Cruise ships visiting Stockholm.
During August, many cruise ships visit the Port of Stockholm. Here are some photos from the "loading of tourists" to "Mein Schiff 2" from the dock near Slussen.
Nu under augusti kommer många kryssningsfartyg förbi Stockholm. Augusti är ju en stor semestermånad på kontinenten.
"Mitt skepp 2" på redden i lördags. Notera båten på väg upp (?).
Följde lite av "lastningen av turister" från Skeppsbron, nära Slussen.
Många kryssningsresenärer vill tillbaka till sitt skepp. "Kapten" inspekterar ombordklivandet.
Gillar utseendet på båtarna. Påminner lite om vaporetti (båtbussar) i Venedig.
Like the look of the boats. Somewhat reminiscent of vaporetti in Venice.
Dags att avsluta stadsbesöket. Undrar om dominerande språk ombord är tyska?
Time to end the city visit. I wonder if the dominant language on board is German?
M/S Birger Jarl är en klassisk Ålandsbåt som gjort sina kryssningar i många år. Sattes in i trafik redan 1953, hade kvar ångmaskiner fram till 1982.
I fjol K-märktes skeppet M/S Birger Jarl. (I över 20 år seglade båten under namnet Baltic Star. 1978 byggdes den fula aktersalongen till.)
Nya internationella sjösäkerhetsregler ihop med K-märkningen omöjliggör nödvändig ombyggnad av fartyget och det tvingar rederiet att ganska snart ta skeppet ur trafik. Nu ska hon upp på varv för diverse normalt underhåll och små reparationer. När hon dyker upp igen vid Skeppsbron så är det troligen bara under en kort period.
Här ett klipp med M/S Birger Jarl.
Tillbaka till kryssningsskeppet.
Några kryssningsturister är tillbaka ombord eller valde att stanna ombord.
Imponerande fartyg. Undrar om det finns några hytter utan egen balkong?
Hoppas resenärerna var nöjda med besöket.
Hope the passengers were satisfied with the visit. Gute reise/Bon Voyage!
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Watery Wednesday # 151.
The island of "Stora Essingen" in the background.
A piece of lake Mälaren and the town Stockholm to the far left.
(I have no desire to do something I should do. Instead, I submit a contribution to the Watery Wednesday.)
Here another entry, about Stockholm and tourists!
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Watery Wednesday # 148
Other photos here.
Tourists in town.
Some choose to take a sightseeing tour on the water.
So here are some tourists in Stockholm... and some water.
Tourists on a Sightseeing boat.
Large ships and small boats on the water.
The sailing ship af Chapman is a hostel. More rooms here!
A quick way to get out in the archipelago.
Maybe you would like to see more water,
But spring in Stockholm is nice, so no need to travel abroad. I will stay in Sweden.
Photos from the last Sunday in Stockholm.
Next Weekend on Saturday we have Stockholm Marathon.
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Watery Wednesday # 138
Spring is here! But at the moment it's cold and wet (some snow this morning!). A few days ago we had beautiful spring weather. My watery photos are from last week in Stockholm.
Nybroviken with the island Skeppsholmen on the left and Strandvägen on the right. Stockholm city in the background.
One of the ferrys on the way to Djurgården.
The ferry on the way to Old town and Slussen.
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Spring in Stockholm.
Another post (this one!) showed that people enjoyed the spring sunshine in Kungsträdgården.
Here are some photos during the walk along Skeppsbron (starting from the Royal Palace along the enbarkment to Slussen). Enjoy!
A boat coming from the archipelago. Kaknästornet in the background.
Another boat arrives from the archipelago to Slussen.
I hope my photos can convey the feeling this lovely spring day in Stockholm?
Now it's a wonderful time in Sweden, when spring comes!
I bet that many children and adults probably tasted their first ice cream this Sunday!
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Water and ice.
Watery Wednesday #130
The lake is still frozen and have a thick ice (under the snow).
