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2010-10-19

ever changing, yet still the same


Back in 1967 trams disappeared from the city, to be replaced by buses and cars in the name of Progress. A couple of months ago they returned as the heritage tramway to Djurgården was symbolically extended to Sergel Square in the immediate city center with new tramcars and regular traffic to commence all year round.

Such is the face of Stockholm. Ever changing, yet still the same.

Sergels torg (map) 21 September 2010

photo #1889 on pixels since 19 October 2005

2010-10-18

here we meet, party and die

Stureplan is one of the major party hubs in Stockholm and is the favourite playground for brats and the nouveau riche. The round thing is Svampen/the mushroom, a classic meeting place since 1937. In December 1994 four people were shot dead and 20 injured at the entrance to one of the night clubs here.

Stureplan (map) 7 October 2010

2010-10-17

lost - are you ?


At least there are directions to be had here. The only thing now is - where to go....


Fiskaregatan,Vaxholm (map) 19 September 2010

2010-10-16

end of the line


Nynäshamn is the southernmost point of the commuter rail network in Stockholm County. In the foreground here, the station house - 66 minutes from Stockholm Central.

Nynäshamns station, Nynäshamn (map) 28 September 2010

2010-10-15

Rio it's not

On a late summer night 16,000+ runners invaded parts of southern Stockholm for a 10km run - Midnattsloppet. They were preceded by Samba schools showing off their skills.

Hornsgatan (map) 14 August 2010

2010-10-14

the show must go on

Eagerly waiting for the musical We will rock you to begin.

"Everywhere, the kids watch the same movies, wear the same fashions and think the same thoughts. It’s a safe, happy, Ga Ga world. Unless you’re a rebel. Unless you want to Rock. On Planet Mall all the musical instruments are banned..."

It will be a night filled with Queen music!

Cirkus (map) 7 September 2010

2010-10-13

a creative mind


On top of a granite column, the bust of Swedish inventor John Ericsson. Sculpture by John Börjeson. Ericsson has also been commemorated in Battery Park, New York City.

Nybroplan (map) 21 September 2010

2010-10-12

recycling in Vaxholm

So - what do you do when your bike has broke down on you? Had it been a car, I'd say - paint it yellow, it might fool someone. In this case, some flowers did the trick. Or did you notice the flat tire first?

Skolgatan, Vaxholm (map) 19 September 2010

2010-10-11

coming through

The Brunkeberg Tunnel is a 231 metres long passage way through Brunkeberg ridge in central Stockholm. The passage has made life easier for pedestrians and cyclists for almost 125 years.

Brunkebergstunneln (map) 7 October 2010

2010-10-10

mystery park

The Vasa park can be magical in the morning.

Vasaparken (map) 25 September 2010

2010-10-09

the photographer

A photographer waiting for the very last runners of the 10th annual Stockholm Half Marathon. In the back is the Royal Palace.

Skeppsbron (map) 11 September 2010

2010-10-08

mushroom


Autumn is in the air. Or on the ground, to be precise.

Ösmo kyrka, Nynäshamn (map) 28 September 2010

2010-10-07

cold dog


As the autumn winds turn slightly chilly, the prospect of enjoying fast food on the go still attracts passers-by.

Nybroplan (map) 21 September 2010

2010-10-06

windy, sacred ground


Nynäshamn is a coastal town 58 kilometers south of Stockholm. On top of a hill in the town center there used to be a lighthouse. In 1930 they instead erected Nynäshamn Church by architect Lars Israel Wahlman.

Nynäshamns kyrka, Nynäshamn (map) 28 September 2010

2010-10-05

symphony in grey and yellow


Squeezing a long tramcar through a zoom lens is fun.

Ryssviksvägen (map) 21 September 2010

2010-10-04

procrastinated we stand


- Honey, it's your turn to clean the yard this year.

Mejerivägen, Nynäshamn (map) 28 September 2010

2010-10-03

bumble bee walk

An early autumn walk in Humlegården - "the hop's garden". Humlegården was originally the Royal Fruit Garden, established by King Johan III in the 16th century. By popular speech the park is called Humlan, "the bumble bee".

Humlegården (map) 11 September 2010

2010-10-02

poetry slam

A nice weekend in Hornstull

Södermalm Stockholm Poetry Slam - rostrum poetry and spoken word fest. These guys were really good.

Hornstull (map) 28 August 2010

2010-10-01

cruise stop-over

Saga Pearl II (Nassau) anchored at Stadsgårdshamnen. Behind her we see Ersta Church and Ersta Deacon, a hospital since 1864.

Stadsgårdshamnen (map) 11 September 2010

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