My words, thoughts and photos from a Swedish perspective

After the ball

stadshuset-vinter

After the ball in the Queen of Lake Mälaren’s and the King of Winter’s secret hall the guests are being watched by the Town Hall.

The Town Hall’s architect was Ragnar Östberg and the building period lasted from 1911 to 1923. Apart from offices for the town’s administration, the building also has halls for representation and festivities. The annual Nobel prize dinner is held in Blå hallen (the Blue Hall). The architect’s intention was that the hall should have a blue interior, but he changed his mind when he saw the colour and structure of the brick stones and decided not to cover the walls with blue plaster. The only thing that never changed was the name of the hall.

The guilded hall with its inlayings with mosaic (more than 18,600,000 pieces were used) is an amazing masterpiece. This means that the invisible guests can make their way home with class.

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