Wednesday, May 17, 2006

The Old town part 3

The Mårten Trotzig alley is Stockholms most narrow one with a width of just 90 centimetres. Ending on the old towns most busy street, Västerlånggatan, many thousands people pass without noticing this gem which is breathtaking in its simplicity. The 36 steps and the alley can sometimes get a real magnificent light over it. The name Mårten Trotzig was given in 1949 after a german merchant who bought houses in the alley at end of the 16th century.
It looks so idyllic today but my guess is that this was probably a pretty disgusting place to walk down a few hundred years ago given the fact that the old town was full of small pubs, this alley including!

9 Comments:

At 10:34 AM, Blogger Cameron said...

ah yes. this is my favorite street in gamla stan. very nice shots! i hope i turned the second one right, guess it doesn't matter since it shot straight up!? :)

you should take a night shot in that alley. looks amazing when those yellow lamps lights up.

 
At 1:58 PM, Blogger Alex S said...

Thanks for posting Chris, yes, both shots are alright =)

I was actually thinking of going to the old town late on a full moon and perhaps take the same photos as I´ve taken now. I think it can be a cool thing since there are so few lights in "gamla stan"

 
At 2:47 PM, Blogger chris.h. said...

I'm gutted!! Havn't ref's heard of 'advantage'??!! 1-0 and 11 against 11 would have made for a better match I think?
Loved the old town pic's and the very odd sepia football pic!!

 
At 6:04 PM, Blogger Brian said...

Beautiful quality to the light...
L

 
At 12:20 AM, Blogger Kathrine said...

This is really great - I love the perspective in looking up. It makes for great photos, when we look out of the usual box.
You give good information about the places, too.
Tak for det :)

/Kathrine

 
At 2:32 AM, Blogger Nicola said...

Wow, what a narrow alley!

 
At 4:44 AM, Blogger Mark said...

Same thoughts as Chris.....bloody ref spoilt the game!

 
At 11:44 PM, Blogger Kala said...

this pic gave me claustrophobia!

 
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