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2009-03-31

park-a-lot (5)

Time to get rid of your car again? Maybe this parking garage in Sickla will do? Actually, in this picture we have a blend of old and new. There's an old steam machine from 1917 in front of this building.

Siroccog./Marcusplatsen (map) 15 March 2009 | others bloggar

2009-03-30

modern ambo

An ambo is a speaker's stand in the front of a church. When the sunlight enters Vallentuna Church this modern ambo reflects the beautiful old interior in new colours.

Vallentuna kyrka (map) 1 March 2009 | others bloggar

2009-03-29

pathos in bagarmossen

Following ethos... pathos is the second pillar of classic rhetoric. To convince our audience, we amplify and generally bring emotions into the argument.

Bagarmossen (map) 9 March 2009 | others bloggar

2009-03-28

from Stockholm with boat

Two ferries from Stockholm anchoring in the Finnish capital Helsinki. On the left the red Viking Line and on the right the white Silja Line. The two ferries leave Stockholm just before five in the afternoon and follow each other over night to Helsinki where they arrive at ten o'clock in the morning.

Helsinki, Finland (map) 27 March 2009 | others bloggar

2009-03-27

the skarpnäck dimension

An art student recently got his fifteen minutes of fame by videotaping his act of vandalizing a subway car. Other artists help brighten our everyday life through their unique contributions. Ever since 1994, these 17 bench-like sculptures made from unpolished granite by Richard Nonas have made Skarpnäck subway station an intriguing venue for geometry and perspectives. Sometimes, art is worth every krona of our tax money.

Skarpnäck (map) 9 March 2009 | others bloggar

2009-03-26

royal parking

Multi-storey car park in Kungens kurva ("King's Curve"). The name has its story: On 28 September 1946, king Gustav V and friends were on their way home from a hunt at the Tullgarn Palace south of Stockholm. It is rumoured that the king pushed the driver to 'step on it', eventually the Cadillac skidded off the road and ended up in a ditch. The king was uninjured and the driver was saluted for his resourcefulness.

Kungens kurva (map) 15 March 2009 | others bloggar

2009-03-25

ethos in bagarmossen

Ethos is the first mode of persuasion in classic rhetoric. Ethos is about character and credibility. Authority. Like being a grown-up.
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Bagarmossen (map) 9 March 2009 | others bloggar

2009-03-24

old paintings

When they renovated the façade of this building by Tegnérgatan they found old paintings at the top floor. Change of plans: restore the paintings. Thank you very much!

Tegnérgatan (map) 2 March 2009 | others bloggar

2009-03-23

the vallentuna tycoon

Jarlabanke Ingefastsson was a household name in the real estate business back in the 11th century, not to mention a political and religious leader. You name it, he owned it - at least around Vallentuna. Not surprisingly, his name appears frequently on runestones from those days. Here's one by Vallentuna Church.

Vallentuna kyrka (map) 1 March 2009 | others bloggar

2009-03-22

indoor skating

Indoor skating at the Gallerian shopping mall. The 'ice' made of plastic has been turned down by kindergarten kids as too slow. "We want real ice and speed" they protested. And got. These girls seem to have no problem with the ice. They were quite good.

Gallerian (map) 26 February 2009 | others bloggar

2009-03-21

the art of changing - or changing art ?

Sundbyberg subway station is undergoing a slight change. The old art ("Vid bommarna/at the gates" by Michael Söderlundh) has been worn out. I'm not sure if the new art is better looking though, but it's in the eyes of the beholder I guess. Today the transformation is nearly complete. Which of the two halves is the new one? The lower part. Apparently it has no name yet, according to information I have. The remaining paintings (6 in all) will be replaced as well.

Sundbybergs centrum (map) 13 February 2009 | others bloggar

2009-03-20

time out at operan

In ice hockey, both teams are allowed one thirty-second time-out during a match. At the Opera, they take a break when Macbeth has seen the ghost of Banquo at a banquet.

Operan, Gustav Adolfs torg (map) 10 March 2009 | others bloggar

2009-03-19

Mr Walker

This sign indicates a pedestrian crossing. Kids in Sweden are taught that the sign shows Mr Walker, a pun: "här går man" meaning "here you walk" and pronounced the same way as "herr Gårman" meaning "Mr Walk Man". Aiming to be the most equal country in the world the authorities have recently introduced a Ms Walker sign.

On this street, at Skebokvarnsvägen 209, the Swedish punk/rock phantom Joakim Thåström (Ebba Grön/Imperiet/Peace, Love and Pitbulls/Sällskapet) grew up.

Högdalen (map) 2 March 2009 | others bloggar

2009-03-18

patience at centralen

- Could you please buy that coffee now so I can clean the floor?

Customers first. At the Central Station a young gentleman waits patiently by his floor scrubber/dryer.

Centralen (map) 10 March 2009 | others bloggar

2009-03-17

busy traffic

Busy traffic on the E4 motorway in central Stockholm. The E4 stretches from Helsingborg in the southernmost Sweden to Tornio in the Finnish Lapland (65 degrees North).

Fredhäll (map) 2 March 2009 | others bloggar

2009-03-16

light my path

Vallentuna offers a cultural landscape, rich in history and known to have been populated during the Bronze Age. Here's a grave lantern by Vallentuna Church.

