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2008-05-31

The King's Street (2)

...previously on plenty

Imagine Kungsgatan without those cars. All the history and a pleasant environment as well. Well, just dreaming.

Kungsgatan (map) June 2006

2008-05-30

going out on a limb

Creativity is generally a good thing. We need to try new approaches, have new ideas. This tree by Norrviken has taken the concept a bit too far. Settling down right at the waterfront was not a brilliant move. Growing (almost) horizontally is an odd strategy. Still, makes for some interesting shots.

Norrviken (map) 1 April 2008

2008-05-29

Springtime Stockholm, part 5 (5)

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In the very southern outskirts of Stockholm's suburbs lies the old Salem church. A church with an unusual, charming and befittingly placid cemetery for the final rest, beautifully situated near the lake of Bornsjön. The church has been rebuilt during many centuries but the tower and the baptismal font, both still in place, stem from the 12 century.
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This cemetery is a lovely place for peaceful walks while contemplating our brief moment here on earth, and when springtime amidst all these burial places you'll find tiny signs of new life, of hope, of new beginnings since the place is simply brimming with adorable, tiny primulas.
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If you happen to be in the vicinity, do pay this place of tranquility a visit, I'm certain it has it's merits all year around.

2008-05-28

the högdalen blues

A wordless spring afternoon in Högdalen

Högdalen centrum (map) 12 May 2008

2008-05-27

nice boat

For a few days the Pelorus visited Stockholm. I couldn't resist to have a look. After all it's said to be the 11th largest yacht in the world, and how many times do you have a chance to see something like that in Stockholm? It's impressive. Here a shot from an elevated spot

and here from behind. Not your average boat I'd say....and by the way, it's the same "thing" that Per showed us a glimpse of yesterday on Pixels. There's more to come.


Stadsgårdskajen (map) 24 May 2008

2008-05-26

my kind of blues

If I were a boat, I'd want to be blue

Norrviken, Sollentuna (map) 28 Apr 2008

2008-05-25

meanwhile - elsewhere

....at the cemetery it's time to contemplate - a little to late perhaps ? The northern cemetery is filled with things like this one. Lots of stuff to find. Go there, those of you who can. While you can still leave once you're satisfied.....

Norra begravningsplatsen (map) 8 March 2008

2008-05-24

minimalistic housing

Less is more among the allotment houses by the Karlberg Canal

Karlbergskanalen (map) 19 March 2008

2008-05-23

The King's Street

...previously on pixels

Others may have a Main Street or High Street. Stockholm, like many Swedish cities, has Kungsgatan

Kungsgatan (map) June 2006

2008-05-22

bergshamra kyrka (2)

...previously on plenty

Architect Georg Varhelyis had an unusual vision for Bergshamra Church: a place for inner peace, without distractions. Behold a church without any artwork.

Bergshamra kyrka (map) 23 Feb 2008

2008-05-20

kungsgatan (2)

...previously on plenty

Our prominent King's Street is not supposed to look like this in the midst of winter but so it did.

Kungsgatan (map) 23 Feb 2008

2008-05-19

Springtime Stockholm, part 4 (5)

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On springdays like these Stockholmers can be resembled to a lemming migration when they in hoards head out to one of Stockholm's major waterholes at Djurgården. Namely Rosendals Gardens.

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Not only can you have something delicious to eat at the well-renowned café - but be there early since the place tends to get really crowded on sunny days - you can pick your own flowers, buy something nice in the lovely stocked shop, even attend different classes and lectures in gardening, cooking, baking and herbs. The place is also available for rent to private parties.

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Whether you chose to have a coffee and cake indoors in the greenhouse, outdoors in the designated eating area or go picnic style on the vast stretching lawns, the place is very much worth a visit. And even if you can be pretty sure you're not the only one heading there it's also usually possible to create your own little oasis in midst of it all. Breath in, breath out, relax.

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svea torn (7)

...previously on plenty

Here's that tower again. You wouldn't expect me to leave the scene without the mandatory branch-in-the-foreground shot, would you?

Svea torn (map) 23 Feb 2008

Side Street


Here is a look down the side street where the roadworks were.

It has so many fascinating elements and begs so many questions I don't know where to begin.

The street appears to end at an archway that looks like the entrance to a tunnel. At the side of there is an extremely steep set of stairs which nonetheless seem to be well used.

