mercredi 22 octobre 2014


In this post, I will talk a little about Stockholm.  First, Stockholm is the swedish capital and also the biggest city of Sweden. The city is situated at the edge of the Baltic sea, and built in several isle arroud the Malär lake for which the city is also called « The Venice of the North ». Now let’s talk a little about architecural history and identity of the Swedish capital.

The city’s oldest part is « Gamla Stan », which contains a majority of the oldest buildings and ruins. This district is from the 13th century, and the majority of buildings which survive from this period are the churches or also royal buildings. One example of this buildings is the Riddarholmen Church, which is considered at one of the oldest edifice of Stockholm, from the end of the 13th century.

During the 15th century, a lot of German craftsmen were employed to built buildings, as a result a lot of boroughs and buildings are influenced by German architecture, for example the German Church.

In the 19th century, the city grew up very fast because of the industrialization. A lot new districts were built inspired by architectural styles of big european’s cities like Berlin. One of the representative district of this period is Södermalm. Notable works of this time period include public buildings such as the Royal Swedish Opera.

The 20th century is characterized by suburban development. Some boroughs were totally rebuilt with  some skyscrapers and larger streets. Significative areas and buildings of this period are the tower « Söder Torn » for example or also Sergels torg a modern place.

Well that the end of this post, I hope that you liked it, see you soon !

1 commentaire:

  1. It's great you choose to speak about east european capital. Actually, when we talk about capitals we often neglected these ones. Then, the possibility to see different buildings and monuments when we click on the name, it's a excellent idea !