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icons in bredäng

The small church in the center of Bredäng ("Broad Meadow") was inaugurated in 1969. It is used not only by the Swedish Lutheran Church but also by a Romanian Orthodox parish.

Bredängs kyrka (map) 10 March 2008 |
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keeping the birds out

It's a bit of creative thinking to use old Christmas decorations to scare the birds away from buds and berrys. As seen in Aunty O's grove (Tantolunden).

Tantolunden (map) 3 April 2008


kebab in alvik

Korvmacken ("the Sausage Station") offers a wide variety of nutritious stuff for the urban stomach. It's strategically located by Alviks Torg ("the Alvik Square") with buses, trams and the subway.
Hela kostcirkeln och halva kungariket. Eller var det tvärtom?
andra om stockholm alvik korv

Alviks torg (map) 30 Mar 2008


water week: tram on water

The Sickla Udde - Gullmarsplan tram passing over a bridge into Hammarby Sjöstad. Notice the blue walls on the buildings on the left hand side. They are only just - walls. Quite cool if you ask me.

water week is a theme shared by the following blogs:
stockholm by pixels - Ystad Daily Photo

Hammarby Sjöstad (map) 10 April 2008


water week: waterway

A view from Hammarby sjöstad towards Danviks bridge. The bridge is open, letting a bigger boat pass. In the background - Kaknästornet.

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Ytterligare ett besök i Hammarby Sjöstad. Denna gång riktar vi blicken mot Danviksbron som för ögonblicket är i uppfällt läge.

andra om stockholm vatten

Hammarby sjöstad (map) 10 April 2008


water week: to the manner born

When you're on a dinner date with a lady friend (be it here in Norrviken or elsewhere), there are a few ground rules to observe. You might want to look your best and give a favorable impression. Then again, you might not care a whole lot. Regardless, don't turn your behind at her while eating.

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stockholm by pixels - Ystad Daily Photo

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Norrviken, Sollentuna (map) 1 Apr 2008


water week: birds in the pool

Liljeholmsviken covered in ice. Some bird have found a pool of open water. It's close to here, where the fishing is good. We have had a week of sunshine, but the weatherman says that will change any day now. Not to ice and snow we hope.

water week is a theme shared by the following blogs:
stockholm by pixels - Ystad Daily Photo

Liljeholmsviken (map) 24 March 2008


water week: don't run in the stairs children - it's slippery when wet

This "water-staircase" is found in Hammarby Sjöstad. It's yet another water exhibition by Mikael Pauli & Dag Birkeland (remember the fountain?).

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Översvämning hemma? Ja, det skulle det kunna vara, men icke så. Vattentrappan i Hammarby Sjöstad behöver man veta var den är för att se. Kolla kartan.

andra om stockholm vatten

Kölnavägen, Hammarby sjöstad (map) 10 April 2008


water week: a wintry benchmark (2)

Granted, this might not be the comfiest bench in town but it's got a better view by the Karlberg Canal than most benches do. Here we actually managed to capture traces of snow. During most of this "winter" we had none. There were a couple of hungry guys circling around us. You can see them here.

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andra om stockholm vatten
Karlbergskanalen (map) 19 Mar 2008


water week: Stockholm on water

Stockholm very much is boats and water. Back on Strandvägen.

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stockholm by pixels - Ystad Daily Photo

Strandvägen (map) 24 January 2008


window cleaning

A sky lift always comes handy when you want to clean the windows. Spring time cleaning at SEB at Sergels torg.

Sergels Torg (map) 22 Jan 2008


milk and honey in solna

Solna like most municipalities has its fair share of cooperative retail facilities. Here at Coop Konsum (next to the subway station) the good citizens of Bergshamra can stop by to get their daily milk and bread.

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Bergshamra centrum (map) 23 Feb 2008


Stockholm in bloom

The cherry trees are in full bloom in Kungsträdgården (Kings Garden), as well are the stockholmians. This photo was taken this afternoon on my way home from work.

Kungsträdgården (map) 18 April 2008


sunny in solna

Part of the Solna Municipality, Bergshamra (pop. 7300) is a suburb without much of a history. It was established after WWII (which obviously left Sweden almost unaffected by hostilities) and has been extended several times.

