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A view from Södermalm island showing Stockholm's Old town and glimpses of the city center. I have posted similar photos before, this time I took a picture because I liked the red "chain" floating on the unusually blue water. It was taken on the same "sunny Sunday" as my last photo.

I guess the "chain" (I don't know which word should be properly used) is meant to keep boats away from the large construction site just to the left outside the photo. Since a few years, and for several more years to come, work is going on here to build a new sluice to regulate the flow of water from lake Mälaren into the Baltic Sea. A large part of the work consists of creating an entirely new infrastructure for the traffic connecting the two islands, as well as new buildings on the south side. The water seen here is one of the westernmost corners of the Baltic Sea.

The large building with a flag on the roof, rising above the other buildings of the Old town (Gamla stan) is the Royal Palace, built during the first half of the 18th century.

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  • Copyright: Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11215 W: 544 N: 21694] (94728)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2021-04-04
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2021-04-08 0:19
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