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Taxinge kyrka, Nykvarn (map) 12 September 2009
Södermalmsparkernas vänner - Friends of the parks in Södermalm - has invited to an open tour of the parks and scenes of the district Södermalm. The association's chairman Bitte Liberg is speaking through the megaphone. In the background is the Norwegian church Kronprinsesse Marthas Kirke. It was a good walk, informative and long.
Norska kyrkan (map) 10 October 2009
Revisiting the 32-storey show-off in the high tech village Kista north of Stockholm city. Kista Science Tower is a conference and office complex of six buildings offering some 39,000 square metres of floor area. All buildings are triangular shaped. The tallest building - the tower - is the highest office building in the Nordic countries (156 metres) with the fastest lifts in Sweden (5-6 metres/second).
Kista (map) 6 October 2009
The two metro/underground bridges in Kista, north of Stockholm city. Kista is mainly associated with telecommunication and computer industry. It also hosts the IT University, a joint venture between the Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University. Because of its computer industries, Kista became referred to as Chipsta or Sweden's Silicon Valley in the 1980's.
Kista (map) 6 October 2009
The MS Silja Festival is one of two Tallink ferries serving the route between Stockholm and Riga, Latvia. We're looking west-south-west from Larsberg, Lidingö. Can you spot any churches?
Frihamnen (map) 29 September 2009
Next to Vaxholm Church, this tree has a privileged and somewhat protected location. Still, I wonder how many leaves have fallen since that sunny Friday. In fact, trees could use some therapy. Imagine losing your exquisite costume each and every year! See more?
Vaxholms kyrka (map) 2 October 2009
Here is another view from Rödlöga. The picture is taken from the village where you can see this old landing-stage. I think it was used to pull up boats to shore, a long time ago. See more?
Rödlöga, Norrtälje (map) 20 September 2009
A machine that would make Bob the Builder green of envy, used for drilling holes in the rock. The holes are drilled in a large tunnel shaped circle, filled with explosives and ... bang. It's all part of the City Line, a six kilometres long tunnel for commuter trains under the city.
Bergtunneln (map) 20 September 2009
High-rise buildings are few and far between around Stockholm. Here's one in an odd location. The hotel in Infra City is located 20 km north of the city center. It has 320 rooms and a splendid view overlooking a boring motorway.
Infra City, Upplands Väsby (map) 26 September 2009
The kids have left and the sun is setting. Suddenly that familiar playground doesn't look quite so inviting anymore. Almost like something out of a creepy movie.
Trollholmens skola, Sollentuna (map) 26 September 2009
Mariaberget - Maria mountain - and the façades of Mariahissen and Laurinska house seen from Söder Mälarstrand. The mountain is approximately 50 meters high and part of south central Södermalm. If you have heard of Stieg Larsson's The Millennium-trilogy, this is where the good guys and girls live their lives.
Söder Mälarstrand (map) 20 September 2009
Since 1974 there has been no more departures from Taxinge-Näsby station. It had a quite short lifetime. The trains started to run around 1895 but were initially not planned to pass here. Want a better view of the station?
A cabinet with Saint Barbara, the patron saint of tunnel builders. This cabinet is located in a utility tunnel of the great railway tunnel project Citybanan (City Line) - a double-track railway with two new stations that is to be built in a six-kilometer long tunnel under Stockholm city.
Citybanan (map) 20 September 2009
You know that autumn is just around the corner when your neighbours hang out their jackets to air on the balcony. And after autumn comes winter. That is definitely a drawback of this country. On the other hand, some people like it.
Hornstull (map) 5 September 2009
This is the main church in Nykvarn Municipality. There are two others, but none as old as this one. The oldest parts are from the 12th century and like many churches it has been extended. In 1802 lightning struck the old churchtower and it had to be rebuilt.
Unfortunately the church was closed on this day, even though I did encounter a clergyman outside asking me if I was a guest for the baptism he was supposed to perform in about 10 minutes. Turned out though that he was sent to the wrong church, and had to rush away to the right one. We'll check on that one a little later.
Turinge kyrka, Nykvarn (map) 12 September 2009
A wooden model of our Parliament (riksdag). The two main buildings are located on the small oval island Helgeandsholmen. Separated by Riksgatan (Kingdom street), the lower square building was originally the bi-chamber assembly and the upper rounded used to be the Riksbank (Swedish National Bank). That building now holds the unicameral assembly hall. The large square on the left is the Royal Palace where the king works.
Riksdagen (map) 25 August 2009