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PHOTO GALLERY:
The City of Uppsala, Sweden
Summer 2004


Page Description

This photogallery consists of many photos from the city of Uppsala, the 4th largest in Sweden. It is situated about 40km from the Airport of Stockholm - Arlanda. I went to Uppsala in Summer 2004 (June and August) and it was another beautiful, clean, quite Swedish city. The most interesting sites are the large Botanical garden and the Cathedral. Since I have been there for only 1 day, I am sure that there is more and more to see in Uppsala. There is a description about every photo and the photogallery in nicely presented with navigation buttons and photo thumbnails.

This particular page contains more photos of the priceless art inside the cathedral. Some photo description text is marked with an asterisk ' * '. This means that additional information was sent to me by mail by Andreas Heimbrandt, Research Assistant Dep. of Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Thanks Andreas!!! [MarZ]


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UPPSALA(2004)-21 :
One day visit in Uppsala (Sweden) 2004
City of Uppsala - Sweden  (Summer 2004) - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
This is another impressive site inside the cathedral. It is a marvellous and incredible stained glass window. Maybe the secret of its beauty is the perfect symmetry it exhibits.

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One day visit in Uppsala (Sweden) 2004
City of Uppsala - Sweden  (Summer 2004) - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
Another state of art stained glass window. This is so fine that it literally seems as if it was painted directly on the glass. The image depicts saint Brigitta who was a poor nun that managed to raise up for the first time in Sweden a monastery.

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One day visit in Uppsala (Sweden) 2004
City of Uppsala - Sweden  (Summer 2004) - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
This is a marble statue of the Queen married to King Gustav Vasa. I think she is buried here (hence this is her tomb) becasue the tombs of 2 Kings buried here also have a similar self-portrait statues resting in peace. Opposite to this tomb in the same chamber there is the tomb of King Gustav (see photo below)

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One day visit in Uppsala (Sweden) 2004
City of Uppsala - Sweden  (Summer 2004) - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
Human size marble statue of King Gustav which I believe that under it lies his tomb. King Gustav Vasa is buried in the chuch in the tomb on the pictures. As a side note, one prince is also buried in the church. His tomb is in the same area as the relic of Birgitta the holy. *

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One day visit in Uppsala (Sweden) 2004
City of Uppsala - Sweden  (Summer 2004) - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
In another chamber there was this marvellous marble statue of both The King (Gustav) and his wife resting in peace near each ther. As it can be seen the statue have also golden crowns, orbs, and other royal stuff

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One day visit in Uppsala (Sweden) 2004
City of Uppsala - Sweden  (Summer 2004) - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
In another chamber there was 2 large and beautiful painting of which one is this here. if this is an old painting, drawn during the times of the King Gustav, then I am amazed by the good quality of the painting. The colours and detail are perfect as new. The king declares the opening of the first parliamental meeting in Sweden. This was held in Arboga on June 5th, 1502 (Arboga almost halfway between Stockholm and Oslo.) *

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One day visit in Uppsala (Sweden) 2004
City of Uppsala - Sweden  (Summer 2004) - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
Photo of the other picture showing King Gustav giving some orders. Here he is arriving to that meeting. *

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One day visit in Uppsala (Sweden) 2004
City of Uppsala - Sweden  (Summer 2004) - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
I do not know how to explain this strange thing. It was something like the Christmas crib but several biblical episodes are represented in different boxes. It was another beautiful artistic masterpiece which I belive is quite old too. yet in perfect conditions.

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One day visit in Uppsala (Sweden) 2004
City of Uppsala - Sweden  (Summer 2004) - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
In contrast some modern art now - wooden statues of Jesus surrounded by several children listening to his preaching. It's the first time I seen some 'modern art' in a cathedral, usually stuffed only with very old masterpieces of art

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One day visit in Uppsala (Sweden) 2004
City of Uppsala - Sweden  (Summer 2004) - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
This is another baroque masterpiece, that is the pulpit. I do not know how at that time, with limited tools and no machines, how they could create such an finely decorated pulpit made of several wood, silver and gold (and I do not know if that blue material is marble!).




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