Norrmalm, Stockholm

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  • Norrmalm
    by MalenaN
  • Main Public Library at Odenplan
    Main Public Library at Odenplan
    by El_Sueco
  • Norrmalm
    by bottleofdoom
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    Neighbourhoods: Norrmalm

    by Maline Written Apr 2, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Norrmalm can be seen as the center of modern Stockholm. There are a lot of businesses here and expensive shops, and also clubs, bars and restaurants. The prices may be a little higher here than in other parts.
    This is also the case with Östermalm. Östermalm, though, is more a neighborhood of broader streets and elegant residences. It is directly to the east of Norrmalm.

    A street from this neighbourhood

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    Stockholm Public Libraries

    by El_Sueco Updated Jul 7, 2003

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    Favorite thing: This is the main library. It was designed by the well reputated architect Gunnar Asplund in 1928.
    Around the big central cylindric hall there are four long book rooms. All together forms a cubic block. The building has a sharp geometrical form.
    The style is funcionalistic, at that time a radical french new classisism, they say.
    The entry from Sveavägen goes like a scar through the block, and you will come directly to the central hall where books are lended for 3-4 weeks (in summer two months).
    Address: Odenplan
    Don´t miss a visit to some of the public libraries in Stockholm. There you can perhaps find your newspaper from home, sit down for resting or just silently go around looking at books and people. Not a bad doing.

    Main Public Library at Odenplan
    Related to:
    • Study Abroad
    • Architecture
    • Work Abroad

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    Getting Lost

    by bottleofdoom Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Fondest memory: So we get lost trying to find the record stores. They were on Eriksgatan, not Erkisberggatan! But, since we were lost we made the best of it. We wound up in a residential neighborhood with mucho architecture & photo ops. I took lots of photos of the cool scandanavian buildings.

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