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Proud, courageous S/S Blidösund. In 1910, the people on the island Blidösund commissioned Eriksbergs Mekaniska Verkstad in Gothenburg to build this vessel for their transportation. Today it is the symbol for jazz and blues on Stockholm water, still a coal-fired steam boat. In the background is a glimpse of the National Museum.

Skeppsbron (map) 27 December 2009


VP said...

A century old boat which stil live a happy life, that's a good thing!

Halcyon said...

I am sure most boats do not have such a grand history. Have you been to any concerts?

Luis Gomez said...

What a great story for a boat. Nice shot!

Peter Fristedt said...

@Halcyon: Oh yes, I particularly remember a concert with Rolf Wikström, one of Sweden's best blues artists (has recorded his own solo music since 1975). Roffes MySpace page.

Gunn White said...

Interesting and nice.
Have a nice weekend!:-)

Jacob said...

It looks to darn cold to go out to listen to jazz anywhere! But it's a great shot of a great old boat!

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