Where they decide for the Nobel Prize
The Stock Exchange Building (Swedish: Börshuset) is a building originally erected for, and is still owned by, the Swedish Academy, located on the north side of the square Stortorget in Gamla stan, the old town in central Stockholm, Sweden.
The Academy uses the building for its meetings, such as those at which it selects and announces the name of the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature. It is, however, more closely identified with and colloquially referred to by the name of its former tenant: the Stockholm Stock Exchange.
The building also houses the Nobel Museum and the Nobel Library.
The Nobel Prize
The Nobel Prize is a set of annual international awards bestowed in a number of categories by Scandinavian committees in recognition of cultural and scientific advances. The will of the Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, established the prizes in 1895. The prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace were first awarded in 1901.
The Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo, Norway, while the other prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden. The Nobel Prize is widely regarded as the most prestigious award available in the fields of literature, medicine, physics, chemistry, peace and economics.
In 1968, Sveriges Riksbank instituted an award that is often associated with the Nobel prizes, the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. The first such prize was awarded in 1969. Although it is not an official Nobel Prize, its announcements and presentations are made along with the other prizes.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awards the Nobel Prize in Physics, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet awards the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The Swedish Academy grants the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Nobel Peace Prize is not awarded by a Swedish organisation but by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
Each recipient, or laureate, receives a gold medal, a diploma, and a sum of money which depends on the Nobel Foundation's income that year. In 2011, each prize was worth kr10 million (c. US$1.46 million, €1.16 million). The prize is not awarded posthumously; however, if a person is awarded a prize and dies before receiving it, the prize may still be presented. A prize may not be shared among more than three people. The average number of laureates per prize has increased substantially over the 20th century. (Source: viewonacities/stockholm& wikipedia)
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ChrisJ (100042) 2012-05-18 1:52
The people animate the scene & provide scale. Good sharpness & I like the superb warm vs cold colour contrasts between the yellow ochre façade of the imposing old Swedish Academy & the blue sky. Maybe I would reduce brightness top left. Tfs!
dkmurphys (50144) 2012-05-18 2:00
Another fine scene from the streets and squares of Stockholm. I like the relaxing atmosphere, well seen.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-05-18 3:25
A beautiful architectural building and a nice note about its function. The yellow colors of the facade make nice contrast with the blue sky. The people animate the scene. A sharp and colorful image.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-05-18 3:44
magnificent building and captured so attractively. Superb light management and flawless clarity make the colours so appealing and beautiful. Captivating!
Have a great weekend - regards Brian.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-05-18 4:36
This is a note and a photo of particular interest. The architecture is highlighted against a sky pleasant. People and sharpness gives depth. Light and color are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Sonata11 (33298) 2012-05-18 4:48
This composition is impressively beautiful. The architecture and daily life scene are marvelous. Wonderfully captured this an amazing place. Perfectly well done. Awesome photo job with excellent ability. The colors, sharpness, clarity,POV and fantastic. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
Sergiom (61884) 2012-05-18 5:23
J'aime beaucoup la construction de cette image.Le cadrage vertical donne ampleur et profondeur, les couleurs sont belles et l'édifice de toute beauté.
npecanhuk (66804) 2012-05-18 6:19
Lively urban atmosphere!
Very beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, vertical format, black & white borders and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
mohammad_H (9530) 2012-05-18 10:27
زاویه دوربین و نگاه شما به عمارت.شکوه و عظمت ان را نشان میدهد
قاب قشنگ و عالی
رنگهای زیبا و بی نظیر از اسمان و ابر
وضوح و نور عالی
موفق باشی وسلامت
And the camera angle you look at the mansion. Shows its glory
Beautiful and unique colors of the sky and clouds
Excellent clarity and light
To be successful, health
joso (2417) 2012-05-18 10:34
hogy ered el ezt a tökeletes tisztasagot a kepeiden?
kb egy honapja PSE10, tanulom, kiprobalok ezt-azt, de ilyen tisztasagot nem erek el...
Gerrit (48918) 2012-05-18 13:51
this stately building seems very appropriate for such an event.
I like the lively summer scene in front of the building.
siamesa (27747) 2012-05-18 15:34
Boa noite George
I like to see this place. Perfect capture and an excellent informative note. Perfect composition.
Cricri (107977) 2012-05-18 20:39
Beaucoup d'animation devant ce très beau et intéressante architecture, très belle lumière et couleur avec le ciel, belle présentation
amaryllis (35161) 2012-05-19 3:20
un superbe cadrage de ce monument où sont décidés de nombreux prix, une belle lumière et architecture remarquable, une note très instructive et un premier plan avec les visiteurs ou touristes les uns à l'ombre, les autres à la lumière de ce soleil
SWEETFREEDOM (22876) 2012-05-20 5:18
very nice the title. i like this building. details and colors very good as usual.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-18
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon Ixus 50
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-18 1:15