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Björnstigen, Bergshamra (map) 23 Feb 2008


bath revisited

A sign telling us we have a public bath in the immediate vicinity. Here's another view but in daylight.
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Olofsgatan (map) 26 Jan 2008


mid-month theme: subway day

It's always the same story - old v/s new. This used to be a familiar sight for commuters in the Stockholm subway. One of the older cars, nowadays only serving at rush hour when we need everything which is still capable of rolling through those tunnels.
Read more? See more?

This month we'd like to to show you the interior of subway cars.
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New York City Daily Photo - Peter's Paris - stockholm by pixels

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andra om stockholm tunnelbana
T-Akalla (map) 8 Apr 2008


rotsunda by colour

Not the fanciest architecture, you might argue. Still, some paint and the generous afternoon sun does miracles. The neighborhood around Rotsunda Square offers a bit of tranquility if you make an effort to forget the highway a stone's throw away.
andra om stockholm sollentuna färg

Drabantstigen, Sollentuna (map) 1 Apr 2008


an ordinary day

Quite a typical morning on the way to the office. We haven't had much of a winter this year. January should be covered in white - or rather grey - city snow.

Sergels Torg (map) 22 Jan 2008


triumph in Skärholmen

Once in a while we venture into Suburbia. The church in Skärholmen was opened in 1976. This is a gilded wooden triumph crucifix by Harry W Svensson. See more?
andra om stockholm skärholmen kyrkor

Skärholmens kyrka (map) 10 Mar 2008


people's democracy

People demonstrating for or against something on a January evening. The Riksdag (Parliament) in the background.

Close to Helgeandsholmen (map) 23 January 2008


yes, we have no artillery (3)

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With 70 apartments, Svea Torn is a new part of our skyline. I agree with Gizelle's previous comment - how do you arrange the furniture without right angles?
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DN skrev såhär
andra om stockholm bostad östermalm

Svea torn (map) 23 Feb 2008


old street

Västerlånggatan in the Old Town can be a bit 'kitschy' but on a cold evening like this it's quite all right - don't you think?

Västerlånggatan (map) 23 Jan 2008


quality and caring (2)

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Ensuring access to health care for all its residents is a primary responsibility for the Stockholm County Council. The Danderyd University Hospital is an important part of that equation.
Hälso- och sjukvård svarar för tre fjärdedelar av landstingets kostnader
andra om stockholm danderyd sjukhus

Danderyds sjukhus (map) 23 Feb 2008


come visit us

Stockholm, and Sweden, are very beautiful places! Why don't you come and visit us one day? Here is Sweden on a Hamburg door.

Hamburg, Germany (map) 21 Mar 2008


spring crocus

To us, city photoblogging isn't primarily about the birds and the bees. Still, we do have flowers in Stockholm (someone asked;) and this is the time of year when they are most appreciated. So from all of us to all of you, a very merry spring. Enjoy this humble spring crocus from Norrviken.
andra om stockholm sollentuna vår

Norrviken, Sollentuna (map) 1 Apr 2008


walk me home

Floor decoration in a shopping mall in Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg, Germany (map) 21 Mar 2008



photo: Michael Zucker
Found this lamp on a wall at Yttersta Tvärgränd, just above Hornsgatan
andra om stockholm gamla stan belysning

Yttersta tvärgränd (map) 30 Mar 2008


Gustaf Vasa Church (4)

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Lena suggested we should take a look inside Gustaf Vasa Church as well. That was a piece of good advice. Here's the altar with magnificent sculptures, all in baroque style and originally created for the cathedral in Uppsala by carver Burchard Precht.
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andra om stockholm kyrka odenplan

Odenplan (map) 10 Mar 2008


governmental ornamentation

Ornament on the Rosenbad building. Since 1981 Rosenbad houses the Prime Minister's Office and the Government Chancellery. Designed by prominent architect Ferdinand Boberg and completed 1902.

Rosenbad (map) 12 Feb 2008


daily photo theme day: off season

Ice is frozen water and if the weather is cold enough the ice gets thick enough to walk or skate on. If you play ball on ice you should preferably use a small orange or red ball - approximately the size of a tennis ball - and sticks and skates and then you suddenly play bandy. Football is played in the summer on grass. Oh, how I long for the football season. Not for the sports, but for the warmth and open waters.

Årstaviken, Hornstull (map) 24 March 2008

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