Monday, November 29, 2021

The double vaccine queue

The double vaccine queue
The pop-up vaccine clinic at Medborgarplatsen in Stockholm. Two long queues with people wanting the first, second, or third vaccine shot against Covid-19.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

LEGO®

LEGO®
The window display at the department store Åhléns City at Klarabergsgatan in Stockholm. The big LEGO® building in the display is the Åhléns building.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Space

Space Space
Two stories here. The highrise building here is one of five such buildings at Hötorget in Stockholm. They look similar, but had five different architects when they were built, and if you want to, you can read about them at Wikipedia.Second story. Space. Opening today at that high-rise. It will be the world’s largest gaming center, with over 400 gaming setups. Or, as they explain it themselves: Space is a digital culture center in the heart of Stockholm city. A physical meeting place for the digital generation. Our concept combines key ingredients of digital culture – gaming, music, content creation and digital knowhow, all under one roof. We offer an inclusive environment for people to connect, collaborate and create – enabling communities to thrive and explore new opportunities.

Friday, November 26, 2021

A sudden change in the weather

Winter Beach
Frost everywhere earlier in the week. I decided to stop by a favorite nature reserve that I have shown you many times before. Rudan. Two lakes, beaches, and a lot of forest, just a short walk from the commuter station in Handen. I stopped at four places and took the first winter-like photos of the season.It was ery slippery at the rocks so I fell and hurt myself both here and there. Anywho, this is a beach abstract that I shot at the sandy beach at the Lower Lake.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Young Mothers

Smile for the camera Facial Expressions
Two young mothers enjoying the rare November sun at City Hall in Stockholm. And it sure was a fine day. Perfect for some street photography.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

The Woodland Cemetery II

The Meditation Hill The Monument Hall
Back at the World Heritage Site, Skogskyrkogården. The Woodland Cemetery at Enskede. It used to be that I only biked past it, outside and along the 4 km long stone wall, on my way to or from Stockholm. But then in early September I decided to change that and ever since that day I always bike through the huge cemetery, nearly always stopping for a few shots. Today's photos were both taken from the same spot, only in opposite directions. Well, nearly. They show The Meditation Hill, Almhöjden, and the Monument Hall, on the other side of the Spegeldammen. If you you wanna go Ooh & Aah, check out my flickr album with as today, 108 photos from this amazing place designed 100 years ago by two 30 year old architects.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Drottninggatan

Övergångsställe The bag man A free sample Just checking Restaurant Polpette Drottninggatan Karamellaffären
This is Drottninggatan in Stockholm. Queen Street. A,(mostly), pedestrian street, always packed with people. It dates back nearly 400 years. A very popular tourist area with lots of interesting stores. I took a walk here a few days ago. I locked and parked my expensive e-bike outside The Ministry of the Environment, as there's always a guard or two outside that building. Drottninggatan is also the place where the deadly terrorist attack took place a couple of years ago.

Monday, November 22, 2021

Clue

Clue
Now and then something catches my eye at the legal graffiti wall in Farsta. This piece looked kinda familiar, and I think it is possible that I have seen a work by this "graffer" before somewhere else.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

The Next Prime Minister

The Future Prime Minister
It has been a busy few weeks for Magdalena Andersson. She took over as leader of the Social Democratic Party two weeks ago, and have been in talks with other political parties since then. If those talks pan out in Magda's favor, she will be the first female Prime Minister in Sweden in a not too distant future, maybe even this coming week. I spotted her a couple of days ago as she was leaving City Hall at Kungsholmen.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Ho Ho Ho, Santa's Gotta Go

Ho Ho Ho, Santa's Gotta Go
That time of the year again. The display windows along the always busy pedestrian street Drottninggatan in Stockholm are filling up with very classy Christmas thingies. Like here at Buttericks where we can see Santa doing his business, and that toilet paper really looks quite expensive does it not?

Friday, November 19, 2021

A work in progress

A work in progress
For the last 25 years there has been a huge Christmas tree at Skeppsbron in Stockholm. This years version is still a work in progress. A tradition started by the late Jan Stenbeck and continued since his death by his daughter Christina. It is a constructed tree,made from severeal trees, but it still counts. The tree comes from the company Bergvik Skog. I photographed this as a panorama, so it is eight photos, shot with a 50mm lens,, using my full frame Canon, and then stitched together in Photoshop. I saw the two runners coming, and waited for them to run into a shot.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Sandsborgskapellet

Sandsborgskapellet
Across the road from the big cemetery Skogskyrkogården is another cemetery. It is called Sandsborgskyrkogården, and in reality it is today a part of the bigger cemetery. The headstone with the story that I showed you a couple of days ago was from there and this is the chapel at Sandsborg. Built in 1895 in Gothic Revival architecture after plans by the architect Valfrid Karlsson.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

November Darkness

The Café
This is a new café in Tungelsta. It is called Med Mig. With Me. Unusual name. A dine-in café with no deliveries. The building has an interesting history. It was a church for a long time. After that, it became a gym. That only lasted a few years. It will be fun to see how long the café will be around. Snapped this on Sunday afternoon.

Monday, November 15, 2021

November Light

November Light
Cycling home from Stockholm on a sunny Autumn day I had to stop and photograph the afternoon light hitting the facade at this bistro in the Old Town, Gamla stan. Sure looked inviting. The building dates back to 1781. The adress is Kornhamnstorg, which means Grain Harbour Square in English.