Friday, September 30, 2022

Ten views from Stadshagsplan

A touch of red The Blue Buildings Vasastan Two Turrets Norra Tornen Gustaf Vasa kyrka Vasastan Elite Hotel Carolina Tower Wenner-Gren Center Rörstrandsgatan
Aiming my Canon to the right, to the left, far away, and a bit closer. I took these photos from two lookout points at Stadshagen on Kungsholmen. The red roof used to be a cigar factory, back when smoking was a thing. Looking far away and in another direction, we see the blue buildings at Hagalund in Solna. They were part of the "miljonprogrammet", and were built in 1973. The architect was Bo Ahlsén. The third photo shows a typical Vasastan house. The two turrets on the fourth shot are very familiar to people in Stockholm. The buildings are called Sportpalatset and Sankt Erikspalatset. The Sportpalatset was designed by the architect Jean Adrian, it was built in 1930. It was sold on an executive auction before it was even finished. The Sankt Erikspalatset dates back to around 1910. It was designed by Gunnar Morssing. By now, you might be familiar with The Northern Towers. If not, this is how they look from Stadshagsplan. In the sixth photo, we see a lot of rooftops, and also the church tower from Gustaf Vasa kyrka. Next, another view from Vasastan. You will find the Elite Hotel Carolina Tower in a very busy area, close to The Karolinska Institute where they are building a lot of apartments, offices and more at the moment. Next, more rooftops and then some 1950s architecture at Wenner-Grens Center. Aiming the camera to the left, more modern architecture with Kungsholmsporten. In the tenth and last photo for today, a sekelskifteshus, as it was built at the turn of the last century, you will find it at Rörstrandsgatan.

Thursday, September 29, 2022


Last month I took the bike up a hill on Kungsholmen to Stadshagen to an outlook point. It is called Stadshagsplan, and is at 52 m.ö.h, the highest natural point on Kungsholmen. I was obviously there for the views and to take photos. Today's snap shows a penthouse. Built in 1929. You will find the building at Igeldammsgatan. It is a ninety square meter apartment. With a 250 square meter terrace. The architect was Björn Hedvall. You will have to pay around 20 000 000 kronor to get this place. There is a spa and shower on the terrace that you can enter from the bedroom. More views from Stadshagsplan to come.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Do Epic Shit

Do Epic Shit
I noticed three people setting up this scene at Götgatsbacken. And then getting ready to photograph it, so I beat them to it. They work at Printler, and this is a good way I think to let both potential customers and artists/photographers know about their business. Oh, and about the epic shit thing. That is my motto. How did they know that?

Tuesday, September 27, 2022


1960s architecture in Stockholm. Known as the Philips house. Used as Koninklijke Philips N.V. main office and warehouse in Sweden back then. Designed by the Danish architect Bo Möller. I took this photo a while back on my way to Djurgårdsstaden. The office building today houses the administrative court, Förvaltningsrätten, and the warehouse part is used by TV4, a crap TV-channel that I never watch!

Monday, September 26, 2022

Monochrome Monday

Malmskillnadstrappan The knotted gun Glass Facade Water Tower
We start the new week, (Monday is the first day of the week over here), with a bit of Black and White. Top photo shows a well-designed staircase at Kungsgatan, leading up to Malmskillnadsgatan. It is three meters wide at the bottom and two meters at the top, which is really pleasing to the eye. And it makes it look like a tougher climb. If we continue our walk towards the hay square and then make our way down a pedestrian street, we will find a version of the Knotted Gun by Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd. Next we jump on the bike and pedal over to Kungsholmen and aim the camera back towards Klarabergsviadukten. We use a zoom lens and take a closer look at the side facade of the Waterfront Building. This is a "kontorshotell" called United Spaces Stockholm. Back on the bike we make our way over to Skeppsholmen where we climb a grassy hill to the highest natural point on that island where we find an old water tower. It dates back to around 1850. Last I heard it was used as a gallery, but on my visit it looked very closed.

