Skogskyrkogarden, Stockholm

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Skogskyrkogården is a cemetery located in the Enskededalen district south of central Stockholm, Sweden. Its design, by Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz, reflects the development of architecture from Nordic Classicism to mature functionalism.
Skogskyrkogården came about following an international competition in 1915 for the design of a new cemetery in Enskede in the southern part of Stockholm, Sweden. The entry called "Tallum" by the young architects Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz was selected. After changes made to the design on the recommendations of the competition jury, work began in 1917 on land that had been old gravel quarries that were overgrown with pine trees, and the first phase was completed three years later. The architects' use of the natural landscape created an extraordinary environment of tranquil beauty that had a profound influence on cemetery design throughout the world. Essential models for the design of the cemetery were the German forest cemeteries of Friedhof Ohlsdorf at Hamburg and Waldfriedhof in Munich but also the neoclassical paintings of Caspar David Friedrich.
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  • The Stockholm Forrest Cemetery is a quiet place neat one of the busy Motorways into Stockholm city. Not far from Stockholm Globe Arena, is is a nice place for quit walks and tranquill contemplations.  more »
  • A very large and very old cemetery where Greta Garbo is buried, but Avicci is not here as claimed on Wikipedia.
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  • Lovely and peaceful cemetery. It really feels like you are in the woods. If cemeteries is your thing you should definitely go!
  • Camera, a good camera is not a must if you are heading to a cemetery, right?! But what if it's a registered piece of art with UNESCO?! The atmosphere of Skogskyrkogården is such a unique combination of art, architecture and nature(mainly forest) that it easily succeeds the "death" concept. Its is alive. Make sure that you go there, it's a public place, open to all and I am sure you will enjoy singing of birds in few hours of peace and meditation experience
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