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delivery for Bob the Builder

Some positively huge construction things being towed to Bob the Builder and friends. I guess this will be used in the building of a new railway tunnel under water in Riddarfjärden (right about here) on the other side of the island Södermalm.

Hornstull (map) 1 November 2008 | others bloggar


say it isn't so!

OK. It isn't so. Nothing is being demolished. Just some sort of repair work in front of good old Circus on Djurgården.

Cirkus (map) 1 November 2008 | others bloggar

photo #1200 on pixels since 19 October 2005


the fall line

text & photo: Jennifer Hallqvist

Most clothing lines strive to add values to their clothes that go beyond the notion of cotton, wool or cashmere. They need to make us consumers feel like we are entering a certain lifestyle by dressing in their creations.

With that in mind I can't help but wonder what the decorators at Esprit were thinking when styling this display. Is Esprit a falling brand? Or... is this their Fall Collection -08?

Gallerian (map) 21 November 2008 | others bloggar


evening light

Evening light in the King's Garden (Kungsträdgården). A few lamps down the path we see Molin's Fountain.

Kungsträdgården (map) 29 October | others bloggar


let it snow in kista

Rush hour in Kista seems rather relaxed. Or maybe the rush simply chose to move indoors following the recent snow storm. The tall structure in the background is Kista Church.

Kista centrum (map) 25 November 2008 | others bloggar


the fountain

Molin's Fountain in nice blue evening light

Kungsträdgården (map) 29 October 2008 | others bloggar


(t)rama lama ding dong (2)

...previously on pixels

Flexity Swift
is the model name of this low-floor light-rail vehicle. This is Sickla udde and here's where the tram line Tvärbanan from Alvik terminates.

Sickla udde (map) 23 November 2008 | others bloggar


golden rainbow

LinkAccording to mythology, the Irish leprechaun's secret hiding place for his pot of gold is at the end of the rainbow. I think you could very well spend that pot of gold in the smart department store NK - Nordiska Kompaniet - at the end of this rainbow.

NK (map) 10 November 2008 | others bloggar


I am King

- Look at me, here I stand in Kungsträdgården ("the King's Garden") pointing out that I'm a Swede. Charles XII of Sweden is my name, should you have forgotten.

Kungsträdgården (map) 29 oct 2008 | others bloggar


mansion turned museum

The museum Waldemarsudde ("Cape of Waldemar") on Djurgården was established 60 years ago

Waldemarsudde (map) 1 November 2008 | others bloggar


misty bridge

The Liljeholmen bridge enveloped in morning mist

Hornstull (map) 5 November 2008 | others bloggar


silent crowds

Thousands upon thousands visited the Holy Cross Chapel at the Woodland Cemetery on that bitterly cold All Saints' Day. Here's a close-up of the Resurrection Statue.

Skogskyrkogården (map) 1 November 2008 | others bloggar


apples anyone

Fritt efter (freely after) Frans Floris Pomona by Emma Karp Lundström

A real tasty work of art. The "painting" consists of some 18.000 apples fixed by some 38.000 nails. The whole image is 56 square meters large and was on exhibition at the Hallwylska Museum. The kid in the front is a student doing some school work.

Hallwylska museet (map) 4 November 2008 | others bloggar


local ice age

Intriguing patterns on a small frozen pool of water in Sollentuna. What happened here before dawn?

Wesströms väg, Sollentuna (map) 1 Nov 2008 | others bloggar


a Grand view

We've seen the hotel before. This time it's night time. And the view is Grand. Both the real one and the mirrored one.

Södra Blasieholmshamnen (map) 29 Oct 2008 | others bloggar


mid-month theme: subway day

Of course, to become a good metro train driver you must have training. Here is a learner's train - or shall we call it a train train - passing by station Hornstull. The sign says Learner's train. No boarding.

(T) Hornstull (map) 31 October 2008 | others bloggar

subway day is a mid-month theme shared by the following blogs:
New York City - Paris - Stockholm


city in disguise

photo: Irena Hellqvist

Stockholm should be somewhere out there in the morning fog. We see the two Högalid church steeples, the top of City Hall, St John's Church and some chimneys. But where's the actual city?

Nybohov (map) 10 October 2008 | others bloggar


blue house

A blue house in Gröndal ("Green Valley")

Gröndal (map) 19 October 2008 | others bloggar


standing tall

Saint Jacob's Church on a dark evening. It's a lot warmer inside.
Jakobs kyrka (map) 29 October 2008 | others bloggar


the old shoe

A scene that could have been taken from the must-see film "Wag the dog" (IMDB) and the homage to the made-up war hero "Shoe". This is from Hornsgatan in Stockholm though.

Hornstull (map) 4 October 2008 | others bloggar


a candle for grandma

Remembering loved ones on a bitterly cold All Saints' Day at the Woodland Cemetery. See more?

Skogskyrkogården (map) 1 November 2008 | others bloggar


water week: fist raised under umbrella

The Freedom Not Fear protest against net surveillance * on October 11 was a very small and wet affair

Mynttorget (map) 11 October 2008 | others bloggar

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


water week: I'm starting to get dizzy...

- Hey, who froze the water? I'm not done yet. Let me out!

Not a lot of water to swim around in at this time of year. I wouldn't want to be a swan.

Drottningholm (map) 15 November 2007 | others bloggar

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


water week: a splashing moment

photo: Johan Bryggare

Rainy October; children love it. Everywhere pools of water to play in. Outside the day care center Regnbågen in Sollentuna this girl finds the perfect spot to try out her new rubber boots and have a splashing moment.

Sollentuna (map) 16 October 2008 | others bloggar

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


water week: duck patrol

Mr and Mrs Duck have been quite busy - thank you! - since their previous water week appearance. Here they are, patrolling Rotsunda Creek. In the background, some allotment garden cottages.

Rotsundaån (map) 27 October 2008 | others bloggar

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


water week: pipe water

Just a small drop of water from within

Hornsgatspuckeln (map) 4 October 2008 | others bloggar

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


water week: late in the boating season

Most people have already picked up their boats for the season but there are some pockets of resistance still. It looks quite cosy as a matter of fact.

Svarvargatan/Karlbergs kanal (map) 30 sept 2008 | others bloggar

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


water week: under the bridge

The first bridge across Nockeby Strait was opened in 1787. Composer Carl Michael Bellman was among those attending the festivities. The current version is a movable bridge from 1973. It's unclear whether it has inspired any music but the good folks of Ekerö Municipality can testify to its importance in everyday life.

Nockebybron (map) 6 October 2008 | others bloggar

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


the capital of shopping

Skärholmen south of Stockholm market themselves as "Skhlm - The capital of shopping" and thus travestying on Stockholm's (Sthlm for short) "The capital of Scandinavia".

Skärholmen (map) 27 September 2008 | others bloggar


daily photo theme day: book this day

Books. So many things can be learned from them. In this particular case it's geography that catches this boy's attention. He seems to be totally absorbed by it. Or maybe he just needs a pair of new glasses?

Fatburstrappan (map) 13 Sep 2007 | others bloggar

The November theme is "Books". This is the twentieth consecutive month we're participating in the monthly theme of City Daily Photo. 178 members have promised to take part on this day.

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