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2008-09-30

a cup of coffee, please

I'm not sure how many people know there is an outside part of this very famous café. I didn't until just recently. I'll keep it in mind when the temperature rises again and it's enjoyable to sit outside. Right now I guess the coffee turns cold quickly.
Kungsgatan (map) 3 Sep 2008 | others bloggar

2008-09-29

subtropical sea-louse!

(title curse courtesy of Captain Haddock)

The waterways of Stockholm aren't particularly congested, never mind this compressed view from the Skeppsholmen Bridge. In the background: the "Cake Nose Tower" and the Nordic Museum.

Skeppsholmsbron (map) 25 September 2008 | others bloggar

2008-09-28

lilliput with fish

Stockholm City Hall is rich with sculptures, like this little guy with a big fish

City Hall (map) 23 August 2008 | others bloggar

2008-09-27

rotten? where?

Nothing to be seen from up here anyway. I guess you need to get down to see how the decay is progressing. From here it still looks fab.

Slussen (map) 24 May 2008 | others bloggar

2008-09-26

harbour cruise

photo: Kenneth Blake

The amusement park Gröna Lund (Green Grove) as seen on an evening cruise in the Stockholm sea port. Click here for a close-up of the terror you can enjoy there.

Gröna Lund (map) 12 September 2008 | others bloggar

2008-09-25

bridgeworks (2)

...previously on pixels

I shouldn't bore you yet again with the "Venice of the North" slogan. Still, there's no getting around the fact that Stockholm consists of islands and water. Consequently, we need quite a few bridges to keep it all together.

Sankt Eriksbron ("St Eric Bridge") is a 227 meter steel construction inaugurated in 1937 and it'll bring you, your bike, your car, bus or subway train safely from Kungsholmen to Norrmalm. Or, on special occasions, the other way...

Atlasmuren (map) 20 September 2008 | others bloggar

2008-09-24

high rise King

A close-up of one of the two King's Towers.

Kungstornen (map) 6 August 2008 | others bloggar

2008-09-23

hey - come back - you forgot something

Let's hope that they have a better one with them. This one might be a wee bit too small, I think. Someone thought this was a proper place to drop an anchor.

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

2008-09-22

love and grief

A train rushes by and a young life is abruptly terminated on a Saturday night. Friends and family bring candles and flowers, poems and tributes to this makeshift place of remembrance by the tracks.
Rotebro station (map) 22 August 2008 | others bloggar

2008-09-21

...and heaven too

The high rise building in the background is the old "Tax scraper" (Skatteskrapan), now offering student housing, a posh shopping mall and restaurant/cocktail bar at the 25:th floor. An old high rise building in front of it is looking small.

Folkungagatan (map) 19 July 2008 | others bloggar

2008-09-20

look - he's still up there

You'd think that by now I should've come down, but no. Here's another view from the City Hall tower. You can really see far from here. Quite a lot of water too.

Stadshuset (map) 6 June 2008 | others bloggar

2008-09-19

building the future

photo: Johan Bryggare

Recently we saw the makeover of Sollentuna centrum, but Stockholm is a city buzzing with cranes and construction projects. At Kulturhuset visitors can see a large (44 square meters) model of Stockholm. In the lower left corner here is the Globe Arena and the white buildings up to the right are the project Hammarby sjöstad.

Kulturhuset (map) 11 September 2008 | others bloggar

2008-09-18

new millennium, same glow (2)

...previously on pixels

My 38mm "compact living" lens barely managed to squeeze in all of Sollentuna Church into this frame, snapped on top of the stone wall surrounding the church
Sollentuna kyrka (map) 22 August 2008 | others bloggar

2008-09-17

sunset

Sunset over Söder Mälarstrand captured from the Västerbron bridge. The two towers are of the Högalid Church.

Söder Mälarstrand (map) 8 July 2008 | others bloggar

2008-09-16

bicicleta in väsby (2)

...previously on pixels

Back on the bicycle bridge, looking down at Upplands Väsby commuter train station

Upplands Väsby station (map) 24 August 2008 | others bloggar

2008-09-15

mid-month theme: subway day

An empty train hurrying past at the Subway Central. No boarding (Ingen påstigning) comes without saying.

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


T-centralen (map) 21 August 2008 | others bloggar

2008-09-14

old stairs

These stairs will take you to a beautiful part of Södermalm (South Central): Nytorgsgatan and its surroundings. Our friend Kenta Jönsson was here just recently on behalf of our sister blog - Stockholm by plenty. Se his smashing photos here and here.

