Slussen area in Stockholm, Södermanland, Sweden

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Slussen area in the southern part of Stockholm city. The cloverleaf roundabout, designed by the architect Tage William-Olsson, was inaugurated in 1935. The two wooden towers to the right in the picture were used for aircraft warning service during the Second World War. View towards the Old Town.

Slussen på Södermalm i Stockholm. Den klöverbladsformade trafikkarusellen, skapad av arkitekten Tage William-Olsson, invigdes 1935. De två trätornen till höger i bilden användes för luftbevakning under andra världskriget. Vy mot Gamla stan.

Parish (socken): Stockholm
Province (landskap): Södermanland
Municipality (kommun): Stockholm
County (län): Stockholm

Photograph by: Fredrik Bruno
Date: 1945
Format: Colour slide

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  1. grytlappar 27 months ago | reply

    perha45 I'm thinking maybe some kind of watchtower to monitor ship traffic? Slussen = The Sluice, after all.

  2. Swedish National Heritage Board 26 months ago | reply

    Thank you all for your appreciation - we are happy to share the image with you! - And as an answer to grytlappar and perha45 I can tell that the two wooden towers to the right in the picture was used for aircraft warning service during World War II. Stockholm City Museum - situated nearby the image - helped us find the correct answer. I've added the information to our photo datatabase. :)
    /Anna B.

  3. roger4336 26 months ago | reply

    When was the restaurant built and trees planted? (I presume it is a restaurant.) That should help with the date. The photo was probably taken from Katarinahissen (elevator), where there is now a webcam.

  4. Swedish National Heritage Board 25 months ago | reply

    Roger W Here is a recent photo of the same view, from our photo database. Just as the old photo it's taken from the top of Katarinahissen, exactly as you suggested. The elliptical building (still missing in the photo above, from 1945), designed by the Swedish architect Arthur von Schmalensee, was built in 1954 as a port office. The building - called "Kolingsborg" - is today housing an architect's office and a night club. I don't now about the planting date of the very tall poplar trees though, but you still can't see them in a photo from Stockholm City Museum, taken in 1954. (But you can see the construction of the building in the same photo!)
    /Anna B.

  5. biljka2010 25 months ago | reply

    Sta ovde ima egzoticno?exotic!!!!???what a stupid comment!!!

  6. Swedish National Heritage Board 25 months ago | reply

    biljka2010 I guess Stockholm and the Slussen area might seem exotic if you are from a different part of the world. Not so stupid then! :) /Anna B.

  7. Swedish National Heritage Board 25 months ago | reply

    Sosiaalimenot56 Actually, the photo is already from 1945. The photographer Fredrik Bruno used either Kodachrome or Agfacolor diapositive film in the 1940s. /Anna B.

  8. stroyaglomerat 23 months ago | reply

    It is a very nice picture

  9. pawelkubinski1 22 months ago | reply

    lovely beautiful view !!!

  10. MEHRANMOLAEE 21 months ago | reply

    very goooooooooooooog

  11. ngramadies 13 months ago | reply

    Grymt fångat!

  12. Reconstructing Light 12 months ago | reply

    The horse drawn trailer crowns the shot and reminds us that this really was a different world.

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