Sunday 30 August 2015

Fotografiska Museet, Stockholm

Fotografiska Museet, Stockholm.
This is one of the largest photography museums in the world with 5500m of exhibition spaces, an academy, bistro, café, bar conference rooms, museum shop gallery and event spaces.
Housed at Stadsgarden, in a former industrial Art Nouveau style building, dating from 1906, designed by Ferdinand Boberg, the building was originally used as a customs house. The original brick façade is intact while the interiors have been renovated to house the museum.

The museum seen from the ferry

The museum is located on the Sodermalm island. We had spent the day wandering around the island, leaving the museum as the last activity of the day. We had to come down these steps to get to the waterfront which is where the museum is situated.

First thing we saw was this giant bronze sculpture by Swedish artist Dan Wolgers. The name of the sculpture is Torso, and it's said to represent the artist's self-portrait and a woman's womb.

Torso is located in the middle of the outdoor café where we sat and had a late lunch before viewing the exhibitions in the museum.

It's a wonderful building

and it's ever so long.

After viewing the exhibitions we took the lift to the top floor to see the new restaurant which recently won the prestigious Gold Dragon Award and which is run by Paul Svensson. The concept focuses on green seasonal dishes.

It's a wonderful space

with breathtaking views of the water and the island of Djurgarden on the left.

As we had already eaten, so we just looked around the space



and the photographs posted on the walls - too much reflection on the photographs makes it impossible for me to post some,


except for this one, by Nick Brandt, whose stunning photographs were the main exhibition we saw on that day. Post to follow.


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