Photographer's Note

I have no recently taken smart or sophisticated composition to show you today, so I will just post three postcard kind of photos from a walk through Stockholm's Old Town, Gamla stan, in early June.

These photos were taken while I was walking along the eastern quay of the island. The lady in white was looking across a narrow bay of the Baltic Sea towards the small island of Skeppsholmen, Ship's Islet. It used to be the property of the navy, today it is mainly known as an island of museums, the best known being the Museum of Modern Art (Moderna museet) and the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities (Östasiatiska museet).

The full-rigged ship is known as the 'af Chapman', built as the 'Dunboyne' in England in 1888 to be used for voyages to Australia. It was sold to a shipping company in Gothenburg (Göteborg) in 1915, was later used by the Swedish navy as a training ship and has served as a hostel in this place since 1949.

Behind the trees is a 17th century former navy building now used for offices of the Nationalmuseum. The dome in the background belongs to the former Skeppsholmskyrkan (Ship's Islet Church) from 1833, since 2001 used for various cultural purposes including concerts.

The WS features two kings.

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Additional Photos by Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10686 W: 534 N: 20759] (91036)
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