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having a ball (or two) in Täby

Can you spot a bit of playfulness, elegance, quality, roots, comfort and joy ? The architects behind the shopping mall Täby centrum sure hope so. These are the values they wanted to capture in their logotype - one yellow ball and one red.

Täby centrum (map) 3 August 2009


traffic flow

Crammed between a parking lot and the railroad lies a stream in Upplands Väsby.
Upplands Väsby station (map) 10 August 2009



Alby is another favourite subway station. We've been here before.
Tunnelbana Alby, Botkyrka (map) 23 August 2009


tracks in Täby

Any minute now. The Roslagsbanan train bound for Österskär will arrive in Täby centrum.
Täby centrum (map) 3 August 2009


back to the future

We Swedish people tend to do as we're told. Take this recycling thing. Most of us gladly sort our garbage before disposing of it and since the nearest recycling station is probably not located where we live we might well have to transport the trash before getting rid of it. And then it'll come back one day, recycled into something different. Amazing.
Ladbrovägen, Upplands Väsby (map) 10 August 2009


solna centrum (5)

Reading, walking, using our cell phone, eating some fruit. Sometimes we just want to remain within our own private sphere. Life in a subway station.
(T) Solna centrum (map) 6 July 2009


stadsbiblioteket (5)

Not just books and computers... there are lots of newspapers and magazines at the Public Library.
Stadsbiblioteket, Sveavägen (map) 13 July 2009


täby centrum

Yet another shopping mall, this one in Täby.
Täby centrum (map) 3 August 2009


furusund (2)

A parting shot from Furusund where the ferry returns from Yxlan.

Furusund, Norrtälje (map) 22 June 2009


jernhusen by day

Same Central Station, more enlightenment.
Centralen (map) 13 July 2009


västra skogen (6)

Parallelism can be fun. A couple of metal handrails by a stairway in Västra skogen subway station enjoy themselves.
Tunnelbana Västra skogen, Solna (map) 6 July 2009


norrtälje kyrka (2)

Back at Norrtälje Church on a foggy Monday morning. There used to be a wooden church here which was destroyed by acts of war in 1719.
Norrtälje kyrka (map) 22 June 2009


patience is a virtue

The afternoon sun looks on as three ladies are waiting to cross busy Svea Street.

Sveavägen (map) 13 July 2009


playground wisdom

Mulle Meck is the handy-man character figuring in a series of children's books written by George Johansson and Jens Ahlbom. 2008 a Mulle Meck-park for children was opened in Järvastaden, Solna - a creative playground filled with technical gadgets, engine parts and slides in all imaginable shapes.

This inscription, found in the park, summarizes the Mulle Meck philosophy - and has a relevant point for most of us too:

"If there's a problem on one end,
there's usually a solution on the other."

(Old saying from Djupforsen)

Järvastaden, Solna (map) 29 July 2009


everyday drama

The Royal Dramatic Theatre at Nybroplan is a remarkable place from all sorts of angles.

Dramaten, Nybroplan (map) 13 July 2009


husby-sjuhundra kyrka (2)

King Canute I of Sweden was probably the person who took the initiative to erecting Husby-Sjuhundra Church. History tends to become slightly fuzzy after 800+ years.
Husby-Sjuhundra kyrka, Norrtälje (
map) 21 June 2009


word processing in täby

Two ladies and one newspaper in Täby centrum.
Täby centrum (map) 3 August 2009


water, be gone!

Back in April we had a bit of discussion on the topic of how to keep water out of subway stations. Here now is a close-up of one of the kinds of devices hanging from cave ceilings.

Tunnelbana Solna centrum (map) 6 July 2009


stadsbiblioteket (4)

The setting sun seems unwilling to tear itself away from this bed of roses outside the Public Library.
Stadsbiblioteket, Sveavägen (map) 13 July 2009


the Djurgården ferries

Djurgården ferries meet outside of Slussen, where the ferry line starts. In the background you see the ship af Chapman (a youth hostel).


vallentuna kyrka (8)

Do you recognize a nocturnal Vallentuna Church from this slightly odd angle?
Vallentuna kyrka (map) 8 June 2009


a day at the races

Opened in 1960, Täby Racecourse is supposed to be the premier track in Scandinavia.
Täby galopp (map) 3 August 2009


tales of the uncollected

The archipelago is a star attraction for tourists as well as a resort for the locals. Still, not every corner is a pretty sight. Here's where garbage is (supposedly) being collected in Furusund.
Furusund, Norrtälje (map) 22 June 2009


jernhusen on the lighter side

Enlightenment for everyone at Central Station
Centralen (map) 13 July 2009


vallentuna kyrka (7)

Tranquility outside as well as inside. The trademark of Vallentuna Church.
Vallentuna kyrka (map) 8 June 2009


The Royal Guard

One of the Royal Guards at the Royal Palace.


västra skogen (5)

Life is short. Art is long. At least according to Hippocrates. He would have liked the subway.
Tunnelbana Västra skogen, Solna (map) 6 July 2009


The view

One of my favourite views. The picture is taken at the old town street Tyska brinken (The German slope). And in the background you see Mariaberget at Södermalm.

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