Photographer's Note

This is a third photo of reflections on the water of the Fyris River in central Uppsala on an exceptionally calm day. For those who live in Uppsala it is well-known that it is almost always a bit windy in Uppsala. For better comparison with the photo below I have flipped and rotated it 180 degrees.

The building is Grand Hotell Hrnan. The hotel has to day 37 rooms. In the early 1900's, an engineer from Uppsala, Hjalmar Kallenberg, went to Italy to study how hotels were run there. Once back in Uppsala , he acquired a piece of land on the eastern shore of Fyrisn and started to build a hotel of European standards. The architect who designed the hotel was Ture Stenberg.

It the winter of 1907 Grand Hotell Hrnan opened. In those days it was Uppsala's largest and most exclusive hotel with 29 rooms.

The style is neo-baroque with features of Art Nouveau. The facades are plastered in a light color and has a gently curving gable, richly decorated with ornaments and with wrought iron balconies.

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