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2010-09-30

graknitti

A nice weekend in Hornstull

A graffitied van, in paint as well as in yarn.

Hornstulls strand (map) 27 August 2010

2010-09-29

stadshagen hockey

A metro train arriving station Stadshagen. The "corrugated metal thingie" is an artwork depicting the two local rivalling ice hockey teams Djurgården and AIK. If you look from one side you see Djurgården score a goal, and from the other side AIK surely scores behind the Djurgården keeper. The artist is Lasse Lindqvist.

Stadshagen (map) 11 September 2010

2010-09-28

nature strikes back


I think that nature is striving to take back what has been stolen. This house is a good example of that (my garden another). Or is this the famous Greenhouse effect?

Fjällgatan (map) 29 June 2010

2010-09-27

red carpet

A nice weekend in Hornstull

The red carpet leading you to the old shoe factory and culture in many forms and shapes.

Hornstull (map) 28 August 2010

2010-09-26

långholmsgatan

Långholmsgatan is one of Stockholm's most heavily trafficked streets. It's merely 500 meters long and connects Liljeholmsbron with Västerbron on Södermalm. Its name comes from the island Långholmen - that's the green in the photo.

Långholmsgatan (map) 28 August 2010

2010-09-25

on royal guard

One of the Royal Guards keeping an eye on things - and on people.

The Royal Guards are responsible, with the police and palace authorities, for guarding The Royal Palace of Stockholm and Drottningholm Palace. They are also part of the defence force of the centre of Stockholm. When guard duties are required, The Royal Guards act as honorary guard to HM the King.

Högvaktsterrassen (map) 14 August 2010

2010-09-24

earth calling vreten


This vehicle has been parked outside the headquarters of state-owned Swedish Space Corporation. 

Vretenvägen, Solna (map) 1 September 2010

2010-09-23

wireless style


If only Alexander Graham Bell would have known.

Tunnelbana Västra skogen, Solna (map) 1 September 2010

2010-09-22

in a galaxy far away


Or somewhat closer to home, in fact. Revisiting that hanging, glowing thingy in Gallerian shopping mall.

Hamngatan (map) 21 September 2010

2010-09-21

supervising authority


- While letting my assistants handle daily matters, I'm constantly keeping myself informed of recent developments.

Huvudsta centrum, Solna (map) 1 September 2010

2010-09-20

electronically yours


A corner in the Andromeda Studio where Ralph Lundsten has been busy composing for decades.

Tollare, Nacka (map) 21 August 2010

2010-09-19

hot dog stand

A nice weekend in Hornstull

Hot dog stand in Aunty O's grove. A little short on customers at that time.

Drakenbergsparken (map) 27 August 2010

2010-09-18

idol

A nice weekend in Hornstull

Indie band (name?) playing their hearts out  at Liljeholmsbron.

Hornstulls strand (map) 28 August 2010

2010-09-17

a game of polo

We are used to see polo as a fast game played on horseback. Here's a slower Segway version (which is a bit funny as Swedish slang for something slow is seg - pronounced with a long e).

Sjöhistoriska museet (map) 14 August 2010

2010-09-16

palace tourism

Photographing at the inner courtyard of the Stockholm Palace, the official residence and major royal palace of the Swedish monarch.

Slottsbacken (map) 14 August 2010

2010-09-15

quite a catch


There are fishermen and there are fishermen. This is Tor's Fishing by Anders Henrik Wissler. Me, I'd be scared stiff if I got something like that on the hook.

Mariatorget (map) 14 August 2010

2010-09-14

small organ - big organ

A somewhat smaller sibbling to the organ in Adolf Fredrik Church. This has a more secluded spot in the church and I gather it's not used at Sunday sermon.

Holländargatan (map) 27 April 2010

2010-09-13

maritime stockholm

S/S Birger Jarl was launched on 15 January 1953 and named after the 13th century Swedish statesman Birger jarl. After her maiden voyage to Helsinki she started regular service on the routes Stockholm - Helsinki and Stockholm - Turku. Today, M/S Birger Jarl is a cruise ship on service between Stockholm and Mariehamn on the Åland Islands (Finland).

The smaller vessel is Stockholm Ström 2 from 1894 on route from Slussen to Fjäderholmarna - "where the archipelago begins".

Finnboda hamn, Nacka (map) 9 August 2010

2010-09-12

old cemetery

Danvik cemetery was inaugurated in 1834 and used up to the first years in the twentieth century. It is assumed that it was a cemetery for the poor and sick who died in Danvik hospital. Unfortunately, the church book remains missing so this can neither be confirmed nor denied.

Kvarnholmsvägen, Nacka (map) 9 August 2010

2010-09-11

the parliament

The Swedish Parliament, the Riksdag, as seen from Högvaktsterrassen at the Stockholm Palace. The building to the left - the west building - used to be Sveriges Riksbank (Sweden’s central bank).

Högvaktsterrassen (map) 14 August 2010

2010-09-10

I ain't cleaning that!


Having a transparent roof on the bus shelter isn't such a brilliant idea if no one is going to keep it reasonably tidy.

Slussen (map) 21 August 2010

2010-09-09

encounters in Solna


Any subway network worth its salt will have a serious control tower. I may have read to much sci-fi but the entire complex looks rather alien, don't you agree?

Tunnelbana Västra skogen, Solna (map) 1 September 2010

2010-09-08

verticality


Are you a rational, hierarchical top-down kind of person? Or maybe a bottom-up rebel, ready to reinvent without waiting for permission from above? Either way - here's a choice of perspectives, perpendicular to the plane of the horizon. See more?

Slussen (map) 21 August 2010

2010-09-07

levitating in Huvudsta


The unbearable lightness of being a truck.

Huvudsta centrum, Solna (map) 1 September 2010

2010-09-06

water music


By Skurusundet in Nacka is a place of imagination where art meets nature.

Tollare, Nacka (map) 21 August 2010

2010-09-05

Lady Mallard and her kids


Lady Mallard (Wild duck) with kids taking a swim in central Stockholm.

The boat is a traditional fishing boat used for fishing for smelt. There's an interesting post on stockholmbyplenty.com here.

Norrström (map) 6 August 2010

2010-09-04

summer oasis


Café and restaurant Solstugan in Fredhäll is a popular oasis since 1922. Open in the summer months, it offers a beautiful view of the narrows of Lake Mälaren. Yes, it's the small red cottage in the middle of all that green.

Fredhäll (map) 21 July 2010

2010-09-03

Stockholm County Council


The "headquarters" of Stockholm County Council. The council’s mandate is to ensure that Stockholmians have access to health care and public transport as well as to preventing health problems. Its activities affect over one fifth of Sweden's population and the geographical area covers 26 municipalities of various sizes and characters, with a total population of 1.9 million.

Hantverkargatan (map) 31 July 2010

2010-09-02

song to the sun


The Carl Milles sculpture Solsångaren - the sun singer. It was erected in 1926 in memory of Esaias Tegnér's poem Sång till solen (Song to the sun). Tegnér, a writer, professor of Greek language, and bishop was during the 19th century regarded as the father of modern poetry in Sweden.

Strömparterren (map) 6 August 2010

2010-09-01

there goes the neighbourhood

The allotments in Solvalla are slowly getting new neighbours.

Solvalla (map) 3 August 2010

Your daily dose of Stockholm, Sweden - click on pictures to enlarge!