Södermalm (map) 2 July 2008 | others bloggar

2008-09-13

nocturne for hammarby

While most people in the inner city were preoccupied with a midnight running event, the enlightened few ;) admired a lunar eclipse. So Hammarby sjöstad had to shimmer on its own for a while without celestial assistance.

Hammarby sjöstad (map) 16 August 2008 | others bloggar

2008-09-12

waiting for a train

photo: Johan Bryggare

Feeling a bit blue while waiting for the train at Karlberg station.

Karlberg (map) 17 July 2008 | others bloggar

2008-09-11

city camping

In 2007 Stockholm had a record breaking 9.3 million "commercial overnight stays" (as they put it). That is as if every single inhabitant in Sweden would stay one night in their capital city.

Overnights at camping grounds increased with 7.4% to over one million. These tourists at Långholmen camping right in the middle of the city are doing their best to help beating the old record.

Långholmen (map) 8 July 2008 | others bloggar

2008-09-10

the sollentuna makeover

Lots of cranes around these days. Here's Sollentuna centrum which seems to be undergoing some kind of extreme makeover. About time, I'd say.

Sollentuna centrum (map) 25 August 2008 | others bloggar

2008-09-09

Royal Guards (2)

... previously on pixels

Royal Guards marching back and forth with no apparent reason at the Högvaktsterrassen (Royal Guard terrace). They probably only want to impress on the tourists. Saint Nicolaus Church, commonly known as Storkyrkan (The Great Church), in the back.

Högvaktsterrassen (map) 28 June 2008 | others bloggar

2008-09-08

new millennium, same glow

Built in the twelfth century, Sollentuna Church by Lake Norrviken still glows mysteriously in the evening

Sollentuna kyrka (map) 22 August 2008 | others bloggar

2008-09-07

Old Town ice cream

The ice cream van is navigating the narrow streets of the Old Town. Thank God it didn't play it's silly tune - a tune close to torture according to a professor in biochemistry.

Stortorget, Gamla stan (map) 21 August 2008 | others bloggar

2008-09-06

the mörby centrum line up

From the vantage point of a fire hydrant, things are beginning to line up nicely at Mörby centrum subway station. See less?

T-Mörby centrum (map) 8 August 2008 | others bloggar

2008-09-05

Royal Guards (1)

The Royal Guard is marching up the stairs to the Högvaktsterrassen (Royal Guard terrace) close to the Royal Castle and Storkyrkan.

Mynttorget (map) 28 June 2008 | others bloggar

2008-09-04

bicicleta in väsby

Throwing the body up into the air and making an overhead kick in football is called a bicycle kick. In Upplands Väsby they have taken the concept one step further. Here the entire bicycle together with whoever happens to be riding it is safely elevated to new altitudes by this bridge over the railroad.

Upplands Väsby station (map) 24 August 2008 | others bloggar

2008-09-03

coffee hideout

There are some exciting places in Stockholm, like the Stockholm City Mission café at Stortorget (Great Square), right in the middle of the Old Town. In the summer you can enjoy your coffee in their back-yard.

Stortorget, Gamla stan (map) 21 August 2008 | others bloggar

2008-09-02

hammarby lock (3)

...previously on pixels

Skanstullsbron is one of three bridges over the Hammarby Lock, well illuminated in the foreground. See more?

Hammarbyslussen (map) 16 August 2008 | others bloggar

2008-09-01

daily photo theme day: Dirty Pretty City

text & photo: Pia K

Two features that come with the city territory, they are A) more or less crowded and B) more or less dirty. Another couple of features that aren’t common for most cities though, is prettiness and charm. Not to mention the falling-in-city-love factor.

Whilst Stockholm might show off a slightly sleeker, sweet appearance than the capital of Scotland Edinburgh does, these two cities certainly have more than one thing in common. Even if they are quite different in largeness and population density, they both very obviously at first sight boast a great amount of charm and instant falling-in-love citiness. Though of a non-official sister-city status.

They are cities with views you will never ever get tired of, cities with qualities, glimpses, secrets that will make you want to come back for more and more and... See more?

