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2008-10-31

rooftops

photo: Lennart Gabrielsson

Stockholm rooftops as seen from the heights of KTH - Kungliga Tekniska högskolan (Royal Institute of Technology). KTH accounts for one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level.

KTH (map) 23 October 2008 | others bloggar

2008-10-30

be a square in nockeby (3)

...previously on pixels

Rush hour at Nockeby Square. See what I mean? It's a lovely, relaxed place.

Nockeby torg (map) 6 October 2008 | others bloggar

2008-10-29

beauties

Public make-up show at the Skärholmen shopping centre. As I understand it people from the audience could step upon the stage and be taken care of. I don't know what drives people. I wouldn't do it. On the other hand, I don't use make-up.

Skärholmen (map) 27 September 2008 | others bloggar

2008-10-28

yet another mall

Entangled by light and reflections in Sickla Shopping Quarter

Sickla köpkvarter (map) 28 September 2008 | others bloggar

2008-10-27

Stockholm East

A close-up of the beautiful railway station Östra station (East station). From here the Roslagsbanan commuter trains take you to the coastal areas of the Uppland province (known as Roslagen).

Östra station (map) 20 September 2008 | others bloggar

2008-10-26

reincarnation at odenplan

This is a sculpture "Off Hunting (for Sorrows)" by Christian-Pontus Andersson. Bodies of porcelain symbolize the transition of our old, worn-out bodies on the way to Paradise. It's all part of that big art exhibition known as the Stockholm Subway. See more?

Odenplan (map) 30 September 2008 | others bloggar

2008-10-25

play ball

A boy and girl playing with a ball. The statue can be found at the popular SOFO/Nytorget area at South Central.

Nytorget (map) 14 September 2008 others bloggar

2008-10-24

an old institution

photo: Johan Bryggare

The Riksbank, Sweden's central bank, is considered to be the oldest central bank in the world and was founded in 1668. They moved to their present address at Brukebergstorg in 1976. The impressive black granite building can be seen in the left hand side of the picture. And on this recent photo as well.

Brunkebergstorg (map) 25 September 2008 | others bloggar

2008-10-23

be a square in nockeby (2)

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Shopping possibilities are somewhat limited around Nockeby Square. Here's the entrance to the local grocery, Engströms. This Royal Warrant Holder is open seven days a week.

Nockeby torg (map) 6 October 2008 | others bloggar

2008-10-22

French café

A lovely little French café at Street. We used to have a car like that - a Peugeot 404 - when I was a kid. It was a lovely car. The 404 was, and in some countries is still, popular as a taxicab due to its reputation for robustness. A few years ago I was certain I would end my life in such a cab in East Africa.

Hornstull (map) 13 September 2008 | others bloggar

2008-10-21

swing it! (2)

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I told you. This is a swinging piece of infrastructure. Behold Danvik Bridge in action. And do mind that gap!

Danviksbro (map) 28 September 2008 | others bloggar

2008-10-20

night bikes

Bicycle parking close to Fridhemsplan

Fridhemsplan (map) 30 September 2008 | others bloggar

2008-10-19

bracketing

The floating youth hostel af Chapman at Skeppsholmen ("the Ship's Islet") is lurking between a couple of lamp posts in the afternoon sun

Skeppsholmsbron (map) 25 September 2008 | others bloggar

2008-10-18

central hub

The main entrance to Stockholm Central railway station (J) and stairs down to the Subway Central (T)

Centralen (map) 22 September 2008 | others bloggar

2008-10-17

panoramic Stockholm

photo: Irena Hellqvist

No, we are not back in the balloon. This is the magnificent view from a balcony in Nybohov just south of Stockholm City centre. The older houses on the left are the resident area Gröndal, the brown houses in the middle are Reimersholme and to the right are a part of Liljeholmen. The lonely tall building in the middle is the office of the major Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter and its evening sister Expressen.

Nybohov (map) 14 October 2008 | others bloggar

2008-10-16

be a square in nockeby

Nockeby is an idyllic part of Bromma borough, west of the city. A tram from Alvik is arriving at Nockeby Square, in front of "the Bullfinch Pharmacy" (Apoteket Domherren).

Nockeby torg (map) 6 October 2008 | others bloggar

2008-10-15

mid-month theme: subway day

The subway station Solna centrum was opened in 1975. Artists Karl-Olov Björk and Anders Åberg helped create this fascinating red cave, 30 meters below ground level and not far from the national football stadium Råsunda.

