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Photo of “Spårö båk” (Beacon of Spårö), in the archipelago outside Västervik. It is regarded as Sweden’s most beautiful navigation mark on the Baltic Sea coast. The impressive building is 25 meters high and has a thickness of 2 meters in the lowest part of the walls. Standing on the top of the island Spårö, 34 meters above the sea, it can be seen from a great distance.

Spårö båk was built in 1776-77 by Russian prisoners of war. I was designed ten years earlier by the famous Swedish architect - Carl Fredrik Adelcrantz (1716–1796).

I used auto levels, unsharp mask and some increase of brightness/contrast. It was finally cropped and resized.

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