Oct 2015. Remake of iconic 1964 shot.

A few original P1800 images glues themselves into the mind. One of them is a shot of a red ’64 in old town Stockholm, coming up from a narrow alley to the main square. During season this place is filled with tourists and the cafe’s in the buildings have big outdoor serving areas built on wooden platforms. But by late october these are dismantled. Traffic is forbidden most of the day but early in the morning residents can drive there. All alleys are one-way so a route has to be planned and there is not much time as people gather quickly in a place like this, so e.g. no time for tripods. So here’s the hit-and-run shot:

Skärmavbild 2015-11-01 kl. 22.00.10

Original inspiration from ’64. Not identical but sort of close. Both buildings had cafés in the 60’s too. Interestingly the sign in the alley says “wood and coal”, probably a testimony of the housing standard around here 50 years ago. Today it is very different. Image belongs to Volvo Cars but free to use. Neat.
Skärmavbild 2015-11-01 kl. 22.03.22

During the route I stopped and took other shots too. This is from another alley 15 minutes later, Zeiss 16mm wide-angle held above head.
Skärmavbild 2015-11-01 kl. 22.09.54



  1. A great recreation of a famous historical photo.
    Also like the wide-angle shot.
    There are a range of excellent photographs here on the blog

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