National Geographic : 1928 Oct
Photographs by G. Heurlin A FEW SUCH HOUSES SURVIVE STOCKHOLM'S EARLY CENTURIES Conflagration after conflagration has resulted in a modern Swedish capital of granite (see text, page 403). Several examples of these homes of the Middle Ages are now preserved in Skansen, Stockholm's famous outdoor museum and zoological park (see, also, Color Plate V). ORNATE DOORWAYS DISTINGUISH SOME OF THE CITY'S OLD HOUSES Immediately behind the Royal Palace rises the old quarter ofStockholm, now occupied by the poorer classes. But the land isheld atfabulous prices. Some day it may become thecapital's most exclusive residential section, for the location, overlooking the city, isunsurpassed.