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The Kaknästornet (Swedish for “The Kaknäs tower”) is a TV tower in Gärdet in Stockholm. The tower is a major hub of Swedish television, radio and satellite broadcasts. It was finished in 1967, designed by architect Bengt Lindroos, and the height is 155 metres (509 ft) or 170 metres (560 ft) with the antenna included. The Kaknästornet was the tallest building in Sweden until it was surpassed in 2003 by the Kista Science Tower in north Stockholm (a mere three meters taller, including the antenna on the roof), which in turn was surpassed by Turning Torso in Malmö in 2005. The tower is owned by the national Swedish broadcasting company Teracom. The tower’s name comes from the ancient name of the area, Kaknäs ( it was a district and a former village in Medieval times and in the 1912 Summer Olympics, it hosted several shooting events).

The tower is open to the public, with information centre/gift shop, indoor and outdoor observation decks as well as a restaurant. The tower affords superb views of Stockholm city to the west and Stockholm archipelago to the east but unless you have a really tall tripod you won’t be able to take any steady shots due to the protection nets that have some windows specially made for photographers that stand really high.

If you go to Stockholm, the bar at the top floor is a place to definately NOT miss!

Stockholm – Sweden


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Panorama made with 4 HDR shots each one made with 3 exposures

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Self tought. I am still learning, I allways will be! Landscapes and nature were, are and allways will be my favourite thing to shoot. Other motifs? Yeah, they will come as well…

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  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamover 1 year ago

    love it mate – great looking building & a great pic !

  • Thank you so much Dean!! Trully appreciated for that and for the fave! Have a happy Easter! :)

    – João Figueiredo

  • Fara
    Faraover 1 year ago

    I agree with Dean…………………..this has an old charming picture postcard look to it……………………really like it Joao……………..have a wonderful Easter my friend…………………Joyce

  • Thank you Joyce!! Thanks for the fave as well!! Have a nice Easter as well!! :)

    – João Figueiredo

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 1 year ago

    Great Shot:love how it;s bathed in yellow light;it gives it a real sci-fi look!

  • Thanks so much Robyn! It is actually like that! I know it is an HDR, but it is a realistic HDR!! Thanks so much for the fave and for the visit! Hope you have a happy Easter!

    – João Figueiredo

  • GeorgiaPoetry
    GeorgiaPoetryover 1 year ago

  • Thanks Georgia!

    – João Figueiredo

  • João Figueiredo
    João Figueiredoover 1 year ago


    You have just been featured on Northern Landscape group!

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  • Sharon Brown
    Sharon Brownover 1 year ago

    March 2013

  • Thank you very much Polly!! Trully appreciated for this!

    – João Figueiredo

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisover 1 year ago

    Magnificent photo presentation and write-up of the tower!!!!


  • Thank you Rick!! Trully appreciated for those supportive words!

    – João Figueiredo

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 1 year ago

    Excellent work!

  • Thank you so much for the visit and the nice words!

    – João Figueiredo

  • Roddy Atkinson
    Roddy Atkinsonover 1 year ago

    Cool architecture, great capture mate!

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