2016 Archive
 

2016 Archive

August

Stockholm Korean Culture Festival 2016[a]
Lots of K-Pop dance.

Various Photos from Norr Mälarstrand[b]
The nearest thing to a beach walk we have around here.

A Ride Around Brunnsviken[c]
Biking around.

Stockholm Pride 2016[d]
Lots of color and dance!

Late Summer Evenings at Järvafältet[e]
Walkabouts.

Return to Vikingaberget[f]
It ends where it begins.

Watching Paint Dry[g]
It's not very action-packed, but kind of fascinating when seen through a close up lens.

Sunset Over Stureby[h]
One of the few remaining placs in my random walk of Stockholm.

July

Snösätragränd[i]
An open-air street art exhibition and music café.

Hässelby Palace[j]
Or, Hesselby Slott, as it may be known.

A Walk Along the Water[k]
A walk along the water.

The ABC City[l]
The first attempt at creating a multi-downtown city.

Råcksta Cemetery[m]
Graves.

Old Town Lighting[n]
Some cool light effects in the old town.

Boats at Långholmen[o]
Boats in the night.

A Climb Up Nybohovsberget[p]
Found a stream, followed it to its source, and it turns out to be... tap water.

Out of the Blue[q]
View from the "blue hill" near Solna Centrum.

A Summer Night at Stadshuskajen[r]
Boats.

July 4th, 2016[s]
4th of July celebrations in Sweden.

USS Mount Whitney[t]
18,400 awesome tons of peace-making freedom-loving war machine!

June

Midsummer Moon[u]
A red midsummer moon.

The Least Used Subway Stop[v]
According to statistics, Johannelund is the least-used subway station in Stockholm.

Surfin' Bird[w]
Bird is the word.

Summer Sunset at Hammarbybacken[x]
A hazy sunset seen from the top of Hammarby hill.

Beautiful Weather[y]
The weather is beautiful, even if it isn't beautiful weather.

Thrust Reversers in Action[z]
Thurst reversers kicking up water.

The Moon at Midnight over Canada[aa]
Going back to Amsterdam from San Francisco, we flew enough north to experience the midnight sun.

Red Balloon[ab]
Somebody lost a red helium balloon in the subway station.

Baptism[ac]
"Will you bring a camera?" Don't I always? The first time I've shot a baptism.

Leyla Arabia, June 2016[ad]
A repeat of the previous show by Danskollektivet.

Mörby Centrum[ae]
A walk around the golf course near Mörby Centrum.

The Gardens of Åkeshov[af]
Going west from Brommaplan, I ended up in Åkeshov.

Brommaplan[ag]
I didn't really expect to find anything here, but as always - there's always something.

Sunset at Brunnsviken[ah]
A sunset seen from the south end of Brunnsviken.

Krutbanan Revisited[ai]
With the construction of a new suburb in Ursvik, the old military site is now slowly being dismantled.

Södermalmstorg by Sunset[aj]
A view of Södermalmstorg at a colorful sunset.

Sunset Over Skeppsbron[ak]
A fiery sky seen over the rooftops of Skeppsbron.

Katarina Kyrka[al]
An evening at Saint Catherine's Church.

Fatburen[am]
A giant arc of a building.

Quality Hotel Friends[an]
A futuristic hotel with a raster-pattern facade.

The Elms Set Seed[ao]
Sveavägen's elms set seed.

Välkommen till Fittja by Saadia Hussain[ap]
A collaborative work of art.

Seeds[aq]
Seeds about to fly.

The Linden Cathedral[ar]
There's always more to see.

Houseleek[as]
When I first saw the little balls I didn't know what it was. My Facebook friends came to the rescue, though.

Evening Walks Around Järvafältet[at]
We've been blessed with a number of wonderful Golden Hours.

Defocused View from S:t Eriksbron[au]
A view of the railroad north from the Saint Eric bridge.

Bandhagen[av]
A little walkabout through Bandhagen in the evening.

Better Bag for Bike and Bokeh[aw]
Making a better bag for carrying the camera and the camel with me when biking.

Standing Waves[ax]
Long-exposure photos of the water going under Riksbron, showing the standing waves in the water.

May

The Color Run - Stockholm 2016[ay]
The photo opportunities are good, but that color? Mortal enemy of cameras.

All Around Riddarfjärden[az]
A walk around Riddarfjärden.

Mall of Scandinavia[ba]
Viewing the mall in abstract.

Walkabouts in Northern Järva[bb]
Just walking about.

Burnt Down Garage[bc]
Apparently the levels of anti-social behavior is back up. This is a burnt down garage in Kista.

