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2009-10-25

overground

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

6 comments:

Svenske Floyd said...

Jolly good. Do they still have the plaques "Kista arbetsområde" and "Kista bostadsområde"?

Jacob said...

Excellent composition here. Reminds me of the trains that run at Disney World in Orlando...

Vogon Poet said...

Like this kind of shots, of something with no end in sight...
Chipsta? Sounds more as a brand of chips... Could you translate what Svenske is saying?

Svenske Floyd said...

Vogon Poet: some ten years ago there were two plaques at the station exit: left for "Kista working area", right for "Kista housing area". That made me think of the German Democratic Republic.

Peter Fristedt said...

@Floyd: :o) I don't think I have seen those signs lately.

Per Stromsjo said...

Kista has often been the subject of puns. For starters, the Swedish word for coffin is... kista.

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