Monday, August 15, 2022

Ice cream break

Ice cream break
A bicycle police stopping for an ice cream at the pier Lugnets terrass at Hammarby Sjöstad. Seemed like the smart thing to do as it was one of those warm Summer days. There are around forty police officers riding around Stockholm, all of them using mountainbikes from Santos, a Dutch brand.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Sjöstjernan

Sjöstjernan
There are twelve ships anchored along the pier at Norra Hammarbyhamnen in Hammarby Sjöstad in Stockholm. Thirty years ago, this was an industrial zone. Today, maybe 30 000 people call this part of the city home. One of the boats at the pier is Sjöstjernan. The owner, Christofer Andersson did a good job with the ship. I snapped a few photos of the ship last Summer when they were busy renovating it. The ship was originally called Polstjernan. It was constructed as a steamship by Göteborgs Mekaniska Verkstad in 1890. For many years a pilot-ship, until 1929 when it was bought by a brewery and used to ship beer around Lake Vänern until 1970. Today it has a modern Volvo diesel engine.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Vita Bergen

Kajsas i Parken The blonde and the brunette Spot the dog
Three photos from a park on Södermalm. The area is known as Vita Bergen. The White Mountains. It is dominated by the Sofia church that sits on top of the hill, and I snapped the two last photos from up there. The park is very popular with picnickers and sunbathers, weather permitting of course. The first photo shows a restaurant called Kajsas i parken.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Rosendal Palace

Rosendal Palace Rosendal Palace
Two photos showing a nice little palace pavilion at Royal Djurgården. The Rosendal Palace. I might move in here one day, or not. Originally built in the 1820s for King Karl XIV Johan, the first Bernadotte as a Summer house, or a lustslott as we like to call it. Today a museum. Top photo from a few days ago with a tour guide a two visitors chatting away. I shot the second photo back in May.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Lazy day at the beach

Lazy day at the beach
There are many popular beaches in Stockholm. Some big, some small. At Långholmen you will find both as well as many cliff baths. This little beach is just a few meters from the old prison.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Skogskyrkogården

The Memorial Grove Use the stairs Almhöjden Skogskrematoriet Counting Tourists
Another visit to the woodland cemetery at Enskede. I started my photo project at this World Heritage Site last Autumn. The top photo shows flowers at the memorial grove, which is located on top of a grassy hill. The second photo shows the view you see while walking up that hill. Which is the hill next to it, The Meditation Hill. Or Almhöjden. I often sit up there eating my lunch. The stairs are named after the architect, Gunnar Asplund who is buried nearby. Photo number four shows the old crematorium and three of the chapels at the cemetery, and along the stone path, the big cross, also designed by the agnostic architect. We finish today's tour from a bench at the mirror pond, looking up at the Meditation Hill where a group of tourists is making their way down.I think they were Italian.

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Views from a bridge

Tanto Strandbad Broöppning Liljeholmsbron Still Summer
A couple of photos taken from the Årsta bridge, it is the bridge where the commuter train from my neck of the woods passes on its way to Stockholm. On the first photo we can see parts of Tantolunden, and the rocky beach, always popular when the sun is shining. Turning the camera just a bit to the right, we can see that the Liljeholmen bridge is open to let a few sailboats through. And on the third snap you can see the bridge when it is down with buildings at Marieberg on Kungsholmen in the background. The fourth photo was taken closer to the other side of the bridge at Sjövikskajen where people were sunbathing on the big dock.

Monday, August 08, 2022

Brick Art

Brick Art
Detail on the wall at Mariaskolan, Ringvägen on Södermalm. Built in 1890. According to Wikipedia both Ulf Lundell and Carola were students here.

Sunday, August 07, 2022

Boats, boats, and more boats

Boat Babes Motorsailing Träbåt Lilla My Aluminiumbåt
Five boat photos, shot from two different bridges on a sunny summer day. All photos except the motor sailing one photographed from the Årsta Bridge. I spotted the sailboat in the canal at Hammarby Sjöstad.The Skanstull bridge below where I was standing were opening to let the waiting sailboats through to Årstaviken via the Hammarby lock, so I stopped for a photo.

Saturday, August 06, 2022

The sky is the limit

The sky is the limit
I remember reading a positive review of the sky bar that you can find at the top of this 26-story high-rise at Liljeholmen, Kajplats 6, (the architect was Alessandro Ripellino), maybe one year ago. It was posted in one of those apps where you can review everything. So being the nice guy that I am, I added a photo of the sky bar as one were missing, and we can't have that. It was very similar to this one that I snapped from the Årsta bridge a couple of days ago, and I got a quick response from someone at the app, or maybe from a bot, I don't really know. And then some time later I read in a Facebook post that the bar was still to open, and that the review was fake! Gave me a laugh and a half. By the looks of it, it is still not open, one year later. I wonder what went wrong. Could be something to do with the pandemic and the world economy at large, I guess.

Friday, August 05, 2022

The bride and the groom

Wedding Shoot
I will often make a pit-stop at Stockholm City Hall. Sometimes for a bite to eat, sitting down by the Riddarfjärden bay looking at the view. One time when I did that this year, thieves stole my bike bag. I was also here when my bike broke down a while back. So it is not all positive. But usually I am here because it is a great place if you enjoy people watching, and that is one of my big hobbies. Nothing more fun that photographing people. It is very popular to get married at City Hall, and if you pick the right day, chances are that you might walk in to a wedding shoot. This, I am guessing, was a Syrian wedding. I counted at least three official photographers, as well as a number of tourists with their smartphones.

Thursday, August 04, 2022

Watercrafts

Hop-on Hop-off Celebrity Apex® italia.it Free wi-fi
The ferry in the top photo goes between Nybrokajen and the Fotografiska museum at Katarinavägen on Södermalm. It will cost you 55 SEK, and if you are a good photographer, you will have fifteen minutes of shooting time onboard. The second photo shows the Celebrity Apex®.It is a new cruise ship, and when I snapped this photo it had just arrived from Copenhagen. Snap number three shows a billboat with a very ugly advertising screen. Although I really like Italy and anything Italian. And the fourth and final photo shows a Delfin sightseeing ferry from Strömma. It offers free wi-fi.

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Liljevalchs+

Liljevalchs+
Liljevalchs +. Just a bit on the ugly side. Made from, 6860 glass bottles and a lot of concrete. Designed by Gert Wingårdh and Ingegerd Råman.

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

A Favorite view

Stockholm
I always enjoy walking around Skeppsholmen. It is where you will find the Museum of Modern Art, the architectural museum, also the Af Chapman hostel, to name just a few things. The views you can get are also pretty good, and here is one of my favorites. A ferry on its way to Royal Djurgården passing by Stadsgården with buildings at Södermalm, on the hills at Mosebacke and Katarina in the background. I showed you a few photos from the beautiful cemetery at Katarina a while back, and here is the church itself. You can also see the apartment building at Höga Stigen that I showed you earlier this summer, where the character Lisbeth Salander lived in the Millennium series.

Monday, August 01, 2022

Wooden cross

Wooden Cross
Out walking at the Woodland Cemetery I notied this wooden cross on a tree trunk. And that would work nicely for the August Theme Day.