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April 4: Skogskyrkogården 1

No architecture-oriented visit to Stockholm can be considered sufficient without visiting the renowned Skogskyrkogården, the Woodland Cemetery, designed by Asplund and Lewerentz. So thither went we.

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Spectral trees on the way there from the metro station.

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The entrance, with a view up to the Holy Cross chapel.

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Another spectral tree.

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The long path.

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Up to the right, Almhöjden, a small low-walled graveyard atop the hill, surrounded by elms.

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The mighty cross near the Holy Cross chapel.

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Columbaria and graves near the chapel; Asplund's own grave is in this area.

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The great portico of the chapel.

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The span is very large.

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Unfortunately the chapel was closed, so this is the most I could see of the interior, through the door.

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A look back; now heading into the woods.

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The Woodland Chapel.

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Canopy.

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It really is quite a special thing to have the graves interspersed among the trees.

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The visitors' center.

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Birds lending themselves to the composition.