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Arkitekturskolan KTH at Osquars backe in Stockholm 🇸🇪

December 8th, 2019

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2017 – Volvo XC60 at Arkitekturskolan KTH at Osquars backe in Stockholm, Sweden 🇸🇪

2019 – Arkitekturskolan KTH at Osquars backe in Stockholm (Google Streetview)

Arkitekturskolan KTH is located at Osquars backe in Stockholm, Sweden.

Arkitekturskolan KTH or the School of Architecture at Osquars Backe 9 on the Royal Institute of Technology’s campus at Valhallavägen in Stockholm was built in 2013-2015. It was designed by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter and replaced the School of Architecture’s former building on Östermalmsgatan.

Swedish architecture and design is about putting people first, says architect Andreas Helgesson Gonzaga

At the turn of the year 2006-2007, Akademiska Hus together with KTH and in collaboration with Sweden’s architects went out with an open invitation to design a new school building for the School of Architecture KTH and entrance to KTH. Tham & Videgård Architects was given the task of designing the new school.

A detached oval four-storey house was placed in the adjoining courtyard space. The facades of stainless steel cortens steel are curved and made up of frames with offset openings and glass sections. The idea of ​​the curved contour is to shorten the visual length of the facades and open views of the corners. It also provides a varied shadow and light game. In height and color, the building connects to the surrounding older buildings’ brick facades.

Inside, the clean concrete is visible in the facade, as is the stairwell. The lighter walls are clad in wood. A central hall forms a natural exhibition space in the building. It links to studios, exhibition rooms, computer rooms and workshops. In the entrance hall you will find Jonas Dahlberg’s sound artwork An imagined city from 2015. On floors 3, 4 and 4 are the drawing rooms with open planes and three meters in ceiling height, but with the possibility of subdivision into smaller room formations. On floor 2 you will find offices, service functions, meeting rooms and kitchenette. Adjoining the penthouse are roof terraces.

On October 12, 2015, the building was inaugurated. The construction cost for the 8,800 square meters amounted to just over SEK 400 million.

It was awarded the Kasper Salin Prize in 2015 and in the same year it was nominated for Construction of the Year. The building took first place in the architectural competition of the Stockholm Building of the Year 2016 with the motivation: “A finely adapted addition in a narrow environment where the facade’s rust-red corten steel, with its organic form, gives both a soft and uplifting impression. A generous house that makes the visitor feel both curious and invited.”

More information at sv.wikipedia.org, www.volvocars.com and akademiskahus.se.

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Högvaktsterrassen in Gamla Stan in Stockholm 🇸🇪

December 8th, 2019

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2016 – Volvo S90 at Högvaktsterrassen in Gamla Stan in Stockholm 🇸🇪.

2019 – Högvaktsterrassen in Stockholm (Google Streetview)

2019 – Högvaktsterrassen in Stockholm (Google Streetview)

Högvaktsterrassen or “Main Guard Terrace” is a street in Gamla stan, the old town in central Stockholm, Sweden passing west of Yttre Borgården, the outer court of the Stockholm Palace.

The street stretches north from the Stockholm Cathedral at Storkyrkobrinken and ends in a terrace offering a panoramic view of the Riksdag Building, the square Mynttorget and the northern ramp of the palace, Lejonbacken. It is delimited to the east by the two curved western wings of the Royal Palace, and to the west by a state-owned annex composed by the Oxenstierna Palace and Beijer House and serving as offices and the workrooms of the court.

The area north of the cathedral and west of the Medieval palace Tre Kronor (“Three Crowns”), burnt down in 1697, was known as Helvetet (“Hell”). The background of this atrocious name have been subject for some scholarly disputes; some suggesting it reflexes the popular belief the area north of churches were the location of evil (and therefore suitable for suicides and criminals), while other found references in Norse folklore where the “Kingdom of the Dead” was believed to be located to the north, and, ‘Hell’ still not associated with the pejorative meaning of today, was simply used to indicate northern locations in general.

Historical records from the 15th century describes the area as the location for the city’s executioner during the years 1491–1528, and for the city’s school building and the royal mint in the 1430s. Among the numerous alleys once found in the area were many craftsmen’s workshops – shoemakers, saddlers, blacksmiths, bakers, etcetera. On a 16th-century map, the area is taken up by a slope leaning north with a block occupying the location for the present street, a block not present on a map dated 1626, instead suggesting the royal gardens were located here. In 1653, the Chancellor Axel Oxenstierna (1583–1654) started to build his palace still present on the south-western corner of the street, while both his old residence and that of Herman Wrangel (1587–1643) were demolished in the 1740s when the wings of the Main Guard were built.

