Grimskär was an important part of the Swedish defense during the 17th Century and effectivly stopped the Danish fleet operating in the waters near Kalmar castle. During the 19th Century the fort was abandoned by the military but during WW II a top secret mine-station, controlling a line of anti-ship mines in the waters outside the city of Kalmar, was built under the old fort. The ferries between Kalmar and Öland passed over the line daily, the crews unaware of the mines. Not until 1988, when the mine-station was closed, the secret of it’s existence was revealed.
I pass Grimskär daily on my morning walk and usually take a picture or two of the old fort. Click on picture for a larger version.
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Shot with Fujifilm X-T1 with Super Takumar 135mm f/3.5 @f/8. Developed in Capture One


The old cinema has closed for the Summer – but will be opened again in the Autumn. Saga is the oldest cinema still in use in Sweden and was opened in 1906. It is a small, wooden, building with room for just a small audience. Watching a film at Saga is more like visiting a private home than going to a traditional theater. Dispite it’s age and small size, the equipment is fairly modern with digital projectors and ok sound quality.
Saga is a common name for cinemas in Sweden along with names like Palladium, Röda Kvarn (Red Mill) – a translation of Moulin Rouge – Centrum and Rio. Click on picture for a larger version.
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Shot with Fujifilm X-T1 with Carl Zeiss ZM C Biogon 35mm f/2.8 @2.8 Developed in Capture One

Bibliotek NV

In Copenhagen good architecture is not reserved for the wealthy. This Golden Building is a public library and a citizens centre located in a part of Copenhagen were the general income is low and a large part of the population are immigrants. Library NV was created by COBE Architects. Next time in Copenhagen – visit Biblioteket in Rentemestervej 76. Bibliotek is the Danish word for Library.
©Tom Gagner Photography.

Nikon D500 with AF Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 G @24mm (36mm eq). Developed in Capture One

Kalmar Castle

Kalmar Castle. Click on picture for a larger version.
©Tom Gagner Photography.

Nikon D810 with AF Nikkor 24-120 mm VR f/4 G.
There is always a risk for repeating yourself. The Castle has been here for hundreds of years watching over the City. I pass almost dayly. The Castle doesn’t change but the sea and the sky varies and make it look different every time.
The RAW-file was developed in Capture One with some minor adjustments. Mainly the white balance.

Lunch at Kalmar castle

The first reasonably warm Sunday afternoon. A father and his son enjoy their lunch on the ramparts surrounding Kalmar Castle. A seagull watches for some food.
©Tom Gagner Photographer

Lunch at Kalmar Castle
Lunch at Kalmar Castle

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Vi var i Köpenhamn i helgen. När jag tänker på Köpenhamn är det många saker som dyker upp i huvudet. Främst tänker jag förstås på de i min familj som bor där. När det kommer till materiella ting är det två saker som för mig står som symboler för den danska huvudstaden; SAS-skrapan, ritad av Arne Jacobsen 1956 och köpenhamnslampan, som hänger över snart sagt varenda större gatukorsning. Ibland går det att få med båda i en bild…
©Tom Gagner Fotograf