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This giant Baltic herring is placed temporarily this summer near the Swedish Parliament (to the left outside the photo). It is part of an installation meant to highlight the overfishing in the Baltic Sea by industrial trawlers, which is about to push the herrings close to extinction.

The orange item on the platform is a rostrum, where symbolically anyone is invited to start a dialogue with the endangered Baltic herring.

"If you could talk to the last remaining herring, what would it ask you, what would you tell it", are questions suggested by the artist Thomas Nordström who created this installation called 'Fish Fable'. It is part of a summer exhibition of sculptures, paintings and installations all over Stockholm.

The building in the background is the 18th century Royal Opera. At the corner is Operakällaren (Opera Cellar), one of the most famous (and expensive) restaurants in the city. In the foreground is someone's fishing boat with a traditional net.

Map: view will show you approximately where I took this photo.

A horizontal composition from a different angle is in the WS.

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