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Parts of October were unusually mild in Sweden, and probably other parts of Europe. One Saturday in the middle of the month the weather in Stockholm was so remarkably nice that I just had to go for a walk with my camera. No clouds, no wind and about 18°C, that's great for Stockholm in mid-October. On the island of Södermalm, where I live, I didn't have to go far to find nice buildings and lots of trees dressed in their finest autumn colours.

I selected three photos that I found reasonably good enough for TE. Two of them included people, one didn't, so naturally I decided to use the one without people for the main upload. Do I surprise you?

Behind the trees is a glimpse of the early 20th century Lutheran parish church Sofia kyrka. The red building is from the end of the 17th century. It was built by a Dutch grocer, who had bought a large plot, including a major mansion not seen here, from a Dutch gardener in 1687, and later sold it in 1700 to a Dutch wine merchant. There were lots of immigrants in Sweden already hundreds of years ago. They helped us build the country. Ignorant nationalists believe we did it all on our own.

Here is a larger version.

The same "long row" can be seen in a WS while another additional photo was taken a short distance up the hill.

This is the same area where the annual outdoor photo show "Planket" is arranged. It is also close to where I took this photo. I have earlier shown Sofia kyrka from another angle.

I have not saturated any of today's three photos. This light and these colours were the reason why I just had to take my camera for a walk.

The map coordinates 59.31071 18.08791 will show you approximately where I took the main photo. Trying to insert the figures the proper way I received the usual message "Invalid lat/long coordinate entered".

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