Ultra Swank - Retro Adventures

Retro Stockholm – The Same But Different

Written by Chris Alm • June 7th, 2007
Retro Stockholm – The Same But Different

Stockholm, Slussen & Katarinahissen

It’s amazing how some cities change too quickly, or even stay frozen in time. Stockholm in Sweden had its share of major changes during the last five decades, destroying many of its beautiful houses dating back to the 17th century in the centre in order to make room for modern, blocky, concrete buildings.

Everything depicted on the photos here looks pretty much the same today (except the odd paint job or two), I guess they finally realized that not all changes are good changes. And us Swanksters at Ultra Swank like to keep the past as intact as possible.

Which is your favorite retro building in the world?

Above: Stockholm, Main Train Station

Above: Stockholm, Subway station Kungsgatan

Chris Alm

Christopher founded Ultra Swank in 2005. Has a crush on mid-century graphic design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and the Century 21 Exposition. Is a collector of easy listening music from the 60s and 70s and a Swedish expat living in Barcelona, Spain.

Find out more about Chris Alm

Get all the goods straight to your inbox