Abandoned & Industrial Photography

by Björn Sahlberg Updates About

Stockholm Industrial

Rusty ramblings

Sweden.

Stockholm Industrial

Ulvsunda

Not only is the Ulvsunda industrial zone within walking distance from my dwellings, it's also an area where a number of relatives have worked in the past. A grandfather was employed at different print shops here, my grandmother in the office of a large logistics supplier, both my dad and his brother had summer jobs in the area. Within the extended family there are even more connections.

The area became assigned for industry when the 20th century was very young but it took until the 40s before any major developments started. The zone's industrial prime is now in the past and most of the lots near the water will make way for housing in the near future. Thanks to the neighbouring Stockholm domestic airport not all will be converted and the area lives on.

July 2008 – January 2015 January 2018

Hasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Planar 80 mm F/2.8, Zeiss Distagon 50 mm F/4, Zeiss Sonnar 250 mm F/5.6, Fujifilm Reala 100, Imacon Flextight Photo. Holga 120S, Kodak Portra 160NC, Canoscan 9000F.

... Head office, Sweden”. Bromma airport area, Ulvsunda. July 2007.

“Head office, Sweden”. The former office of SAS' domestic branch was unused for a long time before being transformed to a hotel.
Bromma airport area, Ulvsunda. July 2008.

“Head office, Sweden”. The former office of SAS' domestic branch was unused for a long time before being transformed to a hotel.

July 2008.

Cooling towers (?) at Ulvsunda industriområde. July 2007.

Cooling towers (?) at the site of the former National Aeronautical Research Institute.
Ulvsunda industriområde, Bromma. July 2008.

Cooling towers (?) at the site of the former National Aeronautical Research Institute.

July 2008.

Summer scenery. Ulvsunda industriområde, Bromma. July 2007.

Summer scenery.
Ulvsunda industriområde, Bromma. July 2008.

Summer scenery.

July 2008.

The summer evening sun painting the cement plant in warm hues. Ulvsunda industriområde, Bromma. July 2007.

The summer evening sun painting the Ulvsunda cementfabrik in warm hues.
Ulvsunda industriområde, Bromma. July 2007.

The summer evening sun painting the Ulvsunda cementfabrik in warm hues.

July 2008.

No-echo chamber (?) on the grounds of the former National Aeronautical Research Institute. Ulvsunda industriområde, Bromma. January 2015.

No-echo chamber (?) on the grounds of the former National Aeronautical Research Institute.
Ulvsunda industriområde, Bromma. January 2015.

No-echo chamber (?) on the grounds of the former National Aeronautical Research Institute.

January 2015.

No-echo chamber interior. Ulvsunda industriområde. January 2015.

No-echo chamber interior.
Ulvsunda industriområde, Bromma. January 2015.

No-echo chamber interior.

January 2015.

A former bus garage awaiting new life. Ulvsunda industriområde, Bromma. January 2015.

A former bus garage awaiting new life.
Ulvsunda industriområde, Bromma. January 2015.

A former bus garage awaiting new life.

January 2015.

Bubbly window shape at the building formerly known as Fructus. Ulvsunda industriområde, Bromma. July 2007.

Bubbly window shape at the building formerly known as Fructus.
Ulvsunda industriområde, Bromma. July 2008.

Bubbly window shape at the building formerly known as Fructus.

July 2008.

Ut för säljn. Ulvsunda industriområde, Bromma. July 2007.

Ut för säljn.
Ulvsunda industriområde, Bromma. July 2008.

Ut för säljn.

July 2008.

Bromma Business Centre through the Holga. Ulvsunda industriområde, Bromma. July 2007.

Bromma Business Centre through the Holga.
Ulvsunda industriområde, Bromma. July 2008.

Bromma Business Centre through the Holga.

July 2008.

:) Ulvsunda industriområde, Bromma. July 2007.

:-)
Ulvsunda industriområde, Bromma. July 2008.

:-)

July 2008.

Johannesfred

While a part of Ulvsunda it's a little world on its own and deserves a headline. A large part was demolished around 2010 and is now home to the Stockholm light rail depot.

March 2009 & May 2010 January 2018

Hasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Planar 80 mm F/2.8, Zeiss Distagon 50 mm F/4, Color negative film, Imacon Flextight Photo.

Johannesfred, Ulvsunda

To make space for the new light rail depot.
Johannesfred, Ulvsunda. May 2010.

To make space for the new light rail depot.

May 2010.

Johannesfred, Ulvsunda

Auto work shop in hibernation.
Johannesfred, Ulvsunda. March 2009.

Auto work shop in hibernation.

March 2009.

Bromsten

A first taste of a northen suburb classic and a household name for anyone into the Stockholm graffiti scene. When typing this most has been demolished to make way for housing.

