Photographer's Note

View from Strömgatan looking across Norrström towards Riddarholmen and Riddarholmskyrkan. Norrström is the river/canal in central Stockholm which connects Lake Mälaren with the Baltic Sea.
Riddarholmen is a small islet in central Stockholm, Sweden. The island forms part of Gamla Stan, the old town, which houses a number of private palaces dating from the 17th century. In the Old Town there are 15 grand palaces to see, more than in any other place in Sweden.
At he left of the image but not on Riddarholmen, is Bonde palace,the most prominent monument of the era of the Swedish Empire (1611–1718), originally design by Nicodemus Tessin the Elder and Jean De la Vallée in 1662-1667 as the private residence of the Lord High Treasurer Gustaf Bonde (1620–1667). The next building to the right is the House of Knights (Riddarhuset). Between the 17th and the 19th century Riddarhuset was a chamber in the Estates of the Realm, and as such, was a Swedish equivalent (House of Nobility) to the British House of Lords.

The bridge leading towards Riddarhuset is Vasabron. Just beyond Vasabron is Gamla Riksarkivet ("Old National Archive")which is on Riddarholmen. The boundary of Riddarholmen is not evident in this image. It connects with Gamla stan just beyond Riddarhuset via the street Wrangelska backen.
The spire in the background belongs to Riddarholmskyrkan. Riddarholmskyrkan, built around 1300 is a triple-aisled hall church, built of red brick. The high west tower is crowned by a latticed iron scepter which can be seen in this view.
To the far right of the image is The Norstedt Building (Swedish: Norstedthuset), the main office of P.A. Norstedt & Söner AB on Riddarholmen in Stockholm, Sweden. The building was designed by Magnus Isćus and built in 1882-91. It features a spire-like roof, which is a well-known silhouette on the skyline of central Stockholm.

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Additional Photos by Trevor Moffiet (trevormoffiet) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 212 W: 2 N: 578] (3112)
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