Danskollektivet Student Show Spring 2016[bd]
Another semester, another show.

Umami - 5th Taste of Art[be]
This is a newly-opened cultural space in Hallonbergen.

Circle Tribe Performs in the Eurovision Village[bf]
Circle Tribe is a dance ensemble I first saw in Danskarusellen.

Wood Anemones[bg]
One of the sure signs of spring are clusters of deep green and bright white that pup up over the brownish grass of yesteryear.

Körsbärsdalen[bh]
In Kista, down by Igelbäcken, twelve cherry trees stand in a semicircle around a memorial stone.

Layali Dance Academy Student Show, Spring 2016[bi]
Another year, another show - but better!

Bagdad Cafe in the Morning[bj]
Morning in the cafe.

Haymarket House Reflection[bk]
One house reflected in another.

Spring in Full Swing[bl]
Everything awakens.

Yes, But My Readers Are Better[bm]
Somehow.

Zyka Yosakoi at the International Dance Day[bn]
They used to be quite the odd one out - and they still are.

Some Monochrome Photos[bo]
Walking around Östermalm.

Brunkeberg Tunnel[bp]
The northern half of Stockholm is geographically dominated by the Brunkeberg ridge that goes in a north-south direction. Over the centuries it has been excavated for building materials or simply removed. However, back in 1884 it was thought that a tunnel through it would be economically feasible.

Karlberg[bq]
The military academy at night.

An Evening Walkabout[br]
Some random photos from an evening walk.

Stockholm South - Hammarby Harbor - Stadsgården Railway[bs]
An abandoned railway.

Cash[bt]
Coins.

The Water Lily Pond[bu]
The pond that the subway station and neighborhood was named after.

The Golden Energy Dome of Husby[bv]
This is apparently an "Energy Dome", where you can see how much energy is consumed by the buildings surrounding it.

A Rainy Day Walk Across Järvafältet[bw]
This spring was unusually wet and cold. Fortunately, rain doesn't mean that there is a lack of beautiful things in nature.

Storkyrkan[bx]
The Great Church of Stockholm.

Deutsche Kirche during Kulturnatt Stockholm[by]
More of Kulturnatt Stockholm - this time a different view of the German Church in the Old Town.

Zyka Yosakoi at Kulturnatt Stockholm[bz]
Zyka Yosakoi performs as part of Kulturnatt Stockholm.

A Cold Spring in Tyresta[ca]
It's cold and wet, but nice anyway.

Truths in Stone[cb]
Nice notes.

My Friends and Family Keep Me Going[cc]
With fuel like this.

Kista Torn in the Abstract[cd]
Abstract.

Spånga Church[ce]
One of the oldest buildings in Stockholm.

Granby Gård[cf]
One of the old farms.

Ärvinge Gård[cg]
The remains of the farm.

Aronsberg Mosaic Cemetery[ch]
The first Jewish cemetery in Sweden.

Strandvägen[ci]
Strandvägen, one of the poshest places in Stockholm. Construction started in 1862 and was completed by the World Exhibition in 1897.

The Inhabitants of My Home[cj]
Never quite looked at them like this.

And Have You Then There[ck]
...this cherry blossom.

Spring is Coming to Järvafältet[cl]
We're seeing some green!

Cherry Bud[cm]
The cherry trees are late to bloom this year.

Thorildsplan[cn]
Not much here, really.

Monteliusvägen Revisited[co]
It was a while since I was here, but the view is still as good.

Skinnarviksberget Revisited[cp]
It was a while since last.

Ludvigsberg[cq]
There are still some old houses left in the center of Stockholm, and they stand out among the more modern buildings.

In the Footsteps of Vampires[cr]
Following "Let the Right One In".

Västerbron in Blue[cs]
Looks like Pac Man might cross Västerbron any time.

A Farewell to Slussen[ct]
It's time to part ways.

Skeppsbron[cu]
View of the old posh place to live in Stockholm.

The Blue Hour Around Kungsträdgården[cv]
The blue hour.

Hammarbyslussen[cw]
Hammarby lock, connecting the Baltic Sea with Lake Mälaren.

Trädgård på Spåret[cx]
Urban gardening in Stockholm.

Swedish Vertical Datum[cy]
The old vertical datum for Sweden.

Rinkeby[cz]
There's stuff to see here.

The Doors to the Swedish National Bank[da]
They look fairly armored.

Liljevalchs Spring Salon 2016[db]
The art was nice, but the real attraction here was the view from Gallerian's rooftop.

Kulturhuset is Watching You[dc]
It's always watching...