Edinburgh, Scotland (map) 24 July 2008 | others bloggar

The September theme is "Sister Cities". We asked our daring correspondent Pia to interpret this theme for Stockholm. To check out a world of Sister Cities, do visit our fellow participants. No less than 148 have promised to join today.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

Adelaide, Australia by Gordon, American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Arradon, France by Alice, Aspen (CO), USA by IamMBB, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Aurora, South Africa by shelagh, Avignon, France by Nathalie, Bandung, Indonesia by Eki Akhwan, Bandung, Indonesia by Bunyamin, Bandung, Indonesia by Harry Makertia, Barrow-in-Furness, UK by Enitharmon, Belgrade, Serbia by Bibi, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bogor, Indonesia by Gagah, Brighton, UK by Harvey, Brookville (OH), USA by Abraham, Bucharest, Romania by Malpraxis, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt, Budapest, Hungary by Isadora, Buenos Aires, Argentina by Karine, Busan, Korea South by iamnbinb, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Cavite, Philippines by Steven Que, Château-Gontier, France by Laurent, Chateaubriant, France by Bergson, Chateaubriant, France by trieulet, Cheltenham, UK by Marley, Chennai, India by Shantaram, Chennai, India by Ram N, Christchurch, New Zealand by Michelle, Coral Gables (FL), USA by Jnstropic, Darmstadt, Germany by Elsch, Edinburgh, UK by Dido, Edmonton (AL), Canada by , Evry, France by Olivier, Geneva (IL), USA by Kelly, Glasgow, Scotland by Jackie, Gothenburg, Sweden by Lo/David, Grenoble, France by Bleeding Orange, Hanoi, Vietnam by Jérôme, Helsinki, Finland by Kaa, Helsinki, Finland by PPusa, Hobart, Australia by Greg, Honningsvag, Norway by J., Hyde, UK by Old Hyde, Hyde, UK by Gerald, Istanbul, Turkey by mustafa34, Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005, Jerusalem, Israel by Esther, Karwar, India by Yogesh, Katonah (NY), USA by Inkster1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin, Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine, Lakewood (OH), USA by mouse, Las Vegas (NV), USA by Mo, Lisbon, Portugal by Sailor Girl, London, UK by Ham, London, UK by Mo, Madrid, Spain by Tr3nta, Mainz, Germany by JB, Manila, Philippines by Anthony, Mashhad, Iran by Meead, Menton, France by Jilly, Mexico City, Mexico by Poly, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Mitch, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Greg, Misawa, Japan by misawa mama, Monte Carlo, Monaco by Jilly, Monterrey, Mexico by rafa, Muizenberg, South Africa by Pentaxjunkie, Mumbai, India by MumbaiiteAnu, Nashville (TN), USA by Chris, Nelson, New Zealand by Meg and Ben, New Delhi, India by Delhi Photo Diary, New Orleans (LA), USA by steve buser, New York City (NY), USA by Kitty, New York City (NY), USA by Ming the Merciless, New York City (NY), USA by • Eliane •, Newport News (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Nice, France by Angelaj, Norwich, UK by Goddess888, Orlando (FL), USA by OrlFla, Palos Verdes (CA), USA by tash, Paris, France by Elsa, Paris, France by Eric, Pasadena (CA), USA by Can8ianben, Pensacola (FL), USA by P J, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by Murphy_jay, Petoskey (MI), USA by Christie, Philadelphia (PA), USA by Andrew Foderaro, Phoenix (AZ), USA by Sharon, Pilisvörösvár, Hungary by Elise, Port Angeles (WA), USA by Jelvistar, Portland (ME), USA by Corey, Portsmouth (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Prague, Czech Republic by Honza03, Ramsey, Isle of Man by babooshka, Rancho Palos Verdes (CA), USA by Sarah Adams, Riga, Latvia by Riga Photos, Rouen, France by Bbsato, Saarbrücken, Germany by LadyDemeter, Saigon, Vietnam by Simon, Saint Louis (MO), USA by Strangetastes, Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate, Salem (OR), USA by jill, San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia, San Francisco (CA), USA by Burd Zel Krai, Schenectady (NY), USA by Buck, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim, Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Seoul, South Korea by Phil, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Sharon (CT), USA by Jenny, Singapore, Singapore by Zannnie, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, South Pasadena (CA), USA by Laurie, Springfield (IL), USA by Aubrey, Stanwood (WA), USA by MaryBeth, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC, Sunshine Coast, Australia by bitingmidge, Sydney, Australia by Ann, Sydney, Australia by Julie, Sydney, Australia by Sally, Tamarindo, Costa Rica by David, Tel-Aviv, Israel by Olga, Telluride (CO), USA by mtsrool, Tempe (AZ), USA by angie, Terrell (TX), USA by Bstexas, Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine, Torino, Italy by Fabrizio, Torun, Poland by Glenn, Turin, Italy by Livio, Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2, Villigen, Switzerland by z, Virginia Beach (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin, Washington (DC), USA by D.C. Confidential, Wellington, New Zealand by Jeremyb, West Paris (ME), USA by crittoria, West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara, Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto, Willits (CA), USA by Elaine, Yardley (PA), USA by Mrlynn,

Your daily dose of Stockholm, Sweden - click on pictures to enlarge!