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Old August 12th, 2009, 02:16 PM   #101
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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.
It's a shame that Stockholm has so many commie suburbs but the reality in the 1940s and 1950s after the war was that the city still had large slums and they had to get rid of them somehow. And these new commie developments were when newly built a major step up in lifestandards.

Simple things like central heating, running water, bathrooms and modern kitchens were unheard of for a large percentage of the city population. In fact my mother grew up in one if those turn of the century buildings in a middle class area during the 1950s and 60s and they had to share a comunal bathroom/washroom located on the yard with all the other tenants. This didn't change until the 1970s.
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Old August 12th, 2009, 07:23 PM   #102
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stockholm

seems to be a concrete jungle...at least it is colourful!
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Old August 12th, 2009, 08:10 PM   #103
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It is not a concrete jungle, there are a lot of parks and water and islands and even the worlds first national city park, which is quite large.
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Old August 13th, 2009, 06:47 PM   #104
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Up to the square and down from the square
A walk up Nybrogatan to Östermalmstorg and down Sibyllegatan

Nybrogatan
District of Östermalm

Start at Nybroplan and head up Nybrogatan to the left of the Royal dramatic theatre




Have a closer look at the Royal dramatic theather


Look to the right down Strandvägen


And to the left up Birger Jarlsgatan


Move up Nybrogatan




Look to the right down Almlöfsgatan


And to the left down Smålandsgatan


Continue up Nybrogatan




Look at the left corner house


And at the right corner house


And look down Riddargatan to the right


And to the left up Riddargatan


Then keep moving up the street




Turn around and have a look back down Nybrogatan


Then turn around again and continue up the street


And soon turn around again


And walk backwards over to the other side


Then turn around and keep walking






Almost at the square now


Look to the right


Some more down one side of the Östermalmstorg square


Östermalmstorg

Look around the square






Have a look down Humlegårdsgatan


Up Nybrogatan








What the...?




Turn around


Have a look up Storgatan


Turn around and look back


Turn to the left and look down Sibyllegatan


Walk down and look to the right


Sibyllegatan


Turn to the left and start moving down Sibyllegatan


Look to the left


Walk over to the other side of the street and keep moving down the street




Over to the other side again


And cross the street again to peak through the gate


Then keep moving down Sibyllegatan


Keep crossing the street like a crazy person and look back up the street a bit


Look down the street


Over to the other side and keep going


Look to the right


Keep moving


Why not all of a sudden decide to look back up the street


Turn around and look down at the house where you wanna have the apartment at the top floor


Look to the left


Look to the right down Riddargatan


Turn and look up Sibyllegatan


Move over to the other side of the street and keep looking up Nybrogatan


Turn to the left and yet again look down Riddargatan


A bit more to the left and look down Sibyllegatan


Even more to the left and down Riddargatan


Head down Sibyllegatan


Look to the right down Almlöfsgatan


Look back up Sibyllegatan


turn around and keep moving down


Look to the left


Turn to the right down Sibyllegatan


Turn to the left and look at the building where Princess Madeleine has an appartment, behind that building is the Royal stables


And look down Väpnargatan


Turn even more to the left and look up Sibyllegatan and musikmuseet


Turn around and walk the last bit of Sibyllegatan and look to the right down at the Royal dramatic theather


Turn to the left and look out over Nybroviken


A bit more to the left and there is Strandvägen


And so this post ends
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Old August 13th, 2009, 08:58 PM   #105
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i visited stockholm for the first time last month, actually! what an amazing place!!

best city in Scandinavia for sure!! i miss it already

great pics, people.
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Old August 13th, 2009, 09:05 PM   #106
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characterful buildings, cozy cafes, clean streets, beautiful people. stockholm is great.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 01:05 AM   #107
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Old August 14th, 2009, 04:20 AM   #108
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It's a shame that Stockholm has so many commie suburbs but the reality in the 1940s and 1950s after the war was that the city still had large slums and they had to get rid of them somehow. And these new commie developments were when newly built a major step up in lifestandards.

Simple things like central heating, running water, bathrooms and modern kitchens were unheard of for a large percentage of the city population. In fact my mother grew up in one if those turn of the century buildings in a middle class area during the 1950s and 60s and they had to share a comunal bathroom/washroom located on the yard with all the other tenants. This didn't change until the 1970s.
It is a big shame.

And it is even a bigger shame that there is nothing to do in these areas. There´s no cosyness or anything near that.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 10:02 AM   #109
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Please this is just a photo thread and feel free to comment the photos I've put here, be it good or bad, but if you wan't a disscussion about the Stockholm suburbs, please create a thread in the Nordic & Baltic forum or something, where I'm sure a lot of people would like to take part in a discussion about that, including me

This thread is about the photos I've taken on my city walks so please respect that, trash them if you like, I'm no photographer so please go ahead!

But this thread is about the photos I've taken and nothing else.

Thank you!

Edit: Link to the Nordic & Baltic

Nordic & Baltic

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Old August 14th, 2009, 11:52 AM   #110
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ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!

OT:

Regarding quality of suburbs in Stockholm there are some fantastic examples:

Danderyd
Bromma
Lidingö
Saltsjöbaden
Sollentuna
Täby
Nacka
Hässelby (Villastad)
Skogås
Mälarhöjden
etc.

They are the richest of course but stunningly beautiful
and especially so in the areas close to the water.
Nice big houses, hills, parks, lakes, streams, etc.
With not that many "commie blocks" about.
I´ll post you some pics later on.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 02:47 PM   #111
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ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!

