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.
At the Centralstation, waiting to board.
Okay, THIS is a last view of Stadshuset.
Here it is, Köpenhamn bound!
And then, just to tie things up neatly, a last glimpse of a bit of Riddarholmskyrkan.
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 ???
The train went around an intensely banked curve!
And another one, in the opposite direction.
Well whaddya know, some blue sky, the first since the departure from Utö. This is somewhere on the approach to Linköping.
The clouds just kept thinning out, with cumulus providing these lovely sharp cloud shadows. This is somewhere after Mjölby.
A curious field feature.
A big ol' barn with an interesting clerestory-gambrel shape.
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.
A service locomotive (I don't know if that's a correct term) just outside the Nässjö station, I think.
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?
Hello Hässleholm! Apparently Hässleholm's existence resulted from the placement of the very route I was riding on.
Lurking wind turbines. Lurbines.
A pleasant-looking farmstead with an allée of seriously pruned trees.
Suddenly, a Corbusian colossus.
A water treatment plant, it would appear. I wonder what those tanks are. Check out how their roofs are slightly sloped.
Another wind turbine, among some fuzzy copses.
Another Star Guitar-evoking tableau.
And finally, with the sky now near crystal clear, we arrived in Malmö.