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Old August 9th, 2009, 04:06 PM   #81
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A walk around two islands
Skeppsholmen and Kastellholmen
Part 1

Skeppsholmen
The western part of the island

Start from Södra Blasieholmen and have a look at the royal castle on the other side of the water


Turn a bit to the left and see some of the old town and some of the heights of Södermalm


Turn some more to the left and discover a ship and decide to go there


Start moving over the Skeppsholms bridge to the island of Skeppsholmen to get there


When on the middle of the bridge turn to the left and have a look towards Strandvägen on Östermalm


Look to the right


Keep moving


Look to the left with the skeppsholms church up on the hill


And turn right and find yourself on the island of Skeppsholmen
The building up on the hill is Gamla Amiralitetshuset (The old admiralty house) and there is the ship


But before continuing look to the right and out over the city


Turn some


Even more


Move closer to the ship


And discover that it nowdays is working as a youth hostel


Turn around and have a look at the The old admiralty house which oldest parts are from 1647 but present exterior from the 1840s


Turn to the right and have a look at hantverkskasernen


Move up that way


And turn around to have a look back


Turn to the right to look at the Arméns intendenturförråd built 1728-31


Turn around and face the water and walk down to the landing stage


Look to the right


Turn some


A bit more


Even more


And back away from the landing stage


Turn around and move that way


Look to the left


Use the good eye


Face the water again


Look back


Move to the edge and do that turn dance again






Finally keep moving up the shore


That's right that way


Turn to the left


Continue walking


Look to the left


Turn to the right to see a park


Look back


Turn around and look at the island of kastellholmen


Move closer to kastellholmen


But stop before the bridge over to island of Kastellholmen.

In the distance on another island called Djurgården or Kungliga djurgården ( The animal garden or the Royal animal garden) one can see the Gröna Lund Amusement park.

Stop because we won't be going to Kastellholmen until the next post

So this was the end of the walk of the western part of the island of Skeppsholmen

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Old August 9th, 2009, 10:54 PM   #82
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I wanna live there!!!
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Old August 9th, 2009, 10:54 PM   #83
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A walk around two islands
Skeppsholmen and Kastellholmen
Part 2

Kastellholmen
Tiny island south of Skeppsholmem

Walk over the bridge up to the red brick house


It's the royal ice skating pavillion being renovated


Make your way up the hill to another red brick hose with the name Kastellet and check that the swedish flag is up! It's very important!


Walk out on the cliffs up there and have a look over to the island of Djurgården and the amusement park Gröna Lund


Have alook to the right and another tiny island with the name Beckholmen which houses three dry docks


Turn around and check what the tourists are up to below Kastellet!
Is the swedish flag still raised? It's very important!


Turn around again and look up at the heights of Söder


Turn a bit to the left and look at Nacka in the distance


Turn some more to the left just to check if they're having any fun


Still some more to the left and towards Östermalm


Get down of the hill on the other side of where you climbed up


Back a bit


Back sideways and look at the end of kastellholmen


Start heading back by the water side to the bridge


You might wanna have a last look back


Look to you right not to miss catching a climps of the ferry between the old town and Djurgården


And turn some more to the right and head for that bridge


Passing by a second yellow house


Keep walking


With Skeppsholmen in front of you and the old town in the disstance


Turn some to the left to see a bit more before hurrying to cross the bridge to Skeppsholmen


Well ok some more then! But now you really need to cross that bridge!


And end up where this post started looking at the bridge


End of part two of A walk around two islands

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Old August 10th, 2009, 04:18 PM   #84
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I like how Stockholm uses its waterfront...even when its very minimal with simple treatment, as long as people have access. Have to visit some day.
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Old August 10th, 2009, 05:55 PM   #85
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A walk around two island
Skeppsholmen and Kastellholmen
Part 3

Skeppsholmen
The eastern part of the island

When crossing the bridge from Kastellholmen turn to the right and start moving up the east side of Skeppsholmen


It's simply straight forward just keep walking






Look to the right and see the red building where the swedish war ship Vasa from 1628 is being housed


Keep walking






To the right Strandvägen


Turn to the left


Keep moving


To the right


Turn to the left


Keep walking


Turn to the right and have a look at the back of Moderna museet


Turn to have a look back


Turn around and keep moving forward








More of Strandvägen




Turn to the left and move up to the red bricked wall and walk through the gate


peek through the threes






Keep moving


Look to the right


Look down a bit


Move to the bridge and walk over it to Södra Blasieholmen


While on it look to the right

And Have a look to the left


And end on the bridge realising you forgot to visit the mid section of the island of Skeppsholmen


Head back!

The end of part three of A walk around two island
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Old August 10th, 2009, 06:46 PM   #86
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A walk around two island
Skeppsholmen and Kastellholmen
Part 4

Skeppsholmen
The mid part of the island

After returning to the island of Skeppsholmen head up the road instead of going along the water side




Keep moving


Untill you stumble upon theese strange things donated by Nikki de saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely to Moderna museet in 1971


They are called Paradiset or Le Paradis Fantastique and where made in 1966




Turn to the left and head up to Moderna museet and walk past the old building


Look to the left and there's Skeppsholmskyrkan


Turn to the right


A bit more to the right and there's Moderna museet and do have lunch at their resturant.


View from the Moderna museet resturant terrace




Walk out satisfied and full and look down the building


Look to the left and .. ? He is not dead! Just very very tired! I think!




