The woodland cemetary (the english name for Skogskyrkogården), in Stockholm, Sweden, during a walk in early December. The trees make the last rest seem a lot more peaceful than most other cemetaries I have seen so far.

The cemetary in the woods has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Woodland cemetary in winter (Stockholm, Sweden)
Woodland cemetary in winter (Stockholm, Sweden)

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22 thoughts on “Skogskyrkogården

  1. I knew where I was in the world immediately. It felt so Swedish…and then when my eyes were led down the image to the snowed-over gravestones it was a very powerful viewing experience.

    There’s so much here that contrasts: white and black and dark and light, of course. But then there’s the timelessness of the forest and the reminders of mortality, too. It seems to speak to me about the preciousness of life, and yet it’s very hopeful, I think because the snow makes the graves nearly playful. It’s very, very good!

  2. A picture of endings – the lives of those in the graveyard and the still whiteness of winter burying nature till spring. A wonderful picture.

  3. Love your photo!

    Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you took to stop by. May your day be filled with joy and peace.

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