Gamla Stan ("The Old Town") is the old town of Stockholm, capital of Sweden.
The town dates back to the 13th century, and consists of medieval alleyways, cobbled streets, and archaic architecture.
Gamla stan is also referred to as the "town between the bridges", because it is one of 14 islands where Stockholm is build on.
This is the Prästgatan ("The Priest's Street"), the most beautiful street for me and stretching from a cul-de-sac west of the Royal Palace all the way to the street Österlånggatan in the southern corner of the old town.
The street Prastgatan differs from most other streets in the old town; there are nearly no shops along the street.
This makes the street feel more ancient. It is when walking along the street of Prastgatan you can image how the old city was several hundred years earlier.
It is a zoomed shot, of course, I shot from the distance.
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bema (26425) 2011-02-26 6:13
a beautiful format and an striking capture at least.. like the colors of the painted houses and the women is nicely placed in your fine composed capture..
Have a nice weekend, see you around, Bernd
romanaa (7984) 2011-02-26 6:13
very beautiful colourful and narrow street. I like zour crop giving the verticals chance to stand out from the composition.
digbymerry (3998) 2011-02-26 6:15
Great photo. I like very much the colours and the vertical lines of the buildings. The fact that there is no sky showing gives the impression of height. The figure brings the picture to life.
siudzi (34141) 2011-02-26 6:48
Very interesting composition of this lovely colorful buildings. Well seen and executed picture. Congrats!
batalay (38773) 2011-02-26 7:03
Last June I spent two glorious days in Stockholm, and walked around these narrow streets. I spent a few hours at the Nobel Prize Museum. What a different mood your excellent photo captures with the snow on the streets, most likely a penetrating cold, but with the pastel colors of the buildings. I feel the experience of being their vicariously.
annjackman (21895) 2011-02-26 7:06
I have only seen the old town in the summer. This winter view is lovely. You have captured the colours and the lamps very well indeed. Well done for including the lady walking along the narrow street. First class composition and presentation.
tatadalou (7459) 2011-02-26 7:44
Your photo reminds me some souvenirs in this beautiful city. You captured very well the colours of the old town. I like how the gutters strengthen the vertical lines of the street. Nice framing.
JFS (32459) 2011-02-26 8:01
Very good image of this lovely and colorful street of Gamla Stan covered by the snow. I like the human presence, it gives a touch of "heat" to the shot!
My best regards,
sittipong (251) 2011-02-26 8:09
A really beautiful building form. It could be so cold too.
Hansaphotos (8081) 2011-02-26 8:19
This is a beautiful winter picture from the narrow streets of Gamla Stan. Colours and light are very well managed. The human presense adds a nice touch of life to the image. Great work! Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend.
Best regards, Erling
foibles3 (1399) 2011-02-26 8:41
First, thank you for the very informative note. The image works well because of you POV and taking a low to high view. Without the person the photo might be flat.
ngk (2413) 2011-02-26 9:34
very beautiful composition!!
excellent vertical frame & nice colors!
vagabondtravels (6511) 2011-02-26 10:11
NIce winter scene you have set here. The woman really gives us a perspective of these tall building. Very sharp and detailed with good color. Well done.
holmertz (52022) 2011-02-26 10:22
The fresh snow creates a fine atmosphere and a nice contrast to the typical Stockholm colours of the houses. It's also a good choice of a street. Prästgatan is one of the most enjoyable parts of the Old town, where the cheap commercialism can get rather nasty sometimes.
BennyV (16845) 2011-02-26 10:31
Mooi effect van de zoom, die opeenstapeling van verticale lijnen en van die typische kleuren! De lantaarns zijn de finishing touch en ook de aanwezigheid van dat meisje is goed. Knap pov, schuin op de weg, waardoor je niet kan zien waar die weg naartoe loopt. Knappe foto.
SnapRJW (31629) 2011-02-26 10:50
Hello Kris - Your vertical presentation is perfect for showing the height of these colourful buildings, one gets a real feel for the narrowness of the street too. Excellent composition and very nice warm colours against white snow. TFS best regards Rosemary
Bournazel (0) 2011-02-26 12:21
nice perpective Kriss
I like these warm painted houses very much under the snow
alabate (1197) 2011-02-26 12:26
Très belle composition verticale avec ces immeubles du vieux Stockholm. Ces gouttières et ces façades donne un sublime verticalité à cette image.
Lumière et couleurs bien gérées, malgré le zoom. La neige et les deux lampadaires donnent un charme supplémentaire, sans compter la présence de la jeune fille qui habite littéralement la photo.
Bravo et excellente journée,
rbassin (22715) 2011-02-26 12:29
Une magnifique réalisation, le cadrage vertical accompagne parfaitement les vercicalités de l'architecture.
Glint (6171) 2011-02-26 13:11
an attractive vetical composition with the girl perfectly placed.I like the colours and the contrast of snow and black drainpipes.
HFASSOURAKIS (4) 2011-02-26 16:12
GEIA SOU KRIS
FIRST OF ALL YOUR SHOT ANGLE IS MARVELOUS AS WELL AS THE COLORS OF THE HOUSES
VERY GOOD INFO I DIDN'T KNOW THAT OLD STOCHOLM PLACE
VERY NICE WORK MY FRIEND
sandpiper (6788) 2011-02-27 1:20
Great shot, I especially like the position of the woman. Great composition and colours.
timecapturer (49288) 2011-02-27 3:51
a wonderful and quite magical image this. Perfectly composed and controlled, love al the pastel shades together with the vertical lines and the striking perspective. Awesome!
sacimar (26205) 2011-02-27 4:59
I like the perspective using this narrow street, well seen with an interesting result,
divail (8334) 2011-02-27 19:51
C'est une belle enfilade de façades colorées! La neige apporte une belle touche de lumière, qui donne de l'éclat aux couleurs, et la jeune femme apporte une présence chaleureuse. C'est superbe.
ManuMay (36141) 2011-03-01 4:57
Optim point of view to compose this amazing image, great composition and great colur tones, a different scene very well seen and very well captured, snow adds a beautiful contrast too...
pasternak (15185) 2011-03-08 1:39
Really nice shot of one of the most beautiful cities in the world!..
- Copyright: Kris Verhoeven (verswe) (7330)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-02-21
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: OLYMPUS E-510
- Exposure: f/4.6, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Typical streets, Nordic life [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-02-26 5:48