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Old August 18th, 2009, 07:00 PM   #121
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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.

Wow, I am amazed at how much Warsaw and Stockholm have in common except natural setting - beautiful core ringed by commie blocks although newer nigh rise developments in Warsaw are quite nice. Also, surprised to read that housing standards were about the same in Warsaw and Stockholm after the war. Anyway, I am planning to take the ferry from Gdansk to Stockholm next summer. Looking forward to it.

Your photography is absolutely superb and really shows Stockholm at its best. I've seen photos of places I know are beautiful that make these places look unattractive, but your photos of made even the less spectacular areas of Stockholm look dramatic and lively.

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Old August 18th, 2009, 07:58 PM   #122
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Thank you!

Stockholm really is a summer city so it's a good decision to get here during the summertime!

Next year however I would avoid 19th of june!

Well unless you like it when a city is packed with people and it most likely will be over-packed with people at that date next year.

The crown princess Victoria of Sweden will marry Daniel Westling at that date and well I suspect crowds and crowds and crowds of people in the city of Stockholm.
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Old August 18th, 2009, 10:04 PM   #123
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Up Hornsgatspuckeln!
District of Södermalm

Start at the corner of Götgatan and Hornsgatan


Look to the left up Götgatan


Turn right and look up Hornsgatan


Move up Hornsgatan looking to the right


Keep moving while looking to the right


Stop and head over to the other side of the street


Move up the street on this side


Keep walking and you'll reach the start of Hornspuckeln where the street goes up the hill


Keep moving with the Maria church ahead to the left


Have a look to the right down Pustergränd


Turn to the right and look back down Hornsgatan


Turn around and move up Hornsgatspuckeln


Keep moving with Hornsgatspuckeln on the right side of the fence


Look to the right


Keep moving






Look to the right up Maria Trappgränd


Look to the right back down Hornsgatspuckeln


Turn around and head up the street










Look to the right up Bellmansgatan


Look to the right back down the Hornsgatspuckeln


Turn to the right and look down Bellmansgatan on the other side of Hornsgatan


Look to the right up Hornsgtan


Move over to the stairs


And have a look back


Turn around and move down the street














Head over the street to Mariatorget


Turn around and look back up at Hornsgatspuckeln from below


And end by the Mariatorget corner

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Old August 19th, 2009, 01:07 AM   #124
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wonderfull. the best in northern europe
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Old August 19th, 2009, 11:57 PM   #125
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A walk around Mariatorget
District island of Södermalm

I suppose a somewhat smaller post than usual

Head over the street and have a walk around the square








Never saw this happening while taking the photo!












































And end having walked around the square
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Old August 20th, 2009, 12:06 PM   #126
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The most extensive and wonderful Stockholm thread ever made!
Venice of the north in all it´s summer glory!
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Old August 21st, 2009, 01:35 PM   #127
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Great thread, I hope to see more pictures soon!
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Old August 22nd, 2009, 11:16 PM   #128
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Thanks for the friendly words!
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Old August 22nd, 2009, 11:17 PM   #129
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Further walks on the island of Södermalm

Look up Brännkyrkagatan but don't go that way


Look to the left up Pustergränd but don't go that way either


Turn around and move down a bit and then move up Bastugatan to the left


Keep moving


Look to the right


Look to the left


Look back down Bastugatan


Turn around and look up Bastugatan


Turn around


Move over to the other side of the square


Look a bit to the right


Turn right and move up Pryssgränd


Turn around and look down the street


Turn around and look up




Move up the street


Keep moving


Turn around


Back a bit and head over to that bridge


And look to the right down from the bridge


Turn to the left and walk up the bridge


Walk out on the bridge to the right


Look down


Turn to the right


Turn even more to the right and walk over to Maria hissen


Turn to the right and look down


Turn to the right and have a look at that buildings quite high up front door


Turn to the right and head up Bellmansgatan


Have a look back down the street


Walk backwards down the street


Turn to the left and look down Brännkyrkagatan


Move closer


Start walking






Look to the left


Look to the right


Have a look back down Brännkyrkagatan


Move backwards






Turn around and keep walking down the street


Turn around again and end up having a look up Brännkyrkagatan


End of this post
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 01:27 AM   #130
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Amazing new Stockholm pictures at the beginning of this brazilian thread:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=951126
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Old September 24th, 2009, 04:35 AM   #131
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Boscorelli...PERFECT thread!!

thanks for showing us Stockholm like you do
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Old September 24th, 2009, 01:07 PM   #132
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The most extensive and wonderful Stockholm thread ever made!
Venice of the north in all it´s summer glory!
Isnt that Bruges? Or Saint-Petersburg?

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The term Venice of the North refers to various cities in northern Europe that contain canals, comparing them to Venice, Italy which is renowned for its canals.

Amsterdam
Birmingham[1]
Bornholm[2]
Bruges
Giethoorn
Haapsalu
Maryhill
Saint Petersburg
Stockholm
Wroclaw

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Old September 24th, 2009, 01:24 PM   #133
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this city is an archipielago very nice
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Old September 24th, 2009, 05:36 PM   #134
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Isnt that Bruges? Or Saint-Petersburg?


The term is Nordens Venedig which means Venice of the Nordics and that means the five nordic countries.
It's a term based on the fact that stockholm is built on 14 islands with an archipealogy of 30.000 islands.

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Nothing compares to Venice really! Nowhere in the world!

Although Stockholm, Bruges and St:Petersburg are fantastic on there own!

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Old September 24th, 2009, 05:38 PM   #135
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Amazing new Stockholm pictures at the beginning of this brazilian thread:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=951126
Thanks for that link!
Fantastic pictures!
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Old September 24th, 2009, 05:47 PM   #136
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Thanks for that link!
Fantastic pictures!
Indeed!
Almost as good as yours!
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Old September 24th, 2009, 08:03 PM   #137
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I was there for a week, yesterday I came back by plane. Very nice city. Clean, aestethic - every nation should learn this from Sweds Gamla Stan is charming place. I love atmosphere there, and some shops are really wicked and wonderful
What I liked the most were people. Very open, kind and well-mannered.

For sure that was not my last time in Stockholm
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Old September 25th, 2009, 02:47 AM   #138
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WOW, SO BEAUTIFUL! =-0)
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Old September 30th, 2009, 04:31 PM   #139
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This Stockholm thread isn't dead!
I just thought I'd let you know that with a mini update.
I havn't had the time to update it but when winter comes later this year I'll probably feel the need to look back to this summer with some further photos!
But for now just a couple of pictures of the royal castle facing Skeppsbron.

Pass the water coming out of the castle and head up the stairs ahead


Have a look at the castles west yard


Look a bit to the right


And a bit to the left and what is he looking at?


A tourist with a crown


Turn to the right and head down the stairs and find more water coming out of the castle at the other end


The end of a very tiny mini update!

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Old September 30th, 2009, 04:56 PM   #140
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Amazing!
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