Svea torn (map) 23 Feb 2008
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Universitetet (map) 27 Jan 2008
I've been on this canalboat for some time now. The guide has been pointing out this and that while I've jotted notes and taken photos. Information overload is setting in.
I think that is Skeppsholmen over there and one of the city's numerous museums, but I'm not sure I really want to know. I'm sitting low down in the cool waters on this summer sunny day. Let's just relax and watch the world go by.
Saltsjöqvarn mill, built in 1890 on the shore of Saltsjön (salt lake) in the entrance to Stockholm. The mill is now closed and flats are being built in the surroundings. The building itself is regarded as architecturally valuable because it is in its original state.
Danvikstull/Saltsjön (map) 17 January 2008
Skansen is the oldest open-air museum in the world, founded by Artur Hazelius in 1891. Through living history Hazelius wanted to show how people in different parts of Sweden used to live and work in older days. The museum - and the zoological park - is open year around and well worth a visit. On the photo we see a bust of the founder close to the gate bearing his name.
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Skansen (map) 13 January 2008
As soon as there's the slightest hint of Spring in the air almost every kind of Stockholmer get excited wanting to look their best - even the cobblestone streets like to get whatever hair they have done. Curling stone style.
Skanstullsbron (map) 20 Jan 2008
If you come to Stockholm from south by rail, you cannot miss this building. It's right on the entrance of Stockholm Central station. You won't see it exactly like this of course. In the daytime it's somewhat less good-looking. This is taken from Riksbron. The title connection? Oh, I almost forgot. Most of you watching, are not familiar with this. It's a publishing company.
As Per wrote today on Stockholm by pixels: "We travel across our waterways, we fish in the inner city and during those flickering short moments of Nordic summer we swim in this surprisingly clean water" and "January 2008 didn't bring us any winter weather".
So true. This photo was taken a fortnight ago in South central Stockholm. The house is on the isle Reimersholme and the marina on the right is on the island of Långholmen. The canoeist is on his way from Riddarfjärden where lay City Hall on Per's photo.
Långholmsbron (map), 13 Jan 2008