The Breathtaking Woodland Cemetery

We sometimes visit the Skogskyrkogården (Woodland Cemetery) not far from our home in the south of Stockholm. It came about following an international competition in 1915 won by Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz. Asplund later made the famous Stockholm Public Library, as mentioned in an earlier blog post.

The cemetery was finished in 1940 with excellent landscape architecture, mixed with care for humanity and purist building design. More than 100,000 souls rest between the pine trees. The Woodland Cemetery was named an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. Not a bad place to spend the eternity!

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