The April 2012 wallpaper is based upon a photo I took a few years back at the Woodland Cemetery (Skogskyrkogården) in Stockholm.
The photo shows the Memorial Garden, which lies on a hill near the main entrance. The original design was done by Sigurd Lewerentz in 1961. Since it had the addition of a memorial site for laying flowers up on the hill it was redesigned by Göran Bergquist and Jan Wahlman as a stepped water feature for cut flowers.
The original photo has been edited with the onOne Software Adobe Photoshop plugins to give it an arty look.
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Not far away from the cross at the entrance of Skogskyrkogården, where I recently posted an image of, lies the Holy Cross Chapel. In front of the chapel, in a dark corner, stands the Resurrection Statue. Several of the souls in the statue look through the hole in the roof and reach out to the sky waiting for resurrection. The statue was created by John Lundqvist in 1930.
I have made close-up images from some of the souls lying at the base of the statue.
These images were taken with a Nikon D300 and a Nikon AF-S DX 17-55mm lens.
Skogskyrkogården (The Forest Cemetery) is a UNESCO world heritage site in Stockholm, with more than 90 000 graves on an area of one square kilometer. Several famous persons are buried at this cemetery, among them lies Greta Garbo (1905-1990), the world famous actress.
At the main entrance of Skogskyrkogården a large cross is situated. It is one of the most photographed sites in Stockholm, here is my version.
This image was taken with a Nikon D300 and a Nikon AF-S DX 17-55mm lens @ 17mm; f/8.0 – 1/80sec – +2/3 stop – ISO200.