- The parks and their buildings
This part is about Malmö´s many and beautiful parks and the buildings in their vicinity. In Malmö there are three large parks: Kungsparken/Slottsparken (King Park and Castle Park, bordering each other) and Pildammsparken. Kungsparken is may be Malmö´s nicest place to be summertime. Pildammsparken is the largest park in Malmö and has many monuments, flowers and a lake with cascading fountains. Malmö has been called "the city of parks" because there are many parks in the city and the largest ones are close to the city center. However, there are not so much greenery in the city and along the streets.
Pildammsparken, Malmö's largest park, is also very beautiful. It has
many monuments, lakes, beautiful flowers and fountains.
Panorama of The lake with Kronprinsen, Turning Torso and Pildammstornet.
Pildammstornet, a former water tower, is home to many art exhibitions.
The tall Hilton hotel is mirroring in the lake of Pildammsparken.
Towards the new university building belonging to Malmö Högskola in marble and building belonging to the hospital.
Autumn in Pildammsparken.
Queen Silvia's garden.
A pound in Pildammsparken with a wellknown female statue.
View from the old water tower.
The old water tower can be seen in the distance from the symmetric "tree boulevard".
Margaretapaviljongen. The pavilion is a memory of
the Baltic exhibition and is named after the crown princess Margareta who helped the famous architect
The west entrance to Pildammsparken.
In the summer nights there is a beautiful light show in the fountain cascades each 15 minutes or so, accompanied by classic music!
Malmö Opera and Music Theater is situated right next to Pildammsparken. Note the sculpture with fireflames in front of it. "Black Silk" is an opera based on Nighwish's music.
KUNGSPARKEN AND SLOTTSPARKEN:
This is were Kungsparken borders Slottsparken. The Casino Cosmopole is the yellow building to the right. Photo from october 2009.
The same view wintertime with TT in the background.
The entrance, "Cylindern" (the cylinder) where the old part, "Slottet" (the castle) reflects in the new middle section.
"Ljusets kalender" (Calendar of light), the largest part of the library (the big glass section). The floors to the left are reminding of bookcases.
The same view on a cold winter day.
View from the library towards Kungsparken with Turning Torso and the casino in the background. To the right is the column that stands in front of the old section.
The fountain behind Casino Cosmopole.
"Diana - the protector of animals" by Ernst Billgren is the newest sculpture in Slottsparken and also the nicest with its 15 bronze deers surrounding Diana in the shape
Carl Milles statue "Pegasus" in Kungsparken.
Carl Milles statue "Pegasus" seen from the other side with Kronprinsen, Malmö's second tallest building, in the background.
"Pegasus" seen from the largest of the parks lakes in autumn.
Kungs Oscars väg goes through Kungsparken and is sometimes trafficated by a museum tram.
Turning Torso seen from Slottsparken.
A lake in Kungsparken.
Autumn in Kungsparken, with talle pine trees.
The canal that divides Slottsparken and Kungsparken with the old observation platform to the right.
The small lake towards the old part of the library.
A small park that is bordering Triangeln and Pildammsparken, mostly known for this strange beech, and Malmö Konsthall (modern art exhibition).
There are many grandiose buildings around Magistratsparken.
Hilton and an art noveaux (?) building seen from Magistratsparken.
The old part of Malmö konsthall and St Johanneskyrkan.
Since a few years back, there is also a rose sculpture fountain in Folkets Park.