Doorways Around the World

Garden of Souls Street


Själagårdsgatan 2 (Garden of Souls Street), Gamla Stan (Old Town), Stockholm • ca. 1620

This doorway at the beginning of Själagårdsgatan is one of the most beautiful and best preserved 17th century buildings in Gamla Stan. The stonemason that created this structure was Johan Wendelstam, a German artisan. During renovation work in 1969, hidden decorations saw daylight, and evidence of early exterior and interior design were discovered.

Photographer: Terry LeBlanc of Giclee Stockholm.

The streets of Stockholm are so narrow that it’s often impossible to get a shot of the entire doorway. Terry has developed a mixed media technique to combine elements of the scene into one image, which is explained here on her website.

June 4, 2007 - Posted by | Denmark, Europe

1 Comment

  1. The doorway was built 1658. It was a merchant named Hans Bartel who had it built. The artist was a german man, Johan Wendelstam, that came to Sweden 1641.

    /Elinore, 14, from Sweden.

    Comment by Elinore | September 22, 2007

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