Tagged With "Stockholm"

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Glass Obelisk at Sergels Torg, Stockholm

DrFumblefinger ·
Glass Obelisk at Sergels Torg, Stockholm
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National Museum, Stockholm

DrFumblefinger ·
National Museum, Stockholm
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 9, 2014: Lions of Stockholm

GarryRF ·
Travellers will find lots of strange characters around the streets of Stockholm !
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Re: Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

DrFumblefinger ·
A fun piece, PHeymont! Thanks for sharing your excitement of this discovery. I must admit I thought you'd be much more likely to run into a collection of classic Volvos or Saabs in Stockholm.
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Re: Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

Mac ·
Excellent pics PHeymont! I just love period "American Iron" great fun to see. I don't think that old Volvos would excite me as much....
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Re: Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

FlashFlyer ·
Funny you should mention old Volvos. Some of my friends would drive nothing else in the 70s, and one of them had a hard time giving up his mid-50s P444. I remember that car well...at one time both doors were bent stuck and we had to go through a window to get in. Before winter, he bent one back into shape...I just saw one on the net...look how simple the dashboard was... http://bringatrailer.com/2013/...ner-1958-volvo-v444/
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Re: Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

Travel Rob ·
Wonderful Piece! I noticed American Classics are huge in Scandinavian Countries. I have some photos of a Icelandic Classics cruising the streets. I was impressed at the condition of the cars.
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Re: Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

Dan Carter ·
I bet Iceland is a little kinder to most cars--since I doubt there's enough salt in the world to make a difference on their roads in the winter, right?
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Re: Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

DrFumblefinger ·
Agree with T&N. No car lover would expose his expensive beloved baby to ice, snow and sand.
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Re: Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

PortMoresby ·
My brother-in-law lived in Montreal, likely worse on cars than winter in Stockholm, and had a beloved classic Rover. Always a man with strict personal guidelines, at the first threat of snow into the garage and up on blocks it went. After 2 winters there myself a warm climate was the answer, no snow, no salt, no whining, his other hobby. Good thing we're anonymous here.
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Re: Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

Travel Rob ·
Owning a classic can be a a lot cheaper than most people think.The insurance can be low in states like Virginia and in some places the registration of plates last as long as you own the car. And for the last few years, the motto has been,"Keep it as is" ,so flaws are accepted as part of the history of the car.Cuts down on expensive restorations
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Re: Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

Former Member ·
A car that is allowed to sit "as is" is a RUSToration, not a restoration.
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Re: Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

PortMoresby ·
Rustoration. I like it! And just happen to have one in my garage as we speak. I gave it recently to my son to get rid of it, at which point he asked if he could keep it here as he doesn't have a garage. Can't win. It has been restored twice already and is due for a 3rd but that's up to the next owner, of car & garage.
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Re: Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

Former Member ·
PortMoresby, That's not a car, that's a boomerang ! It just keeps coming back to you...
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Re: Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

PHeymont ·
Care to share a picture? Originally Posted by PortMoresby: Rustoration. I like it! And just happen to have one in my garage as we speak. I gave it recently to my son to get rid of it, at which point he asked if he could keep it here as he doesn't have a garage. Can't win. It has been restored twice already and is due for a 3rd but that's up to the next owner, of car & garage.
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Re: Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

PortMoresby ·
I'd love to share. However, have just been discussing my tech issues with DrF. It won't be today. Sorry. I'm hoping a tech savior will happen by my computer one of these days although that hope may be in vain and I may have to bite the bullet here.
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Re: Sweden claims 'best pizza' title. Yes, Sweden!

Travel Rob ·
It looks Delicious!
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Re: Scandinavia booms with Europe's fastest-growing cities

Travel Rob ·
Now I know why I got the impression, on my last trip, that Europe was growing at a pretty robusr rate, opposite of what I'd heard.. I visited 5 of the top ten 10 growth cities on that list.
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Laughter Set in Stone: Fun with Statues

PHeymont ·
This is a hold-up! This fellow (and a companion on the other side of the door) carry the weight at building entrance on Stromgaten, near Bergen, Norway rail station. Historically, statues have served a variety of serious purposes: to honor the...
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Low-Fare Florida-Scandinavia Flights in the Air Today!

