The name Drottningholm (literally meaning "Queen's islet") came from the original renaissance building designed by Willem Boy, a stone palace built by John III of Sweden in 1580 for his queen, Catherine Jagellon. This palace was preceded by a royal mansion called Torvesund.
The Queen Dowager Regent Hedwig Eleonora bought the castle in 1661, a year after her role as Queen of Sweden ended, but it burnt to the ground on 30 December that same year. Hedwig hired the famous Swedish architect Nicodemus Tessin the Elder to design and rebuild the castle. In 1662, work began on the reconstruction of the building. With the castle almost complete, Nicodemus died in 1681. His son Nicodemus Tessin the Younger continued his work and completed the elaborate interior designs.
During the period of the reconstruction, Hedwig was head of the protectorate for the still-underage King, Charles XI of Sweden, from 1660 to 1672. Sweden had grown to be a powerful country after the Peace of Westphalia. The position of the queen, essentially the ruler of Sweden, demanded an impressive residence located conveniently close to Stockholm.
During the reign of the kings Charles XI of Sweden and Charles XII of Sweden, the royal court was often present at the palace; Charles XI of Sweden went there to hunt, and after 1700, Hedwig Eleonora again hosted the royal court during the absence of Charles XII of Sweden under the Great Northern War (1700–1721).
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JFS (32459) 2012-02-03 12:28
Another beautiful shot of Stockholm, very appropiate for the moment...How are you managing the cold and the snow?
Have a good WE!
npecanhuk (64204) 2012-02-03 12:29
Beautiful winter & urban picture!
Symmetrical composition, chosen pov, exposure and colors are highlights here!
TFS - congrats,
mesutilgim (83018) 2012-02-03 12:42
Kodak Easy Share (I dont know anymore which model)was also my first digital camera, which still works perfectly.
This wintery scene from Stockholm, made 7 years ago is a perfect "oldie" with good layout and nice warm colors.
TFS and best regards
ifege (10225) 2012-02-03 12:57
Quite a dramatic winter photo of the palace. The darks and snow take you eye towards the palace glimpses. Very effective.
golus (2893) 2012-02-03 13:20
This is a great winter scenery of a lovely path with trees on both sides and an immense depth that leads us up to a beautiful architecture. Great perspective with an artful composition. I liked it. Thanks for sharing and have a nice WE.
carlosmarin (11954) 2012-02-03 13:21
Another beautiful photo of snow Palace gardens.
The hard winter and light, create an image almost in B/W, broken only by the color of the facade of the palace in the background.
lousat (75518) 2012-02-03 13:27
Hi Daniel,today a lot of snow in Rome,a very rare thing,i think the best day to take pics..and a lot of snow in Stockholm too as i can see in this old pic of a 2005's winter,but this isn't a surprise..ehehe..i like a lot this perfect and neverending perspective,excellent light balance and details too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
brianmcc (6099) 2012-02-03 13:31
the tree lined avenue is wonderful. great symmetry to the composition and the viewers eye is automatically drawn into the picture by your viewpoint. superb picture.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-02-03 13:32
a beautiful winter atmosphere with spectacular composition, the perspective of the photo is superb, picturesque details, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
siudzi (33065) 2012-02-03 16:20
This path looks amazing during a winter time. Perfectly composed view with superb sense of depth! Bravo! Great post.
Sonata11 (33225) 2012-02-03 18:11
what a fantastic capture of winter scenery with fantastic perspective. Beautiful composition and framework. Great POV and DOF as well with marvelous colors, sharpness, clarity. Perfectly well done. Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a nice WE,
SnapRJW (30909) 2012-02-03 22:30
Hello Daniel - Just back from Kenya so catching up with recent TE postings. One from your archives. I like the forlorn moody winter atmosphere. The dark trees have an almost oppressive feel and I would walk quickly though them to the soft yellow building beyond. Have a great weekend Rosemary
emka (77336) 2012-02-03 23:40
Hi Daniel, Fantastic perspective and depth. Wonderful winter Alley.
I saw the photos from Romania - with -34 deg the Black sea is frozen! How it is near your place? it also must be difficult time. We have very cold weather without snow and it causes many problems, and many casualties among homeless people.
Warm :) regards
ChrisJ (96610) 2012-02-04 1:42
Good use of diminishing linear perspective & vanishing point. Reasonable sharpness & striking minimalist colour. The snow enhances the graphic effect of the dark tree trunks. Merci!
sacimar (25975) 2012-02-04 1:59
good image of this place, I like the perspective and the visual effect of this tree corridor, the picture is well composed,
Nicou (120376) 2012-02-04 2:48
fantastique compo e tiamge superbe perspective dans cette allée d'arbres avec la belle neige, quelle compo.
très belle journée et merci
timecapturer (47980) 2012-02-04 4:59
great winter scene with a perfectly composed perspective that leads you to the glow of the warm walled palace beyond. Excellent!
Enjoy the weekend - Brian.
Silvio1953 (120566) 2012-02-04 5:24
Ciao Daniel, fascinating winter view, great perspective and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Gigidusud (15125) 2012-02-04 12:26
This is a great winter scenery.I like the contrast of colors and nice perspective.
Have a nice WE.
alex4ndru (1376) 2012-02-04 22:16
super frumoasa compozitie, ai incadrat liniile copacilor super, iar efectul de profunzime a iesit minunat. zapada adauga si ea ceva la tabloul final. SUPER!
vasilpro (40933) 2012-02-04 23:52
Wonderful composition from an excellent POV and great DOF, beautiful wintry atmosphere, lovely light and color tones, TfS!
Have a nice Sunday, Vasilis.
SWEETFREEDOM (22476) 2012-02-05 1:24
lovely trees line, very good p.o.v. with interesting d.o.f.
Cricri (105249) 2012-02-05 5:18
Très belle perspectives des arbres sous le sol enneigée, bon format et présentation
macjake (55520) 2012-02-09 15:38
very effective tree line that draws us inwards into the scene.
these compositions work very well.
fine work here.