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Shopping Spree – Part 4
Written by Chris Alm in Stores

Shopping Spree – Part 4

Time again to visit the yesteryear’s shopping experience. Here are some fresh assorted postcards from two different shopping centers in Sweden, one from Stockholm and the other one from Gothenburg. I have only visited the latter a couple of times, and it is still there – but it looks slightly different today (as many other things from the past)....

Shopping Spree – Part 3
Written by Chris Alm in Stores

Shopping Spree – Part 3

Shopping in Luleå in the northern parts of Sweden was the first indoor shopping mall in Europe. Built in 1955 and designed by the famous architect Ralph Erskine, who wanted to create a mall for people to enjoy and socialize – even with the cold winter climate of northern Sweden. Apparently he got the idea while visiting a outdoor shopping mall in Canada, during the...

Shopping Spree – Part 2
Written by Chris Alm in Stores

Shopping Spree – Part 2

Time for another visit to yesteryears shopping malls in Sweden, this time focusing on a gem located in the suburbs of Gothenburg in the southwest parts of Sweden. The Frölunda Torg mall was built in 1966 and was by its completion the biggest mall in Europe. It took seven years and 80 million Swedish Krona (approx. $10 000 000) to complete it. In 1974, another...

Shopping Spree – Part 1
Written by Chris Alm in Stores

Shopping Spree – Part 1

Postcards from various shopping centers, malls and department stores in Sweden from the 1960s and 1970s. Pay attention to the plethora of plants, swanky architecture and earthy colours....

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