PHeymont ·
Norwegian Air Shuttle's first Fort Lauderdale to Copenhagen flight is off today, to be followed by flights tomorrow and Sunday to Oslo and Stockholm. The low-fare carrier will have 6 weekly roundtrips ferrying freezing Scandinavians to Florida for...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 9, 2014: Lions of Stockholm

PHeymont ·
This placid lion is part of a pride that marks Drottninggatan in Central Stockholm as a pedestrian street by lying on the pavement. 
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Cruisers: American Cars in Stockholm

PHeymont ·
 Remember those great, big, American cars of the 50s and 60s, and maybe even 70s? You don’t get much chance to see them unless you’re near a movie shoot…so imagine my surprise, on my first day in Stockholm, when I turned the...
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The Spires of Stockholm: Where Gumbo Was #42

PHeymont ·
Jonathan L and Mac sniffed out the puzzle picture as a view of Stockholm Cathedral, with the Stampen jazz club in the foreground. I'd hoped the English Happy Hour sign might be a little misleading, but apparently not.   The puzzle picture is in...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 15, 2015: Time out of joint

PHeymont ·
  Time seems to have taken a break on this clock which tops the historic 1680 Skogaholm manor house at Stockholm's Skansen outdoor museum and park. And that's not a bad idea for visitors, either. Skansen, which first opened on one of Stockholm's...
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Oslo, Stockholm get hi-speed link this summer

PHeymont ·
A new rail link to connect Stockholm and Oslo opens in August, cutting the time from 6 to 4-1/2 hours. It's aimed at international professionals who might otherwise have chosen to fly between Scandinavian capitals.   It almost got delayed;...
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Copenhagen latest to try a car-free day

PHeymont ·
Copenhagen joins other European cities in experimenting with car-free days and other strategies to lower pollution and change city life.
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Stockholm finds historic shipwrecks—downtown!

PHeymont ·
Swedish divers preparing for a boat race find two historic wrecks in a downtown Stockholm channel.
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Customs Pre-Clearance to add 12 cities; Stockholm is next

PHeymont ·
Stockholm is next city to allow travelers to go through U.S. border before boarding the plane, and 11 more are in talks to follow.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 7, 2015: Bilingual Waterside Pun

PHeymont ·
I'm a sucker for a pun, no matter how many languages and situations it takes to make it. So this one, on the Stockholm waterfront, caught my attention easily. And it was no accident; the owners not only knew what they were doing, they explain it on...
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Sweden claims 'best pizza' title. Yes, Sweden!

PHeymont ·
Nothing like a culinary controversy to grab some weekend attention. And after a week in which Italy seized the "world's longest pizza" title from Spain and France and Italy nearly came to blows over Nutella, a bizarre pizza seems like just the thing....
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Scandinavia booms with Europe's fastest-growing cities

PHeymont ·
Scene in Gamla Stan, Stockholm.                 Photo: Jurgen Howaldt / Wikipedia Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo, in that order, have been tabbed as Europe's fastest-growing cities in a report compiled for...
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Left-over currency? Ms. Pac-Man wants it for the Red Cross

PHeymont ·
Two Swedish airports have found a new way to relieve departing travelers of their unneeded local currency. A bank of videogames, set up at Stockholm's Arlanda and Goteborg's Landvetter airports have been set up to accept any currency at all to play...
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Instant climate change available at airport!

PHeymont ·
Step into a booth—The Climate Portal—at Stockholm's Arlanda Airport, and step into the climate of an entirely different place, say the city you're traveling to.   Chilly? Too hot? step out and down to the shopping area for an extra...
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Architects and bakers team up for gingerbread competition

PHeymont ·
An annual gingerbread-house competition in Sweden has taken on a new twist as its sponsor, ArkDes, an architecture and design center, challenged the bakers to find solutions to Stockholm's growing housing crisis. With average waits for public or supported housing in the capital up to 8 years, the need for new construction is clear, and the ideas submitted ranged from high-rises such as those above mixed with low-rise to UFO-like structures. Gingerbread houses are a Christmas tradition, and...
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October 22, 2019: Some Doors from Stockholm

DrFumblefinger ·
A sampler of some of the interesting doors DrFumblefinger spotted while strolling around Stockholm.
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The Stockholm Cathedral (Where Gumbo was #344)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the historic Cathedral of Stockholm's old city, Gamla Stan. The church is built immediately adjacent to the Royal Palace complex.
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Re: Laughter Set in Stone: Fun with Statues

DrFumblefinger ·
That's a fun piece, PHeymont! I, too, have noticed larger numbers of whimsical statues. The city this struck me in the most was Bratislava, in Slovakia. For example, here's their "Men at Work" And here's one that's a tribute to shutterbugs like you and me.
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Re: Laughter Set in Stone: Fun with Statues

PHeymont ·
Thanks! those are great...we need a bit more humor in everyday life!
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Re: Laughter Set in Stone: Fun with Statues

PHeymont ·
Well, here's another I would have included in the original post—except I didn't remember I had it! Unintentionally ironic or not...it speaks up for a local guy in an unusual way!
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