Saturday, May 13, 2006

The Katarinaelevator



The Katarinaelevator, located at Slussen, is a curious piece in the landscape of central Stockholm. Built in 1881 to relieve people to get through more easy as the south side has several steap hills, it quickly became a well used landmark.
It was torn down in 1933 when the trafficsystem around Slussen was modernized but it was rebuilt in 1935. It costs 10 swedish crowns (roughly 1,30 US-dollars) to go up and just as much to go down = )
From the top you get quite a glorious view of the central parts of Stockholm. In the first picture you can see Slussens complex but in someway beautiful roads with the old town of Stockholm just behind.
And the old town you´ll see many more pics of this week. The photos I do publish here I take the same day but since I am going away with work to the west coast this week I needed to stockpile a bit = )

6 Comments:

At 1:54 PM, Blogger Cameron said...

lovley. stockholm is so nice looking for up there :) i always eat lunch at the fancy restaurang located at the top...eh, no. there is a scene in a swedish movie called sökarna (searchers), where a dude gets thrown off from up there. nasty fall and nasty movie. horrible stuff. don't watch it!

oh, im sorry. nice pictures by the way :D

 
At 8:24 AM, Blogger Kala said...

yes- that is an amazing overview of the city as long as your not falling along the way :P

 
At 9:28 AM, Blogger Mark said...

Wow, this has got be worth paying a couple of dollers for.Real nice.

 
At 9:49 PM, Blogger Seesaw said...

Nice photos!

 
At 12:29 PM, Blogger perle de rosée said...

The combination of old and new is very interesting : new with all these roads knots (I'm sure I would lost my way here in all the curves of the roads) and the old town in the background.

 
At 9:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent, love it! » » »

 

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