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Hold on to that rope!

Bonde Palace. The original design, based on French Baroque and Renaissance prototypes, was H-shaped in plan, the planned two southern wings flanking a main court, while the northern wings surrounded a small Baroque garden. The reconstruction following a fire in 1753 produced much of the present shape of the building.


Steeple: Tyska kyrkan (German church — named for standing in the centre of a neighbourhood that in the Middle Ages was dominated by Germans).


The church was built around 1580, but the brick steeple and the copper covered spire with Neogothic gargoyles were completed in 1878.


Even though gargoyles, featuring grotesque animals, were indeed unusual in Swedish architectural history, today they are recognized as 'natural features' of the old town.


Baroque and Gothic Revival.


Stockholm, 2002

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Taken on August 7, 2002