Monday, November 19, 2018

Visiting Malmo in Sweden [Through My Lens Nr. 167]

Before we embark on our Copenhagen travel series, there is one city I have to show you first, and that's Malmo in Sweden. Only a short train ride (and the Oresund Bridge) separates Malmo from Copenhagen, so it only makes sense to stop there as well. Malmo was one of the earliest and most industrialized towns of Scandinavia. Since the construction of the Oresund Bridge, Malmo has undergone a major transformation with architectural developments, and it has attracted new IT companies. It is a very quiet city, though the third-largest city in Sweden, after Stockholm and Gothenburg, and the sixth-largest city in Scandinavia. Malmo is a young city, with almost half of the population under the age of 35.

A simple walk through the city center will show you the most prominent sights of Malmo. From the twist tower in the north to the wonderful Malmo city library in the southwest of the city. Malmo has a great Central station from which you can easily travel to Copenhagen as well as the rest of Sweden. A bus stop in front of the station also features regular lines to the Malmo Airport.

Malmo oldest building is St. Peter's Church. It was built in the early 14th century. The church is built with a nave, two aisles, a transept and a tower. Its exterior is characterized above all by the flying buttresses spanning its airy arches over the aisles and ambulatory. The tower, which fell down twice during the 15th century, got its current look in 1890. During my visit the church was being renovated so I couldn't go inside.

Another amazing sight in the city is the Malmo City Library. It consists of three buildings. "The Calendar of light" was designed by the Danish architect Henning Larsen. Then there is a small castle on the east side, which was originally going to be a museum. These two main buildings are linked by a building called "The Cylinder", where the entrance, an information desk, a return desk and a cafe are located. Inside the main library floor you will find an impressive selection of books, DVDs and CDs.

Thank you all for joining me in another week of "Through My Lens". I am looking forward to your submissions this week. I hope you will have a good one!

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  1. I know they have a fine Symphony Orchestra there. That church is beautiful. Heck, everything is beautiful.

  2. Bill is right everything is so beautiful and clean. Superb library and I love the tree in the park, and the 14th century church. Thanks for hosting and have a great week ahead Mersad

  3. Another beautiful post. Loved all pics.
    Thanks for the post.

  4. Predivne su fotografije. Za Malme su mi uvijek govorili da nema ništa interesantno za vidjeti, ali ti si ih demantovao ovom foto turom. :)

  5. Beautiful views of the city. I especially liked the library photos.
    Have a wonderful week!

  6. It's a wonderful place. I love the shots in the library.
    Thank you for hosting.

  7. Beautiful modern that library! Thank you for hosting

  8. We had lunch there one day - I don't think we really made the most of our visit tho. You seem to have captured a lot more than we did a decade ago!

  9. Looks like a beautiful place.

  10. Love the pictures at the library!

  11. What a beautiful building. Very lovely. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

  12. Thank you for taking us to a part of the world I will probably never get to visit. Happy travels and thank you for the link up.

  13. Because my ancestors came from Sweden and Norway, those are two places I'd love to visit. - Margy

  14. Looks like a wonderful place!

  15. I, too, love the library photos. Maybe it's because I love books. A lovely tour of a beautiful city.

  16. Your photos are perfect. Looks like a great city to visit.

  17. The pictures convey it all! Malmo is indeed is an astounding destination of Sweden. The images you have embedded into the post have allured my heart to grab a Sweden visa right away & head to this mesmerizing city

  18. It is moreover an outstanding release we actually liked going through. It isn't really day-to-day i develop the chance to discover anything. free tour stockholm

  19. The library does not look very well stocked. But the city and the weather is lovely.
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