From Tagging to Nobel Prizes

The second leg of our tour in July 2017 took us to Stockholm, Sweden.  This was our second visit to this city and country; we visited there for a few weeks in 2012 and had a great time.  This year’s tour took us to some familiar places but I had my eyes open looking for some doors on this trip since I had no idea people would be interested in doors way back then.

I’ll start this post off with the universal language; it seems that tagging is found everywhere that I have traveled (and I have traveled in several European countries and China and always come across graffiti).  Maybe it’s in the genes of Homo sapiens passed down from Neanderthals.

As our tour bus entered the city limits we passed this train trestle and there it was, tagging “cave paintings”.

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It didn’t take long when we started the city tour the next morning to find a tagger’s nest, a door laden with “caveman drawings”.

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We drove around Stockholm learning about the history of this country, that it is made up from a series of many islands (in 2012 we took a boat tour to the archipelagos and hopped off onto a few islands) and so it went until we reached the Stockholm City Hall.  In 2012, we didn’t have the opportunity to tour the inside of City Hall but we did our own self-guided tour on the outside grounds and later went up the bell tower for a 360 degree view of the city.

This time, our tour had tickets to enter City Hall and we learned that this is where the Nobel Prize ceremony is held to present the Prize winners with their awards.

In City Hall, we descended a stairway and passed this wooden door and I thought this would be a good door to share with you all.

 

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We entered a huge room where the Nobel Prize Awards were held and as I looked around I saw the sunbeam on the brick wall pointing to the arches.

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From the reception room at the floor level we looked up to the next floor and could see there were more interesting rooms up there.

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Mosaic tile wok in gilded gold.

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And then, the City Hall tour ended and we left through this ancient door (guess in the old days someone put an electronic alarm on the door – that person must have won a Nobel Award for that).

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Be sure to visit this week’s guest host, Dan Antion’s (Norm Frampton’s) Thursday Doors website to check other door posts from around the world; just read Dan’s (Norm’s TD) post for the week and then press the blue thing to unlock the door to other door enthusiasts’ posts for the week and enjoy or join in and post a door of your own.  Thanks for visiting my post and thanks to Norm 2.0 for his creation of the Thursday Doors website.  For more posts and photos of doors by others please go to: Thursday Doors .

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7 thoughts on “From Tagging to Nobel Prizes

  1. Thanks for the mention and a beautiful door. Thanks too for the tour. I haven’t heard from the committee yet, I guess standing in for Norm isn’t Nobel-worthy…a boy can dream.

    Do you know if the trestle has a draw span? I was wondering what the towers were for. Too bad about the tags. I’m not sure I’ll ever understand that.

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    1. Thanks, Dan! You got my nomination and vote to receive the Norm Prize for Door Blogging; always get the doors and historical background with your posts and the committee (of worldwide door enthusiasts can verify this fact).

      We passed over that bridge so quickly that I had to shoot quickly to get the graffiti and just noticed the tracks (I’m not sure if it is a draw bridge but I can see glass booths at the top of the towers).

      I don’t think taggers have any mindset; if its there and a space people can see then its marked (like animals marking their territory).

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  2. Wow on mosaics — they never fail to impress me.
    The ceilings are amazing, and I love that you got them in your shots. The hall is magnificent, those rafters, the fireplace, the sheer stature of it all.
    That last door is grand 🙂

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