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Stockholm Public Library

If you ever visit Stockholm, don't miss the Public Library, as Swedish call Stockholms Stadsbibliotek. One of the most modern buildings, but build in 1928! The building suffered lots of modifications, but every time Gunnar Asplund changed the plans, it got simpler. At first it was thought to be a classic-modern building, but it ended up being a functionalist one.

If you ever visit Stockholm, don’t miss the Public Library, as Swedish call Stockholms Stadsbibliotek. One of the most modern buildings, but build in 1928! The building suffered lots of modifications, but every time Gunnar Asplund changed the plans, it got simpler. At first it was thought to be a classic-modern building, but it ended up being a functionalist one.

The library is visible from quite far away. Once you see it, you can’t stop walking towards it. You have to walk around until you find the stairs that leads you to the black entrance. During the cold winter days, as when I visited it, its hall warms you from the cold outside. The entire hall and the inner stairs are completely black. The books are just above. Once inside, the view of the big cylinder upon the rectangular building makes sense. Inside, the cylinder is a two story shelves of books, as in the main building you’ll find different books categories. Probably your Lomo camera will go mad, let her do whatever she wants, you will be proud of the results. I visited the library on December 29th and the winter changing day lights were just amazing, as the building itself. The magic, again, is inside and outside the walls.
To arrive to library take the tube, green/blue line until Fridhemsplan. http://www.ssb.stockholm.se/

written by minicooper

1 comment

  1. heneken

    heneken

    I walk by it every day so it's not that exotic for me anymore, But it is a beautiful building. And I can recommend the park that is up on the hill right next to it, it's called Observatorielunden, great for panoramic shots
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