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Photo from Södermalm island . In background Church of Catherine (Katarina kyrka). This church is one of the most known churches in Stockholm. Destroyed by fire two times during its lifetime, the church has been rebuilt as recently as the 1990s. Named after the mother of King Charles X of Sweden, Princess Catherine, it took many years to build this facility as funding was a challenge for its patron. The church reflects the stylistic design of three architects. Jean de la Vallée was the original architect, in 1723 Göran Josua Adelcrantz designed the octagonal tower and the reconstruction following the first fire and, Ove Hidemark oversaw the reconstruction in 1990 when all but the exterior walls burned to the ground. The last reconstruction took many painstaking years, as care was taken to make sure the church was replicated and restored to its original 17th century appearance using materials common to the time period.

In this place, Gert turned around and took a picture of the mural

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Additional Photos by Piotr Fagasiewicz (PiotrF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4411 W: 2 N: 7704] (37388)
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