Nacka strand, Nacka (map) 16 June 2010
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Ulriksdal Palace on the banks of the Edsviken in the National City Park, 6 km north of Stockholm. It was originally called Jakobsdal after its owner Jacob De la Gardie, who had it built by architect Hans Jacob Kristler in 1643-1645 as a country retreat. The present design is mainly the work of architect Nicodemus Tessin the Elder and dates from the late 17th century. The Palace Theatre, the Confidencen, is today the oldest Rococo theatre in Sweden.
Ulriksdals slott, Solna (map) 5 June 2010
Uppsala - situated 69 km north-north-west of Stockholm - is Sweden's 4th largest city. Here's one of many train connections to Uppsala. To the casual observer, this may not look like a train at all. For some reason, night train connections frequently assume the shape of replacement buses.
Klarabergsviadukten (map) 30 May 2010
If you rank all countries by population density, Sweden will be found at place 194. In other words, we've got plenty of space. So, with its 33 floors and 117 meters Kista Science Tower may not be much of a skyscraper by international standards but it is in fact Sweden's second tallest building.
Hanstavägen, Kista (map) 7 June 2010
The sixth annual flea market at Hornstull when people take to the streets to sell their stuff - recycling at its best. It's still the largest flea market in Norden (the Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden).
Hornstull (map) 30 May 2010
It's a piece by David Taylor, called "mushroom of feet" (free translation) and is supposed to compete as a connection point with the famous mushroom at Stureplan, which is very close. See more?
Tunnelbana Östermalmstorg (map) 22 January 2010
This impressive building - Tomtebodaskolan - used to house a school for visually impaired children. Opened in 1888 it had room for 100 pupils, 50 boys and 50 girls. The students received reading training and vocational education. The school was eventually closed in 1986. Since 2005 it's the home of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), an EU agency aimed at strengthening Europe's defences against infectious diseases.
Tomtebodavägen, Solna (map) 27 May 2010
In the 1870's a new prominent street was created, aimed to be a grand entrance to the city for those having arrived by train at the new Stockholm Central railway station. Today Vasagatan ("Vasa Street") connects the Old town with the square Norra Bantorget and - as you can tell - it's not terribly busy on a Sunday morning. Seen here is Royal Viking Hotel, at the address Vasagatan 1.
Vasagatan (map) 30 May 2010
The subway is long. Art is longer.
Artist Lars Arrhenius explores familiar pixel shapes from early days of computer graphics. Does this bring back any memories? See more!
Tunnelbana Thorildsplan (map) 29 May 2010
A small creek meanders by the village Vira bruk, 20 kilometers north-east of Åkersberga in Österåker Municipality. Established in the 17th century, Vira used to be an important ironworks site and had a monopoly for delivering rapiers to the Swedish army.
Vira bruk, Österåker (map) 31 May 2010
The passenger ferry Djurgården 9 on its way from Gröna Lund to Slussen. In the back we see Skeppsholmen, what used to be an island full of military installations. Now it is full of museums and culture instead. For instance we find the Museum of Modern Art and the East-Asia museum here. The Stockholm Jazz Festival is also held on the island.
Skeppsholmen (map) 24 April 2010
H&M recently launched its third Fashion Against AIDS campaign, which included the first festival clothes collection with 25% of the sales donated to youth HIV/AIDS awareness projects. The collection encompassed a whole festival experience, raising funds to promote the message of safe sex.
Sergels torg (map) 19 May 2010
Uppståndelsekapellet - Chapel of the Resurrection - at Skogskyrkogården cemetery. The chapel was designed by Sigurd Lewerentz and opened in 1925. Skogskyrkogården is one of the UNESCO World Heritages. See more?
Skogskyrkogården (map) 22 May 2010
With over 150 years of history, the beautiful Södra teatern is still standing high on the Södermalm heights, here captured from Slussen. According to themselves, Södra teatern is "Sweden's foremost International venue for Music, Theatre and Debate".
Södra teatern (map) 24 April 2010
The currency in Sweden is as you all know kronor (if you didn't know - you do now). Kronor in English is crowns. You may have seen these pop up every now and then. This time as a nocturnal closeup.
Stadshuset (map) 20 March 2010