Lights of Stockholm (with the Gamla Stan in the foreground)
Gamla stan is the old town of Stockholm. It consists mainly of the island Stadsholmen, but also covers Riddarholmen and Helgeandsholmen. Gamla stan is also referred to as the "town between the bridges".
The town dates back to the 13th century, and consists of medieval alleyways, cobbled streets, and archaic architecture. North German architecture has had a strong influence in the Old Town's construction.
Stortorget is the name of the scenic large square in the centre of Gamla Stan, which is surrounded by old merchant's houses including the Stockholm Stock Exchange Building. The square was the site of the Stockholm Bloodbath, where Swedish noblemen were massacred by the Danish King Christian II, on November 7, 1520. The following revolt and civil war led to the dissolution of the Kalmar Union and the subsequent election of King Gustav I of Sweden.
The Riddarholmskyrkan (on the right), or the Church of Riddarholmen, is the burial church of the Swedish monarchy. It is located on the island of Riddarholmen, close to the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden. The congregation was dissolved in 1807 and today the church is used only for burial and commemorative purposes. Swedish monarchs from Gustavus Adolphus to Gustav V are entombed here, as well as the earlier monarchs Magnus Ladulås and Karl Knutsson Bonde.
It is one of the oldest buildings in Stockholm, parts of it dating to the late 13th century, when it was built as a greyfriars monastery. After the Protestant Reformation, the monastery was closed and the building turned into a Protestant church. A spire was added during the reign of John III, but burned down following a stroke of lightning on July 28, 1835 after which it was replaced with the following one.
Stockholm is the capital and the largest city of Sweden. It is the site of the national Swedish government, the Riksdag (parliament), and the official residence of the Swedish monarch as well as the prime minister. Since 1980, the monarch has resided at Drottningholm Palace outside of Stockholm and uses the Royal Palace of Stockholm as his workplace and official residence. As of 2009, the Stockholm metropolitan area is home to approximately 22% of Sweden's population, and contributes 28% of Sweden's gross domestic product. Stockholm is the most populous city in Sweden with a population of 829,417 in the municipality (2009), 1.25 million in the urban area (2005), and 2 million in the metropolitan area (2009).
Founded circa 1250, Stockholm has long been one of Sweden's cultural, media, political, and economic centres. Its strategic location on 14 islands on the south-central east coast of Sweden at the mouth of Lake Mälaren, by the Stockholm archipelago, has been historically important. Stockholm has been nominated by GaWC as a global city, with a ranking of Alpha-.In The 2008 Global Cities Index, Stockholm ranked 24th in the world, 10th in Europe, and first in Scandinavia. Stockholm is known for its beauty, its buildings and architecture, its abundant open water and many parks. It is sometimes referred to as Venice of the North. Stockholm is the second most visited city in the Nordic countries, with around one million visitors in 2006. (Source: Stockholmtrvel & wikipedia)
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bukitgolfb301 (32586) 2012-05-12 0:46
Hello my dear George
So fantastic and magical gorgeous shot indeed!
Great colorful gradation and wonderful several lights. Well contaminatin and nice combination as usual. Wonderful postcard!
So well considered framework and composition. Thanks for your sharing with your good job and have a good weekend, best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
MGHPARSI (675) 2012-05-12 0:49
Very nice picture and good colors!
JFS (32453) 2012-05-12 0:56
Delicious night shot, my congratulations for your series of Stockholm, great work George!
Enjoy the WE!
brianmcc (5786) 2012-05-12 1:32
a wonderful image. the blue tones in the sky have a superbly rich quality to them. the lights from the streets have created a beuatiful glow across the scene.
ChrisJ (91168) 2012-05-12 1:38
Smart choice of a vertical frame with good sharpness & the clouds in the sky add tonal range & interest. Wonderful blue hour shot with nice warm vs cold color contrasts. Excellent graphism of the dark spires against the lighter sky. Tfs!
mohammad_H (7488) 2012-05-12 1:40
نمایش بینظیر از شهر با معماری زیبا انهم در کمی نور
انعکاس نور در اب وشکل گرفتن رنگهای قشنگ
وضوح مناسب و مدیریت در نور
روز خوبی داشته
تعطیلات پایان هفته قشنگی را ارزو دارم
Unsurpassed views of the city with beautiful architecture, even in low light
Beautiful colors and reflections in the water to take shape
Appropriate resolution and management in the light
Have a nice day
I wish the nice weekends
ktanska (22646) 2012-05-12 1:57
Beautiful blue moment shot from a good high viewpoint. Those reflections are very nice showing different tones of illumination. And clouds on the sky are really worth this spacious framing.
timecapturer (36972) 2012-05-12 3:05
a striking twilight shot with beautiful lights and warm colours. A peaceful and attractive atmosphere here and executed flawlessly. Sublime image!
