Skeppsbron (Swedish: "The Ship's Bridge") is both a street and a quay in Gamla stan, the old town of Stockholm, capital of Sweden, stretching from the bridge Strömbron in front of the Royal Palace southward to Slussen.
Skeppsbron is mentioned as Stadzbron in 1592, skeepzbroon in 1647, and finally appears as Skeppsbron in 1961. While no historical documents knows to tell when or why the decision was taken to develop the eastern waterfront of Stadsholmen in accordance to the pretensions of a nation becoming a Great Power, it is known this development started during the 1630s and it is generally assumed the plan's originator was King Gustav II Adolf (1594-1632). The new street, built on land created by continuous fillings, was subsequently accrued to the city and old streets stretching from Österlånggatan to the old city wall, were extended down to the new street.
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siudzi (34141) 2010-11-22 1:25
Very good post with great blue mood. Like your concept for this vertical composition. Really interesting and eye-catching. TFS.
carlosmarin (11954) 2010-11-22 2:11
Wonderful close shot of the port of Stockholm.
Beautiful colors and light of winter. I like the blue tones of the atmosphere of the photo.
BennyV (20259) 2010-11-22 2:14
Good winter shot, Daniel. I must say I'm not looking forward to those freezing temperatures again, good photography is small comfort, though...
snunney (105613) 2010-11-22 2:31
The wintry mood is very well evoked in this interesting composition. I like the juxtaposition between the funnel and the dome of the building in the background. The yellow smokestack offers a nice splash of colour against the pale winter light.
delpeoples (59684) 2010-11-22 2:39
Hi Daniel, you really do get around to places don;t you? I really like the cool cast to this photo, it really conveys where we are in the world and also the likely weather you were experiencing. The depth is good to have produced such a magical effect on the dome in the BG and I like the tight cropping of the boat, very artistic. TFS and I hope you have a good Monday, Lisa
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2010-11-22 2:56
weel Stockholm in January must be really great! i like the two visual level, the boat and the building in background.
diomed (13926) 2010-11-22 3:49
nice vertical frame for this half ship with the architecture on background involved in a light fog. Excellent POV, intriguing atmosphere.
JFS (32459) 2010-11-22 5:07
White and suggestive shot. White/blue, the cold colour. I like your vertical cut very much, very elegant.
Sergiom (87281) 2010-11-22 6:12
Vous voyagez beaucoup cher ami.Les résultats de vos pérégrinations sont toujours aussi intéressants et les cadrages très instinctifs.
Nicou (149898) 2010-11-22 8:57
quel cadrage avec ce ba^teau et le fond ces éléments couvert de neige, de reflet, on sent bien la foidure de l'hiver, splendide.
Bravo et amitié
Bartleby (13552) 2010-11-22 9:52
beautiful blue light here that creates a mood. The yellow chimney stands well in contrast and the vertical composition is well-balanced. Well done!
saxo042 (37966) 2010-11-22 11:50
Everything here has the same pleasant soft light blue colour, except the chimney with a contrasting black and yellow. I like the way you show only half of the boat and let the building in the background play an important role in your composition. It looks indeed quite cold here!
vasilpro (41661) 2010-11-22 13:09
Wonderful composition, beautiful frame and crop, lovely soft colors, beautiful atmosphere.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
baddori (20159) 2010-11-22 13:59
First a compliment to the note, interesting historic escursum.
The picture, a glimpse of a boat, old style, very characteristic that the environmental scene.
A fog is a mixed background, fading natural ... makes up a "wide open.
Budapestman (82620) 2010-11-22 15:23
I remember this place, a beautiful photo with superb composition and nostalgic atmosphere, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
AKITA (15125) 2010-11-22 16:52
a beautiful picture of romantic winter scene,
blueish tone is very charming here,
also the composition is elegant too,
a cool and still but passionate ambience feels to me,
thank you for your excellent shot,
jjcordier (79297) 2010-11-22 22:25
Très bonne photo avec une belle unité de tons froids que vient légèrement réchauffer la cheminée du bateau. Un très bon cadrage.
claudeD (41284) 2010-11-23 10:49
Very fine and interesting shot from Sweden with a good composition and very good atmosphere.A shot like a postcard.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
hispic (9652) 2010-11-23 19:00
Very artistic photo, it's picturesque. Amazing composition with a superb cool tone. Aesthetic work!
Best wishes, Hisashi
pablominto (53746) 2010-11-24 23:42
The tight framing of the ship works well here, and the narrow DoF leaves the background nicely blurred!
The winter moos is very well conveyed, we can actually feel it is cold here..!
serp2000 (45572) 2014-03-22 11:30
This photo from Stockholm is one of your the best from Sweden! Great idea and superb realization, very nice postcard format, good frame. Fine composition, TFS!
- Copyright: Daniel Draghici (dkmurphys) (63795)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-01-03
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Exposure: f/4.6
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The Capital of Scandinavia [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-11-22 1:18