Photographer's Note

A few days ago I took a walk the short distance from S÷dermalm island to Stockholm's Old Town, Gamla stan. At Kornhamnstorg, the first public square I arrived at, I saw this food stall offering, according to the sign on the roof, "Nystekt str÷mming" (Freshly fried Baltic herring).

For many years this food stall was placed near Slussen on the S÷dermalm side. It used to be one of the most popular food stalls in the city, sometimes with long lines of guests waiting for a quick meal. Because of the huge construction works going on around Slussen it was forced to move a few hundred meters (as the crow flies) to Gamla stan.

Slussen is the sluice system regulating the flow of water between Lake Mńlaren and the Baltic Sea. It is also the major hub for all kinds of traffic between the northern and southern parts of the city, presently being totally rebuilt.

Baltic herrings are considered a great delicacy, but they are getting scarce because of overfishing by industrial trawlers whose catches end up as fishmeal instead of nourishment for humans. I have a very good recipe involving breadcrumbs, garlic, parsley, lemon juice and olive oil, but I can't do it very often now.

Anyway, it was nice to see that this stall is still in business and that people are still coming here.

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There is an alternative view in the WS taking you closer to the traditional telephone booths seen in the background here.

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