January 2009, November 2009 January 2018

Hasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Planar 80 mm F/2.8, Zeiss Distagon 50 mm F/4, Color negative film, Imacon Flextight Photo.

Tagged up truck at Bromstens industriområde, Spånga. January 2009.

Tagged up truck.
Bromsten, Spånga. January 2009.

Tagged up truck.

January 2009.

Edins kranar- Bromstens industriområde, Spånga. November 2009.

Edins kranar.
Bromsten, Spånga. November 2009.

Edins kranar.

November 2009.

Magasinvägen & Sun Chemical

The Sun Chemical plant was a part of the passing scenery during the commuter train ride to town when growing up. Now it's gone, just like many meters of soil underneath it. While the nearby Magasinvägen lives on most of what's depicted below is no more.

July 2014 & May 2015 January 2018

Meopta Flexaret V, Kodak Tri-X at EV 400, Kodak Ektar 100, Imacon Flextight Photo.

Magasinvägen, Spånga.

Utfart.
Magasinvägen, Spånga. July 2014.

Utfart.

July 2014.

Magasinvägen, Spånga.

Silent drapery.
Magasinvägen, Spånga. July 2014.

Silent drapery.

July 2014.

Magasinvägen, Spånga.

Office space. Note the painted height units on the left side of the wall.
Magasinvägen, Spånga. July 2014.

Office space. Note the painted height units on the left side of the wall.

July 2014.

Magasinvägen, Spånga.

Who do you gonna call.
Magasinvägen, Spånga. July 2014.

Who do you gonna call.

July 2014.

Magasinvägen, Spånga.

Ride's end.
Magasinvägen, Spånga. May 2015.

Ride's end..

May 2015.

Open house at Sun Chemical, Spånga.

Open house.
Sun Chemical, Spånga. July 2014.

Open house.

July 2014.

Sun Chemical, Spånga.

Pillar of conrete.
Sun Chemical, Spånga. July 2014.

Pillar of concrete.

July 2014.

Sun Chemical, Spånga.

Spånga badlands.
Sun Chemical, Spånga. July 2014.

Spånga badlands.

July 2014.

Bällsta gård

A small area just north of the Stockholm domestic airport that ended up in a kind of hiatus for years as development plans got halted (?). Eventually demolished it is now making way for a large construction market's new warehouse. (That is moving from Ulvsunda as housing is taking its place there.)

April 2010 January 2018

Hasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Distagon 50 mm F/4, Fujichrome Provia 100, Imacon Flextight Photo.

Forgotten farming machinery at Bällsta gård, Bromma. April 2010.

Forgotten farming machinery.
Bällsta gård, Bromma. April 2010.

Forgotten farming machinery.

April 2010.

Boarded up house at Bällsta gård, Bromma. April 2010.

Boarded up house.
Bällsta gård, Bromma. April 2010.

Spånga badlands.

April 2010.

Auto paint shop at Bällsta gård, Bromma. April 2010.

Auto paint shop.
Bällsta gård, Bromma. April 2010.

Auto paint shop.

April 2010.

Furniture supplier's, sans furniture at Bällsta gård, Bromma. April 2010.

Furniture supplier's, sans furniture.
Bällsta gård, Bromma. April 2010.

Furniture supplier's, sans furniture.

April 2010.

Sulkyvägen

A former military compound that served as a kind of commercial zone for a couple of decades before, yes, being demolished. Just after being emptied it also served as an improvised graffiti fame. Quite obvious from the pics here, I guess. When writing this the area is still undeveloped but my guess is that it'll be used for housing.

March 2015 January 2018 refreshJuly 2019

Hasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Distagon 50 mm F/4, Topcon Horseman 980, Topcon 90 mm F/3.5, Kodak Tri-X at EV 400, Imacon Flextight Photo.

Snow resting on a very proper badeasychair at Sulkyvägen, Spånga.

Snow resting on a very proper badeasychair.
Sulkyvägen, Spånga. January 2018.

Snow resting on a very proper badeasychair.

January 2018.

The commuter train passing by the famous Solvalla graffiti fame at Sulkyvägen, Spånga.

The commuter train passing by the famous Solvalla graffiti fame.
Sulkyvägen, Spånga. January 2018.

The commuter train passing by the famous Solvalla graffiti fame.

January 2018.

Just a bit of playing with the tilt and shift on the Topcon Horseman 980 is allowed, right. Sulkyvägen, Spånga.

Just a bit of playing with the tilt and shift on the Topcon Horseman 980 is allowed, right.
Sulkyvägen, Spånga. January 2018.

Just a bit of playing with the tilt and shift on the Topcon Horseman 980 is allowed, right.

January 2018.

