Monday, August 5, 2013

Öland, Karlskrona

(Please note this post was made 2017-03-29). Sorting my old photos, and now I've reached my summer trip of 2013. This was before I became a big fan of trains, but I will try to find my first train photos from that time. This trip was made by car through much part of south Sweden, including Gotland and Öland. 
 On this day I've reached the most southern part of Öland island. Here is Långe Jan ("Tall John") - one of Sweden's most famous lighthouses, built in 1785.

 After leaving Öland, I'm ending up in Karlskrona. This was my first visit here, and I was very impressed by the beauty of the town.
 The city was founded in 1680 when the Royal Swedish Navy was relocated from the Stockholm area.
 Bohlin jewellery shop

 Karlskrona is known as Sweden's only baroque city.

 Still today, there is a rich shipping life in the harbour. Stena Line ferries are sailing to Gdynia, Poland.
 I'm visiting Marinmuseum in Karlskrona
Marinmuseum is one of Sweden's oldest museums, established in 1752
Figureheads from Swedish ships are on display
Exhibition is covering Soviet submarine U137 which ran aground on 27 October 1981 approximately 10km from Karlskrona.
Russian cap from U137

Kungshall Bastion
Fortification "Godnatt".

One of the submarines in Karlskrona harbour
Statue of Hans Wachtmeister af Johannishus, who was the governor of a new enlarged county, Kalmar and Blekinge län, when the new fleet base was established at Karlskrona in 1681.
Twin towns of Karlskrona

Amiralitetsklockstapeln (Admiralty bell tower)
The old railway to the harbour

The view from Bryggareberget
The city is spread on many islands, which made it more difficult to capture.

I could of course not miss to visit the station back in 2013
Blekinge kustbana was electrified 2007, operated first by SJ, followed by DSBfirst from 2009 and by Veolia/Transdev from 2011. The brand "Öresundståget" was used from 2009.
X31K (4336) manufactured in 2002.

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