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2010-03-31

power to the people

That is what is produced here. This is a power plant in Södertälje, which delivers environmental friendly power. About 80% of the fuel used is of recycled biological or fossil origin. Minimal use of oil and coal is the concept.

Igelstaverket, Södertälje (map) 6 March 2010

2010-03-30

organic


Another one of those organ pics. This one is from Boo Church. Notice the nicely put stained glass window and how it fits right into "U" of the organ, which was built in 1989.

Boo kyrka, Nacka (map) 6 March 2010

2010-03-29

big ball, small ball

The Globe arena as seen from Götgatan. As we have noted before, the Globe is the world's largest spherical building. If you look very closely, you should see a small ball on top of the big ball. That's our newest attraction, a gondola made of glass that takes you up along the outside.

Götgatan (map) 5 March 2010

2010-03-28

cool officials

Officials from the Saltsjöbadens Rodelklubb, a natural track luge club, waters the track. Ice, we need ice!

Saltsjöbaden vinterstadion, Nacka (map) 5 March 2010

2010-03-27

the train terminates here

The Saltsjöbanan commuter train has arrived at station Slussen. The trains are modified metro cars.

Slussen (map) 5 March 2010

2010-03-26

role model for a rail module


The model railway society MälarModulMöte produced a large exhibition at The National Museum of Science and Technology. Here's a freight train entering a tunnel. See more?

Tekniska museet, Museivägen (map) 20 March 2010

2010-03-25

go figure !


Showtime at Solna konståkning (Solna Figure Skating Club). These kids are so talented. They move with the greatest of ease over the slippery surface, in sync with each other and with the music. See more?

Solna ishall, Blomgatan, Solna (map) 20 March 2010

2010-03-24

upper room in Råsunda


Råsunda Church from 1968 is one of seven churches in Solna Parish.

Råsunda kyrka, Solna (map) 14 March 2010

2010-03-23

helmets on !


Ice or no ice, the bike season is upon us. Now is the time to practice.

Orangeriet, Ulriksdals slott, Solna (map) 14 March 2010

2010-03-22

"can I have a warm plaid too?"


A four-legged friend waits patiently outside while his owner has stepped into the warmth of a café.

Ulriksdals slottscafé, Solna (map) 14 March 2010

2010-03-21

castle on the hill

A house like that should definitely be on the top of the hill looking down at the common people's houses.

Saltsjöbaden, Nacka (map) 5 March 2010

2010-03-20

winter picnic

A winter picnic. On a table made of snow we find blueberries soup, bananas, biscuits and snacks. The grill is brought out for any barbecue desires.

Saltsjöbaden vinterstadion, Nacka (map) 5 March 2010

2010-03-19

path with a view

photo: Stefan Ågren

Monteliusvägen is a new walking path with a splendid view of Lake Mälaren. Behold a changing city and a tunnel-to-be.

Monteliusvägen (map) 27 February 2010

2010-03-18

and there shall be light


A rather odd looking street lamp in Huddinge. From this angle and in this closeup, it's almost a little frightening.

Huddinge station, Huddinge (map) 30 January 2010

2010-03-17

future pro

A kid giving his utmost at a slalom race.

Saltsjöbaden vinterstadion, Nacka (map) 5 March 2010

2010-03-16

aooohhhhh ...

Not so easy to mimic a sound in writing but I think you get the point. This wolf is carved out of ice from Jukkasjärvi where the famous Ice Hotel is built every year. A few blocks of the very same ice were transported to Skansen.

Skansen (map) 21 December 2009

2010-03-15

red light district Saltsjöbaden

Or rather Red Lamp district.

Saltsjöbaden, Nacka (map) 5 March 2010

2010-03-14

closed for the season

The popular summer restaurant Flyt ("Float") at Old Town.

Gamla stan (map) 11 February 2010

2010-03-13

ice fishing

Three men fishing on the frozen water at Saltsjöbaden east of Stockholm.

Saltsjöbaden, Nacka (map) 5 March 2010

2010-03-12

dwell in Kallhäll


19 km north-west of the city and with some 12000 residents, Kallhäll is part of Järfälla Municipality. The old-style outdoor shopping center (out of view here, to the left) is rather worn and gloomy. In the background are more recent buildings along Källtorpsvägen, symbolically highlighted by the afternoon sun. And then there's an old tree which has seen architectural styles come and go.

Kallhäll centrum, Järfälla (map) 21 February 2010

2010-03-11

snow on the go


Snow in all shapes and sizes. Behind piles of snow, lumps of snow being plowed off the motorway have rolled down making these tracks in... snow, of course!

Konsumentvägen, Sollentuna (map) 21 February 2010

2010-03-10

the better way


After decades of inter-municipal squabbling, the old winding railroad to Kungsängen was finally replaced in 2001. Part of the project was crossing the strait Almarestäket. You have already seen this bridge from below and - as usual - there's more over here.

Uddnäsvägen, Stäket, Järfälla (map) 21 February 2010

2010-03-09

gustavsberg church


Situated 19 km east of the city center, Gustavsberg (pop. 9700) is the administrative center of Värmdö Municipality. Here's the church from 1906 in neo-Gothic style. See more?

Värmdögatan, Gustavsberg, Värmdö (map) 7 February 2010

2010-03-08

Sword of Damocles


Living in the modern age, we no longer have swords hanging directly over our heads by a single horse-hair. Far from it! How about a block of snow and ice slowly melting in the sun and ready to slide off the roof any minute?

Hemmesta centrum, Värmdö (map) 7 February 2010

2010-03-07

going up

Escalators with their lines are always rewarding objects to photograph.

Stockholm (map) 23 January 2010

2010-03-06

going down

Stairs taking you down from a snowy Slussen to the buses and commuter trains to Nacka, Saltsjöbaden and Värmdö.

Slussen (map) 21 February 2010

2010-03-05

going home

Ice on Årstaviken ("Årsta Bay") and people get an urge to go out walking on water. The old mill in the background - Skanskvarn at Gullmarsplan - is now a restaurant. The mill was closed in 1882 and is registered at paranormal.se as being haunted by the friendly ghost Linda.

Årstaviken (map) 31 January 2010

2010-03-04

recreating subway art


In Alby there's an ongoing job to renovate the walls. Here's an early sketch of art-to-be. Remains to be seen whether the flowers will be white.

Tunnelbana Alby, Botkyrka (map) 28 January 2010

2010-03-03

cold journey


Waxholm III slowly making it's cold journey toward Stockholm. Captured right outside here. A few people are fighting the cold outside. Smokers?

Nacka Strand, Nacka (map) 31 January 2010

2010-03-02

it's coming from above

It's a bit surprising when you walk on a snow-free pavement and then suddenly see heaps of it. This snow has been shoveled down from a roof.

Drottninggatan (map) 15 February 2010

2010-03-01

looking for food


...is this (somewhat different) feathered squad (to steal Per's expression). I've been observing them for a few days, eagerly waiting for some blue sky. These are Bohemian Waxwings.

Rissneleden, Sundbyberg (map) 11 February 2010

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