Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Stockholms Stadion

I rarely show black and white photos on this page but I decided to do it on this motive. You´ve seen the background to the lower picture once before when I showed you a shot from a Depeche Mode concert here. But I thought that the Stockholm stadium deserved a few more shots.

Built for the olympic games in 1912 this stadium has been listed as a culturemarked building and therefore can not be demolished or rebuilt. And thank god for that. The stadium is quite striking with it´s brickfacade which was typical for it´s time. The above shot is from the royal box where the swedish royal family sat during the olympic games and other events.

The stadium today is used for concerts and different sporting events and is also the home for the Premier league team djurgårdens if, one of three big Stockholmteams. Below you can see one of the two towers that are a major part of the Stadiums character.

You can see how the stadium slightly over the years by looking at this picture from the opening ceremony: OLYMPIC GAMES 1912

Worth mentioning is that it is the smallest stadium ever to hold the olympic games with a capacity slightly over 20 000 at the time.


At 7:27 AM, Blogger Shelly said...

Very Nice!! I love black and white...Good job!

At 7:13 PM, Blogger Jing said...

Big stadium~~as I think. :)
I like the black&white photos.hee hee,especially when we talk about some old stories. It give us much more sense.

At 5:19 PM, Blogger Meg Nakagawa said...

Very nice photograph. I'm glad they can't demolish it. Lovely stadium.


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