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Skogskyrkogarden, Stockholm

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Skogskyrkogården is a cemetery located in the Enskededalen district south of central Stockholm, Sweden. Its design, by Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz, reflects the development of architecture from Nordic Classicism to mature functionalism.HistorySkogskyrkogården came about following an international competition in 1915 for the design of a new cemetery in Enskede in the southern part of Stockholm, Sweden. The entry called "Tallum" by the young architects Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz was selected. After changes made to the design on the recommendations of the competition jury, work began in 1917 on land that had been old gravel quarries that were overgrown with pine trees, and the first phase was completed three years later. The architects' use of the natural landscape created an extraordinary environment of tranquil beauty that had a profound influence on cemetery design throughout the world. Essential models for the design of the cemetery were the German forest cemeteries of Friedhof Ohlsdorf at Hamburg and Waldfriedhof in Munich but also the neoclassical paintings of Caspar David Friedrich.
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  • Visited this lovely Park Cemetery in early April. Is right next to the Metro station of the same name. There very quietly, rare local walk with kids, dogs or jogging. You can just wander along the paths and breathe pine trees, thinking about her. Recommend to all who are tired of the noise of Stockholm
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  • A fantastic site that fills me both with breathtaking fear & lots of comfort! Here one should travel all year round to give himself a fair chance for thought! Therefore I feel simply had to finish with a poem by the Italian poet & Nobel-award winner Salvatore Quasimodo! "Each one stands alone on the Earth's heart, pierced by a ray of sunshine, and suddenly it's evening."
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  • I think is one of best place a man has been able to figure out and then create. Souls, nature and human beings share the same space. I went alone in a weekday and probably appreciated this place more ...  more »