Sunday, September 25, 2022


As I always do I made a pit-stop at the Woodland Cemetery. Or Skogskyrkogården as we like to call it, in Enskede. There are a lot of benches with great views over the area here, and as I sat down on one of them I noticed this worker busy filling in the letters with black paint so I walked over for a photo. This sign is the first thing you see when you enter the cemetery from Sockenvägen and as this is a World Heritage Site every detail counts.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

The Bike Train

Shooting while cycling Show off The Royal Castle Dude Thumbs up Orca Redhead, again Liggcykel Long Chain Guy Hello!
Just after 1400 hours all the cyclists lined up on the Norrbro bridge. The police were at hand, and they had had a conversation with the volunteers, (the people in the green, yellow and orange vests), about the rules of the bike train. Some of the streets closed for traffic as we rode through the central parts of Stockholm with the help of those volunteers. It was great fun. Even the bus drivers and taxi drivers gave us the thumbs up. I did in my own unique way. Biking in the train. Then stopping, jumping off the bike for a few photos. Then back in the train. I did that five or six times. Fun note, I posted a link to my flickr album at the official Facebook group, and one guy who responded told me that I managed to take four photos of him during the bike train! To have a look at all my 116 photos from the Bike Carnival press here.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Bicycle Event

The Oldtimers Tricky Bicycle Carnival Crew Quest Massage Time Look at her go The Music Man Norrbro Long chain
Last weekend I attended a fun bicycle event. It was called Cykelkarnevalen, The Bicycle Carnival. Held at Norrbro, at the Royal Castle in Stockholm. Many bicycle organizations took part as well as others in the bike industry. There were a lot of bike challenges, a bike band playing, and much more. I will show you the finale tomorrow, and boy was that fun.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Action Painting

Action Painting
I happened upon a political protest yesterday. On the square, Gustav Adolfs torg outside the Foreign Office at Arvfurstens palats. It was a Kurdish group, protesting against Turkish aggression in Kurdistan. Here, an artist is painting a portrait of Gulperin Ata, a 22-year-old woman said to have been killed by chemical weapons used by the Turkish regime. At the same time, Gulperin's uncle is demonstrating in The Hague.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Student Apartments

Söderåsen Norra Djurgårdsstaden
Still walking around Norra Djurgårdsstaden. These two photos show student apartments. Built at a triangular property. The complex is called Söderåsen. It has a total of 142 very modern student apartments. Designed for Svenska Bostäder by the two Sweco architects Jens Randecker and Sidsel Wållgren. You can see a few more photos at the architects web site.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Architecture & Exergi

Architecture & Exergi Gasklocka 3 Norra Djurgårdsstaden Norra Djurgårdsstaden
The new area Norra Djurgårdsstaden, or Hjorthagen as I like to call it, as it is the old name for this part of Stockholm, is today a mix of architectural styles. Both new, and old, from just over a century ago when Ferdinand Boberg designed the Gasworks here. The company behind it was once called Stockholms Gas- och Elektricitetsverk, but has since changed its name a few times and the current one spells Stockholm Exergi, hence my title.

Monday, September 19, 2022

I see red

I see red
This is the first building you see as you arrive at Norra Djurgårdsstaden. Designed by Wingårdhs arkitekter. I already know that I will have to back with a more wide-angle lens to take a few more photos of this building.

Sunday, September 18, 2022


Norra Djurgårdsstaden
Continuing my photo walk at Hjorthagen, or Norra Djurgårdsstaden. This apartment building along Bobergsgatan is called Björnlandet, and it was designed by two architects from Södergruppen. Olof Michélsen and David Gierow.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Vertical Landscape

Vertical Landscape
Very cool artwork at Norra Djurgårdsstaden. Been there for a few years now. Made by the Finnish artist Nanna Hänninen. The two buildings have a total of 109 apartments. The architects were Equator, building for Familjebostäder. Had I panned the camera a little to the right, you would have seen the Gasworks from yesterday's post. Oh, and as a side note, the serious looking politician looking into the camera from the election poster resigned last Monday, after the general election.

Friday, September 16, 2022


Gasklocka Gasklocka
The Gasworks at Hjorthagen. Designed by Ferdinand Boberg just over a century ago in the 1890s. In use up until 2011. Today being incorporated in the new area Norra Djurgårdsstaden that will house around 15 000 people, many of which have already moved in. One of the "gas clocks" will be a hotel in a not too distant future, and another will be transformed into a new cultural center that will take in 2000 people. I will show you a few more photos from this area in the coming days.