Have a splendid weekend - Brian.
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-05-12 3:54
a fascinating composition full of atmosphere and good mood..i love the light management and the excellent framework..dificult shot but very effective..well composed and well seen!
Sergiom (45244) 2012-05-12 6:07
Ce sont deux secondes qui donnent un très beau résultat. J'aime l'atmosphère qui se dégage de cette image de Stockholm en fin de journée.
npecanhuk (56350) 2012-05-12 6:22
Beautiful skyline against a wonderful sky!
Very attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, vertical format, black & white borders and composition really pleased me here!
TFS - congrats,
holmertz (31208) 2012-05-12 6:24
A superb nightly shot from Stockholm, showing a few very characteristic silhouettes and capturing the fine colours of the sky very well. The lights of Riddarholmen are very nicely reflected.
Bluejeans (64243) 2012-05-12 8:00
Ola George ,
Mais uma bela foto de Stockholm na blue hour , ficou lindo os reflexos das luzes na agua , bonitas as duas torres em contraste com o céu , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
jurek1951 (37040) 2012-05-12 8:44
City at night, well seen and captured here this night scene,photo made from a good place,
jlbrthnn (79789) 2012-05-12 8:52
The very openwork spire, is spectacular. The composition is clever, clean and deep. Exposure, light and color, sharpness are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
danos (78036) 2012-05-12 9:39
excellent management of the twilight over the city with the two bell towers to are balanced perfect the image.I like the colours and the clarity of the image, with the vertical format to be the more proper for the scene.
Have a good weekend,Danos
SWEETFREEDOM (19900) 2012-05-12 11:54
difficult shot with a good exposure. i like the quietness of the water and light management.
vasilpro (40557) 2012-05-12 12:03
Wonderful composition, beautiful atmosphere, excellent light management, vivid colors, very nice POV, very good contrast, clarity and sharpness, TfS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
Sonata11 (31197) 2012-05-12 12:05
Wow! what a blue hour shot, awesome!!! beautiful composition of this place and marvellous architecture. The sky looks very beautiful. Wonderfully presentation of this beautiful view flawlessly executed with fantastic light, sharpness and colors. Well done.
All the best and have a beautiful WE,
mkamionka (27045) 2012-05-12 14:31
beautiful blue hour capture of Stockholm. I like the sharp silhouettes of towers set against the amazing sky.
Fantastic atmosphere, excellent work!
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-05-12 20:10
An excellent blue hour shot where the lights are nicely illuminated.Nice shimmering colored reflections in the water. The pinkish color looks spectacular in the sky. The details are well presented, A very peaceful atmosphere.
jjcordier (67146) 2012-05-12 22:35
De très jolies teintes pour cette très bonne photo nocturne de Stockholm et un excellent cadrage.
amaryllis (32051) 2012-05-13 1:32
une photo très réussie de cette jolie ville que nous voyons grâce à tes nombreux posts, une photo nocturne à l'heure bleue, des petits points lumineux, une belle composition
Didi (51253) 2012-05-13 1:43
Great view in the begining of the blue hour
I note an excellent lights management.
siamesa (27461) 2012-05-13 2:15
Bom dia george
Spectacular night photo. The point of view is excellent. The magic of the reflections of the lights make this composition superb.
mauro61 (52545) 2012-05-13 4:43
bellissima visione notturna sulla capitale con la luce che ha un ruolo fondamentale sulla riuscita della foto.
ottima la definizione,
abmdsudi (32471) 2012-05-13 7:21
Such a delightful night shot remarkably done, really have captured so well with fantastic details. Lovely clarity achieved, and so wonderfully exposed with some good highlights in the shadow areas in nice illumination from the surroundings. Awesome water reflection and its colors together finishes it off perfectly with excellent touch of lovely sheen and sky. A glorious scene, well captured.
mesutilgim (72870) 2012-05-13 11:08
Hello dear George,
Just another nice blue hour capture from Stockholm.
Again perfect pov and perfect light management.
Another justified TE entry with many good and usefull notes.
Each of your entries here is like a scientific paper !
TFS and best regards
Silvio1953 (105343) 2012-05-13 11:45
Ciao George, fascinating nocturne shoot with fantastic reflections, superb sky, splendid light, excellent exposure, magic atmosphere, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jemaflor (74014) 2012-05-14 8:46
Very beautiful night shot perfectly captured, good pov and nice light with reflections on water, well made.
francio64 (38254) 2012-05-18 0:54
suggestiva notturna di Stoccolma.
Ottimo formato verticale di grandi dimensioni e rilassante atmosfera.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-23
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Olympus C-310 zoom
- Exposure: f/3.6, 2 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-12 0:35