Sunday, September 16, 2007

Stadshuset - City Hall

More photos from around Stockholm. Here I visited Stadshuset, the City Hall of Stockholm (see previous post for outside photo). This is where the Stockholm council meet and is still an administrative building. Below is the Blue Hall, not so blue, but there is a story behind this. This is where 1300 guests dine in the annual Nobel Prize banquet on the 10th of December each year. Each year the Nobel prize winners walk down these stairs for dinner.

This building was built in the early 20th century and is quite bizarre. The architect apparently found symmetry dull. It's almost like a cross between traditional 19th century architecture and some of the wacky ideas of the modern era.

After the tour it was a climb to the top of the tower, interesting view of the bricks on the way up to the top.

The view towards Riksdagshuset where the Swedish parliament sit (the semi-circle shaped building in the middle).
Looking towards Gama Stan.
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