Thursday, 23 April 2009

I HAVE ARRIVED!

















There is a certain charm in entering an empty, newly built apartment in Hammarby Sjöstad, Stockholm. At this special day I tiptoed into my still empty residence at 8.00 in the morning, waiting for the seller of my new bookshelf to deliver the goods and build the shelf. It was a beautiful spring morning and a pleasure to behold the living room, looking very large and inviting in all its splendour.

I had to wait a long time for this sunny morning pleasure. The contract for the apartment had to be signed already in Summer 2006, but the building was not finished until March 2009, when I visited the apartment for the first time (on a bleak winter morning) together with the building inspectors, and received the keys.

I am very glad that I brought my camera from Brussels on this short visit in April. Soon, the apartment would be filled with furniture and looking a lot smaller, albeit more cosy. So this picture will have to do as memorial until the next buyer will arrive, many years from now, I hope.

One day after this picture, the beds were already in place and I could start living in the apartment, still only sparsely furnished. On the morning of 25 April, I woke early and sneaked out to the balcony at 5.00. The clear morning sun greeted me with its warmth and seduced me to try a panorama picture of the view from my balcony. The picture below shows part of that panorama.










If you are interested in getting a full 180 Degree view, you are invited to admire this outlook by clicking on the video frame provided as follows.




I admit that I have started this blog sometime after the fact. The first postings will deal with pictures taken already some time ago. So, if you see comments with a date widely different from that of the post in question, like the comments below, this is because I transferred those comments from the answers to an e-mail with the pictures and text sent at the date in question. Soon, we will have run through the inventory of pictures already taken and continue the posting with fresh pictures, taken the same day or day before they are put on the blog.

12 comments:

  1. Renate und Richard Ems14 July 2010 at 17:13

    Hallo Emil,
    Wow, das Apartment ist ja wunderschön!!! Die riesen Fenster, der wahnsinns Ausblick - da kannst Du wirklich eine Freude haben!

    Liebe Grüße
    Renate, Richard und Sophia

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  2. Hej Emil!
    Fantastisk våning!

    Vi måste ses någon gång i höst. Jag räknar med att komma upp till Stockholm ett par-tre gånger i höst, och då får vi försöka klippa till.

    Jag träffade på ditt namn senast i förmiddags då jag satt och läste Per Wijkmans lilla bok om Balkan där han tackar dig för inspiration och synpunkter.

    Hälsningar,
    Lars

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  3. Grattis Emil!
    En sån tjusig lägenhet. Där kommer du att trivas. Ser fram mot inflyttnignsfesten.
    Kari

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  4. Lieber Emil,
    Super Bilder von Deiner neuen Wohnung – die sieht ja herrlich aus … und dann noch der Blick, grandios! Wir gratulieren!!!
    Und das letzte Foto – hast Du da überhaupt noch eine Ausbildung nötig –besser und schöner geht’s doch gar nicht, oder???
    (Falls Du noch einmal Zeit hättest – vielleicht würdest Du mal ein Foto von unserer Familie machen? Wir kriegen das irgendwie nicht so richtig hin….)

    Alles Gute und ich hoffe bis bald wieder einmal,
    Iris

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  5. Gabriele Wallner14 July 2010 at 17:24

    Hi Emil,
    schaut ja grossartig aus!!
    Kann mir gut vorstellen, dass das Einrichten viel Zeit und Geld, aber auch Spass in Anspruch nimmt.

    Bis bald,
    Gabi

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  6. Ser verkligen hàrligt ut!!!!!
    Massa hälsningar
    Eva

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  7. Lieber Emil,viel Freude in der neuen Wohnung-schaut ja sehr schön aus!!

    Sei herzlich aus Graz gegrüßt!
    Hermann

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  8. Frank Schönborn14 July 2010 at 17:31

    Lieber Emil,
    Vielen Dank fuer diese beeindruckenden Bilder. Herzichen Glueckwunsch!!! Ich liebe helle Wohnungen mit schoener Aussicht, phantastisch!

    Alles Gute bis bald. Viele Gruesse
    Frank

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  9. Klaus Bröning14 July 2010 at 17:33

    Hallo Emil
    tolle Wohnung - besonders die Aussicht auf den Kanal (?)
    Wir werden Dich gern im Herbst besuchen,

    liebe Grüsse
    Dein Klaus

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  10. Maria-Rosario Areizaga14 July 2010 at 17:36

    Dear Emil,
    Your flat looks beautiful and the views are stunning. You deeserve it. Congratulations!
    Charo

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  11. Dear Emil,
    Many thanks for the nice pictures. Really good location and view on the bend of the river/channel, with lots of windows. It seems you had a good time in Stockholm, as you could follow how the apartment was getting the final main touches.

    Best regards,
    Balazs

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  12. Lieber Emil,
    meinen herzlichen Glückwunsch zum sehr geschmackvollen neuen Domizil !
    Nur Dein Ruhesessel steht m.E. noch falsch herum: Du solltest Dir statt des Einblicks in die Küche den wunderbaren Blick auf den Fluss gönnen. Alter Hausfrauen-Tip :-)

    Bis bald?
    Ute

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