View to Coin Square, Stockholm – The Parliament (opposite) and the Government Offices (ont the left)
Mynttorget (English: Coin Square) is a public square in Gamla stan, the old town in central Stockholm, Sweden.
From the square the bridge Stallbron leads over to the Parliament island Helgeandsholmen (opposite); to the west the street Myntgatan leads to Riddarhustorget, while the quay Kanslikajen stretches along the waterfront; Västerlĺnggatan stretches south through the medieval old town; and eastward the ramps of the Royal Palace, Lejonbacken, leads up to the palace's northern entrance, while the quay Slottskajen passes along the canal Stallkanalen. Overlooking the square is the terrace Högvaktsterrassen.
Its central location between the Parliament, Kanslihuset ("The Secretariat House" or "The Chancellery"), and the Royal Palace, makes it a popular spot for political manifestations of various kinds.
On N.4 Stockholms Stads Brandförsäkringskontor ("The Stockholm Fire Insurance Office"), in short Brandkontoret, was established in 1746 as a result of the devastating fire at the Royal Palace in 1697. It is thus the oldest insurance company in Sweden, a company owned by its insured customers. In 1806 the building was acquired and the office of Brandkontoret has since then been located here.The building was earlier known as the Rosendal Palace (Rosendalska palatset), designed by C F Adelcrantz (1716-1796) and Erik Palmstedt (1741-1803) in a transitional style bridging Rococo and Gustavian Classicism, in 1773-1780 the location of the Royal Academy of the Arts.
The insurance company Skandia, today one of the dominant actors, was founded in 1855, originally occupying only three rooms in 1, Mynttorget, the building on the square's southern side. The building is today occupied by the Parliament.
Mynttorget is named after the vicinity to the royal mint (Kungliga myntet), during the period 1696-1850 located by the square, and the name appears on a map dated 1733. While coins have been stamped in the capital since 1310 and the original location of the royal mint is not known, the facility was located west of the palace Tre Kronor in the early 15th century (e.g. directly south of the square), to be moved between the residences of the various Mint Masters during the late Middle Ages. During the regency of Gustav Vasa, the mint was located on a former islet near today's Nationalmuseum called Kyrkholmen or even Myntholmen. Later, it was relocated first to Riddarholmen and then Helgeandsholmen.
As the northern gate of the city was rebuilt in the 17th century, a defensive tower, Norre port, was demolished in 1672 to give space to a new mint by the square, completed in 1696. This latter building was however demolished in 1784, to be replaced by a new building housing the Government Offices, completed in 1790 and furnished with the four doric columns today reused for the portico of Kanslihuset. (Source: wikipedia & Stockholmguide)
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lousat (64197) 2012-04-17 1:58
Hi George,an "old" shot from Stockholm,it aeems that you like a lot this city..ehehhe..the composition is very nice,a lot of details and a perfect light management,just the colors seems a bit cold.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-04-17 2:29
The square is always a place where on can see many activitieswith many interesting things. I like this nice high angle of view with nice architectural buildings and people. I like the atmosphere and sharpness.
npecanhuk (56368) 2012-04-17 2:41
Wonderful buildings (architectural details) in a lovely, pleasant-looking and beautiful urban environment!
Very attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, horizontal format and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-04-17 3:07
Very impressive capture with excellent light management..full of life and moveent! a lot of intersting details to admire..excellent job! very well done
JFS (32453) 2012-04-17 3:22
George,here you give us the possibility to contemplate the rich architecture of this marvelous city. The blue and bright view of the lake is superb.
timecapturer (37068) 2012-04-17 3:52
a wonderfully chosen vantage point for this exquisite capture. Pefectly composed and balanced with sharp detail and perfect light management. Beautiful!
Regards - Brian.
Sergiom (45441) 2012-04-17 4:58
Tu as trouvé un excellent point de vue pour nous montrer l'ensemble de ce beau square. La lumičre fait bien ressortir la beauté de l'endroit et la netteté est excellente.
ChrisJ (91286) 2012-04-17 8:34
Sweden again. Looks like Rome or Athens with thtose columns. Good sharpness & color with excellent saturation & the people add scale & animate the scene. I like the distant view if the centre bridge through the gap. Tfs!
mohammad_H (7488) 2012-04-17 9:43
Eye-catching and beautiful. Very good resolution. Color and excellent light.
Have a nice evening
cornejo (22530) 2012-04-17 9:49
György Szia, nagyon szép lövés e szép és érdekes hely egy kellemes hangulatú, nagyon jó és szép kompozíció, technikailag nagyon jól sikerült. Kiváló és szép munka barátom, gratulálok. Jó napot és boldog hetet. TFS.
Üdvözlettel és minden jót kíván.
György Hello, very nice shot of this beautiful and interesting place with a nice atmosphere, very good and lovely composition, very well done technically. Excellent and lovely work my friend, my congratulations. Good afternoon and happy week. Tfs.
Best regards and best wishes.
vasilpro (40557) 2012-04-17 10:18
Wonderful composition with a beautiful view to the Coin square in Stockholm, very nice atmosphere full of life, very good clarity, contrast and sharpness, TfS!
Afsanehbagheri (3206) 2012-04-17 10:49
سلام دوست من
نما و نور خوب سایه ها خوب است مستند جالب
jlbrthnn (79789) 2012-04-17 11:08
You have well controlled the strong light. Again, the composition is carefully selected and performed. The architecture is interesting. details of daily life are numerous and precise. The quality is excellent. Bravo.
have a nice day
dip (22130) 2012-04-17 13:06
very nice capture of the daily life scene,very good point of view where we can see many interesting details,
thanks for sharing,
Sonata11 (31239) 2012-04-17 21:29
another wonderful shot of this lovely city with amazingly beautiful architecture. Splendid colors, sharpness, clarity, great POV and DOF too. This is excellently, flawlessly executed image. Love it. Awesome photo job. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
Graal (92166) 2012-04-17 23:58
Jó napot George,
another interesting place in Stockholm. Nice view of Coin Square. Good shot from fine POV. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
dkmurphys (42493) 2012-04-18 1:40
I like the contrasts of this panorama and the fine relaxation mood. Well seen, enjoy the day.
Silvio1953 (105527) 2012-04-18 10:10
Ciao George, great POV on fantastic square with lovely architectures, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Cricri (92185) 2012-04-18 12:16
Yes une vue trčs intéressante, architecturaux, l'animation, la vue sur le fleuve, les détails comme la charrette sur le coin de l'image, un tout sous une trčs belle lumičre
jusninasirun (17146) 2012-04-19 21:19
This is nicely captured street from vantage pov. Love the details from well exposed metering and fine framing.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.
mkamionka (27073) 2012-04-29 1:21
great POV very well used. This picture well illustrates you amazing attention to the detail. I see how you have just well included the vehicle in the bottom left corner without truncating it.
Lovely place, I have never seen it before.
I am following your reportage from Sweden with a great pleasure.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-18
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon Ixus 50
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-17 1:51