comments on pixels

to readers, guest photographers and co-authors, thanks for five exciting years of pixels !


2009-04-20

nocturne for af chapman

Ever since 1949, the Swedish Tourist Association (STF) manages a full-rigged youth hostel. Moored on Skeppsholmen in the city center, the steel ship af Chapman is an integral part of Stockholm's waterfront.

Skeppsholmen (map) 10 April 2009 | others bloggar

15 comments:

humanobserver said...

A great evening shot.

Hilda said...

That's a hostel? Wow. Must be a wonderful experience to stay there, even for just one night.

Lovely night shot!

Babooshka said...

Beautiful deep blue. A hostel of the like I have never seen before.

cieldequimper said...

And it's a beauty! When was it built?

Per Stromsjo said...

I did catch a couple of other shots as well so stay tuned for those.

humanobserver: Thanks.

Hilda: Never slept there myself but for many backpackers and other tourists this is the preferred mode of accommodation when in Stockholm.

Babooshka: I read about an old airplane being used for similar purposes. I'm not much for aviation myself so that wouldn't be my cup of tea but surely somebody's...

cieldequimper: It was built in 1888 and a rather extensive renovation was completed last year.

Thanks all for stopping by!

B Squared said...

Always love a shot of "The Tall Ships" as we call them here.

Halcyon said...

Beautiful! I love the colors.

JM said...

Fantastic blue! Wonderful shot!

Lena Johansson said...

Oj, så tjusigt! Vilken BLÅ färg :-)

m_m said...

Splendid photography! Indeed, the depth blue is amazing!

Per Stromsjo said...

If anyone among our readers has in fact slept in this floating hostel, feel free to add a comment and tell us what it's like!

B Squared: Certainly a lot taller than most boats out there, that's for sure.

Halcyon: So did I, colours usually get me started.

JM: Thanks, glad you like it.

Lena Johansson: :) Det är en fin årstid som rullar in nu.

m_m: Appreciate that.

Thanks all!

Jacob said...

Great night capture of a beautiful ship!

Per Stromsjo said...

Stay tuned Jacob and don't be surprised if she's back with us next week.

riina said...

well, at least 4 years ago "af chapman" was a lovely place to stay at... I really had nothing to complain about. and the view from my cabin was just perfect - facing the royal palace!

Per Stromsjo said...

Thanks Riina for telling us about what it was like to spend a night here. I can imagine the delight waking up to such a view and after this hefty renovation I'm sure the ship is even more attractive.

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