Travel: Fotografiska

During my recent travels in Sweden, I spent a day at Fotografiska, the new photography museum in Stockholm. It opened it’s doors in May and I have to say it is an AWESOME space. The museum is housed in a restored “Art Nouveau” 1906 brick building located on the bank of Stadsgården in Stockholm, not far from Slussen. The interior of the building is an airy contemporary space that contains multiple floors of viewing galleries. A café on the top floor that serves delicious meals and snacks with larger than life picture windows that overlook Saltsjön (a bay of the Baltic Sea) and Djurgården, Skeppsholmen, and Kastellholmen islands in Stockholm. A gift shop packed with art books and postcards can be found near the entrance and the bottom floor contains meeting spaces for courses and seminars. The overall layout of the space flows nicely and combines a place to display and view photography, but also learn more about the art.

logo and sign from Fotografiska in Stockholm
One of my favorite things about this museum is the logo. It can stand alone as a piece of art, but it contains pieces that relate to photography and the name. It is simple. It is clean. It is brilliant.
image out a window of a snow storm against rocks and a bus passing under the light
A perfect day to spend in a museum, it was snowing like crazy. Watching the snow fall against the dark rocks across the street from the museum was gorgeous. The snow continued the entire day. When we returned to the car in the evening there was about five inches of fresh snow waiting for us.
portrait of a father and his child in front of picture windows on the top floor of Fotografiska
People enjoying fika (The Swedish ritual of drinking coffee and having a bite) in the café on the top floor and catching the views of the city, in the cafe on the top floor of the building.
a couple at Fotografiska in the cafe
Fotografiska is the perfect place for a date. It has a very romantic feel, especially on a cold and snowy winter day.
self portrait with my husband at Fotografiska
A self portrait of Martin and I. Something different.

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