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.
Spectral trees on the way there from the metro station.
The entrance, with a view up to the Holy Cross chapel.
Another spectral tree.
The long path.
Up to the right, Almhöjden, a small low-walled graveyard atop the hill, surrounded by elms.
The mighty cross near the Holy Cross chapel.
Columbaria and graves near the chapel; Asplund's own grave is in this area.
The great portico of the chapel.
The span is very large.
Unfortunately the chapel was closed, so this is the most I could see of the interior, through the door.
A look back; now heading into the woods.
The Woodland Chapel.
It really is quite a special thing to have the graves interspersed among the trees.
The visitors' center.
Birds lending themselves to the composition.