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The Essingeleden seen from below. This bridge links Lilla Essingen with Stora Essingen (smaller and greater Essinge islands). With some 170,000 cars per day (2007) you have to have a sturdy construction.
Essingeleden is a part of the European routes E20 (Shannon, Ireland to St Petersburg, Russia) and E4 (Torneå, Finland to Helsingborg, Sweden).
Lilla Essingen (map) 17 April 2010
The Vintage Fair has moved in at Hornstulls strand for a weekend of vintage clothes, shoes and accessories. A very popular occasion, judging from the very long queue.
Hornstull (map) 27 March 2010
The rhubarbs are just beginning to grow in my allotment garden. At this stage they look very odd: pink buds, large as fists, with something green and crumpled spilling out of them.
But soon there will be pie.
Listuddens koloniträdgårdsområde, Skarpnäck (map) 17 April 2010
Rådhuset Station is a "museum" showing glimpses of the district Kungsholmen from days gone by. Meanwhile, subway trains keep on rushing between north-western suburbia and the city. See more?
Tunnelbana Rådhuset (map) 16 April 2010
Contrasts. Between those who went before us and ourselves. Between the freeze frame we call winter and the sparkling life lying before us. Between darkness and light. A lonesome spotlight sets the scene for a night of contrasts by Hammarby Church.
Hammarby kyrka, Upplands-Väsby (map) 12 April 2010
Red is the signature colour of subway station Duvbo, nine kilometers north-west of the city center. We're on the platform underneath a ventilation shaft looking straight up. See more?
Tunnelbana Duvbo, Sundbyberg (map) 16 April 2010
The shopping and housing complex Fältöversten - literally "field colonel" - at the heart of Östermalm. The district Östermalm have many remembrances of military life in the names of areas and places.
Fältöversten, Karlaplan (map) 27 March 2010
photo #1700 on pixels since 19 October 2005
There's always something to be surprised at in the morning on your way to work. Like why there's a cheeseburger on the pavement. And why there are no birds or other animals having breakfast. Or how the bikers can withstand the temptation to run it over. Oh well, we will never know.
Hornsgatan (map) 18 March 2010
When life provides a window of opportunity, are we open to embrace new possibilities? Or will the sun shine in vain on our closed façade?
A philosophical question in Råsunda Church.
Råsunda kyrka, Solna (map) 14 March 2010
Filmstaden in Solna used to be a vibrant, modern film studio. These days it's more like a museum. Step into this small café, have yourself a waffle and relax among portraits of once well-known actors from the days of silent movies.
Filmstaden, Solna (map) 14 March 2010
Seven kilometers north-north-west of the city center is Ulriksdal, a peaceful spot by Edsviken in Solna. Here's a detail from a palace chapel, designed by architect Fredrik Wilhelm Scholander. See more?
Slottskapellet, Ulriksdals slott, Solna (map) 14 March 2010
Railway modeling is a hobby you can grow with. And not just literally. There's so much to learn and at some point it becomes an art form. Modular railroading take this one step further. You design your own section or module of a landscape and then you meet up with fellow modular modelers to interconnect and collaborate. The net effect is... mesmerizing! Just ask any member of the society MälarModulMöte. See more?
Tekniska museet, Museivägen (map) 20 March 2010
Greta Lovisa Gustafsson was born 1905 in Stockholm. During a brief career, she became a larger-than-life Hollywood movie star under the name Greta Garbo. Her final film was released in 1941, she died in 1990 and this sculpture in stainless steel by Thomas Qvarsebo was created in 2005.
Filmstaden, Solna (map) 14 March 2010
Bus 62 with the Royal Palace and Storkyrkan, the Stockholm Cathedral, in the background. This bus line even has its own space or column in Sweden's largest daily - DN.
Jakobsgatan/Malmtorgsgatan (map) 13 March 2010
Täby Centrum is one of the largest shopping centres in Sweden. It has an area of 50.000 sq m where you will find more than 160 shops. If you go there late on a Sunday - say around 5 PM - there are just a few shoppers left. And you have the escalators and stairs almost to yourself.
Täby centrum, Täby (map) 14 March 2010