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Back home for a short while. My time machine needed an overhaul before my next long trip.

One Saturday a few weeks ago I went to see this year's outdoor photo exhibition on a red wooden fence on Södermalm island in Stockholm. "Planket" is an annual event since the early 1980's, often offering interesting photos contributed by professionals and dedicated amateurs.

I have sometimes used the event to take my own photos of people watching the photos. This year, however, there were such crowds along the fence that I couldn't see the photos properly, even less take the photos I was hoping for.

Two years ago I saw this lady being photographed, last year I took a photo of this woman taking a photo of a photo. But this year I only managed a few snapshots on the fringe of the exhibition.

In the main upload you can see the final few meters of the photo show and people using the event to meet friends. Honestly, I find the buildings more interesting than the photos on the wall. The low yellow house is part of a long row of buildings from the late 18th and early 19th centuries filling the entire block. They represent the early stage of industrialization in Stockholm and are all now protected by law as being of high cultural importance. 200 years ago this block contained a brewery, a slaughterhouse and a textile mill.

Here is a larger version.

In the WS you can see the crowd I met when I approached the Planket area.

Using the map coordinates 59.31046 18.08730 you can join the little yellow Google man in this place and move down the street to see the entire line of culturally protected buildings.

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