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2008-06-30

stadsmissionen

We're supposed to live in a welfare society. Still, for whatever reason, there seems to be an ever increasing number of people who need help. The Stockholm City Mission with 200 employees and 300 volunteers is busier than ever. Here's Grillska huset in the Old Town where they run a café and other business enterprises to help bring in more money.

Stortorget (map) 5 May 2008

#3 in a series of 6


The coach stops and our guide tell us that this is probably the most photographed place in Stockholm; that we probably all want to take our own picture of it.

Since we are here I do take a picture but why would I want to just copy a scene that I could easily buy a good-focused one of on a postcard?

Maybe you know where we are or maybe you don't. Before I reveal the whole picture, let's skate around it.

First: Take a look at some sky.

Second: Take a look at some water.

Third: Take a look at some more of the sky - this time though, note two objects in the sky (not clouds).

2008-06-28

fireboat

Fires at sea can be catastrophic. Fortunately there are fireboats and hopefully this one doesn't have to become entangled in any emergency. Staying docked at Slussen looks a lot nicer.

Slussen (map) 5 May 2008

2008-06-25

stairway to dalagatan

Here's Dalatrappan. Up these stairs is where Dalagatan (the Dala Street) begins.

Dalatrappan (map) 5 May 2008

2008-06-23

blues for skeppsholmen

The yearly Stockholm Jazz festival on the Ship's Islet is approaching. Here's a blue moment with the Vasa Museum for background.

Skeppsholmen (map) 27 May 2008

2008-06-22

#2 in a series of 6


The coach stops and our guide tell us that this is probably the most photographed place in Stockholm; that we probably all want to take our own picture of it.

Since we are here I do take a picture but why would I want to just copy a scene that I could easily buy a good-focused one of on a postcard?

Maybe you know where we are or maybe you don't. Before I reveal the whole picture, let's skate around it.

First: Take a look at the sky.

Second: Take a look at the water.

katarina kyrka

Our assassinated foreign minister Anna Lindh is one among several prominent Swedes buried by Katarina kyrka (Church of Catherine)

Katarina kyrka (map) 12 May 2008

2008-06-21

busy times

As a single parent, caring for a big family....

Actually the pic is lying a bit. I noticed the bird (a great tit) coming out from behind the hatch, and a few moments later flying in again, staying a while and then out again. I got curious and had a look. Eight small ones in one nest, that has to be a big family! I wonder what became of them, if all survived?

Skeppsholmen (map) 24 May 2008

the balloonist

A photo of balloonist Peter Häggström hard at it documenting Stockholm for our viewing pleasure. This photo taken by photographer unknown to us at Stockholm by.

Stockholm (map) 21 May 2008

kungsgatan (3)

...previously on plenty

Stopping by the King's Street again. Only one of the two famous towers chose to show up in this photo.

Kungsgatan (map) 4 May 2008

2008-06-19

"mine's bigger than yours"

Size matters by the Stadsgården harbour

Stadsgårdshamnen (map) 23 May 2008

2008-06-18

watch over me

There are two ways to say it. Either like this small glass-angel
in the memory-grove
or like this somewhat bigger guardian. Both serve their purpose I guess. It would probably be inapropriate to have them the other way around.

Norra begravningsplatsen (map) 8 March 2008

nocturne for stadsteatern

Our City Theatre by Sergel Square enjoys a quiet moment at 2 o'clock in the morning. Usually one of the busiest places in town.

Sergels torg (map) 2 June 2008

2008-06-17

#1 in a series of 6


The coach stopped and our guide told us that this was probably the most photographed place in Stockholm; that we'd probably all want to take our own picture of it.

Since we were there I did take a picture but why would I want to just copy a scene that I could easily buy a good-focused one of on a postcard?

Maybe you know where we are or maybe you don't. Before I reveal the whole picture (which might be disappointing) let's skate around it.

First take a look at the sky.

2008-06-16

castles in the sky

... previously on plenty


Gamla stan (map)

Castles in the sky – well not really. This is the real one. The Old Town from above including the Parliament (Riksdag, the rounded building on an island), the King’s castle (the big square) and at the very bottom of the picture is the floating sauna, another common sight during the summer.


