Stockholm

ABOUT STOCKHOLM AND MY EXPERIENCES

SKYLINES AND AERIALS:    
 

Skylines and views
grey weather, good resolution

  Skylines and views
good weather, low resolution
CENTRAL STOCKHOLM:    
 
Norrmalm   Östermalm
 
Gamla Stan - part 1   Gamla Stan - part 2
 
Södermalm   Kungsholmen

   
Djurgården  
SUBURBS:  




 

Kista

 

SOLNA
SUNDBYBERG


 
Globe City
Johanneshov
 

Kaknästornet
Diplomatstaden

 

SPECIALS:

   
   
Sonisphere festival 2010 - Stora Skuggan    

ABOUT STOCKHOLM

Population: 829 000 (urban 1 252 000, metro 2 019 000)
Year: 2010 and 2003

ABOUT STOCKHOLM:

Stockholm, Sweden´s capital and largest city is very old but although modern. Stockholm is very open, beautiful and have much water, much because of the lake Mälaren that pours out to the sea Östersjön (the Baltic sea). Stockholm mostly constists of large beautiful old buildings, but the buildings in Gamla Stan (Old Town) are very small and there are also a lot of modern architecture. And a lot of construction is going on, nothing really tall though. The tallest buildings are mainly churches, but there are many highrises around 20 floors dating back from the sixities. Because of the large amount of water, the districts are divided into "malmar" (Norrmalm, Södermalm etc) connected by each other with impressing bridges. The "malmar" are surrounded with countless suburbs, that connects the city with a large subway system, boats, trams, busses and roads.

MY EXPERIENCES:

Despite being the capital of Sweden, I have only visited Stockholm 2 times. In 2003 I visited a forumer, Swede from Skyscraperpage, and stayed at his home in Kista, a northern suburb. We arrived by train Friday 8th and left Monday 11th. The special thing was that this was the first time I visited the capital of my home country. That is I always found foreign cities more interesting before and because I didn´t know anyone there. But on this trip I found out this idea was a big mistake, because Stockholm has so much to offer and is really nice to visit. It was pretty warm and sunny every day, but I found the nights much colder than the nights in Malmö. Thanks to Swede, we manage to visit almost every important places and buildings, but we did not go to Drottningholm, the royal castle in the outskirts.

In 2010, I visited Stockholm for just 1 and a half days mostly to go to the rock festival Sonisphere with a friend, but we also had time to tour Norrmalm, Östermalm, Södermalm and Gamla Stan. We went by car from Malmö, it took about 7 hours. It was raining heavily on Saturday and the skies were grey on Sunday. Unfortunately I only had a really crappy digicam back in 2003, so despite the weather, the photos from 2010 looks much better.