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Östersund

'', p. 368. thumb 250px The national romantic Sparbanken building illuminated during the Winter Festival. (File:Östersund winter festival.jpg) When Östersund started to grow as a city in the late 19th century the houses consisted predominantly of wood, though stone had become popular in the central parts. These houses were heavily characterized by Neo-Gothicism (Gothic Revival architecture) and Neo-Renaissance. Pentén, Gudrun (1986). "Så byggdes Östersund"

barracks were constructed in connection to the older settlement. Pentén, Gudrun (1986). "Så byggdes Östersund" (in Swedish) in Jörgen Björklund: ''Östersunds historia III'', p. 371. Jugendstil became popular too as an addition to the National Romantic style architecture. left 250px thumb Storgatan in Östersund with an alley, a window to the west, down towards Storsjön. (File:Storgatan in Östersund.jpg) In the 1930s, the Functionalism

hall.jpg thumb left Östersund City Hall The most well known landmark of Östersund is the national romantic city hall (Östersund City Hall). It is 51 meters tall and contains 136 rooms. It is the greatest constructional symbol of the National Romantic architecture in Östersund. Pentén, Gudrun (1986). "Så byggdes Östersund" (in Swedish) in Jörgen Björklund: ''Östersunds historia III'', p. 387. The city hall looks almost like a fortress and affiliates especially to the local art of Jämtland. The bell tower is of typical Jamtish design shaped like an onion, the local sculpture Olof Ahlberg made most of the sculpture details and the ornaments are made from Jamtish limestone. Frans Bertil Wallberg's city hall was seen by contemporary colleagues as the best of modern Swedish architecture. Pentén, Gudrun (1986). "Så byggdes Östersund" (in Swedish) in Jörgen Björklund: ''Östersunds historia III'', p. 391. The main part of the building is accentuated by a grand tower and a monumental stairway. It is accompanied by only one wing, the north wing, as the second, south wing, was torn down in the 1970s. A recently built landmark is Arctura, named after Jämtland's provincial star Arcturus, a large hot water accumulator tank. Due to its appearance it is referred to as ''Termosen'' (''the Thermos (Vacuum flask)''). At night the 65 meter building is illuminated with various lights like sunrise and the Aurora Borealis (Aurora (astronomy)). The large church is a monumental feature in Östersund's cityscape. It is a basilica made of bricks with clear distinguished aisle. The quire (Choir (architecture)) is three-sided and the large steeple (steeple (architecture)) is facing the west: Storsjön and the fells of Oviken. History thumb The Frösö Runestone is situated on Frösön in Östersund. (File:Frösöstenen.jpg) commons:Östersund


Falun

, but was quickly rebuilt and is still, today, standing on the same site. Varmbadhuset a community swimming pool facility in Falun. It was designed in a National Romantic Style (National Romantic style) by the city architect Klas Boman (:sv:Klas Boman) and built in 1911. In the 1960s a sport center was planned out for Falun and Varmbadhuset lost its importance and faced demolition in 1974, despite strong protests from the residents in Falun. On the site today is the police station. In 1961, an architectural competition was organized in Falun. The neighborhood (Falan) between the western side of Stora Torget (:sv:Stora torget, Falun) and Faluån was to be modernized. The competition was won by Uhlin och Malms Arkitektkontor in Stockholm. The final design was built in 1968 with two buildings along the western side of the Plaza. Since 1968, the buildings have been rebuilt many times. Dmoz:Regional Europe Sweden Dalarna County Localities Falun Commons:Category:Falun


