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January 12, 2008

City centre


Gamla stan

In the centre of Stockholm is the island of Gamla Stan (actually an area consisting of several islands, for the pedants out there), the old town. While I was walking around I happened upon the Nobel Museum, which was having an open day. So I took a look inside. I guess the biggest surprise (for me at least, I'm sure you all know this) was to find that Alfred Nobel made his money from the manufacture of explosives.

IMGP1909.JPG Looking across toward Södermalm and Högalids kyrka
IMGP1911.JPG A statue
IMGP1914.JPG A typical old street
IMGP1915.JPG The back of the Nobel Museum

January 14, 2008


On the other side of Kungsholmen is an area called Marieberg - I walked through Rålambshovsparken and across the bridge toward Långholmen.


January 16, 2008


Over the bridge toward Södermalm from Marieberg is the park-island of Långholmen.



Nearest to Långholmen on the island of Södermalm is an area called Hornstull. This is where Högalids kyrka is. Among other things. The waterfront here looking toward Liljeholmen is beautiful, with The Street market nestled under the road bridge and a pair of railway bridges in the distance.

IMGP1955.JPG A happy post
IMGP1957.JPG The railway bridges
IMGP1958.JPG Some allotements
IMGP1959.JPG The road bridges above the market
IMGP1961.JPG The market
IMGP1963.JPG Looking back toward Kungsholmen
IMGP1966.JPG A view across the water toward the City Centre
IMGP1968.JPG Ariel
IMGP1969.JPG One of the old streets on Södermalm
IMGP1970.JPG A statue outside the debtors prison
IMGP1975.JPG I couldn't resist this shot outside Söderhallarna

January 27, 2008

Arlanda runestone

Trying to find my way out of Arlanda Airport upon return from my travels over the holidays I found theres a rune stone on display in terminal 5 - it was found, if I remember correctly, during the building of the road from Stockholm to the airport and moved to its current place of display.

"Gunnarr and Bjôrn and Þorgrímr raised this stone in memory of Þorsteinn, their brother, who was dead in the east with Ingvarr, and made this bridge."


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