In 1921, it was suggested the street should be named Kristina Gyllenstiernas skans (“Sconce of. .”) after Christina Gyllenstierna (1494–1559), wife of Sten Sture the Younger (1493–1520), whose statue, found nearby at the time, reminded of her bravely defense of the palace against the Danish army in 1520. However, some discussions concerning the city’s right and need to name the location in the first place, eventually resulted in the present name suggested by the linguist Adolf Noreen (1854–1925).

More information at en.wikipedia.org and folketshusochparker.se.

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Bio Rio on Horntulls strand in Stockholm 🇸🇪

December 8th, 2019

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2016 – Volvo V40 at Bio Rio on Horntulls strand in Stockholm 🇸🇪

2016 – Volvo V40 at Bio Rio on Horntulls strand in Stockholm 🇸🇪

2019 – Bio Rio on Horntulls strand in Stockholm (Google Streetview)

2019 – Bio Rio on Horntulls strand in Stockholm (Google Streetview)

Bio Rio is a cinema located on Horntulls strand in Stockholm, Sweden.

Biografen Rio or the cinema Rio is a blockbuster cinema at Hornstull beach 3 on Södermalm in Stockholm. The cinema was inaugurated in 1943 as one of the Ri-Theaters and had been designed in a funkis style by the architect Albin Stark, who also designed the Chinatheatre at Berzelii park. The cinema was sold to a new owner in 1973 and is now owned by Folkets hus och parker.

Rio was inaugurated in the middle of the Second World War on November 15, 1943 and the interior was affected by the war’s lack of material. It became Ri-Theaters thirteenth cinema and the last one to be staged in Stockholm’s inner city in many years. It was not until 1959 that the Sergelteatern came into the new Hötorgscity. Rio had a large upright canopy with neon loops and the cinema’s name was in large neon letters on the canopy roof. As an inaugural film, the Road People were shown revolt with Ronald Reagan in the lead role.

In 1973, the cinema Rio was transformed into a neighborhood cinema by René Reiss. The cinema was largely similar since the 1940s and was considered to have been a cultural institution at Hornstull for decades. The cinema has been threatened with closure a number of times and name collections, calls and support gals have been arranged to keep it alive. In 2008, René Reiss lost the municipal cultural support and he eventually sold the company. The cinema has been taken over by Folkets hus and parks which modernized with digital technology and the opportunity to view 3D films.

In the spring of 2009, the cinema underwent a major renovation. Externally, the neon sign “RIO” has come back into place in a somewhat softer form and the typical neon loops under the screen light up the entrance. Support for the restoration was received, among others. from King Gustaf VI Adolf’s fund for Swedish culture and the County Administrative Board of Stockholm County .

More information at sv.wikipedia.org and folketshusochparker.se.

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Maltesholms Slott in Tollarp near Kristianstad 🇸🇪

December 8th, 2019

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1985 – Volvo 740 at Maltesholms Slott in Tollarp near Kristianstad, Sweden 🇸🇪

1985 – Volvo 740 at Maltesholms Slott in Tollarp near Kristianstad, Sweden 🇸🇪

2019 – Maltesholms slott (Wikipedia)

2019 – Maltesholms slott (Wikipedia)

Maltesholm Castle (Swedish: Maltesholms slott) is a large manor house located in Kristianstad Municipality, Scania, in southern Sweden. The castle has been passed down for generations and is now the private residence of the Baron Palmstierna. The beautiful garden is open to the public.

The castle was originally constructed between 1635 and 1638 by the high constable of Kristianstad, Malte Juel, during the Danish rule of Scania, but the history of the estate goes back to the Middle ages and it was owned by the Brahe family. Typical for its time, the castle was a Renaissance manor built in brick with three floors, a staircase tower with an elaborate spire, two crow-stepped gables and surrounded by a large moat.

During the life of Lord Malte Ramel, one of the richest men in Sweden of the time, the domains were greatly expanded. His son Hans Ramel began reconstructing the castle according to the style of the late 18th century. It was completed in 1780 in the style of Swedish classical palace; the only remains of the Renaissance castle are the moat and the year “1680” marked on the facade. Hans Ramel also constructed a 1.3 kilometers long stone road leading up to the Mansion through the undulating landscape. The road had to be even and it took almost 50 years to complete. The laborers had to bring a rock every day to the Manor for the construction and there was a grateful saying amongst the workers: If it wasn’t for the Folly of a Rich man there wouldn’t be bread for the Poor.

