Friday, May 05, 2006

The Sergel fountain

The fountain located at Sergels torg, a square which is probably Swedens most famous and which you will see more pictures from in the future, is a big part of Stockholm.
37,5 metres high, 130 ton heavy and filled with 80 000 glasprisms this work of art creates quite a nice scene during evenings.
As part of the great changes in central Stockholm it was put forward in 1964 but due to delays the fountains centrepiece stood finished first in 1974.
Even though it was criticized in the beginning for being ugly the fountain is popular today. Every time Sweden succeeds in major sporting events it´s filled with supporters who, by tradition, always takes a dip into the water.
Needless to say we don´t do it during the winter when it´s minus ten degrees celsius outside = )

More pictures, and some really nice ones, can be seen here

See you tomorrow =)


At 10:32 AM, Blogger Cameron said...

great pics man. although i was hopeing for one with you in the fountain! :D

At 7:17 PM, Blogger Vancouver Daily Photo said...

I think it is lovely.

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