Helsinki

Cathedral , which was finished in 1852, twelve years after C. L. Engel's death. Subsequently, Engel's neoclassical plan stimulated the epithet, ''The White City Of The North''. Helsinki is, however, perhaps even more famous for its numerous Art Nouveau (Jugend in Finnish) influenced buildings of the romantic nationalism, designed in the early 1900s and strongly influenced by the Kalevala, which is a very popular theme in the national romantic art of that era. Helsinki's Art Nouveau style is also featured in large residential areas such as Katajanokka and Ullanlinna. The master of the Finnish Art Nouveau was Eliel Saarinen (1873–1950), whose architectural masterpiece was the Helsinki central railway station (Helsinki Central railway station). Helsinki also features several buildings by the world-renowned Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898–1976), recognized as one of the pioneers of architectural functionalism (functionalism (architecture)). However, some of his works, such as the headquarters of the paper company Stora Enso and the concert venue, Finlandia Hall, have been subject to divided opinions from the citizens. Commons:Category:Helsinki Wikipedia:Helsinki Dmoz:Regional Europe Finland Southern Finland Localities Helsinki


Zagreb

as a music teacher in Zagreb in 1923 but soon, in 1924, he moved to Belgrade. Like another Yugoslav composer, Jakov Gotovac, he was a Pan-slavic (Pan-Slavism) and Yugoslav national romantic whose work was strongly influenced by regional and national heritage. The sounds of home, its own history and heritage were in his works masterfully expressed new sequence of universal time. He observed the sound heritage of the cultures of the east, hoping to find the environments unchanged


Oslo

is not generally open to the public. * WikiPedia:Oslo Dmoz:Regional Europe Norway Oslo Commons:Category:Oslo


Stockholm

of architecture from national romantic (Romantic nationalism) style to mature functionalism (Functionalism (architecture)). upright thumb 220px left Gravestone of Greta Garbo (File:Greta Garbo gravestone.jpg) Skogskyrkogården came about following an international competition in 1915 for the design of a new cemetery in Enskede (Enskededalen) in the southern part of Stockholm, Sweden. The design of the young architects Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz was selected. Work began in 1917 on land that had been old gravel quarries that were overgrown with pine (Scots Pine) trees and was completed three years later. The architects' use of the natural landscape created an extraordinary environment of tranquil beauty that had a profound influence on cemetery design throughout the world. Agne returned to Sweden and they arrived at Stocksund (Stockholm) where they put up their tent on the side of the river where it is flat. Agne had a torc which had belonged to Agne's great-great-great-grandfather Visbur. Agne married Skjalf who became pregnant with two sons, Erik and Alrik (Alrek and Eirík). thumb left 200px Role photo. Kirsten Flagstad as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, operetta by Johann Strauss d.y. Tour with The Norwegian Operetta Accociation 1915. Role debut (File:Kirsten Flagstad 17.jpg) After further study in Stockholm with Dr. Gillis Bratt, she pursued a career in opera and operetta in Norway. In 1919, she married her first husband Sigurd Hall and a year later gave birth to her only child, a daughter, Else Marie Hall. Later that year she signed up with the newly created Opera Comique in Oslo, under the direction of Alexander Varnay and Benno Singer. Varnay was the father of the famous soprano Astrid Varnay. Her ability to learn roles quickly was noted, as it often took her only a few days to do so. She sang Desdemona opposite Leo Slezak, Minnie, Amelia and other lesser roles at the Opera Comique. During the 2010 World Cup qualifiers (2010 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 1), Denmark faced Sweden at Råsunda Stadium in Stockholm. Sweden was awarded a penalty in the tenth minute, which Sørensen saved as Denmark went on to win the game 1–0. Sørensen missed three qualification matches through injury, yet Denmark still qualified for the 2010 World Cup (2010 FIFA World Cup) with one match to go. Sørensen's elbow injury put his chance of appearing in his second World Cup in doubt, Commons:Category:Stockholm Wikipedia:Stockholm Dmoz:Europe Sweden Stockholm County Localities Stockholm


Norway

. '''Olav Aukrust''' (21 January 1883 – 3 November 1929) was a Norwegian (Norway) poet and teacher. He was born in Lom (Lom, Norway) and wrote poems with a renewed national romantic (Romantic Poetry) style. His use of rural dialect contributed to the growth of Nynorsk as a literary language. * An Icelandic version of the show, ''Tekinn'', hosted by Auðunn Blöndal, premiered on Sirkus TV in fall 2006. * A Norwegian (Norway) version, ''Lurt av Karlsen


Soviet Union

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