Winterviken[dd]
A cafe in Alfred Nobel's old factory. I don't know if anyone has figured out the bang-for-buck ratio here...

Alfred Nobel's Blast Pits[de]
Things go boom.

Aspudden Subway Station[df]
I used to live here.

Early Spring in Ljusterö[dg]
Spring is coming!

April

Easter Camel[dh]
Small camel, big holiday.

March

Early Spring at Järvafältet[di]
It's still brown, not green, but spring is coming!

Hjulsta[dj]
Nice public artwork.

Högdalen[dk]
Finally I get there, five and a half years late.

1053 Days[dl]
It took some time to get it, but finally, it's there.

Ropsten[dm]
Ropsten, meaning "Hailing Rock", got its name from the fact that there used to be a ferry service across the water to Lidingö, and people would stand by a large rock and call across the water for a ferry.

Bromma Church[dn]
One of the oldest buildings in Stockholm. Parts of this so-called round church were built in the later 12th century, then as a fortress church.

Åkeshov[do]
A subway station, a castle, and an arboretum.

Hägersten Harbor[dp]
An almost abandoned marina.

Foggy Haymarket Houses[dq]
The haymarket houses seen through fog in the evening.

Moments in Movement by Maria Miesenberger[dr]
Aluminum sculpture at Enskede Gård metro station.

Enskedeparkens Bageri[ds]
A nice little café in a very tiny cottage.

The Road by Aleksander Wolodarski and Gabriel Herdevall[dt]
A memorial to the Jews who died in the Holocaust.

Djurgårdsbrunnsviken at Night[du]
A view across Djurgårdsbrunnsviken at night.

Notes on Data Recovery[dv]
Sometimes bad things happen to your data. Maybe you accidentally format a memory card, or a hard disk crashes. Time for data recovery.

February

Ältaån[dw]
An old photo from 2013 that I took while checking out the nature preserve next to Bagarmossen.

Filmstaden[dx]
The place where much of Swedish film was produced in the early 1900's. Now a residential area with blocks being named after well-known cinemas.

Protest[dy]
"Protest" (1986) by Torsten Fridh. A monument to the site of Labor Day demonstrations 1890-1965. Situated in the eastern part of Östermalm, it is a poignant reminder of the gentrification of this part of the city.

Eight Flowers[dz]
The kitchen orchid is in full bloom again, this time with eight flowers!

Hornsbergs Strand[ea]
A new development in the northwest corner of Kungsholmen.

Pampas Marina[eb]
Houses, boats and house boats.

Västra Skogen[ec]
One of the oddest subway entrances in the Stockholm subway system.

For a Few Shutter Actuations More[ed]
My Nikon D3200 finally reached the same number of shutter actuations as my old D40 did before I gave it away.

The Littlest Jogging Track[ee]
A year and a half since I last wrote about it, and three and a half years since I rediscovered it, it seems like what's left will be left.

Leyla Arabia[ef]
A dance show organized by Danskollektivet.

To London and Back[eg]
Going to London and going back.

Black Ice[eh]
Ice on black water.

Photogenic Flowers[ei]
With such a name, you're basically asking to be photographed...

Rag and Bone / Homeless Fox[ej]
Part of Laura Ford's sculpture suite "Rag and Bone".

An Ode to a High School[ek]
It's sad to see your old high school fall so far that it has to be shut down.

Rooftops of the Old Town[el]
A view over the rooftops of the Old Town of Stockholm during a foggy, snowy, winter day.

Murder of a Fifteen-Year-Old[em]
Memorial to Robin, 15, who was murdered by an unknown person. His older brother was severely injured.

Christmas Lights in Akalla[en]
Lights and frost.

Nils Ferlin[eo]
A statue over a poet.

Christmas and Street Art in the City[ep]
Lights and knitting.

Red Sunset Pillar[eq]
A nice atmospheric effect.

January

Chandeliers at Berns[er]
Really massive chandeliers combined with nice lighting make for a photographic opportunity.

-17°C[es]
Ice on the window.

Street Calligraphy[et]
Finally some graffiti that I can read.

Auel[eu]
A wonderful Ethiopian restarant opens!

Husby Christmas Trees[ev]
Christmas trees in the courtyards.

Bleeding Black Heart[ew]
A piece of street art.

Royal Institute of Technology[ex]
My university.

Uggleviken[ey]
A source of water, containing a massive reservoir and an old well with healing powers.

Four Dogs and a Cat That Got Away[ez]
Sculptures by Sonja Pettersson in Husby.

Slow-motion Fireworks[fa]
Celebrating the start of a new year with fireworks!