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2008-08-05

Riddarholmen Steeple


So where were the tourists with cameras really looking?

For me you can keep your City Hall; the most splendid sight in Stockholm has got to be this.

The Riddarholmen Church (Riddarholmskyrkan) originally belonged to a Franciscan friary but was much altered in later centuries. The cast-iron steeple built in 1841 is 90m/295ft high. The burial-place of the Swedish monarchs, since 1807 the church has been used only for burials and memorial services.

I don't know what it is, but maybe it just reminds me of home.

2 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

Somewhat strange concept, having a church which is "never" open right in the midst of the city. Impressive steeple though. A friend of mine is very interested in anything connected to history and he can tell us more than we'd want to know about kings buried in the Riddarholmen Church...

Paz said...

The steeple is impressive. Sounds like the church is rich in history.

Paz

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