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2009-09-30

outdoor concert

I don't know the name of the band, but they played good music and the crowd loved them and their free concert under the Liljeholmen bridge.

Hornstulls strand (map) 8 September 2009

2009-09-29

heavenly cooking

A food court is an establishment where several restaurants share the same premises. The new one in Vällingby is called Vällingehus. The interior is surprisingly shabby already. The food is OK. The reflected sky is delightful.

Vällingby centrum (map) 9 September 2009

2009-09-28

order has been restored

Evenings used to be long, warm, even sunny. Now is the time for cuddling up indoors, leaving only the photographer out there in the dark. Just the way he wants it.

Annerovägen, Sollentuna (map) 26 September 2009

2009-09-27

home sweet home

In just a few minutes this ferry will complete its journey from Mariehamn in Åland - an autonomous territory of Finland - and anchor up in Stockholm City.

Visborgs minne, Nacka (map) 24 August 2009

2009-09-26

airy room with a view

No need to sleep with an open window in this room. On the other hand I suppose you wouldn't sleep in the kitchen anyway. Interesting way of catching bypassers' attention that there's in fact rooms to be had.

Nykvarn (map) 12 September 2009

2009-09-25

Djurgårdskyrkan

Inside the Djurgården church. The wooden church was built by a shipowner - John Burgman - as a gift to the Hedvig Eleonora parish in 1828. In the first years the church was also used as a school.

Djurgårdskyrkan (map) 23 August 2009

photo #1500 on pixels since 19 October 2005

2009-09-24

mobile coffee

It's a decent thing to have a cafe car on the tram from Norrmalmstorg in the city centre to Waldemarsudde on Djurgården.

Djurgården (map) 23 August 2009

2009-09-23

pillow-fight

Girls trying their luck in a pillow-fight.

Hornstull (map) 22 August 2009

2009-09-22

the Fittja connection (2)

Fittja in Botkyrka has 7500 residents. 65% of them are of foreign descent. Thanks to the subway, the inner city is easily within reach. See more?

Tunnelbana Fittja, Botkyrka (map) 23 August 2009

2009-09-21

organ without bodies (2)

The organ of St. Thomas Church in Vällingby was constructed in 1962. A modest instrument, when compared to some others.

S:t Tomas kyrka, Vällingby (map) 9 September 2009

2009-09-20

local game (food fest3)

The famous Swedish elk or moose is ever present. Here at the food experience fair in Aunty O's Groove (Tantolunden). It can't be easy to be a dog under at these circumstances. Game and food everywhere.

Hornstull (map) 22 August 2009

2009-09-19

giant chanterelle

I'm really not sure if it's supposed to look like a giant chanterelle or if it's just a roof to protect the people looking for help at the local medical center of Nykvarn.

Centrumvägen, Nykvarn (map) 12 sep 2009

2009-09-18

open bridge (food fest 2)

The Liljeholmen bridge is open letting sailing boats continue their journey between Lake Mälaren and Saltsjön. In the front food stalls and tents at a food experience fair in Aunty O's Groove (Tantolunden).

Hornstull (map) 22 August 2009

2009-09-17

outdoor cooking (food fest 1)

Family farmers and food producers from all over Sweden every other year come to Stockholm for a three-day food fest in Aunty O's Groove (Tantolunden). Each region presents themselves with their local specialities: salmon and seafood delicacies from crystal clear waters, salamis and hams from elk and reindeer, preserves from zesty northern berries and freshly harvested organic fruit and vegetables and and and ...

Hornstull (map) 22 August 2009

2009-09-16

Pope behind bars

Pope Benedictus XVI in street art mode. Found at the façade of the formerly Katarina Västra school gymnasium from 1881 (destroyed in a fire in 2003). Plans are still on to make it into a hamam, a Turkish bath.

Östgötagatan (map) 6 September 2009

2009-09-15

end of the line

A pensive moment at Norsborg, the westernmost station in the subway network.

Tunnelbana Norsborg, Botkyrka (map) 23 August 2009

2009-09-14

vertical reflections

In front of the main entrance to St. Thomas Church in Vällingby stands a cross made of polished steel, five meters tall.

S:t Tomas kyrka, Vällingby (map) 9 September 2009

2009-09-13

wooden house

A newly renovated office block in a backstreet. I'm not sure that the fake tree façade is a good idea. Looks like bad plywood.

Oxtorget (map) 29 July 2009

2009-09-12

the only way is up

Found this urban climber at Karlberg Station, honing his skills to climb on the closest thing to a mountain that the city itself provides - a huge wall, supporting Rörstrandsgatan above.

Karlbergs station (map) 1 September 2009

2009-09-11

spot the flag

Beginning in the eighth century, the Scandinavian Vikings traveled through most of Europe, the Mediterranean Sea, Northern Africa, Asia Minor, the Arctic and North America. Now the world is coming to us. In international Bredäng the influx is great and the parabolic antennas outnumber the Swedish flag by some 20-25 to one. Do you speak International?

Bredäng (map) 25 July 2009

2009-09-10

bumpy road down

The way down to this underground parking is promised to be a bumpy one. And if you don't drive carefully, the little man who lives behind the small door will come for you. No, just kidding.

Oxtorget (map) 29 July 2009

2009-09-09

fiesta in Väsby

This might not be the most spectacular and extravagant summer party we've come across but these suburban residents seem to be having one heck of a good time. I so wonder what's inside that plastic bag on the table. Maybe ice-cream?

Dragonvägen, Upplands Väsby (map) 10 August 2009

2009-09-08

benchmarking in Alby

I had to have another encounter in Botkyrka with the red benches at Alby subway station, decorated by Olle Ängqvist. This is a remake and you know what they say - remakes are never quite as good as the original. So, what's your verdict?

Tunnelbana Alby, Botkyrka (map) 23 August 2009

2009-09-07

the people's home

There comes a time in life when we no longer move about at warp speed and take corners on two wheels. Stockholm aims to be a good city for the elderly with a wide spectrum of services available and accessible when the pace and the priorities are different. Have we been successful? One day I may find out.

Dragonvägen, Upplands Väsby (map) 10 August 2009

2009-09-06

highway

The Essingeleden highway cuts its way through the trees between Vinterviken ("Bay of Winter") and lake Trekanten ("the Triangle"). Here are more posts about Essingeleden and the motorway.

Mörtviksparken (map) 25 July 2009

2009-09-05

waiting for a train

People waiting in the main hall of the railway station Stockholm Central. Here you find long distance trains, regional and commuter trains. Since 1958 the station is joined together with T-Centralen, the central subway station, through an underground passage. Some 450000 people travel here every day making it the largest station in the Nordic countries.

Centralstationen (map) 20 July 2009

2009-09-04

next generation

The next generation of Swedish athletes training long distance running on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Sätra.

Sätra idrottsplats (map) 25 July 2009

2009-09-03

street entertainment

Some street musicians doing their playing best to get through to busy pram-pushing mothers and fathers.

Sergels torg (map) 20 July 2009

2009-09-02

at the margin

- How did I get myself into this?

Ever had one of those days?

Täby centrum (map) 3 August 2009

2009-09-01

let them eat cake !

Whether you're short on bread or that sweeter stuff, rest assured that Café Petit Four in Väsby centrum has plenty on offer. However, this particular item has been on display for years so I wouldn't start chewing on it anytime soon.

Väsby centrum, Upplands Väsby (map) 10 August 2009

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