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exit strategy

Huvudsta centrum may be an incredibly dull shopping mall but they do know how to say "see you again soon" with flowers.

Huvudsta centrum, Solna (map) 1 September 2010


a colourful final

Go get that extra sweater and enjoy these glorious days of autumn.

Centralgatan, Nynäshamn (map) 28 September 2010


fading glory

Decorations at Norrmalm Square have seen better days.

Norrmalmstorg (map) 21 September 2010



One summer afternoon each year, the studio is open to fans and friends of friends.

Tollare, Nacka (map) 21 August 2010


return of the tram

After 43 years, tramcars are returning to the inner city. A gloomy epoch is ending.

Ryssviksvägen (map) 21 September 2010


four centuries later

The pulpit from 1599 in Ösmo Church. Without a tripod, this shot was somewhat tricky.

Ösmo kyrka, Nynäshamn (map) 28 September 2010


fair and square

Simple patterns at Norrmalm Square.

Norrmalmstorg (map) 21 September 2010



This is part of the harbour of Vaxholm, on a beatiful autumn-day. There are still some vessels around, even though many are already out of the water.

Söderhamnen, Vaxholm (map) 19 sept 2010

return of the tiles

I've been testing your patience over the years with several shots from Västra skogen ("the Western Forest") subway station, decorated by artist Sivert Lindblom

Tunnelbana Västra skogen, Solna (map) 1 September 2010


gazebo entrance

This glassy Lusthus has got to be perfect for long summer evenings amongst friends.

Tollare, Nacka (map) 21 August 2010


ösmo kyrka

The oldest parts of Ösmo Church are from the 12th century.

Ösmo kyrka, Nynäshamn (map) 28 September 2010


take five (2)

Tram staff taking a breather before it's time to depart again.

Ryssviksvägen (map) 21 September 2010


air attack ?

Not really. It's rare fly-by, performed by 18 JAS39 Gripen (Griffin) from F7 and F21 during the celebration of Crown Princess Victoria's wedding day. It's been 17 years since it was allowed the last time. At that time one of them made headlines by going down . No such thing this time.

Kastellholmen (map) 19 June 2010

paved with good intentions

Recycling ambitions have resulted in yet another ugly corner in the cityscape.

Johan Enbergs väg, Solna (map) 1 September 2010


...and the winner is...

Ralph Lundsten drawing lots for musical prizes at a yearly garden lottery.

Tollare, Nacka (map) 21 August 2010


shoe hanger

Elevate your vision and you might see unexpected things, shoes maybe or...

Döbelnsgatan (
map) 3 October 2010

The Walk of Time and Light

Artist Niklas Karlsson has decorated Ösmo Station. Sections of tiles become rays of light in ”Tiden och ljusets vandring”.

Ösmo station, Nynäshamn (map) 28 September 2010


Cape Waldemar

There's no shortage of floating vessels in Stockholm. At this time of year, they tend to remain moored.

Ryssviksvägen (map) 21 September 2010


local hang-over

The entrance to subway station Västra skogen, roof and all.

Tunnelbana Västra skogen, Solna (map) 1 September 2010


Villa Frankenburg

A wooden fairytale mansion.

Tollare, Nacka (map) 21 August 2010



A pine tree found itself in a sticky-stitch situation and chose to dump a pile of needles.

Kyrkvägen, Nynäshamn (map) 28 September 2010



There's nothing low-budget about this brick wall in Vreten. I just felt like using that particular title.

Vretenvägen, Solna (map) 1 September 2010


gazebo outlook

Catching a glimpse of a spa from within a gazebo. Through the stained glass we can also discern the water of Skurusundet.

Tollare, Nacka (map) 21 August 2010


advanced users only

Evidently, tram passengers are smarter than folks in the subway or commuter trains. That's why they're allowed to open the doors by themselves.

Sergels torg (map) 21 September 2010


the sky is no limit

High-flying ambitions in Solna.

Vretenvägen, Solna (map) 1 September 2010



Outside a pink wooden fairytale mansion, the birds can also dine in style.

Tollare, Nacka (map) 21 August 2010


multi-storey art

A parking garage in Västra skogen, decorated by Hans Lindström.

Tunnelbana Västra skogen, Solna (map) 1 September 2010


summer downstairs

I wonder what it'd be like to have a morning swim easily within reach.

