Obelisk in Novi Beograd’s park of Peace and Friendship.

A 27 meter high obelisk erected in year 2000 in, to commemorate Serbia’s victory over NATO armed forces. Mirjana Markovic, leader of ”Yugoslav Left” and wife of Slobodan Milosevic wanted the flames of the ”eternal gas flame” at the top to be as high as the monument it’s self. According to the engineer (in the lower right) who was part of the building team, this would have been dangerous and

rotebro urban sprawl

Urban Sprawl 2.

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Rotebro; in the distance, a footbridge over railway tracks. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_image admin_label=”Bild” src=”http://www.tobiassjodin.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/sprawl-1.jpg” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” use_overlay=”off” animation=”left” sticky=”off” align=”left” force_fullwidth=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” /][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

New entrance to the Gallerian shopping mall in Stockholm.

The Gallerian shopping mall was built in the 1970’s and has since been rebuilt a couple of times, the latest change was among other things a new entrance at the end of Hamngatan.  The stairway and escalator leads to the in some ways disreputable Malmskillnadsgatan. Left image from 2001, to the right 2012. Some more images from the same place taken in 2001. This environment has now disappeared. The area around


The Gröndal viaduct, under the E4 and E20 highway

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Under the Essinge elevated highway in the Stockholm suburb of Gröndal. I think these kinds of places are interesting since they seem to be hard to fit in to, and make use of, in the general city plan. Usually this spot have traces and leftovers from work within the informal economy. The viaduct itself is a part of European route E4 and E20 [/et_pb_text][et_pb_image admin_label=”Bild” src=”http://www.tobiassjodin.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/under_essinge-montage.jpg”

Lugnet Stockholm

Lugnet industrial area; some cars.

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Lugnet was an industrial area and in Södra hammarbyhamnen in southern part of Stockholm. An anthropologist who had made a field study in the area, described it as a shanty town where people worked and lived. Although it was in many senses an unique area (from a Swedish perspective) very little is written about the place. During the 1990’s, before it was erased, Lugnet was in

Victoria Tower,

Victoria Tower

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Victoria Tower in Kista (in northern Stockholm) as viewed from the highway going from north to south. According to architect Gert Wingårdh, the shape of the tower was inspired by the glittering microphone of Swedish singer Charlotte Perelli, performing ”Hero” in the 2008 Eurovision song contest. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]