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    Burial cairns at Picasso cape
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  • Burial cairns at Picasso cape
    Burial cairns at Picasso cape
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  • Burial cairns at Picasso cape
    Burial cairns at Picasso cape
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    Picasso sculpture!

    by yvgr Updated Apr 15, 2012

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    Picasso in Kristinehamn

    Picasso choose Kristinehamn, so can you. Unfortunatly just because it's Picasso not all people like his kind of art. Nor can they find anything special or beautiful about it. The sculpture is said to be a portrait of Picasso's wife. Wow, she must have been ugly! For many of the locals around the sculpture destroy the natural beauty and scenery of the place.

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    Statue by Erik Rafael Rådberg

    by yvgr Updated Apr 15, 2012
    Daphne

    Erik Rafael Rådberg (1881-1961) was born in Kristinehamn and was a also an artist by profession. Rådberg lived some years in Paris and attended the Académie Henri Matisse and the Académie Colarossi, as one of the teachers of Auguste Rhodin. This statue of Daphne is situated in Rådhusparken i Kristinehamn. Very close to Stadshotellet!

    Rådberg's sculpture work can also be find in Stockholm and Gothenburg area. He made a statue of wellknown operasinger Jenny Lind and writer Gustaf Fröding. These statues can be found in Djurgården park, Stockholm. Rådberg lived most of his life in Kristinehamn.

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    Kristinehamn's old cemetery

    by yvgr Updated Apr 13, 2012

    The old graveyard is located outside the grand church. For anyone interested in old church yards this one is quite beautiful and well kept. See my video Kristinehamn's old church and cemetery.

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    Burial cairns at Picasso cape, Kristinehamn

    by yvgr Updated Apr 13, 2012

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    Burial cairns at Picasso cape
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    If you're going to visit the famous Picasso statue located in Kristinehamn's archipelago you can also visit the 3 burial cairns from Bronze Age...A sign will show the way up to the cairns. There's also an information board. It's some 150 m. East from the statue.

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    Järsberg Runestone

    by yvgr Updated Apr 13, 2012
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    The Järsberg Runestone is a runestone in the elder futhark (runic language) in Kristinehamn. It originates from the Viking age, dated 500 AD. This stone is a bit "offside" the city centre. You may contact Kristinehamn's Tourist Information for further details. Going by car? See my directions.

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    Fröding's Family Home

    by yvgr Updated Apr 6, 2012

    The very famous Swedish author Gustaf Fröding lived 14 years in Kristinehamn and his family home where his parents stayed on, still exists. If you wish to visit the house you need to make an reservation. I suggest you contact Kristinehamn's Tourist Information board for any further information.

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    Kristinehamn's Church

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    The church in Kristinehamn was built between 1847–1858 in neo-gothic style and it's still operated by the Church of Sweden. Has a lot of interesting historical stuff inside such as a triumphal cross from the 14th century. Three chandeliers of brass from the 1500s. Several epitaphs from 1500 - and 1800's. In the two towers are three bells, the oldest from 1665, the largest from 1724 and weighs two tons.

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    Kristinehamn's Library

    by yvgr Written Apr 6, 2012
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    Kristienhamn's Central Library is located quite close to the Railway station and it is open to all. There are a wide range of books and other media that can be borrowed for free. Also a room for Newspapers and information about Kristinehamn. pC'S with Internet acess and free login.

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    Saxholmen Island

    by yvgr Updated Apr 1, 2012

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    The Saxholmen island is a small island in the archipelago of Kristinehamn. You can axess Saxholmen only by boat through the north side of the island, or during spring-summer you can by a ticket for the ferry. On the Saxholmen you can find the ruins of a 12th century castle. Much archeology and investigation of the grounds has taken place over the years.

    For any further information contact Kristinehamn Tourist Information board at turist@kristinehamn.se

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    PICASSO'S WORK OF ART IN KRISTINNEHAMN

    by eden_teuling Written Oct 30, 2003

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    PABLO PICASSO

    Two ARTISTS met....Bengt Olson and Carl Nesjar.......

    Carl Nesjar had just experimented with a new material, some sort of BETON (Concrete).

    They met Pablo Picasse and told him about this experiments and he was interested.....and then: why not a sculpture somewhere in the NORTH of EUROPE, such a peaceful area of the world and yes, Picasso agreed in a special way: he sent a letter which showed the model of the sculpture with the words: OUI, PICASSO 7.7.1964............no more no less, but is definately was a YES..........

    The Monument is some 15 meters in height, the largest "wing" measures 6 x 4 and weighs some 8 tons !!!
    CARL NESJAR did the work and sent photos and videos to THE MASTER....

    It is the largest PICASSO ever created......

    very worthy of your visit, so....go visit KRISTINEHAMN at the VäNE lake....

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    Don´t forget the exposition near the sculpture

    by El_Sueco Written Sep 15, 2003

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    Picasso exhibition

    When you come to the Picasso sculpture, there are two red buildings to the left. At most left you have the coffee restaurant where you can buy coffee and waffles. The other small red house is a little shop with a small exhibition of the construction work with the sculpture in 1965. There are also the sanitary services.

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    A closer look!

    by El_Sueco Written Aug 12, 2003

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    The surface of the Picasso statue

    This is the surface on the Picasso statue. The surface is so hard that it will resist for 2000 year, they say.
    The statue was made in such a way that the mould was dense filled with small stones. Then from the underneath(!) a liquid of concrete was pressed into the mould. Such a technique was used to avoid air pockets in the casting. The technique had been outproven on simular materials by the concrete artist/specialist Carl Nesjar.
    The sculpture is 15 m high, the column has a diameter of 1.65 m. The two wings are 6 x 4 m. One of the wings has a weight of 8 tons.

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    Follow the sign...15 meter...

    by Porteplume Updated Jul 3, 2003

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    Sculpture by Picasso - [On photo]

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    Picasso sculpture in Kristinehamn

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    The sculpture is the first monumetalsculpture made by Picasso himself. He gave away the sculpture to Kristinehamn in 1964. The sculpture is 15 metres tall. The pelar has two wings, one of which has a weight of 8 tons. There is an exhibition hall in the area where you can watch some pictures, describing the history and construction of the sculpture settings. In the area around the sculpture you will find an atstonishing view over lake Vänern and the archipelago environment. There is also a place to bathe and lots of cafés.

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