Sunday, May 30, 2010


This was the last official of the week and it's a new unesco card. I really aprreciate when people lose sometime to check my unesco wishlist.
This is an official from Finland but the card is from Sweden and it shows the Skogskyrkogården cenitery in Stockholm.

FI-815913, sent by Sini "saint".
"Skogskyrkogården (translated as The Woodland Cemetery) is a cemetery located in the Enskededalen district south of central Stockholm, Sweden. Its design reflects the development of architecture from national romantic style to mature functionalism.
Skogskyrkogården came about following an international competition in 1915 for the design of a new cemetery in Enskede, Stockholm. The design of the young architects Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerents was selected. Work began in 1917 on land that had been old gravel quarries that were overgrown with pine trees and 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.
The crematorium, with its remarkable Faith, Hope, and Holy Cross Chapels was Gunnar Asplund's final work of architecture, opened shortly before his passing in 1940. In 1994, Skogskyrkogården was named a Unesco World Heritage Site and although it does not have the number of famous interments as the Norra begravningsplatsen, its much older counterpart in northern Stockholm, it is a major tourist attraction. At the Tallum Pavilion, visitors can see an exhibition about the cemetery and the story of its origins and the two architects whose vision created it." - in: wikipedia

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