Took a walk down to the lake Mälaren. The weather was nice.
In the summer this is a public beach/bath. It seems a long time before someone takes a bath here...
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Watery Wednesday #125
Now we have had winter for some time. Too long if you ask me. But the snow has started to melt.
Early in the beginning of the season I found some frozen puddles.
A foggy morning.
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Watery Wednesday #118
In the background you see houses on Strandvägen.
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Watery Wednesday #116
We already have a lot of snow here in Sweden (Stockholm). It is cold, more than usual. It was the same last winter, but the snow came erlier this winter.
I guess that some people that visit my blogg and are from the neighbourhood can see that this "frosen Mälaren photo" was taken last winter, in January. But the ice is on it's way. The lake is not yet frosen, but if the cold weather stay it will look the same in maybe one, two weeks (early December!). Today it was cold (-12) on the way to work. I miss summer!
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More water (#111)
Last Friday the first snow fell down from the sky this autumn. The snow melted later the same day. But the winter is near! My photos from earlier in the autumn, before the cold wind and before the snow.
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Watery # 109
Watery # 91
It is time for some new photos with water. Here in Stockholm we have what's called "Love Stockholm 2010". A sort of festival and it ends next weekend when our crown princess Victoria will marry her love Daniel Westling (on saturday 19.06.2010). A lot of media coverage, to much media coverage actually (that's what I think anyway).
So I took a trip to another town Örebro, to get away from it all. Here are a couple of photos from Svartån (the Black river) that runs through the town.
In the middle of the town Örebro you have an old castle that dates from the 14th century.
Downstream the river Svartån I found this family swimming.
Other photos here,
Mälaren, a sunny day.
Some days with nice sunny weather have given me more watery pictures to share. Here are a few. Still it is the lake Mälaren that give you the water and we are near the town Stockholm, in the suburb of Aspudden and also near the city of town (third photo).
Nice weather and many passangers choose to sit outdoors during the boatride.
One of many steamships that goes from near the town hall (Stadshuset) out to Drottningholm and back again or to other ports in the lake Mälaren, like Strängnäs and Mariestad.
First bridge is Essingeleden, the next one is the beautiful Västerbron. Behind that is the city of Stockholm with the Town hall and the old town.
The town hall and you may also see some of the old white steamships (on the far right).
I love Stockholm with all the water, specially in the summertime.
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WW # 85
Some sort of crane passed by when I was standing on Sjöberget overlooking the lake.
Last weekend a crane came and put all the bigger boats into the water. So now it's possible to take a boat trip on the lake Mälaren. Still some smaller boats need more work on them before they can go out on the lake.
The boat club with more than half of the boats in the water.
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WW # 84
Finally open water again after a long winter. I show a photo from Stockholm, you can see part of the Old Town and also the island Djurgården (with Skansen and the amusement park Gröna Lund) in the background.
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Watery Wednesday # 83
Ice has been melting at a fast rate the last week. During the day the temperature get as high as ten degrees Celsius. Now it is open water standing on the mountain Örnberget overlooking the lake Mälaren. Later this month all the boats in the Hägerstenshamnen boat club will get into the water for the season.
Two days ago, picture taken from Örnberget (Eagle mountain). Not so much ice left on the lake.
Today, all ice on the lake Mälaren seems gone.
Finally, I found the last bit of winter. A small thin layer of ice floe, almost gone, cling on in the shadow of the boat club. Tomorrow all ice sure will be gone!
My watery photos this Wednesday.
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W W # 82
Still ice on the lake, but soon it will be open water. So I remember last summer. Close to Midsummer there where two, three very warm weeks and as a whole the summer of 2009 was a good summer. Pictures I took standing out in the water to my chest. Water lily in our small "beach" area of the lake.
The water have a lot of iron in it, so it's got some red/brown colour. The area is a old mining district.
You can catch pike, perch and in August crayfish in the lake.