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This is a photo of Storkyrkan taken from Trångsund alley. Other photos from almost the same POV have been uploaded earlier in TE. I decided to upload mine though, partly because of the "Café Sten Sture" sign. Reed below. :-)

You can read about the church here. Another view of the church tower is here.

If I had known the history of the café on the left of Trångsund alley, the sign of which you can see on the left, I would have tried to take some photos of it. Café Sten Sture has an interesting history. The building was used as a monastery until the time of Gustav Wasa (1496-1560). Later it became a jail. Johan Ankarström has been hold here in prison in one of the rooms, after the murder of Gustav III (1792). There were earlier secret passages to the Royal Palace and the Storkyrkan church. The Royal Palace can be seen in the map view, if you zoom in several times. It is located less than 50 metres from the other end of the church in north-east direction.

The building on the right is Börsen (Stockholm Stock Exchange Building) which today houses the Swedish Academy, the Nobel Museum and the Nobel Library. Note also the old telephone booth behind the bicycles.

PP: I applied fill light, brightness and clarity settings in RAW. I then corrected tilting and part of the lens distortion in PS, reduced noise (I had forgotten the ISO value at 1600, which I needed for the church interior!) and sharpened the photo.

The mark of the map is placed at the tower.
Geocode: 59.325733,18.070064

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