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Tall Modern Buildings

Tall modern buildings (skyscrapers) fascinate me. I visited one yesterday when I went to the garden fair i Kista. For once it did not rain or snow or being extremely windy and cold as the previous times I’ve been there. Weather conditions then didn’t invite taking any photos. Yesterday I finally could do so.

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Photo: ©nini.tjader.2014

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Photo: ©nini.tjader.2014

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Photo: ©nini.tjader.2014

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Photo: ©nini.tjader.2014

 According to Wikipedia:
The 
Scandic Victoria Tower is a skyscraper hotel in the Kista district of StockholmSweden. It is also known as the Victoria Tower, however the Scandic name is used to distinguish it from the Victoria Tower that forms the southwest end of the Palace of Westminster. The 117 metre hotel is the tallest building in Stockholm, as well as the tallest hotel in Scandinavia.[3] It is named for the Princess Victoria, the heiress-apparent to the Swedish throne.

Other interesting towers that I’ve shot, are the Azrieli Towers in Tel Aviv, Israel, which I visited in September, 2006.


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My favorite town: Tel Aviv

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Tel Aviv beach front. Photo: Nini Tjäder 2006

I worked and lived in Israel for about seven (7) years of my life over the period 1963–1974. In the beginning I worked at different kibbutzim (I’ve picked most kinds of fruit…) around Israel like all scandinavians who went there at the time. Later I lived in Tel Aviv and worked at two different travel agencies.

Tel Aviv is a modern town, awake 24/24 all days of the week. I love Tel Aviv.

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Tel Aviv seen from Yafo. Photo: Nini Tjäder, 2006

Tel Aviv has changed a lot over the years since I first visited in 1963. The above image from Yafo towards the north of Tel Aviv is from 2006 when I last visited. I am sure the skyline has changed again since. The town was unusually deserted in September 2006 because of the recently finished Lebanon crisis. It was uncertain for a long time if I at all would be able to go to Israel. But crisis finished and I could go.

I miss Tel Aviv a lot. The heat, the dust, the crowds, the crowded beaches, and the sea, the food, the people. Tel Aviv has a beautiful beach. Long and well equipped with lots of restaurants and coffeehouses along the beach front. I also miss some of my friends from then. I don’t miss the constant security checks every time when you go into a shop, a cinema or a restaurant, but you get used to them. Unfortunately they are necessary.

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Corner Frishman-Dizengoff. Don’t know how many times I’ve passed that corner…  Photo: Nini Tjäder, 2006

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Tel Aviv, Dizengoff street Photo: Nini Tjäder 2006

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One of numerous shopping centers. Photo: Nini Tjäder 2006

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Tel Aviv, Shuk Hacarmel. This woman used to be a well-known folk-singer. Have forgotten her name… Photo: Nini Tjäder 2006

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Tel Aviv, entrance to Shuk Hacarmel. Photo: Nini Tjäder 2006

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Tel Aviv from Azrieli Towers

Tel Aviv today is huge. It has grown both to the south and the north and inland.
But I still love it.  And I DO miss the proximity to the sea.

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