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Last day in Stockholm

I had a walk round the streets by the hotel after breakfast and discovered a couple more examples of what seems to be common in Stockholm art nouveau buildings: a monumental tower that rises directly from the front plane of … Continue reading

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Stockholm today

A roundabout walk to Stureplein revealed how much is left of art nouveau Stockholm and how much has been replaced by some pretty dire stuff. Rounded corners bordering on turrets seem to be popular for the ends of blocks, particularly … Continue reading

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Stockholm this afternoon

A walk past the Engelbrektskyrkan after lunch to the Tekniska Högskolan – a university campus specialising in engineering and technology. It’s a massive, largely symmetrical series of courtyards leading up a gentle hill. Made from brick and carved granite, it’s … Continue reading

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Stockholm Public Library

There was plenty that was impressive about this library – the geometric shapes, the Egyptian temple/Mycenaean entrance, the frieze, the colour (Swedes seem fond of these warm shades) – but it was the interior that was really breathtaking. You go … Continue reading

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Stockholm City Hall (Stadhuset)

The Stadhuset twinned with Santa Maria della Salute in Venice or the Elbphilharmonie: discuss. They certainly occupy prominent positions on the water’s edge. I have now met the Nordic National Romantic style: something less international than Jugendstil, using local materials … Continue reading

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Södra Ängby

  Armed with maps, metro tickets, warm clothes and the correct pronunciation of Södra Ängby, I set off on my intrepid trip to discover this suburban residential development built 1933-40 amongst pine trees and birches overlooking (if you live in … Continue reading

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Jenůfa

Jenůfa – Sinéard Mulhern Kostelnička – Lena Nordin Laca – Jesper Taube An opera sung in Czech with Swedish subtitles and relocated to the west coast of Ireland – thank heavens for Wikipedia! It was well done and ultimately moving … Continue reading

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