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stockholm by pixels

one city through our lenses

Updated: 2017-10-17T01:40:01+00:00


ever changing, yet still the same


Back in 1967 trams disappeared from the city, to be replaced by buses and cars in the name of Progress. A couple of months ago they returned as the heritage tramway to Djurgården was symbolically extended to Sergel Square in the immediate city center with new tramcars and regular traffic to commence all year round.

Such is the face of Stockholm. Ever changing, yet still the same.

Sergels torg (map) 21 September 2010

photo #1889 on pixels since 19 October 2005

here we meet, party and die


(image) Stureplan is one of the major party hubs in Stockholm and is the favourite playground for brats and the nouveau riche. The round thing is Svampen/the mushroom, a classic meeting place since 1937. In December 1994 four people were shot dead and 20 injured at the entrance to one of the night clubs here.

Stureplan (map) 7 October 2010

lost - are you ?


At least there are directions to be had here. The only thing now is - where to go....

Fiskaregatan,Vaxholm (map) 19 September 2010

end of the line


Nynäshamn is the southernmost point of the commuter rail network in Stockholm County. In the foreground here, the station house - 66 minutes from Stockholm Central.

Nynäshamns station, Nynäshamn (map) 28 September 2010(image)

Rio it's not


(image) On a late summer night 16,000+ runners invaded parts of southern Stockholm for a 10km run - Midnattsloppet. They were preceded by Samba schools showing off their skills.

Hornsgatan (map) 14 August 2010

the show must go on


(image) Eagerly waiting for the musical We will rock you to begin.

"Everywhere, the kids watch the same movies, wear the same fashions and think the same thoughts. It’s a safe, happy, Ga Ga world. Unless you’re a rebel. Unless you want to Rock. On Planet Mall all the musical instruments are banned..."

It will be a night filled with Queen music!

Cirkus (map) 7 September 2010

a creative mind


On top of a granite column, the bust of Swedish inventor John Ericsson. Sculpture by John Börjeson. Ericsson has also been commemorated in Battery Park, New York City.

Nybroplan (map) 21 September 2010(image)

recycling in Vaxholm


(image) So - what do you do when your bike has broke down on you? Had it been a car, I'd say - paint it yellow, it might fool someone. In this case, some flowers did the trick. Or did you notice the flat tire first?

Skolgatan, Vaxholm (map) 19 September 2010

coming through


(image) The Brunkeberg Tunnel is a 231 metres long passage way through Brunkeberg ridge in central Stockholm. The passage has made life easier for pedestrians and cyclists for almost 125 years.

Brunkebergstunneln (map) 7 October 2010

mystery park


(image) The Vasa park can be magical in the morning.

Vasaparken (map) 25 September 2010

the photographer


(image) A photographer waiting for the very last runners of the 10th annual Stockholm Half Marathon. In the back is the Royal Palace.

Skeppsbron (map) 11 September 2010(image)



Autumn is in the air. Or on the ground, to be precise.

Ösmo kyrka, Nynäshamn (map) 28 September 2010

cold dog


As the autumn winds turn slightly chilly, the prospect of enjoying fast food on the go still attracts passers-by.

Nybroplan (map) 21 September 2010(image)

windy, sacred ground


Nynäshamn is a coastal town 58 kilometers south of Stockholm. On top of a hill in the town center there used to be a lighthouse. In 1930 they instead erected Nynäshamn Church by architect Lars Israel Wahlman.

Nynäshamns kyrka, Nynäshamn (map) 28 September 2010

symphony in grey and yellow


Squeezing a long tramcar through a zoom lens is fun.

Ryssviksvägen (map) 21 September 2010(image)

procrastinated we stand


- Honey, it's your turn to clean the yard this year.

Mejerivägen, Nynäshamn (map) 28 September 2010

bumble bee walk


(image) An early autumn walk in Humlegården - "the hop's garden". Humlegården was originally the Royal Fruit Garden, established by King Johan III in the 16th century. By popular speech the park is called Humlan, "the bumble bee".

Humlegården (map) 11 September 2010

poetry slam


(image) A nice weekend in Hornstull

Södermalm Stockholm Poetry Slam - rostrum poetry and spoken word fest. These guys were really good.

Hornstull (map) 28 August 2010

cruise stop-over


(image) Saga Pearl II (Nassau) anchored at Stadsgårdshamnen. Behind her we see Ersta Church and Ersta Deacon, a hospital since 1864.

Stadsgårdshamnen (map) 11 September 2010



(image) A nice weekend in Hornstull

A graffitied van, in paint as well as in yarn.

Hornstulls strand (map) 27 August 2010

stadshagen hockey


(image) A metro train arriving station Stadshagen. The "corrugated metal thingie" is an artwork depicting the two local rivalling ice hockey teams Djurgården and AIK. If you look from one side you see Djurgården score a goal, and from the other side AIK surely scores behind the Djurgården keeper. The artist is Lasse Lindqvist.

Stadshagen (map) 11 September 2010

nature strikes back


I think that nature is striving to take back what has been stolen. This house is a good example of that (my garden another). Or is this the famous Greenhouse effect?

Fjällgatan (map) 29 June 2010

red carpet


(image) A nice weekend in Hornstull

The red carpet leading you to the old shoe factory and culture in many forms and shapes.

Hornstull (map) 28 August 2010(image)



(image) Långholmsgatan is one of Stockholm's most heavily trafficked streets. It's merely 500 meters long and connects Liljeholmsbron with Västerbron on Södermalm. Its name comes from the island Långholmen - that's the green in the photo.

Långholmsgatan (map) 28 August 2010

on royal guard


(image) One of the Royal Guards keeping an eye on things - and on people.

The Royal Guards are responsible, with the police and palace authorities, for guarding The Royal Palace of Stockholm and Drottningholm Palace. They are also part of the defence force of the centre of Stockholm. When guard duties are required, The Royal Guards act as honorary guard to HM the King.

Högvaktsterrassen (map) 14 August 2010