Mass Observation Project: Meeting Places

by Mark December. 18, 2010 3165 views

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 [photoblog.com].

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Thebronzebow 6 years, 4 months ago

Great pic and I like your color shift.

6 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jordan 6 years, 5 months ago

stunning

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Manuele 6 years, 5 months ago

A great shot

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Ricardo 6 years, 5 months ago

excellent
and the picture is just GORGEOUS!

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jon Laysell 6 years, 5 months ago

Very interesting story and a neat picture too.

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Art Bee 6 years, 5 months ago

Great take on the theme! Love the history included in your post! Nicely done!

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Livelovelaugh 6 years, 5 months ago

A great shot. :)

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Claire 6 years, 5 months ago

very nice !

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Gerd Korts 6 years, 5 months ago

great example and some lesson learnt

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Eiram 6 years, 5 months ago

great shot, interesting building!

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Rokita 6 years, 5 months ago

nice shot ;) lx3 ;)

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