ABANDONED & INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

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Stockholm Industrial

Rusty ramblings.

Sweden.

Stockholm Industrial

Ulvsunda 

Not only is the Ulvsunda industrial zone within walking distance from my dwellings, it's also an area where a number of relatives have worked in the past. A grandfather was employed at different print shops here, my grandmother in the office of a large logistics supplier, both my dad and his brother had summer jobs in the area. Within the extended family there are even more connections.

The area became assigned for industry when the 20th century was very young but it took until the 40s before any major developments started. The zone's industrial prime is now in the past and most of the lots near the water will make way for housing in the near future. Thanks to the neighbouring Stockholm domestic airport not all will be converted and the area lives on.

navigate_nextUlvsunda industriområde (industrial zone) on Wikipedia

photo_cameraJuly 2008 - January 2015 cloudJanuary 2018

color_lensHasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Planar 80 mm F/2.8, Zeiss Distagon 50 mm F/4, Zeiss Sonnar 250 mm F/5.6, Fujifilm Reala 100, Imacon Flextight Photo. Holga 120S, Kodak Portra 160NC, Canoscan 9000F.

Ulvsunda

“Head office, Sweden”. The former office of SAS's domestic branch was unused for a long time before being transformed to a hotel.
Bromma airport area, Ulvsunda. July 2007.

Ulvsunda industriområde

Cooling towers (?) at the site of the former National Aeronautical Research Institute.
Ulvsunda industriområde. July 2007.

Ulvsunda industriområde

Summer scenery.
Ulvsunda industriområde. July 2007.

Ulvsunda industriområde

The summer evening sun painting the Ulvsunda cementfabrik in warm hues.
Ulvsunda industriområde. July 2007.

Ulvsunda industriområde

No-echo chamber (?) on the grounds of the former National Aeronautical Research Institute.
Ulvsunda industriområde. January 2015.

Ulvsunda industriområde

No-echo chamber interior.
Ulvsunda industriområde. January 2015.

Ulvsunda industriområde

A former bus garage awaiting new life.
Ulvsunda industriområde. January 2015.

Ulvsunda industriområde

Bubbly window shape at the building formerly known as Fructus.
Ulvsunda industriområde. July 2007.

Ulvsunda industriområde

Ut för säljn.
Ulvsunda industriområde. July 2007.

Ulvsunda industriområde

Bromma Business Centre through the Holga.
July 2007.

Ulvsunda industriområde

:-)
July 2007.

Johannesfred 

While a part of Ulvsunda it's a little world on its own and deserves a headline. A large part was demolished around 2010 and is now home to the Stockholm light rail depot.

photo_cameraMarch 2009 & May 2010 cloudJanuary 2018

color_lensHasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Planar 80 mm F/2.8, Zeiss Distagon 50 mm F/4, Color negative film, Imacon Flextight Photo.

Johannesfred, Ulvsunda

To make space for the new light rail depot.
Johannesfred, Ulvsunda. May 2010.

Johannesfred, Ulvsunda

Auto work shop in hibernation.
Johannesfred, Ulvsunda. March 2009.

Bromsten 

A first taste of a northen suburb classic and a household name for anyone into the Stockholm graffiti scene. Most has been demolished to make way for housing.

photo_cameraJanuary 2009, November 2009 cloudJanuary 2018

color_lensHasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Planar 80 mm F/2.8, Zeiss Distagon 50 mm F/4, Color negative film, Imacon Flextight Photo.

Bromsten industriområde

Tagged up truck.
Bromsten, Spånga. January 2009.

Bromsten industriområde

Edins kranar.
Bromsten, Spånga. November 2009.

Magasinvägen & Sun Chemical 

The Sun Chemical plant was a part of the passing scenery during the commuter train ride to town when growing up. Now it's gone, just like many meters of soil underneath it. While the nearby Magasinvägen lives on most of what's depicted below is no more.

photo_cameraJuly 2014 & May 2015 cloudJanuary 2018

color_lensMeopta Flexaret V, Kodak Tri-X at EV 400, Kodak Ektar 100, Imacon Flextight Photo.

Magasinvägen, Spånga.

Utfart.
Magasinvägen, Spånga. July 2014.

Magasinvägen, Spånga.

Silent drapery.
Magasinvägen, Spånga. July 2014.

Magasinvägen, Spånga.

Office space. Note the painted height units on the left side of the wall.
Magasinvägen, Spånga. July 2014.

Magasinvägen, Spånga.

Who do you gonna call!
Magasinvägen, Spånga. July 2014.

Magasinvägen, Spånga.

Ride's end.
Magasinvägen, Spånga. May 2015.

Sun Chemical, Spånga.

Open house.
Sun Chemical, Spånga. July 2014.

Sun Chemical, Spånga.

Pillar of conrete.
Sund Chemical, Spånga. July 2014.

