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Elefanten civil defence bunker

TweetElefanten (“The Elephant”) is the code name for the main civil defence bunker, which used to serve Stockholm and Sollentuna region, a unique time capsule from the cold war era. It was built to protect against a strike with conventional, … Continue reading

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Norra länken tunnels

Tweet Norra Länken is a motorway tunnel between Karlberg and Ropsten area in Stockholm. The major part of the tunnel between Norrtull and Ropsten is still under construction, planned to be opened by the year 2015. Fortunately, someone left a … Continue reading

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The last shipyard in Stockholm

Beckholmen (Pitch island) in the middle of Stockholm is the last trace of the city’s once booming shipping industry. The small island used to be home to numerous tar boileries – one of Sweden’s primary export goods until 19th century, … Continue reading

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Climbing to the top of Victoria Tower

Scandic Victoria Tower is a new high rise building in Stockholm area. The T-shaped tower is used as a hotel, which makes it the highest one in Scandinavia. It was built in Kista, the Silicone Valley of Sweden just outside … Continue reading

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Eriksdal tunnel

1930:s were turbulent times. It was the decade of The Great Depression; Nazism was on the rise, mass executions initiated by Stalin were taking place in Soviet Union and Gandhi embarked on his second public fast. Sweden was hit hard … Continue reading

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