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Ugly Big Brother Bank

Ugly is watching you!!
Ugly is watching you!!

I love talking walks, and the Klarabergshöjden neighborhood (see the entry on the Hötorgsskraparna) is room to many a beauty. Here I stumbled upon this horror of dark monolithic castle, reminding you of castles portayed in stories by HP Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe and Julien Gracque. This horror is so precious that they have installed cameras all over the place, so that no one steals it. Dark slabs of granite , dark glasses and white cameras. What more can one want? This is exactly where I want to be in a dark rainy night when I am the most afraid. Now much to my amazement I discovered that this building really is the national bank of Sweden.

Drawn by the architect Peter Celsing, in around 1976, this building has been classified as a building of culture history value. For more information please refer to the Wikipedia entry on Riksbankshuset (Swedish) or even better the Central Bank website (english) .

Address : Brunkebergstorg 11, 111 51 Stockholm, Sweden

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