In the garden you can find an enormous douglas fir which measures 35 metres tall and is more than 100 years old. There is also a pavilion by the great classical Swedish architect Carl Hårleman.

More information at sv.wikipedia.org and maltesholm.se.

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1 Kungsportsavenyen in Göteborg 🇸🇪

December 8th, 2019

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1965 – Volvo P220 Amazon on 1 Kungsportsavenyen in Göteborg 🇸🇪

2017 – 1 Kungsportsavenyen in Göteborg (own photo)

2017 – 1 Kungsportsavenyen in Göteborg (own photo)

Kungsportsavenyen 1 is the first building on the Kungsportsavenyen, commonly known as Avenyn in Göteborg, Sweden.

Kungsportsavenyen is an esplanade and Göteborg’s parade street. It runs through the district of Lorensberg and extends from the Kungsportsbron at Vallgraven in a south-easterly direction up to Götaplatsen, where the last bit is a slight uphill slope. The street is about 840 meters long, and is numbered from 1 to 45.

The name Kungsportsavenyen was the original from the city plan changes on September 5, 1867. But it was early questioned, and for example in 1880 it was proposed that the street should instead be called Gustaf Adolfsgatan and in March 1882 it was decided that the street should be renamed Kungsportsgatan. But the decision was withdrawn after a few months by a small majority, when some 30 well-known Gothenburg residents, tenants and homeowners on the new street, wrote to the city council and asked to get back “the avenue name.” They had discovered that they would be obliged to re-fund their addresses.

The avenue has along large parts of the stretch ten meters wide sidewalks that were originally gardens. On February 1, 1972, a proposal was made to amend the city plan for all street land between Storgatan and Engelbrektsgatan, and for neighboring courtyard land in all the six neighborhoods concerned. The purpose was to transfer all courtyards within the plan area to public place land. However, the city plan regulations from 1938 remained for the Borganäs and Visborg blocks , meaning that the courtyards would be kept fenced and planted.

It was not until the Jubilee exhibition in Göteborg in 1923 that the street was extended all the way to Götaplatsen. The gate to Lorensberg Park – which then closed the avenue – was thus moved to the location of the current Elite Park Avenue hotel.

More information at sv.wikipedia.org.

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Spiaggia di Seno dell’Arena at Contrada Macari in San Vito Lo Capo – I 🇮🇹

December 7th, 2019

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1997 – Volvo V40 at Spiaggia di Seno dell’Arena Calazza at Contrada Macari in San Vito Lo Capo, Trapani, Italy 🇮🇹.

2019 – Spiaggia di Seno dell’Arena (Google Streetview)

2019 – Spiaggia di Seno dell’Arena (Google Streetview)

Spiaggia di Seno dell’Arena is located at Contrada Macari in San Vito Lo Capo on Sicily, Italy.

From this place at the north west side of Sicily, you have a great view on Monte Cofano, which ids located in Riserva Naturale Orientata Monte Cofano.

The Monte Cofano Oriented Nature Reserve is a protected natural area of Sicily, established by decree dated 07/25/1997 by the Sicilian Regional Authority “Territory and Environment” and managed by the Sicilian State Forestry Authority.

Monte Cofano is a mountainous limestone promontory, with a characteristic triangular shape overlooking the sea, which reaches a height of 659 m. It is located on the coast of the province of Trapani , at the eastern end of the Gulf of Bonagia.
It is included in the municipality of Custonaci, along the coast that from Trapani leads to San Vito Lo Capo. The area of ​​the Reserve extends for 537.5 hectares, of which 325.5 are zone A and 185 area B or pre-reserve. In this area there is a small seasonal wetland, a torrential gorge (Gole di Cipollazzo) and numerous karat phenomena related to the remodeling of the limestone by water, both on the surface (dolines and swallow holes) and in depth (caves).

Mount Cofano is a mountain in the province of Trapani, in Sicily. It divides the Gulf of Bonagia from the Gulf of Macari, and is included in the Natural Reserve of Mount Cofano.

More information at it.wikipedia.org and ancient.eu.

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Via della Domus Aurea near Piazza de Colosseo in Rome – I 🇮🇹

December 7th, 2019

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1995 – Volvo 960 at Via della Domus Aurea with view on Piazza de Colosseo and the Colosseo in Rome, Italy 🇮🇹.

