stockholm places in winter, backstreets of södermalm

 

many parts of södermalm have kept a functioning urban milieu . from fin de siecle (1900) . small streets, little traffic, shops , cafees , bistros , restaurants, second hand .

just two examples for places to go :  TWANG  on katharina bangatan 21 .  its a hang-out place for the yyoung, little bit boheme , little bit wasted away interieur, life-music sometimes . beerprices 53,-  for a big one . books, magazines .   good music from the speakers I guess.

take bus 2 to medborgarplatsen , then walk up götgatan towards skanstull . after 500m katharina bangatan goes towards tte left in a 45 degrees angle ( it was a former train-track ) .   fotos from TWANG later .

a complete interesting contradiction lies on östgötagatan . ( coming from medborgarplatsen you turn left into folkungagatan, then take the first to the right . )  ÖSTGÖTAKÄLLAREN lies on the left after 50 meters , after schweijk . schweijk is tchek but the beerprices do not correspond well to the poor interior .  happily more impressive is the neighboor ÖSTGÖTAKÄLLAREN with its opettere-like  interior, with aballustrade  , furnitures from the end of 1800, crystal chandeliers and all the crap that the upper middle-class at that time liked. its just marvellous .  if you feel like conquering this place with all the white-haired couples there ,  being a gang of youngsters or old hipsters , yet polite and open , it would really be something .  gonna go there with my 70 years old friend lars from södertäle on the next weekend .    fotos gonna be following later .

 

 

 

opening times for a mystic bath

 

not if you really wanna go there …

just wait   : 5 – 8.30 pm  .  ladies : monday and thursday   , gentlemen tuesday and friday and sunday .  adress svartmannagatan 22

opening times gonna come here

strolling in stockholm you might find something

just as in bangkok

strolling around in the old town of stockholm … you might find something,

 

 

sorry , later , got them in me phone

stockholm findings

I had a date with me daughter in stockholm. while I was on the way from södertälje . takes 1 and a half our . times are different between bangkok and sweden . in sweden its the geographical distance in bangkok its the traffic jam . I had to hang in stockholm old town cause she got a date.  I hung about lion bar with the cheap bear but it was closed . went down to old town. went to the old spooky place which is an old bath. checked the entrance times. went down the stairs. it says ladies to the right and to the left . but gimme a break, entrance times are for man and women ! check that out will you ! the place is magic , costs 60 krowns and if you ever happen to be on right time … go there .

find your way to the green lung of bangkok


to go to bang kachao:

take bts skytrain to saladaeng.

take out and walk 500m on the walkway on the medium level towards north. find bus 4 towards south. go untill the final destination. walk into the gateway towards wat klong, the tempel by the water thoe. continue towards the river. get a ticket for 10 bhat . move over the river . either its the very tiny boat or its the little bit bigger boat that touches two places on the other side . find M-bike . if its the small boat you will hit it right at the pier . you can rent a bycicle for 6o bhat ; show your passport or give a hotel-adress.  you will also get a sketch of the semi-island , which is very usefull because names are in english . the island is a marsh-island, meaning an overfloading area. if not cultivated it is mangrove djungel . a warran may cross your cycle-way . kachao has an island-feeling and the people are much more local minded than the people in bangkok. they do have ecological projects, growing fruit and bycicle tourism. you can find hotels on water.

nationalmuseet stockholm

nationalmuseum reopened.

2 billion crowns invested in the building from 1866, containing the most fine art.

Daylight reinvited.

museum containes art from renaissance,  swedish national style, the dutch painters. you can spend half a day there and be filled up of european art .

and if you want to compare with asia , just move on 10 minutes to the east-asian museum . both are on busline 65 which i can generally recommend.

and both museums are for free.

thats the way I contribute as a Swedish taxpayer

and unfortunately this is no longer tru . the new communal steering which is blue/green with reinstall entrance fees .