Skeppsholm Bridge detail & Strandvagen (in the background), Stockholm
Skeppsholmsbron (English: "The Skeppsholm Bridge") is in central Stockholm, Sweden, connecting Blasieholmen to Skeppsholmen.
The bridge, 165 metres long and 9.5 metres wide, consists of a 5.5 metre wide roadway flanked by 2 metre pathways, and is divided into 5 compartments. It was the first forging iron bridge to be constructed in Sweden, manufactured by Motala Verkstad in 1861.
The first bridge to connect Skeppsholmen to the rest of the city was a wooden bridge on poles, simply called Holmbron ("The Islet Bridge") and provided with a drawbridge, constructed by the admiralty in 1638-1640 when the camp of the Swedish Navy was relocated from Blasieholmen to Skeppsholmen. In 1822 the bridge was damaged in a fire, and subsequently replaced by a temporary pontoon bridge. Funded directly and still owned by the state, the present steel bridge was finally inaugurated in 1861.
In 1935 the bridge together with other building and structures on Skeppsholmen and Kastellholmen were classified as historical landmarks, thus prohibiting replacing the bridge or altering its exterior, a decision nevertheless reassessed in the 1990s.
Strandvägen (in the background)
Strandvägen is a boulevard created that was created in the second half of the 19th century in Stockholm's Östermalm district. The boulevard, which looks out over the water, is lined with grand, almost palatial buildings that were designed by some of the top architects of the day.
Strandvägen ('beach road') has a length of 1200 meters (0.75 mi) and runs east from Nybroplan to the Djurgĺrden Bridge.
In the mid 19th century Strandvägen was known as Ladugĺrds Strandgata (Barn beach street). It was an unappealing, muddy street with dilapidated houses built along an old wooden quay. When the Nibrokajen, the quay on the east side of the street was in need of repair, the suggestion was made to build a new, wide and modern quay all the way to the Djurgĺrden bridge. This plan revived an old idea to turn the Ladugĺrds Strandgata into a prestigious boulevard, Strandvägen. In 1861, after long discussions, the king approves the creation of Strandvägen. The goal was to create a street 'unparalleled in Europe', and have it completed before the inauguration of the Arts and Craft Exhibition of 1897, held in Djurgĺrden.
Construction started the following year and fifteen years later, with the planting of three rows of lime trees, the 35 meter wide street was completed. Strandvägen became one of the city's most desirable addresses and developers built magnificent mansions designed by some of the country's best architects. Soon many of Stockholm's most affluent citizens moved to this new street. (Source: aviewoncities/Stockholm)
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jhm (138192) 2012-04-14 1:35
What a nice detailed picture of the golden crown.
Also a very nice background of the city Strandvägen.
Perspective and depth are perfect made, together the nice reflections.
Sharpness and clarity make this image great.
Color and presentation are pleasant for look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
timecapturer (47952) 2012-04-14 2:56
a nicely detailed and attractive composition. Beautiful golden textures on the fg crown that stand out so well against the distant blues and greens so effectively.
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
Bluejeans (64247) 2012-04-14 3:21
Ola George ,
Beleza esta coroa nesta ponte com esta cor dourada faz um belo contraste com o azul da agua , belos detalhes nesta coroa real , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
mohammad_H (9172) 2012-04-14 4:03
Eye-catching landscape. View Crest in close and attractive colors of the sky and sea water. Quality of light and good resolution.
Have a nice day
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-04-14 4:09
A beautiful golden colored crown sits on the bridge railing. A very nice composition with so many details. Like the background with the view of the city. The blues of the sky and water contrast very well against the golden color.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-04-14 5:07
Very interesting composition and awesome shoot.Excellent background and very useful note.Great POV!Nice job.TFS
Have a god morning,
bukitgolfb301 (35428) 2012-04-14 5:07
Hello again my dear George
Intersting note indeed! So attractive image, with shining golden crown! So sharp and clear focisuing and usual perfect framework.
Thanks for your sharing with your best job and have a nice weekend, best regards,
Takero in Tokyo
danos (85757) 2012-04-14 5:09
unusual to see someone so large crown with this way,on the top of the bridge's rail.I like the excellent quality of the image with the capital to cover the backdrop of the scene.
Have a good weekend,Danos
Sergiom (58617) 2012-04-14 5:35
La couronne en premier plan est magnifique et elle donne une trčs grande profondeur ŕ l'image. Les couleurs sont trčs belles pour cette image de qualité.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-04-14 7:04
The Swedes are visibly proud of their kingdom. This is a dramatic and interesting details. The picture is skillfully composed. The light, colors, sharpness and depth are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Sonata11 (33225) 2012-04-14 8:46
Wow!!! what a snapshot of this impressive golden crown on the FG!!! eye catching this wonderful and very beautiful composition of bridge architecture and goregous surroundings. Great execution with fabuolus light, splendid colors, sharpness, clarity, fabulous POV and DOF too. Excellent work. Thanks for sharing. Awesome.
All the best and have a wonderful WE,
jemaflor (83651) 2012-04-14 8:54
Well taken, perfect focus and light, nice golden color on this blue bg, tfs.
Cricri (105215) 2012-04-14 9:22
De magnifique détails de la couronne doré faisant un fantastique contraste avec le bleu de la mer, intéressante note et composition
siudzi (33047) 2012-04-14 9:36
Great close-up of this attractive bridge's decoration. Well seen and presented on the blue river. Thanks for sharing.
mesutilgim (82990) 2012-04-14 11:02
If you are a country with such high per capita net income, than you can decorate your bridges with guilded crowns !
Nice capture with good graphical effect.
TFS and best regards
ChrisJ (96568) 2012-04-14 11:51
The golden crown within the bridge design contrasts well against the blue sky & water. Superb graphism & sharpness in the fg with a soft focus bg. Have a nice weekend!
siamesa (27739) 2012-04-14 15:29
Boa noite George
Superb composition of this impressive golden crown and the city in background. Really beautiful. TFS
dkmurphys (48446) 2012-04-14 23:38
Superb composition with the crown of Sweden Royalty. The city logo has it's own three crowns. Well composed.
jjcordier (75590) 2012-04-15 0:33
Intéressant cadrage serré qui met parfaitement en valeur ce détail royal de pont.
cornejo (30592) 2012-04-15 5:00
György Hello, szeretem ezt a kompozíciót, a részleteket a híd a szép háttér, nagyon jól áll, és kész, jó és szép munka barátom, gratulálok. Jó napot és boldog, hogy a hét elején. TFS.
Üdvözlettel és minden jót kíván.
György Hello, I like this composition, the detail of the bridge with the nice background, very well composed and done, good and beautiful work my friend, my congratulations. Good afternoon and happy start to the week. Tfs.
Best regards and best wishes.
SWEETFREEDOM (22476) 2012-04-15 5:39
very good details, good light and colors. nice landscape in bg.
Gigidusud (15125) 2012-04-15 12:05
Beautiful composition with picturesque scenery and beautiful golden crown in FG.I like it!
Thanks for sharing.
Graal (96756) 2012-04-16 6:17
Jó napot George,
amazing crown on the bridge. Nice composition and colours. Good captured theme. Photo is well done as always by You.
Have a nice day.
Royaldevon (28633) 2012-04-16 12:51
What a most unusual but highly effective focal image!
You have excellent sharpness on the detailed adornments of the bridge with a most useful but unobtrusive b/g.
My warm regards,