All posts filed under: architecture

House of Music, Aalborg

While staying in Danish city Aalborg, I had the opportunity of visiting the House of Music, inaugurated in 2013. It’s quite a spectacular building by Austrian architects COOP Himmelb(l)au.  

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WPC: Enveloped

Whenever I have foreign visitors, I like to show the Stockholm Public Library, designed by Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund, inaugurated in 1928. According to Wikipedia, it was Sweden’s first public library to apply the principle of open shelves where visitors could access books without the […]

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Almost full moon

After a dance class yesterday night I passed the Stockholm City Hall (that’s where the Nobel Prize Banquet is held after the annual Nobel Prize ceremony) on my way home. The almost full moon made me stay, to admire the dramatically lit up tower. To […]

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Cold afternoon walk

It was a lovely winter’s day. Only a few degrees below zero, no wind and a clear sky. I made a long walk around the ‘new’ district of Hammarby sjöstad. The area was almost deserted, there were only a few parents and toddlers, playing in […]

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A block of flats

Nearly every day I pass by this monumental block of flats with its sharp balconies. I never noticed any life behind the curtains. The heavy architecture is a reminder of the 1970’s. The high-rise behind, completed in 1957, is an insurance company. It is still […]

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Angular

For the WordPress Photo Challenge this week, Angular,  I chose  photos of “The Cog Wheel”.  Two of them were posted here before. But the construction is exceptional, and the colours so vivid, that I have to repeat myself. The building was designed by Wingårdh arkitektkontor, […]

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Silent twilight walk

Late in November, early in the afternoon: a silent rubber sole walk in the Annedal area of Göteborg. Temperature was close to zero. The streets were empty. There was neither wind nor clouds, and the twilight was breathtaking. Apart from the complete silence (the lack […]

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Sandarna

Halvvägs till havet, och en bra bit till stan. I stillhet ligger Sandarna, vilar på Göteborgs västsida, omgärdat av industriområden, kyrkogård och en väldig trafikapparat. De gånger jag varit där i det vanliga kustvädret – grått, fuktigt, blåsigt – har jag inte tänkt på annat […]

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