Stockholm - Södermalm

Södermalm is the island below the city, proper, and Gamla Stan (old town). Lisbeth Salander, from The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, lives in Södermalm, not too far from where this picture was taken. Södermalm has two very large neon signs, one of which is the picture below and another one is for a toothpaste company. They both are very retro. The toothpaste sign has been in place since 1935. This picture is just a fun little experiment I tried and it came out OK. In order to take it I had to walk out on a very high walking-bridge that connects the heights of Södermalm to Katarinahissen which then connects to Slussen. Katarinahissen is a massive elevator (hiss) that brings people up from Slussen, otherwise there is a very steep and long set of stairs one has to take to get to the heights of Södermalm. The neon sign is actually red and yellow and on an apartment building so I tried to remove as much of the that as possible. I did not do any photo editing other than cropping and adjusting levels.