Källarhals (literally Cellar Throat), Gamla Stan (Old Town), Stockholm • late 1500s
In one of my Old Town wanderings, I noticed this well-preserved many-holed door. I searched for information about it and found that there had been a big hole behind the grated surface . . . a quick access to the cellar used in Medieval times. Supplies could easily be unloaded, such as wood for heating. And in reverse, all kinds of household rubbish could be thrown onto the street. It’s easy to imagine how this looked and smelled just beside the entrance.
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.
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