Saturday, May 14, 2005

Malmo - Small Industrial Swidish Town

Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden, situated in the southernmost province of Scania. It has 272,634 inhabitants (about 605,000 in the metro area). Malmö was one of the earliest and most industrialized towns of Scandinavia, but has in recent decades been struggling with the adaptation to post-industrialism. I have been to Malmo on 14th May 2005 from Copenhagen.

The administrative entity for most of the city Malmö is the Malmö Municipality, referred to as Malmö Stad, or City of Malmö in English. The city hall. In the background the spire of Saint Peter's Church (13th century.)
The city contains many historic buildings and parks, and is also a popular place to shop due to its many different shops and stores. During the last few years a university college (Malmö University) has been established and the city is now focusing extensively on education, arts and culture.

This is Malmöhus Castle, now housing Malmö Museum.

Tetrapack is one of the leading Industrial giant in Malmo and IBM (rather PwC) is implementing the SAP solution for this one. I have been to meet some of my good friends in Malmo from left Sangram, Hazu, Joyjit, Me , and Arup; seating in Malmo port.

Oresund Bridge

The Oresund Bridge (Danish Øresundsbroen, Swedish Öresundsbron, joint hybrid name Øresundsbron) is a combined two-track rail and four-lane road bridge across the Oresund strait. The bridge-tunnel is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe and connects the two metropolitan areas of the Oresund Region: the Danish capital of Copenhagen and the Swedish city of Malmö. The international European route E20 runs across the bridge, as does the Oresund Railway Line.
This is the aerial view of Oresund Bridge ; Connecting Malmo(Sweden) and Copenhagen(Denmark)

Turning Torso officially opened on 27 August 2005. The tower reaches a height of 190 metres (623 feet) with 54 stories. Upon completion, it was the tallest building in Scandinavia, and Europe's second highest apartment building, after the 264-metre-high Triumph-Palace in Moscow.
It was really a pleasant journey for me. I liked the small cultural city very much, specially the wooden sculptures in the walking street of Malmo center. The small canals and greenery and colourful houses were really beautiful and not to mentions the Swedish beauties. Definitely a trip to this small beautiful town is recommendable if one is in Scandinavia.

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