The town where I live – Malmö
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Malmö lies in Southern Sweden across a strait where on the other side the capitol of Denmark, Copenhagen, resides. The first mention of Malmö is said to be an inventory or contract for a norwegian princess when she married. Otherwise it is thought to be founded by the bishop in Lund in 1275. For some hundred years the county of Skåne where Malmö lies belonged to Denmark and Malmö was Denmark’s second biggest town after Copenhagen. The town privileges was granted by Eric of Pomerania in 1437. Malmöhus castle was said to be his favourite castle. In 1658 Scania (Skåne) became Swedish and Malmö is now Sweden’s third biggest city. Öresundsbron – the bridge between Sweden and Denmark was opened in 2000 and now you could go by train or car to Denmark. The bridge and the two cities Malmö and Copenhagen is featured in the tv-series The Bridge. It is feels a bit weird to see familiar surroundings in a TV-series.
Most of the postings about Malmö could be found by clicking the tag Malmö. A page with photographs from Sweden is here and posts tagged Sweden here.
More information could be found on wikipedia: Malmö, Scania (Skåne) , Copenhagen (Köpenhamn), Eric of Pomerania, Sweden, Denmark , Skåneland.
To see where this place is in the physical world click here to come to the map at the bottom of the page!
Click on the pictures below to take a trip through Malmö.
Welcome to Malmö.
Gamla färjeläget. Old ferry to Copenhagen used to anchor here.
Old industrial building converted to a school.
Rött tegel / Red brick
Relief ovanför radhusdörr. / Relief above row house entrance.
Turning Torso in Western Harbour.
Street reflections in the windows of Turning Torso, Malmö.
Playground, Varvsparken, Western Harbour, Malmö, Sweden
In the djungle? Playground in Varvsparken.
Older retired gasstation on Mellanheden, Malmö.
Old willow trees
Flerbostadshus i gult tegel /Apartment building in yellow brick
Taborkyrkan circa 1971
Abandoned cinema in Limhamn, Malmö
Old fishermen’s huts in Limhamn.
The old concrete factory in Limhamn that is the origin of Skanska.
Recently built houses on Ön in Limhamn.
Limhamn lime quarry
Öresundsbron, the bridge that connects Sweden with Denmark seen from the laguna by Sibbarp.
Riding on the beach at Klagshamn.
Malmöhus slot / Malmöhus castle.
Gamla väster in Malmö.
An icecold morning after a storm there are ice on windows of the bus.
Christmas decorations at Gustav Adolfs torg.
The last tram in Malmö in 1973.
Sankt Petri kyrka / Sankt Peter´s church.
Viktoriateatern byggdes som biograf 1912 och blev teater 1990. / Viktoria was built as a cinema in 1912 and became a theatre in 1990.
Powerhouse by Smedberg.
Reflections in canal in Malmö, Sweden.
Along the canal
Winter morning in Rörsjöstaden.
Sankt Paul´s Church
Tekniska gymnasiet i Malmö, numera Pauli Gymnasium / Technical High School, now Pauli Gymnasium
Latinskolan från baksidan / Latinskolan from the back
Reflections in the parking house Anna
Reflection at shoppingmall Entré in Malmö, Sweden.
Precis ur startboxarna / Out of the startingboxes at Jägersro racing course.
Building of Swedbank Arena, Malmö
Öresundsbron between Sweden and Denmark.
In the dark tunnel that is Hyllie Station. Last stop on the Swedish side before Öresundsbron.
This is where Malmö is found in the physical world