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Riddarfjärden, literally the Knight Fjord, is a bay of Lake Mälaren in central Stockholm. One can see the City Hall (the building on the right side)- this is the building of the Municipal Council for the City of Stockholm in Sweden. Located at the shore of lake Mälaren on the island of Kungsholmen, the city hall was built on the location where the grand mill Eldkvarn once stood. Stadshuset is considered one of Sweden's foremost examples of national romanticism in architecture. It comprises offices and conference rooms as well as ceremonial halls. Inspired by Italian renaissance, Östberg constructed the entire building around two open spaces, a piazza called "Borgargården", and the Blue Hall ("Blå hallen"). The Blue Hall is in fact without blue decorations but has kept its name after the original design, which Östberg changed during construction. It is perhaps best known as the dining hall used for the banquet held after the annual Nobel Prize award ceremony. The organ in the Blue Hall is with its 10,270 pipes the largest in Scandinavia. Above the Blue hall lies the Golden Hall ("Gyllene Salen"), named after the decorative mosaics made of more than 18 million tiles. The mosaics make use of motifs from Swedish history.

The southeast corner of the the building is marked by a 106 metre tall tower crowned by the Three Crowns are visible, an old national symbol for Sweden. The tower is accesible by an elevator or by a stair of 365 steps.(wikipedia)

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  • Copyright: rossy todorova (rossy85) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 264 W: 19 N: 287] (2879)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-05-24
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/13.0, 1/640 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-06-06 1:03
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