Sulkyvägen winter hibernation, in every sense of the word at Sulkyvägen, Spånga.

Sulkyvägen winter hibernation, in every sense of the word.
Sulkyvägen, Spånga. January 2018.

Sulkyvägen winter hibernation, in every sense of the word.

January 2018.

Winter trees at Sulkyvägen, Spånga.

Winter trees ...
Sulkyvägen, Spånga. January 2018.

Winter trees ...

January 2018.

Dyre deeds at Sulkyvägen, Spånga.

... Dyre deeds.
Sulkyvägen, Spånga. March 2015.

... Dyre deeds.

March 2015.

Hall of fame at Sulkyvägen, Spånga

Hall of fame.
Sulkyvägen, Spånga. March 2015.

Hall of fame.

March 2015.

Barbecue spot at Sulkyvägen, Spånga

Barbecue spot.
Sulkyvägen, Spånga. March 2015.

Barbecue spot.

March 2015.

Tagged interior at Sulkyvägen, Spånga

Tagged interior.
Sulkyvägen, Spånga. March 2015.

Tagged interior.

March 2015.

Dart, anyone at Sulkyvägen, Spånga

Dart, anyone?
Sulkyvägen, Spånga. March 2015.

Dart, anyone?

March 2015.

Fika lounge at Sulkyvägen, Spånga

Fika lounge.
Sulkyvägen, Spånga. March 2015.

Fika lounge.

March 2015.

Kvarteret Messingen

Close to the Upplands Väsby commuter train station there was once an area called Kvarteret Messingen, or Väsby företagcenter, if you prefer that. It consisted of a number of buildings of very varying ages and use. From small to large offices, all kinds of repair and work shops, as well as a knight's smith shop (!) and so on. All was demolished and the area now consists of a new high school, a library with a café and apartments.

April 2009 January 2018

Hasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Planar 80 mm F/2.8, Zeiss Distagon 50 mm F/4, negative color film, CanoScan 9950F.

Kv Messingen, Upplands Väsby

Interior.
Kv Messingen, Upplands Väsby. April 2009.

Interior.

April 2009.

Kv Messingen, Upplands Väsby

Exterior.
Kv Messingen, Upplands Väsby. April 2009.

Exterior.

April 2009.

Kv Messingen, Upplands Väsby

Väsby företagcenter.
Kv Messingen, Upplands Väsby. April 2009.

Väsby företagcenter.

April 2009.

Kv Messingen, Upplands Väsby

The former bicycle shop. This window shape and the brick pattern was iconic for many of the buildings in the area.
Kv Messingen, Upplands Väsby. April 2009.

April 2009.

Gula kvarteret

An active area. Architecture wise rather un-Swedish in style. And what goes on behind those tall windowless walls, really.

July 2007 January 2018

Nikon AD-3, Kodak Portra 400VC.

Gula kvarteret, Vällingby. July 2007.

Main street.
Gula kvarteret, Vällingby. July 2007.

Main street.

July 2007.

Gula kvarteret, Vällingby. July 2007.

Badseats!
Gula kvarteret, Vällingby. July 2007.

Badseats!

July 2007.

Gula kvarteret, Vällingby. July 2007.

Welcome.
Gula kvarteret, Vällingby. July 2007.

Welcome.

July 2007.

Gula kvarteret, Vällingby. July 2007.

As yellow as it may be, light is still needed.
Gula kvarteret, Vällingby. July 2007.

As yellow as it may be, light is still needed.

July 2007.

Gula kvarteret, Vällingby. July 2007.

Exterior.
Gula kvarteret, Vällingby. July 2007.

Exterior.

July 2007.

Tollare pappersbruk

A former paper mill complex that was used by a glass fiber boat construction company during the last years (or decades, even). The complex has since these pics were taken been demolished, de-contaminated and turned into housing.

March 2008 January 2018

Hasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Planar 80 mm F/2.8, Zeiss Distagon 50 mm F/4, Kodak Portra 400VC (?), Imacon Flextight Photo.

Boat cart parking at Tollare pappersbruk, Saltsjö Boo. March 2008.

Boat cart parking.
Tollare pappersbruk, Saltsjö Boo. March 2008.

Boat cart parking.

March 2008.

At the church of scrapped electronics at Tollare pappersbruk, Saltsjö Boo. March 2008.

At the church of scrapped electronics.
Tollare pappersbruk, Saltsjö Boo. March 2008.

At the church of scrapped electronics.

March 2008.

Graffiti leftovers at Tollare pappersbruk, Saltsjö Boo. March 2008.

Graffiti leftovers.
Tollare pappersbruk, Saltsjö Boo.
March 2008.

Graffiti leftovers.

March 2008.

Yours truly

Heej!

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