Stockholm and its bridges
The Old Town in Stockholm is sometimes referred to as “the town between the bridges”. There is a poetic ring to that expression and my grandmother often used it when she talked about The Old Town so she must have liked it. I took a walk with my camera as company on Saturday and realised that Stockholm could just as well be referred as “The town with the bridges” – the town is built on several islands connected by bridges.
Gray concrete bridges, gray concrete pillars, black asphalt and open space big enough for a little daylight to find its way down – that’s what people usually call the curse of modern urban life. If you take the time to stop for a while and look around you will find that even these materials and shapes offer some kind of beauty worth capturing on an image.
This is where the trains from the south of Sweden enter Stockholm’s central station. A signal is showing “Stop” thereby keeping the railway safety high on the bridge and at the station.
Communication and traffic in three separate levels is made possible by different bridges.
A view of The Old Town – the town between the bridges – and what could be more suitable than a bridge in the foreground?