Gröna lund (map)

A view of Stockholm’s south and beyond is the amusement park Gröna lund (Green grove) and in between you can see the ferry leaving for Finland.

photos: Peter Häggström
, 21 May 2008

... be sure to also visit the
pixels balloon serenity in the sky

2008-06-15

mid-month theme: subway day

Some gentlemen patiently awaiting the city-bound subway train on Alby station. Don't miss subway day on pixels and elsewhere around the globe!

subway day is a mid-month theme shared by the following blogs:
Budapest - New York City - Paris - Stockholm


T-Alby (map) 19 May 2008

2008-06-14

public service in högdalen

...previously on plenty

Oh, well. What's state-run television? After all, I suppose it would be frightfully dull, and... and boring, and completely... wonderful? Well, there's not much on this particular tube in Högdalen.

Högdalen centrum (map) 12 May 2008

2008-06-12

blues for waldemarsudde

Waldemarsudde ("Cape of Waldemar") has it all. History, culture and a lovely park. Oh, and some boats as well. If we join Gerald on tram #7 and hang around until dusk, this is what we might see.

Waldemarsudde (map) 29 May 2008

2008-06-11

summer balloons

Blåkulla/Solna (map)

During the summer season this is a common sight in Stockholm. Not many cities allow balloons flying like this. As the wind blows in different directions depending on height - the pilot can manoeuvre the balloon rather precise with bursts of hot air.

Ursvik (map)

Landing a balloon is an impressing and very precise manoeuvre. Getting the air out of it is like emptying a gigantic air mattress. Afterwards each passenger is baptised in champagne.
More to come ...

photos: Peter Häggström, 21 May 2008

...be sure to also visit the
pixels balloon stranded whales

Fountain of Youth (3)

...previously on plenty

This is what I could see under the bridge/short tunnel that I posted last week.

I didn't know at the time what it was and spent some time looking at maps and scouring websites trying to figure out where it was.

After it was featured a couple of times on Stockholm by Pixels, I finally worked it out and using googlemaps and virtual earth managed to retrace my journey around the city.

This is Sergel's Torg aka Fountain of Youth.

hotel sign

Does different mean better? The new hotel Sign by Norra Bantorget is different. Definitely different.

Norra bantorget (map) 5 May 2008

2008-06-10

The nibble is history

This yellow bit is the fifth bit in the collection, thus the nibble is history.

Årstadalshamnen close to (map).

nocturne for slussen

At Slussen there's always time for a soft drink and something nutritious to go with it

Slussen (map) 5 May 2008

2008-06-09

Power bit or painted connections

I found this nice power or telephone connection point in a park this winter.

Close to Drottningholms slott (map).

Port scans reveals maintenance error

Missing woodwork reveals heavy mooring or at least violent manoeuvres. 
Årstadalshamnen close to (map).

 

2008-06-08

waterloo

Well, you get the point. A public toilet by Alvik Square.

Alviks torg (map) 30 March 2008

2008-06-06

skärholmens kyrka (3)

...previously on plenty

Looking upwards is never wrong in a church. In Skärholmen there are especially good reasons. Don't you like this ceiling too?

Skärholmens kyrka (map) 10 March 2008

2008-06-05

Reflections on the E4


I've done a little manipulation of this to enhance the image.

What do you make of it?

Where are we leading?

2008-06-03

tre kronor

A brig is a two-masted ship with both masts carrying square sails. Here's the brig Tre Kronor ("Three Crowns") at Skeppsholmen. This is a new vessel, constructed in the 1990's with support from a 4000 member brig society.

Skeppsholmen (map) 27 May 2008

2008-06-01

daily photo theme day: endangered shop

The tide is overwhelming. We all want a local shop open around the clock. But most of us take the car and do most of our shopping elsewhere. So how is that local shop going to survive? Here is Vi Rotsunda Gård, a good representative of this endangered species.

Don't forget to stop by pixels to check out today's theme!

Kihlgrens väg, Sollentuna (map) 23 May 2008

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