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Merry Christmas

It’s easy to forget the reason why we celebrate Christmas. Therefore I want to share a picture I captured in the beautiful Cathedral of my home town. It’s from the baptismal chapel inside the Cathedral. The polyptych behind the baptismal font is dedicated to Maria Magdalena.

I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas!

A capture from the baptismal chapel in the Strängnäs Cathedral. In the background you can see a polyptych dedicated to Maria Magdalena.

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Posted by on December 23, 2011 in Church, Photo, Strängnäs

 

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The Church of Adolf Fredrik

There’s many churches in Stockholm we haven’t visit yet. I have promised you four chapters in my theme “The Stockholm Church Walk”. So lets take of on episode III and visit the four parishes in Vasastan and their churches. First out is the church named after the Swedish King Adolf Fredrik. On this HDR you can see the ceiling fresco in the cupola of the church. The fresco is painted by the Swedish artist Julius Kronberg and pictures scenes from the Bible. I will tell you more about this church in my next post.

Ceiling painting in the Church of Adolf Fredrik in Stockholm, Sweden

 
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Posted by on October 3, 2011 in Church, Photo, Stockholm

 

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End of Church Walk part II

This is the last upload in the Church Walk through Stockholm part II. But I’m not finished with Stockholm churches. I will come back later with part III and the best churches in Vasastan. But I think we need a little break from the churches , at least I do! So tomorrow there be something different here.

Last upload from the Seglora church at Skansen is two HDR one exterior view and one from inside.

The Seglora church at Skansen, Stockholm.

Inside the Seglora church at Skansen, Stockholm.

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2011 in Church, Museum, Photo, Stockholm

 

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The pulpit in the Seglora church

Today’s HDR-picture is a close in on the beautiful pulpit, carved out of wood, in the Seglora church at Skansen in Stockholm. The pulpit is not the church’s original one, it comes from another church but I no information about its origin. On of the beautiful carved figures on the pulpit pictures Saint Matthew.

The pulpit in the Seglora church at Skansen, Stockholm.

 
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Posted by on August 27, 2011 in Church, Museum, Photo, Stockholm

 

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The Seglora Church

After a short walk across the Djurgården Bridge we arrive at the open air museum Skansen. Here we visit a small wooden church named Seglora kyrka. The Seglora church was originally built in Seglora parish, near Borås in the western part of Sweden, in 1729. In the beginning of the 1900’s this church was replaced by a larger church built out of stone and the wooden church was to be demolished. However Artur Hazelius, the founder of Skansen, wanted to have a church in his open air museum. His first plan was to build a copy of an existing church but when he found out the fate of the Seglora church he decided to save it for the after world. In 1916 the church council agreed to sell the Seglora church to the Nordic Museum and immediately the work started to move the church from Seglora to Skansen. On the 26th of May 1918 the move was completed and the church was again consecrated.

The ceiling paintings you can see in the HDR-picture below are made by the Gothenburg artist Sven Wernberg and pictures scenes from the life of Jesus. The altarpiece was made 1780 by the artist H. Fabriqueren Åhwall and replaced and older one. This was done after the Bischop had said “att Altare Taflan war nog gammal och af litet anseende”, “the Altarpiece is old and of small value”.

Even of the Seglora church serves as a museum, regular religious services are held here as well as concerts. Seglora is also a popular church for weddings and baptisms.

The altar in the Seglora church at Skansen, Stockholm.

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2011 in Church, History, Museum, Photo, Stockholm

 

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The choir in the English Church

I just want to show you one more HDR from the Church of Saint Peter and Saint Sigfrid in Stockholm. This on is a close-up on the choir. It was very dark here when I took my five exposures so I did not have much hope for a good result. But after uploading them to my laptop and processing it turned out, IMO, to be a very nice HDR. The triptych behind the altar comes from Oberammergau, carved from wood by Peter Rendl.

Tomorrow I will take you to the last church in this church walk. This church that also been moved from its original place but that was a much longer journey than the English church made.

THe choir in the Church of Saint Peter and Saint Sigfrid, the the Anglican Episcopal Church in Stockholm.  You can read more about this church at my blog! [The English Church]

 
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Posted by on August 25, 2011 in Church, Photo, Stockholm

 

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Dedicated to Crown Princess Margaret

The beautiful stained glass windows in the Church of Saint Peter and Saint Sigfrid, the English Church, are made by Morris & Co in London and the Swedish artist Einar Forseth. The largest and most beautiful of these windows is the one in the west end of the church. It’s dedicated to the Crown Princess Margaret of Sweden, the grandmother of our present King Carl XVI Gustav and the Danish Queen Margrethe II. The English born Princess Margaret of Connaught, grandchild of Queen Victoria, married Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden in 1905. Two years later she become the Crown Princess of Sweden when Gustav V ascended to the throne. But Margaret was never to be Queen of Sweden, in 1920 she sadly passed away while pregnant with her 6th child. However, Sweden still got a English born Queen. Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf married with Louise Mountbatten in 1923 and in 1950, when Gustaf VI Adolf ascended to the throne, Louise become Queen consort of Sweden.

The stained glass window in the west end of the Church of Saint Peter & Saint Sigfrid (the English Church) in Stockholm. This piece of art is dedicated to the late Crown Princess of Sweden Margaret.  You can read more about this church at my blog! [The English Church] And about Crown Princess Margaret here! [Dedicated to Crown Princess Margaret]

 
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Posted by on August 24, 2011 in Church, History, Photo, Stockholm

 

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