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May 23: Stockholm to Malmö

Finally I departed Stockholm to inch toward warmer climes. The train was going southwest to Copenhagen, but I was getting off it just before that, on the near side of the Öresund, at Malmö.

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At the Centralstation, waiting to board.

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Okay, THIS is a last view of Stadshuset.

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Here it is, Köpenhamn bound!

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And then, just to tie things up neatly, a last glimpse of a bit of Riddarholmskyrkan.

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At the edge of the Stockholm area, a colorful array of containers on Hallsfjärden south of the city of Södertälje. Is that a little bit of sunlight reflecting off the water at the bottom of the picture ???

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The train went around an intensely banked curve!

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And another one, in the opposite direction.

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Well whaddya know, some blue sky, the first since the departure from Utö. This is somewhere on the approach to Linköping.

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The clouds just kept thinning out, with cumulus providing these lovely sharp cloud shadows. This is somewhere after Mjölby.

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A curious field feature.

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A big ol' barn with an interesting clerestory-gambrel shape.

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This was one of the most striking places along the way, a long field by the tracks with sparse birches screening the view of the water beyond, lingering for a little while as we went along. I think the lake might be Anebysjön, just south of the town of Aneby.

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A service locomotive (I don't know if that's a correct term) just outside the Nässjö station, I think.

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This barn complex reminds me strongly of Chemical Brothers' Star Guitar video. I'm curious about what the functions of all the buildings are. Poultry barns in the back, maybe?

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Hello Hässleholm! Apparently Hässleholm's existence resulted from the placement of the very route I was riding on.

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Lurking wind turbines. Lurbines.

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A pleasant-looking farmstead with an allée of seriously pruned trees.

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Suddenly, a Corbusian colossus.

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A water treatment plant, it would appear. I wonder what those tanks are. Check out how their roofs are slightly sloped.

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Another wind turbine, among some fuzzy copses.

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Another Star Guitar-evoking tableau.

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And finally, with the sky now near crystal clear, we arrived in Malmö.