Tollare, Nacka (map) 21 August 2010


autumn on my mind

The warmth lingers for yet a while and it's good to be back in the routine. Like waiting for a city bus.

Slussen (map) 21 August 2010


take five

A bunch of wheelbarrows enjoying a moment off.

Huvudsta centrum, Solna (map) 1 September 2010


a northern hub

Once upon a time the subway network hadn't been extended to Danderyd Municipality. Several regional bus lines terminated in the inner city, contributing to the daily traffic jam known as rush hour. Nowadays there's a major bus terminal by Danderyd University Hospital and many lines terminate right here, above the subway station.

Danderyds sjukhus, Danderyd (map) 10 July 2010


window of opportunity

Always keep a window open to new possibilities.

Tollare, Nacka (map) 21 August 2010


smallish station house

A Roslagsbanan commuter train bound for Ormsta whizzes by the minimalistic station in Mörby.

Mörby station, Danderyd (map) 10 July 2010


happy stairs

Renovation mayhem tends to cause inconveniences. Not so in Huvudsta. Upstairs or downstairs, smiles are everywhere.

Huvudsta centrum, Solna (map) 1 September 2010


tree optimization

Look upon it this way. Growing involves more or the less the same effort regardless of location so if you're a tree you might as well choose to grow next to a station entrance and be admired by commuters all day long.

Mörby centrum, Danderyd (map) 11 July 2010


make believe

A window is but a state of mind.

Tollare, Nacka (map) 21 August 2010


global commuting

Our subway network is confined to the central part of Stockholm County. Still, one never knows when a world map might come in handy.

Tunnelbana Rissne, Sundbyberg (map) 6 July 2010


accordion mobility

Don't forget to keep an eye on your waistline. Others do. Even if you're a bus.

Slussen (map) 21 August 2010


the Low Down on Mörby

The well-known low-angle interior view of a C20 subway train. The car has 126 seats and is 46 meters long.

Tunnelbana Mörby centrum, Danderyd (map) 11 July 2010


inside scoop

Now what's going on out there? A gentleman is holding a piece of paper. And why this crowd?

Tollare, Nacka (map) 21 August 2010


botanically yours

Not surprisingly, science is one theme in the artworks of Universitetet subway station. Artist Françoise Schein has created a tribute to Swedish botanist Carl von Linné.

Tunnelbana Universitetet (map) 11 July 2010


rissne lined up

Want to go looking for lines and perspectives? Your nearest modern one-platform subway station will have plenty to offer.

Tunnelbana Rissne, Sundbyberg (map) 6 July 2010


the other side of Mörby

Mörby is a sleepy suburb where most residents will find themselves commuting elsewhere on a daily basis to their respective jobs or schools. This was shot in the midst of a quiet Saturday night and we're looking at the other side of the sign above the station entrance.

Mörby centrum, Danderyd (map) 11 July 2010


the jury is in

From an elevated position, a team of birds envisioned by artist Helga Henschen monitors what takes place on the station platform.

Tunnelbana Tensta (map) 6 July 2010


moving in different circles

What's in a circle? What shapes can be created using circles? Artist Pierre Olofsson explores a world of circles in a walking tunnel by Danderyd University Hospital. Here's a detail of the artwork Livets träd ("Tree of Life"). How many circles can you discern?

Danderyds sjukhus, Danderyd (map) 10 July 2010


said one fossil to the other

Naturhistoriska riksmuseet in a secretive mood. Imagine wandering along those dark corridors at night.

Frescativägen (map) 11 July 2010


Silver Arrow

There's not much resemblance between a modern C20 subway train and the classic Silver Arrow of days gone by. Still, b/w photography leaves some room for the imagination.

Tunnelbana Rissne, Sundbyberg (map) 6 July 2010


warp art speed

A taxi zooming by the sculpture Livskraft by Carl-Gustaf Ekberg.

Edsviksvägen, Danderyd (map) 11 July 2010


sleepless Science Tower (3)

Not the fanciest of shots. Somehow, I like the appearance of the Science Tower in Kista.

Färögatan, Kista (map) 7 June 2010


rock-a-bye Duvbo

Except for the occasional camera-carrying insomniac, 'twas a quiet summer night in Duvbo.

Bergaliden, Sundbyberg (map) 7 June 2010

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