Sunday, September 26, 2021

The Woodland Cemetery

Monumenthallen Skogskyrkogården Almhöjden Polish Instagrammer Skogskyrkogården The Seven Springs Way
The monument hall at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Skogskyrkogården at Enskede in Stockholm. The second and third photos shows Almhöjden, also known as the meditation hill. The cemetery was designed 100 years ago by two 30-year old architects, Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz. They won an international competition with their entry, called Tallum. The fourth photo shows the crematorium and the big cross. Funny story here, there are two people in that photo. I figured that they were shooting mobile phone photos to post to Instagram, so when I got home that day I did an Instagram search and found the photo they had just taken. I am that good! On the fifth photo you can see the path leading up to the cross. If you walk down from the meditation hill you can follow a path called Sju brunnars stig. In English, The Seven Springs Way. The 888-meter long path ends at a chapel called Uppståndelsekapellet. The path was there even before the cemetery was built, and that is how the architects worked, using the natural landscape. There are much more to see here and I will probably show you more soon.


s.c said...

Beautiful indeed.

William Kendall said...

The first is my favourite of these.

Amy said...

It looks like quite a modern place but very peaceful.