Photographer's Note

This is just a snapshot from central Stockholm. I liked the view of the couple sitting by the water with Gamla stan (Old Town) in the background.

Vasabron (Vasa Bridge, built 18751878) is one of several bridges connecting Stockholm's mainland with the island called Gamla stan. It's named after the royal Vasa dynasty that ruled Sweden 15231654. A Polish branch, started by the son of a Swedish king and a Polish princess, ruled Poland 15841668.

The large building is a 17th century former private palace now housing the Supreme Court. To the right is a glimpse of the House of Nobility from 1674. It was used as a part of the parliament until 1866, when a more democratic parliament was introduced (but still denying women the right to vote until 1921). The smaller building is an annex added around 1870.

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Additional Photos by Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12539 W: 572 N: 24042] (102672)
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