovy grove

Art in public places has a tendency to become the subject of controversy. This bronze centaur from 1939 by sculptor Sigrid Fridman was no exception. Little ladies were supposed to make nice little things or - better yet - leave the creative work to men. Fortunately she didn't and here's her powerful statue Kentauren in the Observatory Grove as a new day dawns over Sveavägen. See more?

Observatorielunden (map) 26 July 2008 | others bloggar

2008-08-10

fountain of youth ?

Here's a statue/fountain in the park belonging to Rosenbad, the Government office of Sweden

Rosenbad (map) 6 June 2008 | others bloggar

2008-08-09

smash hit

The winner of the Nordea Nordic Light Open, Danish Caroline Wozniacki, in a service. She beat Russian Vera Dushevina in an easy 6-0, 6-2 on 3 August. Here are more photos from the singles final as well as from the all Czech doubles final.

Stadion (map) 3 August 2008 | others bloggar

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

2008-08-07

from baghdad to upplands väsby

Half way between the city and Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, the hotel Scandic Infra City tries to tempt us with a large indoor garden. There's quite a bit of green outside as well. Incidentally, this is where a U.N. conference on Iraq took place in May.

Infra city (map) 20 July 2008 | others bloggar

2008-08-06

shadow of a man

Having arrived on Djurgården, turn right after the bridge, walk along the embankment and you will find this man facing the Strand Hotel and the boats taking people to the archipelago.

Galärparken, Djurgården (map) 1 June 2008 | others bloggar

2008-08-05

got to fly

The bronze sculpture "Angel over Nacka stone" by Peter Linde in front of the district court Nacka tingsrätt is hurrying home to Lidingö. Here's a close-up of her happy feet.

Nacka Strand (map) 25 June 2008 | others bloggar

2008-08-04

summer night city: silence is golden

The smallish town of Sigtuna is the namesake of a municipality including Märsta as well as Arlanda Airport. However insignificant today, Sigtuna used to be one of Sweden's most important cities a thousand years ago. Most of these boats in the Sigtuna Harbour on a quiet evening appear to be a lot younger.

Sigtuna hamn (map) 18 July 2008 | others bloggar

2008-08-03

unusual sight

My guess is that many of us know this shell, but not from this altitude. You've seen it if you've been to the City Hall sometime. Here seen from the top of the bell tower and those tiny people are no midgets (even if there are a few children around). Stay tuned for more pics from this viewpoint.

City Hall (map) 6 June 2008 | others bloggar

2008-08-02

oi! the ferry just left

Detail of the Carl Milles work of art at Nacka Strand. Follow this link for more photos and for the story.

Nacka Strand (map) 25 June 2008 | others bloggar

2008-08-01

daily photo theme day: yellow brick roof

Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au (from its Latin name aurum) and atomic number 79. It is a highly sought-after precious metal which, for many centuries, has been used as money, a store of value and in jewellery. Or as we like to do in Stockholm: use it as a roofing. No, just kidding ... Even though Sweden is at the top of the welfare league we wouldn't do such a silly thing.

Sveavägen (map) 15 July 2008 | others bloggar

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