Thursday, March 31, 2022

Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau
Hotel Esplanade, and Hotel Diplomat, both with the same address Strandvägen 7. Known in Swedish as two Jugend palaces. The palace housing Hotel Diplomat has been a hotel since the mid 1960s. The buildings date back to around 1910. One famous man that lived here before the hotel era was Ivar Kreuger, known over here as Tändstickskungen. The views from the palaces are not bad at all as they overlook Nybroviken.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Available Seating

Bit of a smirk We will go here next A blue day Happy The Knife Wrestlers Strandvägen
Vårväder People enjoying the Winter sunshine from a few benches around Stockholm. First snap from Strömkajen. Second shot from Skeppsbrokajen. Blue sky with matching blue background at a bus stop at Slussen on the third image. Next a woman clearly enjoying the sun from a bench at Strandvägen while her friend speaks on the phone. The Knife Wrestlers is the name of the sculpture seen on the next photo, taken near the National Museum. Then a side-view from Strandvägen. And last we see a few people at Norrmalmstorg, it was the well-dressed bald guy that I noticed first.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Fridays For Future IV

The Musician Giving it to Putin Resolution 64/292 A non-existing future Love (is not) in the air Team Liveable Future Fridays For Future System Change Demonstrationståg Pro Protester Tantolunden Photo opportunity
A last bunch of photos from the Fridays For Future demonstration in Stockholm. Snapped nearer to and at Tantolunden where the speeches were held. It was fun to see all the clever and home-made signs from everyone taking part. I made five pit-stops during the protest and as we closed in on the big park on Södermalm many of the faces in the crowd already felt familiar to me.

Monday, March 28, 2022

Fridays For Future III

Facial Expressions Hornsgatspuckeln React and act Saving a hot planet Family outing
After snapping a few photos of the demonstration at Slussen, I jumped on the ebike and pedalled over to Hornsgatspuckeln at Södermalm where I continued my documentation of the Fridays For Future protest.

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Fridays For Future II

Rädda Klimatet Urfolksrättvisa Solution not pollution Act Now Bury Fossil Oil Dog Protest A! Röst För Rättvisa Källsortera Kolkraften Slussplan
Ten more photos from the big Friday For Future demonstration in Stockholm, on, you guessed it, Friday. Some streets were closed off during the demonstration, so it was easy for me to jump on the bike and circle them and this was the first such stop at Slussplan also in the old town. Nice to see the mix of people and messages.

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Fridays For Future

People Not Profit Fridays For Future Researchers For Future For Max & Clara Getting the shot Crowd Control
Fridays For Future demonstrations all around the globe yesterday. I followed the one in Stockholm, with Greta Thunberg. They walked from Gamla Stan down to Tantolunden on Södermalm where everyone gathered to listen to a few speeches, including one from Greta. I followed them all the way. Came home with quite a few photos that I am still going through, so I will probably show you those in the coming days. I snapped this batch of photos at the old town as the march got under way.

Friday, March 25, 2022

A coffee and a kiss

Coffee and a kiss
Nice day for it. Both for kissing and for enjoying a mug of coffee. As seen at Nybrokajen in Stockholm, where people were waiting for ferries, either to take them home from the city or maybe out to the archipelago.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Behind Bars

Behind Bars
The first of ten planned, massive sculptures by Carl Milles, to be placed along the water around Stockholm a century ago. The rest of the group never made it. This one, called "Sjögudens glada stunder" can be seen at Skeppsbrokajen in Gamla Stan.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022


Trying to make a living on the streets of Stockholm with two kids back in Romania. This is Petrianu Florin at the pedestrian street Drottninggatan asking people for help.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Manhole Cover

Manhole Cover
On a weekly basis hundreds of thousands of people walk by this fun sculpture at Peter Myndes backe either not seeing it, or if they do, they just give it a quick glance and continue to wherever they are going. It was made in honour of Hasse Alfredson, a beloved comedian who at the time had been voted most popular person in the country. The sculpture was made by K.G Bejemark and it spent it's first few decades at Nybroviken before being moved to Slussen some ten years ago. It was named Humor, and the face of the worker looking up the manhole is based on Alfredson.

Monday, March 21, 2022

Matrosen Smørrebrød

Matrosen Smørrebrød
Gamla stan, Stockholm on a sunny day in March. A glass of white wine. A cold beer and snaps, baby sleeping in the stroller, life is good.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

St Patrick's Day

St Patrick's Day Stockholm Pipe Band St Patrick's Day Stockholm Pipe Band Ladies Dogs Guinness Kungsan Stockholm Pipe band St Patrick's Day Who, me?
I visited my first ever St Patrick's day Parade yesterday. Held at Kungsträdgården in central Stockholm. The park was packed with Irish people of all ages. And a lot of others as well. There was live music. And the Stockholm Pipe Band. Also, a lot of dressing up, or down, I guess! Guinness of course. Skål! And food stalls. And dogs, lots of dogs. I listened to a few passionate speeches from the organizers, and also from two ambassadors. The Irish of course, but also from the ambassador from Ukraine, and you can see both ambassadors walking next to St Patrick himself in the top photo. After 90 minutes or so, the parade got under way with the help of the pipe band. Also, worth noting was that we had a record-breaking temperature, around 14C from a clear blue Winter sky.