(T) Solna centrum (map) 20 September 2008 | others bloggar

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

2008-10-14

going west

Western way number 1-21, Hotbed residential district

Typical road name sign in Alvik on the outskirts of Stockholm

Alvik (map) 28 September 2008 | others bloggar

2008-10-13

swing it!

Danvik Bridge is a bascule bridge. It has a counterweight balancing the span which can be swung upwards to the benefit of boats that otherwise would be unable to pass under the bridge. This is where South Central (Södermalm) ends and the municipality Nacka begins. See more?

Danviksbro (map) 28 September 2008 | others bloggar

2008-10-12

night watch

Inside St Jacob church beds are lined up as part of the performance installation Nattpass (Night watch). It is ok for anyone to spend the night in a bed in the church - they even give you a toothbrush and a piece of soap. You get to sleep till seven o'clock in the morning.

Nattpass: a performance installation by Linn Lamberg and Stefan Åkesson.

St Jakobs kyrka (map) 10 October 2008 | others bloggar

2008-10-11

on track

Yeah, right, but where to? There'a a lot of rail, but none to be used. These are probably waiting to replace some worn out tracks somewhere else.

AGA Station (map) 7 July 2008 | others bloggar

2008-10-10

close encounter

photo: Oya Kocabalkan

"Okay okay okay! I'll let you try my glasses, but I tell you, they won't fit."

Close encounter with a Ring-tailed Lemur at the Skansen Aquarium.

Skansen (map) 23 September 2008 | others bloggar

2008-10-09

rock-a-bye RIBs

Rigid-inflatable boats (RIB) propelled by outboard motors offer a noisy alternative for tourists who want to catch a glimpse of the archipelago without spending too much time. This particular service is available from May to September. In the background, the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities.

Skeppsholmsbron (map) 25 September 2008 | others bloggar

2008-10-08

little blue men marching

Soldiers in old-style uniforms marching up and down the street in front of the Royal Castle. Yes, we have seen these fellas before.

Skeppsbron (map) 23 August 2008 | others bloggar

2008-10-07

toeing the line

Not unlike Mörby centrum, Solna centrum subway station offers its own line up. Several of them, in fact. Having taken subway line #11 here and found a properly directed line upwards, travelers might as well form a neat line themselves to ascend from the platform in due order. Last in line, snap a photo please!

T-Solna centrum (map) 20 September 2008 | others bloggar

2008-10-06

have a seat

Seating is being prepared for a coming parade outside the Royal Castle

Skeppsbron (map) 23 August 2008 | others bloggar

2008-10-05

I - Robot?

Could have been. But isn't. It's a lamp-post (of course), standing outside the theatre Dramaten. But then again... you never know...

Nybroplan (map) 15 May 2008 | others bloggar

2008-10-04

organ without bodies

I'm beginning to like the looks of the organ in our Concert Hall so here it is again, snapped during an intermission. The organ is a fairly recent addition (1982) to this Blue House from 1926.

Konserthuset (map) 25 September 2008 | others bloggar

2008-10-03

still, life goes on

photo: Johan Bryggare

Swedish central bank - the Riksbank - chief Stefan Ingves: “What is happening now has not come as a bolt from the blue. The financial turbulence has now been under way for more than a year. We have constantly monitored developments.”

Outside the Riksbank at Brunkebergstorg a man is taking a break in a sunny spell. High and low, large and small. Life must go on.

Brunkebergstorg (map) 25 September 2008 | others bloggar

2008-10-02

hungry lion

Sweden and lions go hand in hand, you find them everywhere: sculptures, coats of arms, buildings, trash cans ... This is an especially peaceful apple eating lion found on Kungsholmen.

Kungsholmstorg (map) 23 August 2008 | others bloggar

2008-10-01

daily photo theme day: Green Heaven

I'm not sure that this - an escalator with very long fluorescent lamps - is what The Red Hot Chili Peppers had in mind when they wrote the song "Green Heaven". The song was on their self-titled debut album released in 1984, an album "generally accepted as being a critical and commercial failure" according to our friends at Wikipedia.

Mörby (map) 8 August 2008 | others bloggar

The October theme is "Lines". Do visit our fellow participants to check out their interpretations. All in all, 164 have promised to join today.

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