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    Jussi Björling

    by Muscovite Updated Jan 21, 2011

    Jussi Björling is 100 this year.

    I first heard him – and about him - through our good ‘Arts-TV’ some 10 years ago, he is otherwise not very well known at home. They showed a film featuring Jussi in a boat on the lake singing what I guess was a Neapolitan song in his native Swedish. That was when I guess he was most in his element.
    YouTube has a fairly good choice of both audio and video clips, here’re some:

    Mattinata
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46vuwLxRU7I&NR=1

    O soave Fanciulla
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48lpBNKBRMU&feature=related
    (and his wife had a wonderful soprano, too)

    Fram för framgång, 1938
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ-TdhsjLbw&feature=related

    There will be a whole range of events through the whole year – see the website

    P.S.
    Yes, and he was born just 1 day in February ahead of me!

    Jussi Bj��rling (1911 - 1960)
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    Sergels Torg

    by ruki Updated Dec 3, 2010

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    Sergels torg is the most central public square in Stockholm.In the centre of the square there is Crystal vertical obelisk in glass and steel. Night view of the obelisk is spectacular
    Sergels torg has a dominant west to east axis and is divided into 3 parts.

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    Statue Sankt Goran and the dragon

    by ruki Written Dec 3, 2010

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    This statue is a bronze copy of a wooden sculpture that is placed in Storkyran. The bronze statue was put in its place during the year 1912-1913. It is located in the small square of kopmansbrinken in the old city.The bronze statue is a gift by Hjalmar Wicander.

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    Photography museum

    by jorgec25 Written Aug 9, 2010

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    This new museum, located at the waterfront is hosting until September 2010 an exhibit of world class photographer Annie Leibowitz on display at the Photography Museum in Stockholm.

    This alone is well worth a visit, because it's really an amazing exhibit.

    But there's also other very good exhibits of the finalists of the annual Hasselblad award. Some young and talented photographers.

    See the website for additional information.

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    Sődermalm,old prolitarian part of the city

    by budapest8 Written May 21, 2010

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    Mariatorget
    (the Maria Square) is a square and a city park in Södermalm,
    The square faces the street of Hornsgatan to the north,
    and the street of S:t Paulsgatan to the south.
    The street Swedenborgsgatan, named after Emanuel Swedenborg,
    starts there and continues southwards.
    A bust of the same Swedenborg is also situated in the park.
    The central fountain is crowned by a sculpture by Anders Henrik Wissler,
    Tors fiske (Thor fishing), depicting the Norse god
    Thor slaying the sea serpent Jörmungandr.
    I used to come here a lot because I used to run a gallery
    for about a year and a half in nearby Maria Prástgárdsgaten 2.

    Mariatorget Rival in Mariatorget Mariatorget on a cold, sunny Sunday afternoon.
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    Sődermalm,old prolitarian part of the city

    by budapest8 Written May 21, 2010

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    Neighbourhoods and parishes

    Södermalm is roughly divided into the following neighbourhoods (from west to east):

    * Högalid (western area):
    o Bergsund
    o Drakenberg
    o Heleneborg
    o Tantolunden
    o Zinkensdamm
    * Maria Magdalena (mid-northern area):
    o Mariaberget
    o Mariatorget
    o Slussen
    o Södra stationsområdet
    * Åsö (mid-southern area):
    o Eriksdal
    o Helgalund
    o Medborgarplatsen
    o Rosenlund
    o Skanstull
    * Katarina-Sofia (north-eastern area):
    o Blecktornsområdet
    o Danvikstull
    o Ersta
    o Norra Hammarbyhamnen
    o Nytorget
    o Mosebacke

    Medborgarplatsen Church by Medborgarplatsen
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    Sődermalm, old prolitarian part of the city

    by budapest8 Written May 21, 2010

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    Stockholm is such a modern city made up of
    a collection of many small and large islands connected
    together by by roads, bridges and an underground metro.
    Sődermalm covers the large island formerly called "Åsön".
    With a population of about 100 000, it is one of the most
    densely populated districts of Scandinavia.
    Moving to Sweden aged 21 I spent many a Summers night
    and early morning wandering about the small streets and
    side streets leading to incredible places one just could not imagine
    could exist. Some places made me think that time had stood still
    and preserved the buildings and area like a well hidden secret.