Have a look around the Moderna museet area




Turn around


Turn to the left and look back


Turn around and walk up


Skeppsholmskyrkan


Look back


Look forward but decide to stop


And instead head down to the Nikki de saint Phalle stuff and up a hill close by and from up there have a look around


Turn to the right and then decide to it's time to leave Skeppsholmen for this time

Take the buss downtown!

This was the end of A walk around two island
No more parts! Finally!
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Old August 10th, 2009, 08:48 PM   #87
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Brilliant sets of photos there mate. Stockholm looks fantastic.
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Old August 10th, 2009, 10:32 PM   #88
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Thank you!
Very nice of you!
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Old August 10th, 2009, 11:00 PM   #89
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Great pics! So much colour..
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Old August 11th, 2009, 12:26 AM   #90
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Very quaint and well maintained, just how I like it - thank you
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Old August 11th, 2009, 07:46 PM   #91
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From Slussen to Fjällgatan


Katarinavägen
District Södermalm


Start at Slussen looking up the way we're heading: up Katarinavägen


Look to the left and up at the Katarinahissen (Katarina elevator)

Great view up there but it is not our destination

Turn to the right


A bit more and start moving


That's the way we are going


Move on


Look up a bit


Move on and spot (if you can) the five times european champion, one time world champion, four time world silver medalist,
one time world bronze medalist, two times olympic silver medalist and one time bronze medalist (in some sport)
in the one and same person just ahead of us


When the street splits take the left one which is still katarinavägen


Before crossing the street look to the left then cross the street


Move up the street


Look to the left and crash into some peoples lunch


Walk past them and then turn to look back down the street


Turn to the right and look out over some parts of the city








Then turn around and look up at the heights of Södermalm


Head up the street some more and then look to the right


Keep walking


While looking out over the city


Look to the right


look to the left while walking up the street






And to the left while walking up the street






Arrive where katarinavägen splits the mountain and go to the left


Look down the mountain


Try to get in but no luck!


Look down again




Keep Walking


And turn round the corner to finally arrive at Fjällgatan


Where the next post will start

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Old August 11th, 2009, 09:00 PM   #92
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On the heights of Södermalm
Not a look to the left look to the right post

Fjällgatan
District of Södermalm

So this post starts where the last ended at the start of Fjällgatan
Just walk up the street and have a look around











































































End of post

And you know what?
Head back down to the start of the street!
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Old August 11th, 2009, 10:18 PM   #93
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Old August 12th, 2009, 03:50 AM   #94
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Old August 12th, 2009, 05:07 AM   #95
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Thanks for posting. It looks very strange to me: everything is so in harmony, even the buildings are of the same height.

How old are all these buildings on the first page anyway? They look 1890-1930 to me, but I am not sure.
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Old August 12th, 2009, 06:47 AM   #96
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I have been living for over 2 years in Stockholm and the centre is very beautiful even though the architecture is a bit boring at times. However, the beauty of Stockholm is its natural setting.

I also have to say that these pictures only show the centre which is a very small part of Stockholm and most of the suburbs ,which were built in the sixties and seventies, are unbelievably boring and exist out of mainly commieblocks. In most of these suburbs there is also nothing to do and there are hardly in local pubs, restaurants, bakers, butchers,...

The only thing you have in some of these suburbs are American style shopping malls without any character or soul.

To sum it up: Stockholm is a beautiful city but unfortunately everything is very concentrated in the city centre.

This is a big difference to e.g. a city like Brussels where every suburb has its own bars, cafés and facilities.
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You are right if you mean that the photos are from within the inner city border, but you are wrong about the pictures being only from the city center, if you think that you don't know Stockholm good enough!

Most people that visit Stockholm probably never go to the nortern or most western parts of Kungsholmen, Vasastan or Östermalm for instance, that is why I've taken photos there and there will be more of those.

And this thread has just started and there are a lot of the city of Stockholm to cover, but I do plan to get to the suburbs eventually!
So don't you worry!

And not all suburbs are commie blocks, perhaps you need to travel more in Stockholm than I suppose you have, but many unfortunately are, just like the very city centre of Stockholm has it's 60's part.

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Old August 12th, 2009, 10:52 AM   #98
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Thanks for posting. It looks very strange to me: everything is so in harmony, even the buildings are of the same height.

How old are all these buildings on the first page anyway? They look 1890-1930 to me, but I am not sure.
That's correct!
That is the time period for that part of the island of Kungsholmen and Birkastan.
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Old August 12th, 2009, 01:41 PM   #99
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An absolute lifesaver of a thread. Living abroad it's great for whenever you get a bit homesick.
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Old August 12th, 2009, 02:15 PM   #100
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Mäster Mikaels gata
District of Södermalm

The last post started where this one will start too:
Looking up Fjällgatan



But turn around and see those stairs which lead us up to what also used to be Fjällgatan


Before Renstiernas gata to the left


And Katarinavägen to the right split Fjällgatan and the mountain into two parts


Head over the street and up those stairs


Have a look back at fjällgatan while moving up the stairs


And up there Fjällgatan continues
Well not really!
Since the street is split this part now goes under the name Mäster Mikaels gata


Have a look to the right


Up the street


To the left


Then start walking up the street


Well get up on the little higher part to the right first


And have a look around






Another peek to the right


Now start walking up the street










Have a look back down the street


Turn around and move up the street




Anather look down the street


Turn around and look left down Nytorgsgatan


Look up Mäster Mikaels gatan up to the Katarina Church


Look right down Glasbruksgatan


Go down that way to the red house


To what I suppose must be the tiniest house in Stockholm?


That's the end of this post
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