Friday, March 10, 2006

Frölunda Torg Mall

Gothenburg, Sweden - 1970's

No, this isn't a "mall of America". Surprising you a little today. As the caption says, it's in Sweden. But it's just so shagadelically beautiful (and still in the spirit of this site) that I had to show it to you guys and, more importantly, point you to the source, where's there's more swanky retro Swedish shopping mall/architececture/lifestyle goodness to be had!

Chris, who's an esteemed regular visitor of this here blog, publishes the Ultra Swank - Lifestyle Adventures blog from Sweden, and if you haven't visited him yet, I urge you to do so (I just belatedly added him to the links here). Good stuff over there, man! Citing the photo I blogged above as an example, he's done some wonderful retro Swedish shopping center entries of late, that anyone who digs Malls of America should find of interest, too. Very cool to see how malls in Sweden looked back in the day. Do check it out!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That mall is cöol.

Sat Mar 11, 10:47:00 PM  
Blogger Simon Templar said...

Thanks for sharing the info Keith! I didn't see this until today, have been pretty busy lately, which is also why I haven't updated my blog in a while. However, I got some ideas for new posts, which will surface soon. Thanks again!

Fri Mar 24, 04:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello and i'd like to say- frolunda torg is a very 'different' type of mall. i'm an american who studied abroad in goteborg, sweden, from march 4, 2005-may 23, 2005... i was living in briljantgatan and attended the IHM Business School... great memories of the place.. seeing this picture cheered me up.

Wed Apr 05, 03:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is one funky looking mall - I'd love to go there!

Sun Jul 16, 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How cool does that staircase look!!??

Tue May 22, 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Brandon Appel said...

In regards to what Anonymous said: I also am an American who studied at IHM during those dates as part of the JWU program. We must know each other…?! It was a great place to hang out and this photo/blog brought back great memories! It’s amazing what you stumble across when bored at work. LOL

Fri Jul 02, 02:07:00 PM  

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