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Stockholm: View From The Center

Just north of Gamla Stan (Old Town), is the modern heart of Stockholm, called Norrmalm. Composed of a mixture of modern architecture and buildings dating back a couple centuries, it is well served by busses and a subway; parking is limited, and there is an obvious bias favoring pedestrians and bicyclists.

This square, on Kungsgatan (King's Street) next to the Konserthuset (Concert House, scene of the Nobel Prize ceremony, out of the picture to the left) serves as an open-air produce market on weekdays; during the evenings, truck-mounted carnival rides are offered. The weekends are devoted to crafts vendors.

A hand-held photo of Stockholm at night, taken out of a hotel room in downtown Stockholm. The large spire on the left is from Klarakyrka (St. Clara's Church), also in downtown Stockholm. The spire on the right is that of Stadshuset (City Hall), on Kungsholmen (King's Island). As the airport is well north of the city, and auto traffic in the city is deliberately restricted, nights -- and days -- are very quiet.


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Photos (c) 1997 Lawrence I. Charters

Revised October 25, 1997 lic
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