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Matte__86
September 24th, 2006, 10:40 AM
Some quick fact about Malmö (Malmo):

*Founded in 1275, with the name "Malmhaug" (danish word for "Sandpile"). The southern tip of Sweden was at the time ruled by Denmark.
*Became Swedish 1658.
*Population: ~300.000.
*Area: 153,7 km².
*Its the third biggest city in Sweden.#1 Stockholm, #2 Gothemburg, #3 Malmo.
*Fastest growing city in Scandinavia.
*Located in the very south of Sweden.
*Often called "The City of Parks".

Pictures taken with Konica Minolta Dimage X50, not the best camera, but it'll do.
Please give me tips about taking better pictures.

Enjoy.

Tiny castle in Rönneholmsparken:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0265.jpg


Wierd looking trees outside the castle:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0270.jpg


Dark vs. Light in Pildammsparken:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0278.jpg


Two brickgates in Pildammsparken:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0315.jpg


Hilton Hotel (used to be Sheraton) across the lake in Pildammsparken:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0335.jpg


Watertower, Fountains and a rainbow.
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0343.jpg


A Swedish goose:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0357.jpg


Open-air theater in Pildammsparken:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0361.jpg


Northeastern entrance to the park:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0382.jpg


Path up to the watertower:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0392.jpg

Matte__86
September 24th, 2006, 10:41 AM
The watertower:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0399.jpg


Closeup of the tower:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0419.jpg


Another view of the tower:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0431.jpg


Jewish church (I think) in "midtown":
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0432.jpg


Closeup:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0437.jpg


Front of the church:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0440.jpg


Front again, with a hot babe standing at the gates:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0443.jpg


Churchtower and some birds:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0451.jpg


Cityhall:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0474.jpg


Cityhall again:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0477.jpg

Matte__86
September 24th, 2006, 10:42 AM
And again:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0478.jpg


Pharmacy "The lion":
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0480.jpg


Top of "The lion":
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0481.jpg


Random building:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0487.jpg


Hotel Kramer, abit dark:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0501.jpg


Top of the City Hall:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0505.jpg


Ornaments at the City Hall:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0512.jpg


St.Petri church:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0518.jpg


Ornaments of the St.Petri:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0525.jpg


Ladder, ballons and coffe.....:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0517.jpg

Matte__86
September 24th, 2006, 10:44 AM
Nazi ornaments? =P:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0533.jpg


Another random building:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0539.jpg


Old commercial painted on the wall:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0540.jpg


"New-old" buildings:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0543.jpg


Again:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0547.jpg


The fort of Malmo:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0550.jpg


Windmill in Slottsparken:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0555.jpg


Canal running through the park:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0563.jpg


Lake in Slottsparken:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0566.jpg


Nice looking girlschool, back in the days:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0573.jpg

Matte__86
September 24th, 2006, 10:45 AM
Casino Cosmopol:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0583.jpg


The public library of Malmo:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0584.jpg


Reflections at the library:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0587.jpg


Some big metering-stone outside the library:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0591.jpg


The old building of the library, still in use:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0594.jpg


The home of the prime minister:
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/The%20city%20of%20Malmoe/PICT0595.jpg

Thats it, I hope you liked it.

Thank you.

ablarc
September 24th, 2006, 11:00 AM
Gorgeous, gorgeous ...and gorgeous!!

But where's Calatrava?

Matte__86
September 24th, 2006, 11:21 AM
Gorgeous, gorgeous ...and gorgeous!!

But where's Calatrava?

Thank you!

Here's Calatrava's masterpiece, Turning Torso.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/TurningTorso1.jpg


http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/TurningTorso2.jpg


http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/TurningTorso4.jpg


http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/TurningTorso5.jpg


And a few shots of fireworks at Turning Torso when it was completed.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/Namnlst-1.jpg


http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/Namnlst-2.jpg


http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/Namnlst-3.jpg


http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/Namnlst-4.jpg


http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/Namnlst-6.jpg


http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k195/matte__86/Namnlst-7.jpg

pianoman11686
September 24th, 2006, 02:21 PM
Beautiful pics, Matte. I had no idea about how beautiful your city is! At first, I thought Turning Torso was just an attempt to establish Malmo as a destination, but I see a lot else that's worth discovering. Makes me want to hop on a plane and explore.

Are there any parts of Malmo that don't look pristine and inviting? http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/images/icons/icon12.gif

P.S. - That's definitely a church, but it's not Jewish. No such thing. The crosses at the top are a give-away.

Matte__86
September 26th, 2006, 04:13 PM
Are there any parts of Malmo that don't look pristine and inviting?

P.S. - That's definitely a church, but it's not Jewish. No such thing. The crosses at the top are a give-away.

Thank you. If you keep your eyes open, Malmo is for sure a beautiful city. Everywhere you look, you'll see parks, or atleast loads of trees. It really is the City of Parks.

Tho it does have a few sides that aint pristine and inviting.

In the late 60's - 70's alot of immigrants came to the city, and the government pumped in millions of money to build new cheap estates for the immigrants to live in. Those neighbourhoods aint that pleasant.
Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXAlNN6H7u8
But its getting alot better and the areas are quite safe, but with a bad reputation. You might wanna compare it with Harlem~.
22% of the population in Malmo are not Swedes, and most of them live in these areas.

As I was walking in the old parts of the city, taking the photos, I didn't see any of these "million crowns (currency of Sweden) projects".

Malmo defently is the most beautiful city in Sweden, no doubt about it.

pianoman11686
September 26th, 2006, 05:18 PM
That's really unfortunate, Matte. I had no idea the extent of Muslim immigration to Sweden. Seems like the problems with integration there - cultural, social, and economic - are just as serious as in France or Britain.

For some reason, Muslims seem to fair much better in America. Granted, they're not here in as large a number, but I'm not willing to accept that as an excuse. Have you noticed any trends in your city that seem to breed the kind of problems that are highlighted in that video? Are Swedes racist?

ablarc
September 26th, 2006, 07:29 PM
Are Swedes racist?
Are muslims?

pianoman11686
September 26th, 2006, 09:05 PM
I think they have a different word for that^.

ablarc
January 19th, 2007, 07:11 PM
I think they have a different word for that^.
Devout?

NoyokA
January 19th, 2007, 07:29 PM
The church you labeled as a jewish church I believe is misidentified. I don't think you'll find a jewish temple with crosses on it.

ablarc
January 19th, 2007, 08:15 PM
Deja discute. Posts 8 & 9.

dragonslayer
April 7th, 2007, 10:06 PM
I was a bit dissapointed by Malmo when i went last year (i stayed in Copenhage for a few days and visited malmo for the day on the train). I have to say that i loved the museum - especially the part that was a prison. I'd go back to malmo just to visit the museum again if i had the chance.