2019 – Via della Domus Aurea near Piazza de Colosseo (Google Streetview)

Via della Domus Aurea is located near Piazza de Colosseo in Rome, Italy.

The Domus Aurea (Latin for “Golden House”) was a vast landscaped palace built by the Emperor Nero in the heart of ancient Rome after the great fire in 64 AD had destroyed a large part of the city and the aristocratic villas on the Palatine Hill.

Nero’s Golden House (the Domus Aurea) in Rome was a sumptuous palace complex which played host to the wild parties of one of Rome’s most notorious emperors. Besides using the finest marble and decoration such as fine wall-painting and gilded colonnades, the building was also a technical marvel with soaring domes, revolving ceilings, ornamental fountains and even waterfalls running down the walls.

Following the devastating fire of 64 CE which had destroyed large areas of the Aventine and Palatine hills, Nero decided to take the opportunity to build a huge new palace. To have enough space for the project the emperor – already unpopular due to accusations of a slow response to the fire and even possibly having started it – seized large areas of land owned by aristocrats and even carved into the Oppian hillside in the building’s rear. For the construction of the palace Nero turned to the architect Severus and the engineer Celer, already celebrated as masters of grand architecture, whilst for the interior decoration and wall-painting he turned to Famulus whose work would be studied centuries later by Renaissance artists. When the whole magnificent project was finally finished Nero declared with satisfaction: ‘Now I can begin to live like a human being’.

Following Nero’s death, and with his successors wishing to distance themselves from this unpopular emperor, the building was abandoned and stripped of much of its precious marble for reuse elsewhere. Most of the structure has disappeared under the foundations of later buildings such as the Baths of Trajan or lies buried. So too, the gardens were built over and the great lake was drained and the Colosseum built on top. In Medieval times the site became overgrown and was used to grow vegetables and vines, a tranquil contrast for what was once the site of Imperial Rome’s most raucous and debauched partying.

More information at en.wikipedia.org and ancient.eu.

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Via dei Verbiti at Piazza de Colosseo in Rome – I 🇮🇹

December 7th, 2019

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1968 – Volvo 144 at Piazza de Colosseo near the Colosseo in Rome Italy 🇮🇹

2019 – Via dei Verbiti at Piazza de Colosseo (Google Streetview)

Via dei Verbiti is located at Piazza de Colosseo in Rome, Italy.

At Piazza de Colosseo you will find the famous Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre or Colosseo, which is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy.

Built of travertine limestone, tuff (volcanic rock), and brick-faced concrete, it was the largest amphitheater ever built at the time and held 50,000 spectators. The Colosseum is situated just east of the Roman Forum. Construction began under the emperor Vespasian in AD 72 and was completed in AD 80 under his successor and heir, Titus. Further modifications were made during the reign of Domitian (81–96). These three emperors are known as the Flavian dynasty, and the amphitheatre was named in Latin for its association with their family name (Flavius).

The Colosseum could hold an estimated 50,000 to 80,000 spectators during phases of its various renovations over the centuries, having an average audience of some 65,000; it was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles (for only a short time as the hypogeum was soon filled in with mechanisms to support the other activities), animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology. The building ceased to be used for entertainment in the early medieval era. It was later reused for such purposes as housing, workshops, quarters for a religious order, a fortress, a quarry, and a Christian shrine.

Although substantially ruined because of earthquakes, thieves, and stone-robbers, the Colosseum is still an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome and is listed as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. It is one of Rome’s most popular tourist attractions and also has links to the Roman Catholic Church, as each Good Friday the Pope leads a torchlight “Way of the Cross” procession that starts in the area around the Colosseum. In 2018, it was the most popular tourist attraction in the world, with 7.4 million visitors.

The Colosseum is also depicted on the Italian version of the five-cent euro coin.

More information at en.wikipedia.org and parcocolosseo.it.

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Restaurant Finstua at Frognerseteren on Holmenkollveien in Oslo – N 🇳🇴

December 6th, 2019

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1968 – Volvo 142 at Restaurant Finstua at Frognerseteren on Holmenkollveien 200 in Oslo, Norway 🇳🇴

2019 – Restaurant Finstua at Frognerseteren on Holmenkollveien in Oslo (Google Streetview)

Restaurant Finstua is located at Frognerseteren on Holmenkollveien 200 in Oslo, Norway.

The restaurant is an intimate dining place with a spectacular view from all the tables. The tables are set with white table cloths, proper napkins and lit with candles in silver chandeliers. We recommend that our guests reserve a table in the restaurant.

