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This is from Mosebacke, a popular district of Södermalm, located on one of the hills of the island. Mosebacke only consists of this square and the surrounding buildings, so it's a very small "district".

I snapped a few photos of this little girl playing on her own by the small pool while her daddy was busy with his mobile phone (or is it actually a book?). I think I was mainly attracted by her yellow boots.

This is certainly a "nothing special" kind of photo, but the marble sculpture may deserve a few words. It is called 'Systrarna' (The sisters), and was created by the artist Nils Sjögren (1894–1952). It is said to have been inspired by a tragedy that happened in 1911, when two young women took their lives together by drowning themselves in a bay of the sea off Södermalm. They had tied themselves together, using the veils of their hats, and filled their bags with stones. It was hinted by a newspaper at the time that they couldn't stand the public disgrace if their love affair would have become known. Possibly the artist decided to refer to the girls as "sisters", with no further explanation, because the idea of lesbian love was still too sensitive in the 1940's.

In a WS is a wider view taken moments before this. The second WS is from another part of the small park.

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Additional Photos by Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12689 W: 572 N: 24298] (103520)
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