About Malmö (and some other things)
not so long ago
I know there´s a lot of people from abroad visiting my site, in particular from USA.
I cannot translate all the pages on the site but on this page I´ll try to explain what´s it all about.
Google Translate can help you with a fairly good translation of the pages.

In the sixties and seventies a little group of politicians and builders demolished big parts of Malmö inner city. Mittiseklet (In the Middle of the Century) wants to show what Malmö looked like before a great part of its history and soul was dumped as waste in Öresund.

Under the headline Pictures from Malmö (Malmöbilder) articles, that was published in the newspaper Arbetet 1999-2000, are gathered.
More about Malmö (Mer om Malmö) is the section where I write new articles around pictures in my collection.
Mixed (Blandat). Articles that don´t fit under the other headlines.
Then and now (Då och nu) shows comparative pictures taken from the same spot.
Trains to Falsterbo (Falsterbobanan) tells the story about the railway between Malmö and Falsterbo that was closed down in 1971.
Hjalmar Gullberg. These pages is about the Swedish poet who was born in Malmö 1898.
Boats to Köpenhamn (Köpenhamnsbåtarna) is about the ferries between Malmö and Copenhagen. Ferries was the connection between the two cities in hundreds of years. When the bridge between the cities were built, the boats came to a halt in 2002.
Newspaper Arbetet (Tidningen Arbetet) tells the history about the social democratic newspaper that was published in Malmö 1887-2000.
If you have a story to tell you are welcome to write to mittiseklet.com

Pictures from Malmö - Östergatan
Join us on a tour around Malmö in the 1950´s and 60´s. Åke Jörleby (photo), Stefan Ersgård and Bo Olsson are your guides.
A short introduction..

Hjalmar Gullberg
The great poet of Malmö, Hjalmar Gullberg would have been a 100 years old in the year 1998.
Read the Gullberg story written by Stefan Ersgård
Visit the site of The Hjalmar Gullberg society:

Then and now
From small scale to grey concrete. From idyllic to...?
Look at the changes...

Newspaper Arbetet
Arbetet was published for 113 years.
The first number was published in 1887. In 1893 the newspaper moved to Folkets hus in Skolgatan to a new building (the picture above). In 1939 the newspaper moved again, this time to Bergsgatan 20.
  • Read the history of Arbetet and see what happened the final day.
  • The cartoonist Lindström comments the closure of Arbetet

  • More about Malmö - Maps
    To get a better view over the demolitions in the town center
    I´ve made some maps.
    Demolitions between 1920-60
    Demolitions between 1960-90
    Still there
    Go to maps

    More about Malmö - Blow ups
    In some pictures many things are happening. So I´ve made some blow-ups. Under the subheading "Delförstoringar" in More about Malmö you find the blow-ups.
    A good exampel is:

    More about Malmö - Master tailor Damström
    A story about a master tailor in Malmö in the middle of 1800 and emigration to Minnesota.
    Read about the master tailor Damström

    Under the headline Mixed I collect articles that has no connection to Malmö. Here you can read about WW1, my own summer memories from the 1950´s and a lot more.
    Go to Mixed

    Boats to Köpenhamn
    No more cruises between Malmö and Copenhagen. No more smørrebrø (sandwiches) and  beer/lemon soda in peace while enjoying the sea.
    Read more about the ferries between Malmö and Köpenhamn

    Trains to Falsterbo
    Many people in Malmö have memories from the old steam locomotive which every summer Sundays took people to the beaches in Falsterbo. It was called the bath train. But perhaps most people remember the rocking trip with the ordinary railcar.
    Read more about Södervärn (the railway station in Malmö) and the railway to Falsterbo

    More about Malmö - Reactions from readers
    A small selection from what readers thought after a tour on mittiseklet.com. Erik for instance writes “I have rediscovered my hometown and seen it with new eyes.
    Read the thoughts of some of the readers

    More about Malmö - Djäknegatan
    Djäknegatan in the year 1940 was a narrow, intimate and lively street.
    About Djäknegatan

    More about Malmö - Exercisgatan
    The night started with dance at discotheque Chez L and ended with tea and billiard at Exercisgatan.
    About Exercisgatan

    Pictures from Malmö - Schartau-huset
    In this house Henric Schartau was born in 1757. He was a famous Lutheran preacher. The house was torn down in 1978.
    About the house of Schartau
    More about Malmö - What a party!
    When one of Malmös biggest industries celebrated it´s 80th anniversary there was a big celebration. 824 employed were invited to dinner and 773 medals were handed out to employees.
    Read about the celebration

    Pictures from Malmö - Södergatan

    More about Malmö - Pop
    Rolling Stones was in Malmö in 1965 but it was not a great succes. The arena was half empty!
    More about Stones in Malmö


    Then and now - Regementsgatan
    Put the mouse pointer over the picture. Picture from Bertil Aunérs "Memories from Malmö". Also look at Then and now.

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