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Uppsala Domkyrka

This is a photo from the city of Uppsala, located some 70 km north of Stockholm and the fourth largest city in city with almost 150,000 inhabitants. Uppsala is home to the largest cathedral in Scandinavia, Uppsala Domkyrka (Uppsala Cathedral), which you can see here. Being the seat of the archbishop of the Church of Sweden, Uppsala has been the ecclesiastical centre of Sweden since 1164. The cathedral dates to the late 13th century and its twin spires are 119m tall, making it the tallest church in the Nordic countries.

Uppsala is also known for its university, Uppsala Universitet, which was founded in 1477. The university is most famous for botanist Carl Linnaeus and the invention of the Celsius temperature scale. The building in front of the cathedral is Gustavianum, the oldest building of the university, built in the first half of the 17th century. It has been the university museum since 1997. The photo was taken at Universitetsparken, right in front of the current main building of the university. The statue of historian Erik Gustaf Geijer, several times rector of the university in the first half of the 19th century is at the heart of the park.

Exif data:
Make: NIKON
Model: COOLPIX S9300
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/640 sec
F-Stop: f/4.1
ISO Speed Ratings: 125
Focal Length: 6.9 mm
Date Taken: 2012-07-30 14:05
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 7037 kb

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