Storkyrkan, Stockholm

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    Storkyrkan (Cathedral)

    by WulfstanTraveller Written Oct 28, 2004

    Storkyrkan is an interesting 15th-centuiry gothic cathedral in Stockholm's old town. It is quite different, especially in the interior, from most gothic churches in places such as France and especially England. Although the basic style is clearly similar, the actual decoration is quite different, in large part because it is built of brick and partly stuccoed, whereas Medieval gothic cathedrals elsewhere are much more typically limestone, marble, or other bare stone. In addition, the exterior was "modernized" a couple centuries later with a baroque facade that contrasts quite a bit with the still gothic interior.

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    Storkyrkan - St. George and the Dragon

    by yooperprof Written Jan 11, 2004
    from an elvish time. . .

    One of the treasures of the Great Church is this sculpture by 15th century Swedish master Bernt Notke. It celebrates a Swedish victory over their Danish foes, and was given to the church by the hero of the battle himself, Sten Sture. Those are real elk antlers on the dragon!

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    Wooden George & Dragon

    by UKDaisy Updated Dec 26, 2006

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    In Gamla Stan, you'll find the oldest church of Stockholm, the Storkyrkan. Inside you can see the wooden carving of George and the Dragon. Also inside, you'll find Stockholm's oldest painting.

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    St. Georg killing the dragon

    by MichaelFalk1969 Written Aug 3, 2006

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    ... the crowning church of the swedish kings ... with a very impressive sculpture of St. Georg slaying the dragon. It is partly made of elk antlers (!)... the dragon looks awesome.

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    A Grand Church

    by Redlats Written Apr 20, 2004

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    Inside the Storkyrkan

    The Storkyrkan is in the old town near the palace. The church is beautiful inside with historic carvings of St. George, etc.

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    Stockholm's Cathedral

    by cfuentesm Updated Nov 21, 2005
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    The cathedral of Stockholm is the oldest church in the city and it houses the world famous sculpture of St George and the Dragon.

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