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June 1, 2008

Östermalm

Östermalm is bordered on the south by Strandvägen, north by Valhalla Avenue, east by Diplomatstaden.

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June 2, 2008

Botkyrka runestone

Sö285 "Végautr and ... raised the stone in memory of ... ... their sons."

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June 3, 2008

Hallunda

At the bottom of the red line is Hallunda and Norsborg in Botkyrka commune.

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June 4, 2008

Liljeholmen

Across the water from Hornstull is the dockland area of Liljeholmen. The is a major interchange between the tram, bus and TBana systems serving this area of modern offices.

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June 5, 2008

Vinterviken

Vinterviken is a small rocky peninsular to the west of Stockholms centre. It is the former location of Alfred Nobels dynamite factory but has been renovated recently into parkland.

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June 6, 2008

Synth picnic

Synth-picknick was a mini festival on Vinterviken. A slightly unusual affair being basically a sound system set up in a public area, so around 100 electro music fans were picnicking while listening to DJs. I can't imagine it being possible to run an event like this in England without incurring the wrath of some local jobsworth who thinks you should have toilet facilities or a trained first aider.

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June 7, 2008

Liljeholmen recovery truck

A recovery truck in Liljeholmen

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June 8, 2008

Fruängen

Fruängen is another concrete hell at the end of the metro system.

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June 9, 2008

Telefonplan

Telefonplan was the home of Ericsson until recently, though now their headquarters have moved across town to Kista.

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June 10, 2008

Södermalm Öst

From the East of Södermalm, further along from Slussen harbourside you can look across the Baltic sea toward Djurgården

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June 11, 2008

Hammerby Sjö

Heading south from Södermalm Öst, beyond the transport museum, is Hammerby Sjö, a small channel from the Baltic through to Hammerby Sluss, a lock connecting the sea and Lake Mälaren.

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June 12, 2008

Hammerby Sluss

Hammerby Sluss connects Hammerby Sjö and Lake Mälaren.

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June 13, 2008

Norrviken

To the north of Edsberg Slott, and Edsviken lake is the lake of Norrviken.

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June 15, 2008

Sollentuna Kyrka runestone

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" Fullugi(?) and Gunnarr had this stone raised in memory of Geirrøðr(?), (their) father. ... May God help his spirit."
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"Sigfastr and Ónæmr ... ... in memory of Illugi , (their) father ..."
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" §A ... this stone in memory of ... his spirit
§B ... þartunki"
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June 16, 2008

Upplands Väsby

The town of Upplands Väsby is mostly a commuter town these days, though it does still house the Marabou chocolate factory. A factory complete with peculiar repetative sounds like those I imagined coming from Charlies chocolate factory. There is a sculpture garden between the factory and the railway line.
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June 17, 2008

Ytterjärna kyrka

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June 18, 2008

Ytterjärna kyrka runestone

Outside Ytterjärna kyrka is a rune stone.

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"A ... ...in × þinsa × at × kai(r)... ... ...-n * eR * e[n-a]þr × ut - × kr..."
"B ... ...roþur × ..."
"C ... ... raisa : ..."
"A ... [stæ]in þennsa at GæiR... ... [Ha]nn eR æn[d]aðr ut [i] Gr[ikkium]."
"B ... [b]roður ..."
"C ... [let] ræisa ..."
"... this stone in memory of Geir-... ... He had met his end abroad in Greece."
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June 19, 2008

Tullgarns Slott

We popped in to Tullgarns Slott for lunch on the way to the airport - it is worthy of a longer visit sometime.

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June 20, 2008

Chess club

We found a deserted chess club in the Kulturehuset by Sergels Torg.

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June 21, 2008

Helgeandsholmen

Between Gamla Stan and the City Centre is the small palace island of Helgeandsholmen.

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June 22, 2008

Riddarholmen

To the west of Gamla Stan is the palace island of Riddarholmen.

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June 23, 2008

Hammerby cars

Walking down to Hammerby Sluss for another wander around we found some old cars.

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June 24, 2008

Hammerby Sluss again

A. standing by the Thai Boat at Hammerby Sluss.

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June 25, 2008

Luma park

Across the water from Hammerby Sjö is Luma Park, old home of the North European Luma Cooperatives Lamp Factory designed by Artur von Schmalensee (links both in Swedish).

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June 26, 2008

Path to Vinterviken

On our way to the Synth picnic we found a couple of interesting sights.

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June 27, 2008

Tales from the smokey bay

Over the next few weeks we are going to take a slight departure from our normal pictures of Stockholm and the surrounding areas, and post some from our recent holiday in Iceland.

The flight there was one of the weirdest I've ever done, we were due to land ten minutes after sunset (1140pm) so were a little surprised the sun had gone down by the time we changed in Copenhagen - so the sun rose again somewhere around the Faroe Islands, before setting just about landing time.

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June 30, 2008

Reykjavik parliament square

Having landed on the wrong side of midnight we didn't get up very early on our first day in the city, we took a walk to try to find our way around the city. Our hotel was on the same square as the parliament building.

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