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a bold step

Sometimes in life, we need to move on. Leave those well known hunting grounds behind us and venture into the unknown. Those who dare, win.
Dragonvägen, Upplands Väsby (map) 10 August 2009


alby (3)

Another glimpse from Alby subway station, red benches and all.
Tunnelbana Alby, Botkyrka (map) 23 August 2009


offshoring is off

With the autumnal equinox just behind us, when boats are found on solid ground and when rowan berries are ripe - we're in for another season.
Norrviken, Sollentuna (map) 26 September 2009


S:t Tomas kyrka

St. Thomas Church in Vällingby. I wish I could play the organ.

S:t Tomas kyrka, Vällingby (map) 9 September 2009


bound for Österskär

Good old Roslagsbanan. 38000 people board one of these blue trains on an average weekday .
Täby centrum (map) 3 August 2009



Last Sunday I went for a trip to the beautiful small island Rödlöga in the archipelago. A one way boat trip from Stockholm city takes about 4 hours. Then you´ve got 1 hour and 45 minutes on Rödlöga before the boat departs. And you´d better be on that boat, because next trip back to Stockholm is on Saturday next weekend!

I took a lot of pictures this day, here is one of them.

Rödlöga, Norrtälje (map) 20 September 2009


the colour of Väsby (2)

Parts of central Upplands Väsby showcase an architecture which appears to have seen better days. Bright colours help give some positive vibes.
Dragonvägen, Upplands Väsby (map) 10 August 2009


no misspelling allowed

These are names of former clergymen of Turinge church with the years when they worked. The names continue on the back of the stone, and presently (since 2007) it's a female.

Turinge kyrka, Nykvarn (map) 12 sept 2009


norsborg (3)

Here's where the train stops. At Norsborg it's about time to start walking. Always good to have a hand to hold.
Tunnelbana Norsborg, Botkyrka (map) 23 August 2009



k:fem in Vällingby is a new fashion house with some 30 shops. They aim to offer a bit of everyday glamour and they certainly have a lot in store. One thing they don't seem to have is customers. The gigantic premises have echoed rather empty for quite some time now.
Vällingby centrum (map) 9 September 2009


the patient commuter

While waiting for your train, sometimes there's not much else to do than simply... wait.
Täby centrum (map) 3 August 2009


still got the blues

Do you recognize the architecture from "Blockula" in Solna? Another suburb, same blueprint. This is Upplands Väsby.
Dragonvägen, Upplands Väsby (map) 10 August 2009


alby (2)

Olle Ängqvist's well-known labyrinth at Alby subway station.
Tunnelbana Alby, Botkyrka (map) 23 August 2009


fontana di Vällingby

Fontänen ("the Fountain") is a well-known cinema in Vällingby. It appears to have survived the makeover of Vällingby centrum.
Vällingby centrum (map) 9 September 2009


let's make tracks !

On a lazy hazy crazy summer Monday by the narrow-gauge urban rail line Roslagsbanan it all becomes pretty clear. We should invest heavily in green modes of transportation.

Täby centrum (map) 3 August 2009



An entire block is flattened next to the bus station in Upplands Väsby. Time to call Bob the Builder.
Upplands Väsby station (map) 10 August 2009


norsborg (2)

A subway train from Ropsten slowly completes its journey, arriving at Norsborg.
Tunnelbana Norsborg, Botkyrka (map) 23 August 2009


891 mm

A north-east bound train arriving at Täby centrum station. Roslagsbanan is a narrow-gauge (891 mm) railway - old, yet electrified and with many loyal supporters.
Täby centrum (map) 3 August 2009


when the sun goes down

City Hall on a summer evening.


väsby centrum (2)

Japanese cuisine in a Swedish mall. Sushi seems as popular in Väsby centrum as anywhere. Probably one of the healthier meals available when you're on the go.

Väsby centrum, Upplands Väsby (map) 10 August 2009



The subway station in Fittja is a good place to marvel at trains crossing a couple of long bridges.
Tunnelbana Fittja, Botkyrka (map) 23 August 2009


when the peace hits the fan

It's good to have a fan of your own when the afternoon gets hotter than hot. Another peaceful moment by this sculpture.
Täby centrum (map) 3 August 2009


västra skogen (7)

A woman is ready to depart Västra skogen. She'll return here and so will we.
Tunnelbana Västra skogen, Solna (map) 6 July 2009


stadsbiblioteket (6)

Books, computers and people. Knowledge. The Public Library.
Stadsbiblioteket, Sveavägen (map) 13 July 2009


the colour of Väsby

- Sorry officer, I don't recall seeing any sign about turning right.

It's important to focus on a lazy summer day. All that vegetation can be quite distracting.

Dragonvägen, Upplands Väsby (map) 10 August 2009



Subway trains rarely breed in captivity. They are very shy and reproduce by fragmentation, seen here at Norsborg station.
Tunnelbana Norsborg, Botkyrka (map) 23 August 2009

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