2008-05-17

too close for comfort

A brand new, speeding X60 commuting train is pretty impressive from this angle

Centralbron (map) 5 May 2008

2008-05-15

mid-month theme: subway day

One at a time, please! A couple of trains rushing towards the Old Town station both want to take part in this subway day.

subway day is a mid-month theme shared by the following blogs:
New York City Daily Photo - Peter's Paris - stockholm by pixels

(T) Gamla Stan (map) 5 May 2008

2008-05-14

Roadworks


Apologies for the quality since this was taken through a coach window.

These roadworks were on one of Stockholm's main thoroughfares. Someone is stepping over newly-laid tarmac. The sidestreet is blocked off. What puzzles me is the three sets of tyre-walls. Are they makeshift rubbish-bins or what?

Hungry Seagull

Fåfängan ("Place of the Vain") has a very nice view of Stockholm. However, you should not leave your plate unattended.

Fåfängan (map) 1 May 2008

2008-05-13

tulips for pixels

photo #512 on plenty since 16 February 2007

Our sister blog pixels is celebrating it's photo #1000. Allow us here on plenty to offer some tulips for the occasion.

Vasaparken (map) 5 May 2008

2008-05-11

Springtime Stockholm, part 3 (5)

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Some people are fortunate enough to be able to enjoy this spectacular view from a veranda of their own whenever they find the time.

Others, perhaps less fortunate in the veranda perspective of Stockholm, might still have a stroke of luck being invited to coffee in the garden below the veranda. A place which offers an almost as spectacular view as the perspective from above.

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gustaf vasa kyrka (3)

...previously on plenty

Here's yet another view from Gustaf Vasa Church. Vicke Andrén created the paintings inside the dome.

Odenplan (map) 10 Mar 2008

2008-05-10

unexpected


was this view of mosaic windows, inside one of the grave-chambers, at the Northern cemetery. At first I just wanted to take a closeup of the "shield" on the massive door, but to my surprise there was a little more to it, so the shield got lesser attention for a while.

Norra begravningsplatsen (map) 8 March 2008

2008-05-09

danderyds sjukhus

Previously we showed a couple of glimpses from Danderyd University Hospital on pixels. Here's another one.

Danderyds sjukhus (map) 23 Feb 2008

2008-05-08

#7 to Waldemarsudde


Here now is a view of the front of the tram#7 to Waldemarsudde.

Reflected in the driver's window are those cable-layers again.

2008-05-07

Friday's

T.G.I. Friday's offer two restaurants in Stockholm and not far between. Here's Friday's Stureplan.

Birger Jarlsgatan (map) 23 Feb 2008

2008-05-06

Pretty in Pink

This sofa was found walking along the Hammarby Channel. The text on the sofa says "I shall paint the whole world pink, Mama!".

Hammarby slussväg (map) 19 April 2008

2008-05-05

svea torn (6)

...previously on plenty

An interesting blend of different architectural styles around Svea torn. This is sort of a daytime version of what Bernt showed us.

Svea torn (map) 23 Feb 2008

2008-05-04

At the Tram Stop


Here is the tram stop and that workman again.

2008-05-03

social hub

Stureplan is strategically located, geographically and socially

Stureplan (map) 23 Feb 2008

2008-05-02

Springtime Stockholm, part 2 (5)

Now is the month of May and I think one can safely assume (hope, touch wood) that there will be no more need of wool scarves and caps this season. That is, if your not a dutiful lamp post standing guard at the busy pedestrian street part of Götgatan.

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Someone cared and adorned this lamp post with a pretty warming overgarment. This particular lamp post can be found not far away from the Iceman/Tulipman.

2008-05-01

window reflection

The sign is reflected in the windows at Luma Park, an old factory building in Hammarby Sjöstad in southern Stockholm.


Hammarby Sjöstad (map) 10 April 2008

restingplace


Some live in big houses while they're alive, and some will not have it any other way in death either. These must be two of the larger ones at the Northern cemetery. There will be more from this place over the next few weeks. Both here and on Pixels.

Norra begravningsplatsen (map) 8 March 2008

daily photo theme day: number of smoke rings

Today is a "numbers" theme day. Here are some traces from a number of unhealthy moments outside Danderyd University Hospital.

Danderyds sjukhus (map) 23 Feb 2008

plenty more from Stockholm, Sweden - click on photos to enlarge!