OT:

Regarding quality of suburbs in Stockholm there are some fantastic examples:

Danderyd
Bromma
Lidingö
Saltsjöbaden
Sollentuna
Täby
Nacka
Hässelby (Villastad)
Skogås
Mälarhöjden
etc.

They are the richest of course but stunningly beautiful
and especially so in the areas close to the water.
Nice big houses, hills, parks, lakes, streams, etc.
With not that many "commie blocks" about.
I´ll post you some pics later on.
Im sorry but a young person/couple never can affort an apartment in these areas. Most of these areas are very posh and fancy. And again there´s no markets, bars, nightlife in these suburbs.

But I´m gonna stop discussing about this in this topic.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 07:33 PM   #112
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Strandvägen
District of Östermalm

Not a look to the left look to the right post
Just a walk up and down Strandvägen and the water side



The Yellow house is where Ingrid Bergman was born and grew up






































Strandvägen continues down that way but I'm not going there




Bridge over to Djurgården in the background






































And just end by Nybroviken and take it easy
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Old August 15th, 2009, 01:47 AM   #113
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Strandvägen, Stockholm, Sweden, Scandinavia, Europa, Milky Way, Universe...
is without a doubt THE nicest street ever made to walk on!
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Old August 15th, 2009, 01:49 AM   #114
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I AM SO PROUD TO BE A TRUE STOCKHOLMER!
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Old August 15th, 2009, 08:44 PM   #115
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From palace to castle
A walk from the The Hereditary Prince's Palace to the Royal castle

Start by standing at Gustav Adolfs torg looking to the right down Fredsgatan and the short side of The Hereditary Prince's Palace


Turn to the left and look down towards the Royal castle and walk down that way infront of The Hereditary Prince's Palace


Turn around and have a look back at the palace built between 1783 and 1794 which now is housing the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.


Turn to the left and look down Strömgatan


Look to the left and there is the swedish parlament


Walk down Strömgatan


Have a look to the left


Keep walking


And walk past the Sagerska palace which is the swedish prime ministers recidence and unlike 10 downing street you can pass by it


Look to the left and a man fishing infront of the swedish parlament


Continue walking down Strömgatan


Have a look at Rosenbad which house the Prime Minister's Office and the Government Chancellery


Turn to the right and look down Drottninggatan


Turn more to the right and have a look back down Strömgatan


Turn a bit to the right


Back a bit


Turn to the right and see the gate between the two house of parlament


Turn to the right and head through the gate


Walk through it


Arrive at Mynttorget below the castle


Look to the left


And to the right to see some more of the Royal castle


Turn to the right and keep walking


Look to the right


Look straight ahead towards the start of Västerlånggatan


Turn to the left


Look up


Back some and walk towards the castle


And head up the stairs


At the top of the stairs look to the right


Then turn to the left and head in that way


Further in that way


Oh there's a crowd


And even more


Climb everywhere you can


Me I wanna see the castle


But it's a bit hard


What are they all waiting for


Oh! I see!


That's it! I'm leaving! That way!


You there!


Who cares! Keep moving and have a look to the right


Look back some


Then walk out to the Castles inner yard and get surprised by a cafe there! Don't like that!


Turn around to see people running to catch the changing of the guards


Decide to leave through that door!


And here ends this post
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Old August 16th, 2009, 01:26 PM   #116
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Simply beautiful. Stockholm looks better than ever and some of those buildings are just amazing! Looks like a lot of tourism there at the moment as well which is good.
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Old August 16th, 2009, 10:42 PM   #117
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From Slottsbacken to Stortorget

After getting out of the castle and arriving at Slottsbacken


Turn to the left


Have a look back


Look to the left up Slottsbacken


Turn to the right then back out


Watch out for the horses


Back some more then look up Slottsbacken


Turn around and have a look down


Look to the right down Bollhusgränd


Turn some more and look at the Tessinska palace built between 1694-1700 nowadays recidence to the Stockholm county governor


Walk past the Tessinska palace


And have a look to the left at the finnish church built between 1648-1653 used as a church since 1725


Walk to its short end


And have a quick peak in at its back garden




Head back


Turn to the left






Relax by the obelsik


Have a closer look at Storkyrkan where there will be a royal wedding in june next year. Oldest parts from the 13th century.


Look to the right


Turn to the left




Have a closer look at the Axel Oxenstiernas palace built 1668- only part of a bigger planned palace complex never realised


Head down that way


Look to the right


Head down Storkyrkobrinken a bit


Look to the right


Turn left


Turn around and look up










And down


Move back up the street and head down that way








Look to the left


Keep moving


Look to the right


Turn around




Look back down the street




Turn around and enter Stortorget and have a look around




























Have something for tea


The end of this post
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Old August 18th, 2009, 08:02 AM   #118
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neat thread! you're really walking around in most areas!

one of the photos you have taken was taken just outside my friends window. lol
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Old August 18th, 2009, 06:06 PM   #119
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Really? I hope I didn't peak too much into his window!
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Old August 18th, 2009, 06:34 PM   #120
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Hey Bosorcelli,

Have been meaning to compliment you're rather comprehensive shots of Stockholm.
They're pretty amazing, and always worth a glimpse at. I've only been in Sweden three times, and was pretty unlucky with the weather on each ocassion, so it's great to see Sunny Stockholm in all its glory.
It's def one of my fav cities, and it's great to see you getting out and about the capital!
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