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I wouldn't claim that this is the very heart of Stockholm, but it is in the area known as "the inner city".

I was standing on Södermalm island when taking this photo on a beautiful day in early autumn. To the right is the much smaller Långholmen (Long Islet), where the country's major prison was located until the 1970's (and where the last execution took place in 1910 with a newly acquired guillotine, never to be used again). Nowadays the island is mainly used for recreational purposes and the prison has been converted to a budget hotel and a hostel.

A few years ago I posted this photo of the narrow channel taken in the opposite direction:

https://www.trekearth.com/viewphotos.php?l=7&p=1540858

Stockholm's "inner city" is loosely defined as the area inside a line drawn between the former toll stations, where farmers had to pay taxes on the goods they were bringing into the city. This toll system was started in 1622 to raise money for Sweden's participation in the European 30 years war. Three toll stations were placed on Södermalm, and although the system was scrapped in 1810 their names remain: Skanstull on the southern tip of the island, Hornstull in the west and Danvikstull in the east.

This photo was taken near Hornstull. The 'Map: view' will show you approximately where I was standing.

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  • Copyright: Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11958 W: 567 N: 22861] (98790)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2021-09-26
  • Map: view
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2021-10-26 0:25
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