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The Town Hall of Stockholm in the Blue Hour

I been absent from this blog for a long time now. I have to apologize for this but I been very busy with new work and other issues. I cannot promise I will return with regular posting. But I have lots of pictures I would like to share with you and I will try to show up here as often as I have spare time.

This HDR I’m especially proud of. It’s been on my list of pictures I would like to capture and on a wonderful night in July this year the conditions were perfect to make it happen. The subject itself needs no presentation, it’s the most iconic building in Stockholm and probably the most iconic in the whole of Sweden. It’s the masterpiece of the successful Swedish architect Ragnar Östberg, built in national romanticism style and inaugurated on the Midsummer Eve 1923. The Town Hall does not only house the city council of Stockholm, it’s one of the main tourist attractions in Sweden. But maybe the Town Hall is mostly known as the host of the Nobel Prize banquet. In Sweden this banquet is known as the banquet and not surprisingly I was not invited this year as I never have been invited. So I have to enjoy this spectacle from the TV. However I thought it was a perfect day to share this picture with you today, the day of the Nobel Prize.

The Town Hall of Stockholm viewed from Riddarholmen, captured in the blue hour.

 
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Posted by on December 10, 2011 in Photo, Stockholm

 

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Break

This blog have a rest for the remainder of this week. I need a break to get my inspiration back. So this will be the only HDR this week. It’s from my archives, a picture I took in Söderköping last spring. Söderköping is a very picturesque small town in Östergötland, Sweden, just south of Norrköping. The capture is made a couple of hours before sunset, IMO the perfect time to capture beautiful pictures. See you next week!

A view from Söderköping, Sweden. The building in the middle is the old town hall.

 
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Posted by on September 5, 2011 in Photo, Söderköping

 

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Eskilstuna’s Town Hall

This HDR- picture of the Town Hall in Eskilstuna I captured a year ago. I was archiving my old raw files on my laptop and found some good stuff I haven’t shared yet. I guess I was not 100 % pleased with the result and wanted to shoot it again under better conditions. But this did not happen so I show it to you now. I post some of the oldies I found in the coming weeks.

The Town Hall in Eskilstuna viewed from Fristadstorget.

In 1890 August Stålberg, the chairman of the city council, came up with the idea that Eskilstuna needed a Town Hall. Five years later the blueprints of the Town Hall was approved. The new building, located in Fristaden, originally housed not only the town council but also the police office, the fire department, the local savings and loans, and the telegraph. The new Town Hall was inaugurated in 1897. In the 1910’s when the administration of the city council grew the other businesses had to leave the building. In the 1940’s the Town Hall was radically rebuilt. For instance the corner towers on the building was removed which I think is a great shame. I’ve seen old pictures of the Town Hall, how it looked in the beginning of the century, and it was much more beautiful with the towers!

 
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Posted by on July 8, 2011 in Eskilstuna, History, Photo

 

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Café Blå Katten

Today I share a HDR-picture of the picturesque café Blå Katten (the Blue Cat) in Mariefred.

Kafé Blå Katten (Café the Blue Cat) in Mariefred, Sweden.

Competition for the best picture! I took this HDR-picture at Ångans Dag (the Day of Steam) in Mariefred last Saturday. How has the best position for the perfect capture? The lady in the colorful dress or me?

<Musikkåren playing and being photographed at Rådhustorget (the Town hall Square) in Mariefred on Ångans Dag (the Day of Steam) 2011.

 
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Posted by on June 18, 2011 in Food and Drink, Mariefred, Photo

 

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Mariefreds Rådhus

Todays upload is a HDR-picture of Mariefreds Rådhus, Town hall in English, i captured during the celebration of Ångans dag last Saturday. The Town hall, built by architect Carl Johan Cronstedt in Gustavian style, was originally a gift from the king Gustav III to his court surgeon Lars Grubb.

Mariefreds Rådhus (Town Hall) during the celebration Ångans Dag (the Day of Steam) 2011.You can find out more about the Town Hall and the Day of Steam at my blog!

 
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Posted by on June 17, 2011 in Mariefred, Photo

 

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