Travel Destinations and Photo Spots
For those of us that admire architecture or enjoy the hobby of photographing unusual structures, then the public library in Stockholm is a spot that you will not want to miss out on.
Swedish Architect Erik Gunnar Asplund was the man behind the beautiful design in this building. The base of the building is a square and the tall cylinder shaped hall rises from the centre of the square.
The circular walls within the inner hall are lined with bookshelves from the floor to the ceiling. There are several sets of stairs surrounding the hall giving you access to the different levels within the library itself from which you can take stunning wide angle shots from above the library main floor.
The library is free for public access and does not require any sign up or information to enter its doors. It is a functioning library so discretion and politeness is advised when taking photos. The locals do not mind photographers providing we respect their quietness and refrain from altering the environment people are working in.
I thoroughly enjoyed exploring the library and its contents and i am sure you will too. I discovered an international reading section which is useful if you plan on spending some extended time in the library soaking up the chilled, peaceful atmosphere.
Mon - Thu: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fri: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sat, Sun: noon - 4 p.m.
How to get there:
Metro: Odenplan station and walk for approximately 4-5 minutes.