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By The Right Flank, MARCH!

The Stockholm Palace or the Royal Palace is the official residence and major royal palace of the Swedish monarch, built in 1760 in the Baroque style. The palace has two courtyards.

The Outer Courtyard, which is the main area for the changing of the guards, is enclosed by two curved wings.

 

The western row, or the western facade, represents "The Male Qualities" and the King.

 

In the frontispiece of the western facade between the windows there are ten female characters called caryatids. The caryatids of the palace are Rococo inspired pilasters in the shape of women, made by the French artist Charles Guillaume Cousin of Gotlandic sandstone in 1744.

 

Stockholm, 2002.

 

Old small file revisited.

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Taken on August 5, 2002