A quiet oasis in the middle of town

In central Stockholm is the busiest tourist district “The Old Town”,

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but just a block inside the tourist areas, you can find silence and tranquility.

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A small plaza with a restaurant,

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an odd sign shop.

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Maybe this is where you want to sit quietly and write your postcards home and take a break at the same time.

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Or just enjoy the sun shining down through the branches of the old tree that frames the old town square so beautiful.

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15 thoughts on “A quiet oasis in the middle of town

  1. This has such a high “Provence”-feel! Would never think of such scenery when thinking of Sweden. I’ve never been there, but in my idea (from tv and books probably) it’s all about modern, design buildings, straight lines… I am sure I would like to sit there and write postcards… considered “so old fashioned” nowadays, but so much more personal than a text message… (like them too, but it’s different!). My son would say “mom, you’re getting old” πŸ˜‰

    Have a nice day, Marie.

    Marleen

    • Thank you Marleen! You know what? When I was here, my oldest son was with me, also photographing, using a good old film camera! I like that he is in to this too. πŸ™‚
      During the 60s and 70s many of Stockholms old buildings were demolished to give place for the new and modern, what a shame….. So this kind of places becomes favourite spots, and it is in The Old Town, “Gamla Stan”, you can find them. It is truly a beautiful place.

  2. Lovely ‘quiet’ feel to the photo’s. Reminds me of my old home town of Durham – especially the cobbled streets. I’ll have to go back and shoot there some time. Or better yet, visit Stockholm and shoot there!

  3. These all have such a warm feeling — you clearly have a lot of affection for this place. I especially like the third one down (the sidewalk cafe); it looks like it could have been taken in another era.

    • Thank you very much!
      Yes I do like this, I love places with soul! This place have a peaceful soul, and I love that, but what I love the most is trying to find the soul in a place, whatever kind of soul it is. And using film helps me with that. For me it is all about slowing down and “listen”, and with digital camera, I’m just so unable to do that, to find that voice. And maybe, that shows in my photos? I like to think so anyway…..

  4. what do you think of Neopan? good film?

    i am lacking of b/w photos… your post just reminds me how black/white can transform the most usual scene into a classic.nostalgic feel..

    beautiful photos πŸ™‚

    • Thank you very much for your kind words!
      Well, I love Neopan Acros 100, it is very much like Kodak Tmax 100 in contrast, grain and those beautiful rich blacks, but Neopan 400, I have not used that film more than a couple of rolls, and I’m not that happy with it. In my opinion it was lacking tonality and depth, but propably I just have to use it a lot more to be able to judge it fairly, or get the “right” developer for it, so for now I’m stuck with Kodak Tri-X 400 and Ilford HP5.

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