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Mass Observation Project: Meeting Places

2010.12.18
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An important "Meeting place" of sorts with a natural link to the previous theme of "Rubbish". The Swedish Riksdagshuset (House of parliament).

In the 14th century Stockholm's first hospital and old folks home was situated on this little island.
When Gustav Vasa created the national state of Sweden in 1523, unifying it under a monarchy, he of course instated himself as that king and moved into the palace next door. He claimed the hospital stank and had it relocated to a spot outside the town and had a new stable built on the island for his horses and a gaggle of houses sprang up around it for his groupies and stable hands. At the end of the 19th century the island was cleared out for the new houses of parliament.

A list of all of this month’s MOP photos can be found here.
15 Comments
????? Amazing image!!!
????? · 2010-12-06: 15:17
rokita nice shot ;) lx3 ;)
rokita · 2010-12-06: 16:35
Eiram great shot, interesting building!
Eiram · 2010-12-06: 16:48
GKorts great example and some lesson learnt
GKorts · 2010-12-06: 17:03
photodeclair very nice !
photodeclair · 2010-12-06: 18:53
livelovelaugh A great shot. :)
livelovelaugh · 2010-12-06: 23:40
????? Wonderful shot!!!
????? · 2010-12-06: 23:47
ArtBee Great take on the theme! Love the history included in your post! Nicely done!
ArtBee · 2010-12-07: 08:16
????? Very nice shot.
Oh well if you developped advanced updated Swedish guy link your House of Parliament to the rubbish... What should I say ?!? I'm just guessing it crushes down like the Domus (House) of Gladiators when they are into...? it seems the only way to change and have a new radical change in politics here... ;-)
????? · 2010-12-07: 13:27
Jarvo Very interesting story and a neat picture too.
Jarvo · 2010-12-07: 19:19
onlyricky excellent
and the picture is just GORGEOUS!
onlyricky · 2010-12-07: 19:43
????? It's a nice building!!
????? · 2010-12-09: 11:29
manuele A great shot
manuele · 2010-12-10: 05:48
jordanwmcfall stunning
jordanwmcfall · 2010-12-11: 11:42
thebronzebow Great pic and I like your color shift.
thebronzebow · 2011-01-03: 22:58
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