Sun Chemical, Spånga.

Spånga badlands.
Sun Chemical, Spånga. July 2014.

Bällsta gård 

A small area just north of the Stockholm domestic airport that ended up in a kind of hiatus for years as development plans got halted (?). Eventually demolished it is now making way for a large construction market's new warehouse. (That is moving from Ulvsunda as housing is taking its place there.)

photo_cameraApril 2010 cloudJanuary 2018

color_lensHasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Distagon 50 mm F/4, Fujichrome Provia 100, Imacon Flextight Photo.

Bällsta gård, Bromma

Forgotten farming machinery.
Bällsta gård, Bromma. April 2010.

Bällsta gård, Bromma

Boarded up housing.
Bällsta gård, Bromma. April 2010.

Bällsta gård, Bromma

Auto paint shop.
Bällsta gård, Bromma. April 2010.

Bällsta gård, Bromma

Furniture supplier's, sans furniture.
Bällsta gård, Bromma. April 2010.

Sulkyvägen 

A former military compound that served as a kind of commercial zone for a couple of decades before, yes, being demolished. Just after being emptied it also served as an improvised graffiti fame. Quite obvious from the pics here, I guess. When writing this the area is still undeveloped but my guess is that it'll be used for housing.

photo_cameraMarch 2015 cloudJanuary 2018

color_lensHasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Distagon 50 mm F/4, Kodak Tri-X at EV 400, Imacon Flextight Photo.

Sulkyvägen, Spånga.

Dyre deeds.
Sulkyvägen, Spånga. March 2015.

Sulkyvägen, Spånga

Hall of fame.
Sulkyvägen, Spånga. March 2015.

Sulkyvägen, Spånga

Barbecue spot.
Sulkyvägen, Spånga. March 2015.

Sulkyvägen, Spånga

Tagged interior.
Sulkyvägen, Spånga. March 2015.

Sulkyvägen, Spånga

Dart, anyone?
Sulkyvägen, Spånga. March 2015.

Sulkyvägen, Spånga

Fika area.
Sulkyvägen, Spånga. March 2015.

Kvarteret Messingen 

Close to the Upplands Väsby commuter train station there was once an area called Kvarteret Messingen, or Väsby företagcenter, if you prefer that. It consisted of a number of buildings of very varying ages and use. From small to large offices, all kinds of repair and work shops, as well as a knight's smith shop (!) and so on. All was demolished and the area now consists of a new high school, a library with a café and plenty of housing.

photo_cameraApril 2009 cloudJanuary 2018

color_lensHasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Planar 80 mm F/2.8, Zeiss Distagon 50 mm F/4, negative color film, CanoScan 9950F.

Kv Messingen, Upplands Väsby

Interior.
Kv Messingen, Upplands Väsby. April 2009.

Kv Messingen, Upplands Väsby

Exterior.
Kv Messingen, Upplands Väsby. April 2009.

Kv Messingen, Upplands Väsby

Väsby företagcenter.
Kv Messingen, Upplands Väsby. April 2009.

Kv Messingen, Upplands Väsby

The bicycle shop has moved for business. This window shape and the brick pattern was iconic for many of the buildings in the area.
Kv Messingen, Upplands Väsby. April 2009.

Gula kvarteret 

An active area. Architecture wise rather un-Swedish in style. And what goes on behind those tall, windowless walls, really?

photo_cameraJuly 2007 cloudJanuary 2018

color_lensNikon AD-3, Kodak Portra 400VC.

Gula kvarteret, Vällingby

Gula kvarteret, Vällingby. July 2007.

Gula kvarteret, Vällingby

Gula kvarteret, Vällingby. July 2007.

Gula kvarteret, Vällingby

Gula kvarteret, Vällingby. July 2007.

Gula kvarteret, Vällingby

Gula kvarteret, Vällingby. July 2007.

Gula kvarteret, Vällingby

Gula kvarteret, Vällingby. July 2007.

Tollare pappersbruk 

A former paper mill complex that was used by a glass fiber boat construction company during the last years (or decades, even). The complex has since these pics were taken been demolished, de-contaminated and turned into housing.

photo_cameraMarch 2008 cloudJanuary 2018

color_lensHasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Planar 80 mm F/2.8, Zeiss Distagon 50 mm F/4, Kodak Portra 400VC (?), Imacon Flextight Photo.

Tollare pappersbruk, Saltsjö Boo

Boat cart parking.
Tollare pappersbruk, Saltsjö Boo. March 2008.

Tollare pappersbruk, Saltsjö Boo

At the church of scrapped electronics.
Tollare pappersbruk, Saltsjö Boo. March 2008.

Tollare pappersbruk, Saltsjö Boo

Graffiti leftovers.
Tollare pappersbruk, Saltsjö Boo.
March 2008.

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