This is one of the two cupcake-style outbuildings at the Riddarhuset, or House of Nobility, in Gamla Stan, Stockholm. The Riddarhuset was built in the mid-1600s by a French architect; the French influence is pretty clear both here and on the main building. It was used as a meeting place for Parliament for about 200 years, and today, according to Wikipedia, "it has been a private institution which maintains records and acts as an interest group on behalf of the Swedish nobility, its main purpose being to maintain old traditions and culture."
This outbuilding and its twin, out of frame to the left, appear to be homes to small companies, judging from the names on the doors.
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kabel (1930) 2014-07-29 8:16
Hello, perfect point of view for this wonderful architectural image.
lousat (94770) 2014-07-29 8:35
Hi Roger,one of the most important Stockholm buildings,a piece of swedish history caught from an excellent point of view and perfect detail and colors,great exposure of the different light levels on the facades too,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
siudzi (34141) 2014-07-29 11:03
An interesting architectural subject here. This building has been built based on the beautiful concept and creates an eye-catching motive. Like it! Well seen and executed scene. TFS.
Noel_Byrne (32536) 2014-07-29 11:54
I love the description, cupcake style, very good. Never heard it before but so apt for these strange little buildings. Beautiful though, and as you say the French design is quite evident. Lovely capture of the place to take in the shade and light, the perfect angle and these rich colors. The words working on behalf of Swedish nobility sound strange, I wonder why they need an action group!
Fascinating post and place, thanks for sharing.
asajernigan (21427) 2014-07-29 13:10
This is a nicely composed shot taken from a great POV. The angle of the shot is nice showing more than one side of the building. The tree frames the scene nicely. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has fine sharpness.
tyro (26138) 2014-07-29 13:57
You have given us a very interesting note here - but tell me, if this place was built in the 1600s, then why does it have 1870 written on the side of this building in Roman numerals? Or perhaps these outbuildings were constructed at a later date than the main Riddarhuset?
Anyway, this is a delightful photograph taken in lovely light and displaying beautiful soft colours. You have managed to overcome any temptation to oversaturate the colours which, to my mind at least, are perfect. Your exposure is spot-on, the details and sharpness are exquisite and the composition is very pleasing to the eye.
P.S. This picture, like many uploaded at 800 pixels wide, does unfortunately demonstrate the degradation in quality and sharpness which occurs now that TE has decided to "shrink" all pictures to just 790 pixels in width. Have a look at this same picture on "beta" TE here, where it is displayed at full size, and see if you see the difference! We've had discussions (with the administrators too) about this on the forum but no cure has so far come about. The answer would appear to be either to restrict the size of your posted images to no more than 790 pixels in width or else post them considerably larger (say 1200 pixels wide) when they seem to suffer less in the way of degradation when "shrunk".
abmdsudi (56344) 2014-07-29 19:00
I really like the simplicity of this full framed shot, I adore the cool soothing colours full of subtle detail in this and great how the inverted cups further adds to the already beautiful edifice and nothing to distract which has set off the subject even stronger. Extremely eye catching shot, Great lens work, Congrats
- Copyright: Roger Lipsett (rogerl) (1620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-25
- Categories: Castles, Ceremony, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 35mm 1:1.8G
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-29 6:36