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Places visited in Hagalund, Sweden
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New York, New York

The 'Ghostbusters' Firehouse

Try not to get slimed in Tribeca.
Stockholm, Sweden

Den Optiska Telegrafen (The Optical Telegraph)

The fastest way to send a message before electricity was invented.
Sigtuna, Sweden

Sigtuna Stora Gatan

Sweden's oldest street has not changed for nearly a millennium.
Sigtuna, Sweden

The Sigtuna Phone Box Library

A Swedish phone box converted into an informal village library.
Stockholm, Sweden

'Highway'

Locals rallied to save this beloved mural after someone mistakenly attempted to cover it.
Stockholm, Sweden

Snösätra Wall of Fame

Street artists transformed this abandoned industrial neighborhood into one of Europe's largest graffiti exhibitions.
Flemingsberg, Sweden

Kungens Kurva Shoppingcenter (King's Bend Mall)

An entire shopping mall and industrial terrain named for the time the king of Sweden's car went into a ditch.
Stockholm, Sweden

Bromma Blocks

These airport hangars are now a bustling shopping center with only hints of its past still lingering.
Stockholm, Sweden

Kymlinge Metro Station

"Only the dead get off at Kymlinge."
Stockholm, Sweden

Kymlingestenen

A traveling Bronze Age sacrificial stone that was used to honor elves, fairies, and other woodland spirits.
Stockholm, Sweden

Krutbanan (Gunpowder Track)

This railroad track was so secretive that it was omitted from all maps.
Stockholm, Sweden

Entreprenörskyrkan

When a conglomerate of visionary startups commandeer a disused Greek Orthodox Church, zaniness ensues.
Hagalund, Sweden

Haga Slottsgrund

The palace for King Gustav III was never completed, but the foundation remains tucked away in this city park.
Hagalund, Sweden

AFRY Building

From a distance, this structure looks like an ordinary office building but a closer inspection reveals a unique facade.
Hagalund, Sweden

The Unmarked Grave of Christer Pettersson

Not far from where one of the most famous Swedes of all time is buried, an infamous man was put to rest.
Stockholm, Sweden

Västra Skogen Escalator

A Stockholm metro station is home to an escalator that is not only the longest in Sweden, but among the longest in the world.
Stockholm, Sweden

Katarina Elevator

This gem from the industrial age helps visitors and residents alike traverse hilly Stockholm.
Stockholm, Sweden

The Cuckold of Skeppsbron

A man has revenged his true love's betrayal through tears and stone genitalia.
Stockholm, Sweden

Gamla Riksbanken (The Old National Bank)

One of the world's first dedicated bank buildings in the world is now the oldest one.
Stockholm, Sweden

Mårten Trotzigs Gränd

Stockholm's narrowest alley is barely over two feet wide.
Stockholm, Sweden

Percys Trappa

A wooden street sign is the last remnant of this 400-year-old alleyway.
Stockholm, Sweden

Aifur

Dine on food tied to Viking history and legend at this subterranean Stockholm spot.
Stockholm, Sweden

Källargränd urinoar (Källargränd Urinal)

A 130-year-old urinal is the oldest of Stockholm and perhaps all of Sweden.
Stockholm, Sweden

Stortorget Cannonball

Several cannonballs of mysterious origins decorate two buildings in Stortoget's main square.