Malmo, Sweden

Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, Universityof Wisconsin - Green Bay

What exactly did you expect to see entering Sweden?
A real brass band. Bronze, anyway.

St. Peter's Church

The church was built in the 1300's. The tower collapsed and was rebuilt a number of times.

The church was extensively rebuilt in the mid 19th century.

Pulpit (1599)


View toward Main Altar

The altarpiece dates from 1611
Views toward the rear and the organ

Memorial Tablets



The chapel is properly the Chapel of St. George but is called the Kramakapellet (merchant's chapel) because it was used by a number of the city's trade guilds. Although a small scale picture makes the ceiling look like aging and cracking plaster (below left), a close up shows intricate and well preserved decoration (below right). The closeup is just above the point of the arch at left.
Let the little children come unto me...

Canal Cruise

A canal encircles the older section of Malmo.  
The Twisted Torso is an unusual twisted scyscraper.
The Twisted Torso seen from about 20 km away in Denmark. Note that only seven sections are visible, not eight as in the picture at left, above. Because the earth is, ahem, not flat.

St. Paul's Church

St. Paul's is a newer church outside the canal perimeter, with an unusual hexagonal plan. Here's a distant view of the spire.
Inside it's simple but quite beautiful.

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Created 22 June 2007, Last Update 17 December 2020