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Riddarfjärden is a bay of lake Mälaren in central Stockholm. Stockholm was built in 1250 on an island in the stream where lake Mälaren (from the west) drains into the Baltic Sea (to the east). The island is today called Stadsholmen and constitutes Stockholm's Old Town. It is surrounded by land to the north (Norrmalm[?]) and south (Södermalm[?]), and by water to the west (Riddarfjärden) and to the east (Strömmen).

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The panorama picture above was taken from the heights of Södermalm, west of Stadsholmen, looking down on Riddarfjärden and (left to right):

  • Västerbron (bridge),
  • island Kungsholmen[?]
  • Stockholm/City Hall[?], a red brick building with a bell tower, where the Nobel Prize dinner is served
  • tower of Klara Kyrka on Norrmalm, with green copper roof
  • the five white sky scrapers at Hötorget square
  • lots of construction cranes
  • high iron tower of Riddarholmskyrkan on island Riddarholmen[?]
  • yellow tower of Storkyrkan on Stadsholmen, in front of the flat roof of the Stockholm royal castle[?]
  • narrow tower of Tyska Kyrkan on Stadsholmen
  • far away radio and TV tower Kaknästornet

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