    Södermalm was mainly a rural, agricultural area. Its first urban areas were planned and built in the mid 17th century, comprising a mixture of working class housing, such as the little red cottages that can still to be seen in northeastern Södermalm, and the summer houses and pavilions of wealthier families, such as Emanuel Swedenborg's pavilion, which is to be seen in the outdoor museum Skansen. During this time, it was also the location of perhaps the first theatre in Scandinavia, Björngårdsteatern. Södermalm is often poetically named "Söders höjder", which reflects its topography of sheer cliffs and rocky hills. Indeed the hills of Södermalm provide remarkable views of Stockholm's skyline.

    In the 18th century, the working-class cottages that clung to Mariaberget, the steep cliffs facing Riddarfjärden, were replaced by the large buildings that are still present today. It was not until the beginning of the 20th century that urbanisation grasped the entire width of Södermalm, and even today parts of Södermalm have a rural feeling to them, as for instance the landscape of tiny allotments that climb the slopes of Eriksdal.

    Today I noticed that most of the elderly population have been replaced by young
    families and single people who either work or students.

    Also, rather than being known as a slum, Södermalm is now known as home of bohemian, alternative culture and a broad range of cultural amenities. Meanwhile, the growing demand of housing, as well as an increasing gentrification of Stockholm's central parts, makes apartments in Södermalm more and more difficult or expensive to come by. Thus what was once a working-class district is now somewhat a district of the privileged

    Nytorget Nytorget Katarina-Sofia Mariaberget from Gamla Stan View from Katarina-Sofia (north-eastern area): towards Nytorget from Sofia Church
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    A viking ship in the middle of the woods

    by marielexoteria Updated Sep 21, 2009

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    The landscape between Stockholm's central station and Märsta station never makes me bored. I can see from rails where other trains go to other destinations, trees and fields, beautiful houses, lake Mälaren and now a viking ship. I discovered this ship when the train stopped due to ... (the "..." is because they don't bother to give you an explanation of why the train stopped) and I looked out the window.

    The ship is located between Upplands Väsby and Märsta, but I don't know how to get to the ship by foot (since it's located in the middle of the woods), who built it or why - which is why I wouldn't recommend you take the commuter train to Märsta only to glimpse the ship (I'll do that for you). However, do it if you're visiting Sigtuna, which is very interesting in itself.

    You'll see the ship the best if you sit on the window seats on the left side of the train, if it's going towards Märsta, and on the right side if you're going towards Stockholm.

    The pictures of the boat aren't the best because I found it quite difficult to picture it while the train was moving at 100 km/h :)

    Edit Sept 2009: the viking ship has been moved and now can be seen along the E4 right before passing by Upplands Väsby.

    The ship through some of the trees The ship, a little more visible
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    Swimming in open water

    by Roggeveen Written Aug 6, 2009

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    The water in and araound Stockholm is usualy clean enough to swimm. There are several places (on the tourist maps) where you can find swimming facilities, like a shower. We went to the island of langholmen for a refreshing swim.
    Tube station: Fridhemsplan

    Outdoor shower and a view on the city
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    GREAT WIEW

    by gugi66 Updated Mar 5, 2009

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    DON´T MISS THIS BEAUTIFUL WIEW AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITY. GO UP WITH THE KATARINA ELEVATOR (IT COSTS 10 KRONOR, ABOUT 1,7 USD OR 1 EUR) JUST LOOK AT THE PICTURES.

    THE KATARINA ELEVATOR IS RIGHT BESIDE THE TUNNELBANA (SUBWAY, METRO) SLUSSEN.

    DJURG��RDEN FROM THE TOP OF THE ELEVATOR FROM THE SQUARE OF SLUSSEN CITY HALL FROM THE TOP OF THE ELEVATOR OLD TOWN FROM THE TOP OF THE ELEVATOR SLUSSEN SQUARE FROM THE TOP OF THE ELEVATOR
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    Going to Tallinn from Stockholm

    by jumpingnorman Written Oct 21, 2008

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    The cruise from Stockholm to Estonia

    I rode the Silja/Tallink Romantika line which is a huge cruise ship with luxurious smorgasbords, duty-free shopping, and plenty of entertainment which include discos, saunas and gambling. I booked on-line while I was still in the USA (about 120 Euro for the one-way ferry and 10 Euro for the breakfast). The boat left from Frihamnen port.
    Viking Lines is the competitor and has a more “party boat” reputation. It is like a Pepsi vs. Coke battle between these two lines which have the biggest and most inexpensive luxury hotels on the Baltic Sea.
    My boat left Stockholm at about 6 PM and arrived the next day at about 10 AM in Tallinn, Estonia at Terminal D (see below).