Vallentuna kyrka (map) 1 March 2009 | others bloggar

2009-03-15

mid-month theme: subway day

text & photo: Jennifer Hallqvist

Deep down in the underground below Rissne, 19 kilometers outside of Stockholm, there is a timeline showing the development and hardships of mankind from prehistoric times until modern days. On the wall, around the 14th century, it is written in black: The Great Plague havoc Europe.

This timeline is a part of the world´s longest art exhibition - an effort to make the journey in the Stockholm underground a more pleasant one. At least once a week there is a guided tour of the exhibition, all you need is a valid commuting-ticket and you're off.

My favourite station? Well that has to be Rissne with its timeline which I can follow as I walk down the platform waiting for the next train to bring me back into Stockholm town.

Rissne (map) 19 February 2009 | others bloggar

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

2009-03-14

same same but different

You have seen us coming back to City hall over and over and now it's time again. What? You don't recognize it? Oh, I almost forgot to mention that we're in Södertälje this time. Södertälje is about 35 km southwest of Stockholm and they too have a city hall you know. This is how it looks when everyone (almost) has left the building.

Hantverksvägen 1, Södertälje (map) 1 Mar 2009 | others bloggar

2009-03-13

Globen Monday

The Globen tram station on an ordinary Monday. Globen (or as it's known nowadays - the Ericsson Globe) is an ever present sphere in the Stockholm scenery. Here are a few photos from us at Stockholm by Pixels.

Globen (map) 2 March 2009 | others bloggar

2009-03-12

jewels on stage

Opera might not always be considered a girl's best friend. Think again. The exhibition “Maria Callas & Swarovski: Jewels on Stage" has reached Stockholm. Our magnificent gold foyer - always a feast for the eyes - showcases stage jewellery from a triumphant career.

Operan, Gustav Adolfs torg (map) 10 March 2009 | others bloggar

2009-03-11

walking the talk

Björkby-Kyrkviken is a nature reserve in central Vallentuna. Enjoying your Sunday walk alongside Kyrkviken ("Church Bay") isn't half bad.

Kyrkviken, Vallentuna (map) 1 March 2009 | others bloggar

2009-03-10

cuddling boats

Five boats cuddling together in the winter cold at Tranebergs strand

Tranebergs strand (map) 2 March 2009 | others bloggar

2009-03-09

tree of knowledge (2)

Another tree of knowledge at The Royal Institute of Technology by Valhallavägen. The one in the library is an olive tree. This one endures winter outdoors so it'd better be some other kind of tree.

Tekniska högskolan (map) 9 February 2009 | others bloggar

photo #1300 on pixels since 19 October 2005

2009-03-08

follow the line

Winter and ice, the shipping must go on. There is a perfectly natural explanation to the curvy track in Liljeholmsviken ice. The route navigates through a narrow passage under the Liljeholmen bridge.

Liljeholmsviken (map) 1 March 2009 | others bloggar

2009-03-07

meet Jesus - for 100 days (or more)

On the 8th of February, Filadelfia churches in Stockholm started a campaign called "100 days with Jesus". It is also the title of a book written by Niklas Piensoho. If all the churches are lit like this one - I'm going! But not really to listen to the sermon. I've got other plans :-)

Rörstrandsgatan (map) 23 February 2009 | others bloggar

2009-03-06

walking on water

When there is sun in the sky and ice on the water suddenly everybody have to take a walk on water. It's nice for a change to see the shore from the water side instead of the other way around. Årsta railway bridge in the background.

Årstaviken (map) 1 March 2009 | others bloggar

2009-03-05

Dearest Dad

A cold morning by Vallentuna Church. A father is sorely missed.

Vallentuna kyrka (map) 1 March 2009 | others bloggar

2009-03-04

santa? is that you...?

Could have been. Those reindeer look more like rams and the wagon is much to small to keep all those Christmas gifts. No, in fact this is one of the mightiest gods of northern mythology - Thor (God of thunder) in his wagon, racing across the sky. The wagon is drawn by Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr (that would be Toothgrinder and Toothgnasher in English). Now you know. I believe the sculpture is called "Thor's Wagon".

Lindstedtsvägen (map) 9 February 2009 | others bloggar

2009-03-03

long county street

Östgötagatan on the island Södermalm stretches almost all the way from Norra Hammarbyhamnen in the southernmost to Slussen in the north. The street has its name from the province Östergötland in the south east of Sweden.

Östgötagatan (map) 7 February 2009 | others bloggar

2009-03-02

tree of knowledge

The Royal Institute of Technology offers an impressive electronic library. Searching databases, articles and e-journals is only a keyboard away for those with a library account. There is however a real KTH Library as well at Osquars backe. Here you'll find study rooms, computers, copying facilities, lots of books, a café and - indeed - a Tree of Knowledge.

Biblioteket, KTH (map) 9 February 2009 | others bloggar

2009-03-01

daily photo theme day: glass, anyone?

Glass is an important souvenir to bring home after visiting Sweden. Glass is timeless - a winner in just about any season. Still, few Swedes would consider enjoying their daily glass at this time of year. After all, glass is the Swedish word for ice-cream and it's quite cold enough, thank you. Just look at the icy Riddarfjärden. Not unlike a floor of glass.

Söder Mälarstrand (map) 1 February 2009 | others bloggar

The March theme is Glass

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