shadows and sun

These photos were taken at Skogskyrkogården – The Woodland Cemetery – a big and exceptionally beautiful graveyard in the outskirts of Stockholm – a couple of days ago. The Woodland Cemetery was created around 1915 by the architects Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz and  opened 1920. It was intended as a place for contemplation and peace and it is a truly special place – peaceful and majestic at the same time. Hills – space – air. The graves are situated in the beautifully gardened pine “forest”. The photo above shows the Elm hill – a place for remembrance and meditation. Since 1994 it is a part of Unesco’s World Heritage List. Below is the Elm Hill (Almhöjden) when the sun is about to set.

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4 Responses to shadows and sun

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  3. Wonderful photographs, I had no idea you were such a great photographer. Are you on Flickr?

    • dandelion says:

      Thank you so much, Julie! I’m not at Flickr (yet). I’ve not been into more “serious” photography for long – I’m still a newbie, so I haven’t really decided yet what to do with all photos. Thanks again for positive feedback!

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