At Frognerseteren they have long traditions to take care of. These go all the way back to the end of the 19th century. These were times when we got the game and fish delivered directly to our doorstep by the hunter and fishermen themselves. The kitchen could unfold themselves with fresh ingredients directly from nature.

Their chef proudly continues the heritage, and has as an ambition to continue the old Norwegian food traditions. The staff in the kitchen has taken up the old preparation methods such as salting, smoking and pickling of food, commonly used to preserve the food during winter. To prepare the food from scratch gives inspiration and develops creativity to combine the old and the modern kitchen. At Frognerseteren you can experience a traditional dish with and exciting new touch based on the traditional preparation methods.

Their professional kitchen picks the best of what the nature can offer in the different seasons. We change our menus according to the season.

In 1865 consul and banker Thomas Heftye bought the land around today’s Frognerseter. At this time the place was a ”Seter” (high summer pasture) under Frogner farm, hence the name. Thomas Heftye was one of the founding fathers of Den Norske Turistforening (the Norwegian Tourist Association), and was its chairman until he died in 1888.
The building we today call only The Heftye House was erected by him in 1867 (situated directly in front of Frognerseteren). Hikers and travellers were given free admission to the house and served refreshments there. An outdoor museum was opened in 1884, by re-erecting older buildings from other parts of Norway.

The borough of Kristiania (Oslo city council) bought the place from Heftye´s widow in 1889, and immediately started constructing parts of what we today call Frognerseteren. The oldest part of the building was completed in 1891. Architect Holm Munthe made the drawings in the Dragon style of the époque. Frognerseteren has ever since been a café and restaurant without sleeping accommodation. Frognerseteren has always had a special meaning for the people of Oslo, as well as visitors from farther away. We carry the traditions onwards to keep welcoming our guests in the venerable buildings on top of Holmenkollen, 435 meters above everyday life.


Thank you Kåre for finding this location!

More information at frognerseteren.no and no.wikipedia.org.

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Maristigentunnelen on Fv37 in Rjukan – N 🇳🇴

December 6th, 2019

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2018 – Volvo V60 Cross Country in Maristigentunnelen on Fv37 in Rjukan Telemark fylke in Norway 🇳🇴

2018 – Volvo V60 Cross Country in Maristigentunnelen on Fv37 in Rjukan Telemark fylke in Norway 🇳🇴

2019 – Maristigentunnelen on Fv37 in Rjukan (Google Streetview)

Maristigentunnelen is part of the Road Fv 37 in Rjukan in the Telemark.

The lenght of the tunnel is 300m.
The Fv37 connects Rjukan and Rauland in the Telemark area.

2019 – Maristigentunnelen on Fv37 in Rjukan

Telemark is a traditional region and county in Norway. The region borders Vestfold, Buskerud, Hordaland, Rogaland and Aust-Agder. Telemark means the “mark of the Thelir”, the ancient North Germanic tribe that inhabited what is now known as Upper Telemark in the Migration Period and the Viking Age. Telemark will cease to be an administrative entity on 1 January 2020, when the county is set to merge with neighboring Vestfold to form the combined Telemark og Vestfold administrative region.

Historically the name Telemark only referred to Upper Telemark, while the coastal areas of the modern county were considered separate regions. The modern county was established as the fief Bratsberg in the late Middle Ages, during Norway’s union with Denmark. With the introduction of absolute monarchy in 1662 it became a county, and it was renamed Telemark in 1919. The county administration is in the port town Skien, which was in the early modern period Norway’s most important city, ahead of Christiania.

Upper Telemark or Telemark proper has a varied and often scenic landscape, with many hills, mountains, valleys and lakes. It traditionally lacked cities and is marked by its distinct cultural traditions in regards to language, music, clothing, handcrafts, food, architecture and its traditionally egalitarian farmer society dating back to the Viking Age. It retained Norse culture and linguistic heritage to a larger degree than other regions in Norway, and was historically regarded as the most violent society in Norway. The region resisted both Christianization and later the Reformation longer than other Norwegian regions. It has more buildings from medieval times than any other Norwegian region, and is known as the birthplace of skiing and the Bunad movement.

Grenland, the flatter coastal areas of the modern county, is traditionally characterized by its wealthy cities and its involvement in seafaring and trade with the Low Countries, northern Germany and the British Isles, with a more urban and continental culture, also influenced by its closer contact with Denmark. It was also Norway’s most important industrial region since the 16th century, with its ironworks and sawmills.

More information at visitnorway.com and en.wikipedia.org.

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