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Exploring the city skyline from Fjällgatan while enjoying a raspberry/coconut ice cream. Being a guest photographer on plenty is a tough job but someone's got to do it...
Fjällgatan (map) 24 August 2008
Hvidovre in Denmark is a sister city of Sollentuna (which incidentally isn't a city at all but an important municipality in Stockholm County). Here's a view towards the commuter train station.
Sollentuna centrum (map) 25 August 2008
This is close to the bus stop I posted earlier.
I suppose to local viewers it will seem obvious that this was taken through the rear window of a coach travelling out of the city.
At first glance, though, it confuses me. In the UK traffic drives on the left. The road is fairly quiet but it doesn't take too long to focus on the car coming towards us and realize we are travelling in the same direction as it and not towards it.
On the other side of the road, that is the back of a bus, not the front. It is one of those bendi-buses as we call them. They are the length of two normal buses and can be seen across Europe. There may be some in the UK but I have never seen one. I hardly think they would cope very well with the corners in most of our city streets.
Here's an appetizer for today's subway day on pixels and elsewhere. Thorild's Square by night, no less.
subway day is a mid-month theme shared by the following blogs:
Budapest - New York City - Paris - Stockholm
T-Thorildsplan (map) 25 July 2008
This bus stop is on the outskirts of the City Centre.
There seems to be a lot of parked bicycles here.
I wonder whether their owners have taken the bus into the city, or have they climbed those wooden steps and to where do those stairs lead anyway?
Don't look to me for an answer though as I have no idea.
The head office of Rederi AB Soya (the Soya Shipping Company Ltd), off Maria Square. At our sister blog - Stockholm by pixels - is a photo of m/s Soya III, the first soya tanker ship built for this company (Soya I and II were bought from other shipping companies).
Mariatorget (map) 10 July 2008
Hammarby Sjöstad (roughly translated: Hammarby Sea City or Hammarby Lake City) is a part of Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, currently undergoing major urban redevelopment, It is located southeast of Södermalm.
Before the current redevelopment began, the waterside area was known as Södra Hammarbyhamnen (roughly South Hammarby Port), a mainly industrial zone. The neighbouring Lugnet was a run-down light industrial area, housing an impromptu trailer park.
Read more on Wikipedia
After a warm and dry summer we did get ourselves enough moist for an entire extra water week. Prudent preventive measures abound and every good citizen will bring his or her own. Here's a serious umbrella caught in standby mode on the Lidingö tram.
Lidingöbanan (map) 10 July 2008
So where were the tourists with cameras really looking?
For me you can keep your City Hall; the most splendid sight in Stockholm has got to be this.
The Riddarholmen Church (Riddarholmskyrkan) originally belonged to a Franciscan friary but was much altered in later centuries. The cast-iron steeple built in 1841 is 90m/295ft high. The burial-place of the Swedish monarchs, since 1807 the church has been used only for burials and memorial services.
I don't know what it is, but maybe it just reminds me of home.
Here are two photos from the singles final: Danish Nordic Light.
Stadion (map) 3 August 2008
Arlanda, terminal 5 (map) 12 July 2008
For reasons unclear to me, a semi-permanent TV studio was established in the King's Garden park (Kungsträdgården) earlier this summer. Also appearing in this photo are the Opera (in the background) and Jacob's Church to the right.
Strömgatan/Karl XII torg (map) 3 June 2008