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Djurgårdsvarvet & Beckholmen

Disappearing dockside

Stockholm, Sweden.

Pigeons’ hangout at Djurgårdsvarvet. Stockholm, Sweden. March 2009.

Pigeons’ hangout.

Pigeons’ hangout.

Djurgårdsvarvet.

On the top floor in one of the warf buildings at Djurgårdsvarvet. Stockholm, Sweden. March 2009.

On the top floor in one of the warf buildings.
Djurgårdsvarvet.

On the top floor in one of the warf buildings.

Djurgårdsvarvet.

Forgotten bureaucracy at Djurgårdsvarvet. Stockholm, Sweden. March 2009.

Forgotten bureaucracy.
Djurgårdsvarvet.

Forgotten bureaucracy.

Djurgårdsvarvet.

Restaurant to be at Djurgårdsvarvet. Stockholm, Sweden. March 2009.

Restaurant to be.
Djurgårdsvarvet.

Restaurant to be.

Djurgårdsvarvet.

Sentinental shelter with photographer's shadow at Djurgårdsvarvet. Stockholm, Sweden. March 2009.

Sentinental shelter with photographer's shadow.
Djurgårdsvarvet.

Sentinental shelter with photographer's shadow.

Djurgårdsvarvet.

Warf entrance at Djurgårdsvarvet. Stockholm, Sweden. March 2009.

Warf entrance.
Djurgårdsvarvet.

Warf entrance.

Djurgårdsvarvet.

View from the bridge to Beckholmen. Yes, that's an Akay on the side at Djurgårdsvarvet. Stockholm, Sweden. March 2009.

View from the bridge to Beckholmen. Yes, that's an Akay on the side.
Djurgårdsvarvet.

View from the bridge to Beckholmen. Yes, that's an Akay on the side.

Djurgårdsvarvet.

Men vem är det som styr? Beckholmen. Stockholm, Sweden. March 2009.

Men vem är det som styr?
Beckholmen.

Men vem är det som styr?

Beckholmen.

Secret caverns at Beckholmen. Stockholm, Sweden. March 2009.

Secret caverns.
Beckholmen.

Secret caverns.

Beckholmen.

Welded iron art by Bengt Romin, 1968 at Beckholmen. Stockholm, Sweden. March 2009.

Welded iron art by Bengt Romin, 1968.
Beckholmen.

Welded iron art by Bengt Romin, 1968.

Beckholmen.

More iron art by Bengt Romin and the famous art-boat in the back at Beckholmen. Stockholm, Sweden. March 2009.

More iron art by Bengt Romin and the famous art-boat in the back.
Beckholmen.

More iron art by Bengt Romin and the famous art-boat in the back.

Beckholmen.

Dry dock with the steamer Storskär at Beckholmen. Stockholm, Sweden. March 2009.

Dry dock with the steamer “Storskär”.
Beckholmen.

Dry dock with the steamer “Storskär”.

Beckholmen.

The line of cranes at Beckholmen. Stockholm, Sweden. March 2009.

The line of cranes.
Beckholmen.

The line of cranes.

Beckholmen.

A casual stroll ...

Köper säljer alla bilar at Beckholmen. Stockholm, Sweden. November 2009.

“Buys sells all cars”.
Djurgårdsvarvet.

Type R container at Beckholmen. Stockholm, Sweden. November 2009.

Type R container.
Beckholmen.

Feel free to pass. Thanks for being respectful. With guardian cat at Beckholmen. Stockholm, Sweden. November 2009.

“Feel free to pass. Thanks for being respectful”. With guardian cat.
Beckholmen.

Stilleben. Beckholmen. Stockholm, Sweden. November 2009.

Stilleben.
Beckholmen.

Solace in Stockholm overlooking the dry docks and cranes at Beckholmen. Stockholm, Sweden. November 2009.

“Solace in Stockholm” overlooking the dry docks and cranes.
Beckholmen.

Yours truly

Ohoy!

[EN] On Saturday morning my friend texted. “How about a photo excursion to Beckholmen?” It happened to be one of the last trips there. The famous cranes are now gone and large parts of the island closed off for construction. A fate as tepid as the tea we had at one of the tourist traps on Djurgården afterwards.

[SE] På lördagförmiddagen kom ett meddelande från min kompis. ”Vad sägs om en fotoutflykt till Beckholmen?” Det visade sig att det skulle bli en av de sista turerna hit. De berömda kranarna är borta nu och stora delar av ön avspärrad för att bebyggas. Ett öde lika ljummet som téet vi drack på en av Djurgårdens turistfällor efteråt.

March & November 2009

December 2013

January 2014

Hasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Distagon 50 mm F/4, Fuji Reala 100, Imacon Flextight Photo. Nikon AD3.

Exhibition print

Djurgårdsvarvet. Djurgården, Stockholm. Mars 2009.

Djurgårdsvarvet was among the selected works for the ASKA.nu anniversary exhibition.

This print is still available.

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