Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Once upon a time in Skanstull

I live at Skanstull at Södermalm in Sthlm, and through Stockholmskällan I got access to archive photos to show you what my 'hood once upon a time looked like...

Old house south of Götgatan 100
May 15 1907, photo by: Larssons Ateljé, Stockholms stadsmuseum

Workers at Piehl's brewery at Götgatan 100. Here Marsöl, Vegaöl, Bitter Nürnberg, Witzenbier, Pilsnerdricka and Franziskanerbier was made.
1897, photo by: Frans Gustaf Klemming, Stockholms stadsmuseum

Aren't the female brewery workers striped aprons and triangular bonnets lovely?
Over all this photo is a treat!

View from the country road by Skanstull over Hammarby lake toward Södermalm.
May 15 1907, photo by: Larssons Ateljé, Stockholms stadsmuseum

Stockholm's waterworks by Eriksdal.
1896, photo by: Carl Johan Gimberg, Stockholms stadsmuseum

View from Skanskvarn (that I've written about before) over Södermalm.
1891, photographer unknown, Stockholms stadsmuseum

View from Stora Blecktornet, Södermannagatan 49, toward Skanstull.
October 18 1909, photo by: Larssons Ateljé, Stockholms stadsmuseum

The making of the Skanstull bridge.
1944 - 1947, photo by: Lennart af Petersens, Stockholms stadsmuseum

The beauty of shattering ice.

The establishment for sand washing (sandtvättningsanstalten - !) by Skanstull.
In the back is Bohusgatan and Stora Blecktornet.
1897, A. O. Alrutz, Stockholms stadsmuseum

Götgatan north of Skanstull.
1896, photographer unknown, Stockholms stadsmuseum

Götgatan 90, north of Skanstull.
1885 - 1910, photo by: Kasper Salin, Stockholms stadsmuseum

Published with permission by Stockholmskällan/The Stockholm Source.
(The images link to their original locations.)

And now, a harsh transition from analogue to digital. I tried to find approximately the same views on, an online map, to break the romance of old film:

Götgatan 100 (pic 1 and 2).

View from Skanstull bridge over Hammarby lake toward Södermalm (pic 3).

The Stockholm's waterworks was below these houses and the hill (pic 4).

View from Skanstull bridge toward Södermalm, Skanskvarn is below to the left
(pic 5).

Södermannagatan 49, toward Skanstull (pic 6).

I couldn't find a good shot of Skanstull bridge (so nothing for pic 7).

The sand washing establishment was somewhere around here (pic 8).

Götgatan 90 (pic 9 and 10).

It's like the final words in my (up and coming) short film What Was Once:

"Next time you see me
you won't recognize me,
nothing in my appearance will give me away.
Because you see my love,
what was once,
can never - ever - be again"

(Are you supposed to tell these things?)

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