    Passenger terminals are located a short distance from the medieval Old Town of Tallin.
    Terminals
    A-terminal serves Viking Line ferries to/from Helsinki, Eckerö Line ferry and SuperSeaCat high-speed vessels to Helsinki
    B-terminal serves Eckerö Line ferries and SuperSeaCat high-speed vessels from Helsinki
    C-terminal serves Nordic Jet Line's high-speed vessels to/from Helsinki
    D-terminal serves Tallink ferries and high-speed vessels to/from Helsinki and Tallink ferries to/from Stockholm.
    Linnahall terminal serves Linda Line's high-speed vessels to/from Helsinki

    TALLINK SILJA OY
    PL210
    20101 TURKU Finland
    Reg. 0114296-7 , VAT FI01142967
    +358 0600 174 552

    Leaving by ferry from Stockholm to Tallinn M/S Romantika, Stockholm to Tallinn Arriving in Tallinn, Estonia
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    A beautiful garden outside Stockholm

    by Toshioohsako Written Sep 30, 2008

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    Millesgården was designed by Carl Milles and was built 1908. Its a garden overlooking the sea and it is beautiful. Its high up on a cliff where you can see big cruisers going to Helsinki, Tallin, Riga, etc. It has a unique architecture with very interesting motives of sculptures. Millesgården has a very pleasant cafeteria with a nice view (indoor cafeteria only in winter).

    The garden is on the beautiful island of Lidingör connected to Stockholm by a bridge. Its a little off the capital but I recommend visitors to come here to enjoy the splendid garden - my favorite!!

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    Swimming pool for free

    by gugi66 Updated Sep 1, 2008

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    Outside swimmingpool for free. 25 meters long swimmingpool and a small pool for little children. There is a small cafeteria who sells sandwiches, coffeey and ice cream, there is toilets availeble.

    How to get here? Take the Tunnelbana (subway/metro) to station Björkhagen and then it´s a 10 minutes walk.

    Big pool Caf��teria Kevin and his grandfather, doubble ice cream yummy Childrens pool
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    The beach in Mälarhöjden

    by gugi66 Written Aug 5, 2008

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    A beach south of Stockholm (about 10 minutes with car). This beach dont have a kiosk so buy water and food before you come here, sometimes there is a guy there who sells sausages and beverages, but not all the time. Free parking

    If you want to come here by public transportation take the Tunnelbana (subway/metro) to station Bredäng or Skärholmen and then take bus 135 to Mälarhöjdsbadet, then it´s a 5-10 minutes walk from the bus station.

    M��larh��dsbadet M��larh��jdsbadet For children Sausage man Bus station
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    Visit Miniature Sweden

    by kanjon Updated Apr 10, 2008

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    Sundbyberg is a small town so close to Stockholm it has its own stop in the Stockholm Metro-net. When Stockholm grew in the end of the 19´th centrury, so did Sundbyberg. I like to compare the historic growing Sundbyberg to the Klondike of the Gold-rush. Want to check out more in detail? Visit my Sundbyberg travel page!

    People have lived in the area for 2000 years and with all this time put together, today you can visit Sundbyberg and get an overall view of a small (ideological) copy of Sweden. Its social democratic history, its institutions, the inhabitants from industrial city workers to civil servants,the wel-fare situation, ideals and changes into modern times, all is there. There are interesting historical sites to see, VERY good cafés and bakeries, unique shopping (vintage, good markets, Finnish specialtiies, fabrics...), beautiful nature scenery and quite a good, partially wild, nightlife. So, go on ahead!

    You can choose to travel with either the metro or the suburban train.

    With the suburban train towards Bålsta or Kungsängen (nr 35), the journey takes about 8 minutes from T-Centralen. The trains leave at the platsforms by the railway station, not by the metro-lines.

    With blue metro line (nr 10) towards Hjulsta, the journey takes about 12 minutes from T-Centralen. If you choose the metro there are quite nicely done subway-art installations to enjoy on most stops on the blue line. Get off and take a close look and take the next train, or just watch through the window.

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