Photographer's Note

For the first time in several months I brought my camera yesterday when going for a walk on Södermalm island in Stockholm. The long darkness of winter and a lot of rain in recent months had not inspired me to take any photos.

I didn't see anything very interesting yesterday, so I only took a handful of photos, but I liked the bright colours of these workers and the cranes complementing the vertical accents of the church towers of the Old Town (Gamla stan).

This is part of the construction of the new Slussen, the sluice system regulating the flow of water between Lake Mälaren (somewhere beneath the junk on the left side of the photo) and the Baltic Sea (to the right, outside the photo).

The church in the middle of the photo is Stockholm's cathedral, Storkyrkan, and the one to the right is the German Church (Tyska kyrkan).

Here is a larger version.

This huge construction work includes bridges connecting the Old Town with Södermalm as well as a new bus terminal and several new buildings on the Södermalm side. The work started in 2016, after many years of discussion and planning and heated controversies. It is supposed to be basically finished by 2023, but complementary work is planned to continue until 2027. By then a large area of central Stockholm will look completely different from before.

Will I live to see it?

Another crane and two other towers can be seen in the workshop.

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Additional Photos by Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11545 W: 562 N: 22241] (96712)
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