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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 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 cupola of the Church of Hedvig Eleonora

Before we move on to the next church tomorrow let’s have the look at the cupola of the church. It’s not only gives the church a beautiful exterior look. It also brings very beautiful light into the church. The cupola is very sparse decorated on the inside only a golden sun in the middle. At the bottom of the cupola there is quotes from the bible in every four directions. Simple but very beautiful IMO! Tomorrow we another interesting church at Östermalm, the Church of Engelbrekt.

The pulpit and the pipe organ the Church of Hedvig Eleonora at Södermalm, Stockholm.  If you want to know more about this church  you can read about her at my blog!  [The Church of Hedvig Eleonora]

The cupola in the Church of Hedvig Eleonora at Södermalm, Stockholm.  If you want to know more about this church  you can read about her at my blog!  [The Church of Hedvig Eleonora]

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2011 in Church, Photo, Stockholm

 

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The Altar in the Church of Hedvig Eleonora

Today we take a closer look at the altar in the Church of Hedvig Eleonora. The gilded altar is a gift from the ironmaster Johan Clason. It’s made by the master builder Georg Fröman after Göran Josuae Adelcrantz ’s design and was consecrated on All Saints’ Day 1747. The altarpiece ”Jesus korsfästelse”, ” The crucifixion of Jesus”, is painted by the artist Georg Engelhard Schröder.

The altar in the Church of Hedvig Eleonora at Södermalm, Stockholm.  If you want to know more about this church  you can read about her at my blog!  [The Church of Hedvig Eleonora]

The altar in the Church of Hedvig Eleonora at Södermalm, Stockholm.  If you want to know more about this church  you can read about her at my blog!  [The Church of Hedvig Eleonora]

 
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Posted by on August 8, 2011 in Church, Photo, Stockholm

 

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