Thursday, October 30, 2008

More Pix from Stockholm

With Stadsholmen, the islands of Riddarholmen. Helgeandsholmen and Stromsborg make up the Town between the Bridges. Helgeandsholmen, or Island of the Holy Ghost, is the seat of the House of Parliament. Riddarholmen, Island of Knights, contains Riddarholmskyrkan, which has been the royal memorial church since the 17th century. The tombs of most Swedish kings are inside.
Across North Bridge from Stadsholmen is Norrmalm, Stockholm's commercial center. The 18th -century Foreign Office and the Royal Opera are adjacent to Gustav Adolfs Torg, or Gustavus Adolphus Square. The opera opened in 1898. The nearby Hallwyl Museum is a mansion furnished with paintings, sculptures and ceramics. To the west is the Central Railway Station, which houses the Railway Museum, and Klara Kyrka, a 16th-century convent where Michael Bellman and several other noted are interred.
Have A Nice Day to y'all....

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