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Stairs to hell by marcocalandra89

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Summer came to an end and before I returned home, to the city where I live, I decided to visit Stockholm.
After doing some research, I found that it has got an Underground with several stations with very strong colours and artistic artowrk painted on the walls.
The station that most caught my attention was “Solna Centrum”. Going down the escalators and then looking at them, you have the feeling you have come to Hell.

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Sunbreak Over Djurgårdskyrkan by mixbsd

Taken around 1800h local time on a mostly cloudy day, the setting sun briefly broke through the cloud cover just above Djurgårdskyrkan in Stockholm, Sweden

A sight to behold, only the crepuscular rays were missing!

I really couldn’t crop this image any more, as I would have lost the sheer vastness of the beautiful sky. Unfortunately, the overhead tram power lines do provide a bit of distraction.

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Stockholm King Gustav II Adolf IR by mixbsd

An infrared photo of a statue outside the Kungliga Operan (Royal Opera House) in Stockholm, Sweden.

A nearby plaque reads: “This statue, which depicts King Gustav II Adolf (1594-1632, king from 1611), was Sweden’s first equestrian statue, and the history of its origin is long and complicated. It was commissioned in 1757 by the Riksdag from the sculptor Pierre Hubert L’Archevêque (1721-1778). However, the Riksdag rejected his first attempt and a new statue was produced.

The complex bronze casting was not carried out until 1779. The casting process was not successful, and improvements needed to be carried out before the statue could be put into position in 1791. Another five years of work were then required before the monument could finally be unveiled on 17 November 1796.

The group on the plinth was sculpted by Johan Tobias Sergel (1740-1814), a student of L’Archevêque.”

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