Volvo Photo Locations Part 247
Blecktornsgränd is a street on Södermalm in Stockholm. Blecktornsgränd runs from Mariaberget in the north towards Mariatorget in the south, crossing streets like Bastugatan, Tavastgatan (in this photo), Brännkyrkagatan and Hornsgatan.
Street name is known since the 1600s as Bläcktorns gränden which could be translate as “Ink tractor alley”.
Between Tavastgatan and Brännkyrkagatan street consists of stairs, a can be seen on the photo.
On Peter Tillaeus map from 1731 shows a tower-like building on the corner current Brännkyrkagatan / Blecktornsgränd with the text “Blectorn”.
For the name’s origins there are various explanations. According to Björn Hasselblad (Stockholmskvarter) there was a tower where they bleached fabrics, while the authors of the book Stockholm street names mean Tillaeus writing about Blectorn “should be perceived as a wrong writing or error for “Blecktorn (Tin Tower) and possibly refers to a ton with a roofing tin or tin plates. In 1720 there was a mentioning the street as “Lijktorns hill” probably alludes to the steep and uncomfortable street. In the 1600s, known complained that it was impossible to enter the street with a load of packages.
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