Stockholm this afternoon


Engelbrektskyrkan from the mound above the library. Designed by Lars Israel Wahrmann, completed 1914


A walk past the Engelbrektskyrkan after lunch to the Tekniska Högskolan – a university campus specialising in engineering and technology. It’s a massive, largely symmetrical series of courtyards leading up a gentle hill. Made from brick and carved granite, it’s an impressive sight and testament to the serious, planned way that Sweden adapted to the 20th century after a late start in industrialisation. Its essential plainness is relieved by gardens, occasional patterning and reliefs.


Designed by Erik Lallerstedt, 1914-17

Then came the 1912 Olympic stadium:


Architect Torben Grut

Despite the brilliant sunshine of the last few days, there was still a reminder inside of winter:


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