The city came alive again during September. More people, more traffic, more shops are open and best of all… there are more sausage dogs roaming the streets. My game of sausage watch (which could be mistaken for another activity by those not in the know) can finally be resumed. This is what city life looked like during September…
These people were on day 1 of a hunger strike for climate action, as part of Extinction Rebellion.
PANT is Sweden’s recycling scheme for cans and PET bottles. They can be taken to collection points, usually in supermarkets, put into a machine and exchanged for a voucher to spend. Each PANT can or bottle is worth 10-20p depending on size. I found an article which says 82.5% of PET bottles were recycled in 2016 (compared to just 50% in the UK).
People carrying big bags of cans and bottles is a common sight in Stockholm but this lady was carrying the biggest bag I’ve ever seen!
I took this photo because the woman on the left had interesting style. When I started sorting through my photos later on, I noticed the lampshade on the right. I cannot work out what is going on but I laugh every time I look at it floating in mid air… it’s definitely not a hat.
Stone lions and lionesses started appearing around central Stockholm in 1995, but more were added after a terrorist attack on Drottninggatan in 2017. The city decided to use them as a way protect people from cars and trucks in busy pedestrian areas. Animals are much nicer to look at than regular concrete blocks and they always looks so proud. It’s also an animal that appears in Sweden’s coat of arms.
Spotted this creepy building on a night walk last week. Add a bit of fog and it’d be the perfect set for a horror film.
I’m pretty sure those two on the left were pulling a sneaky and looking up chess strategies.
And that’s all for September!