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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  • August 19, 2017
    Seen in the photo above was very extensive. Followed by open land and enter from the main entrance, a cross in front of the cemetery behind Woods. Forward through the next to cross and left the Cafe and visitor's Center, its back, lockers and restrooms are available. Where to buy a cup of coffee with Apple Pie, was resting in the seat out of. Location very clean air and pleasant feel empty.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Harmony. Exceptional mighty pine trees all over the place that provides peace of mind. Today has been on guided tour here that a few times before, which is very rewarding to get one to get an understanding of the place and the idea of its creation. A place for the living peace on. Very meditative place. It feels, even inside the chapels. The architects were really knowledgeable. Here you can also go for hours to yourself and check out the beautiful tombs and enjoying the trees, the perfect architecture that interacts with hills and trees. What I learned the news today was that pine trees served as a timber inventory before the cemetery. It's not a cemetery without a huge burial site (there is no church here) and with large lawns. 100 acres and 100 000 graves. Go here! It is a true gem and is also on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Nothing is changed on the site.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Skogskyrkogården is a huge park / cemetery with wide green fields, trees, many burial sections (mostly family tombstones) a couple of capellas. We were not far away and had some free time so we made a...  more »

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