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nocturne for af chapman (2)

75 meter long, 11 meter wide and with 280 beds, the af Chapman is not exactly your average youth hostel. However, some of the romance fades at this gate. Code lock is one thing but does it have to resemble a fortress?
Skeppsholmen (map) 11 April 2009


Hilda said...

It looks like it's only at the dock, not in the ship, at least. I guess they need to protect the young ones.

Beautiful photograph!

Steffe said...

Weird. Because of the recent renovation perhaps. Or has it been remodelled into a floating prison?

Tinsie said...

Is petty crime on the rise in Stockholm then?

Per Stromsjo said...

If I were spending a night here I might in fact appreciate the idea that not just anyone could decide to drop in during the night.

Hilda: Thanks! Yes, it's only at the dock.

Steffe: I believe you're
right. They have invested heavily in this renovation.

Tinsie: I'm afraid so. The perceived need for security measures seems to be increasing constantly.

Thanks for commenting.

Jacob said...

280 beds? Maybe they've had some vandalism or threats? Better to be safe than sorry as they say, whoever "they" is!

Love the shot!

Halcyon said...

Beautiful night shot!

Lena Johansson said...

Den fantastiska BLÅ himlen består! Snygg vinkel av det anrika skeppet.

cieldequimper said...

Another great shot. To keep vandalism at bay?

Per Stromsjo said...

You can enjoy a cabin of your own here for 50 Euro per night.

Jacob: Any hotel would want to lock the door at night and I suppose this is the maritime version. Glad you like the shot.

Halcyon: It was that kind of an evening.

Lena Johansson: Visst är hon fin, nyrenoverad och redo för ännu ett halvsekel säkert.

cieldequimper: Appreciate that.

Glad to have you all stopping by!

humanobserver said...

Great night shot did you use a tripod ?

Per Stromsjo said...

Nope, no tripod involved. However, the camera did rest on some kind of surface, don't remember what it was. Thanks, humanobserver.

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