View towards Slussen from the zone on Skeppsholmen in Stockholm. Photo: Jockatim
|Location||Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden|
|Surface||Gravel, Stone, Water|
|FlaggmanKonst at Turfgame.com|
This turf zone is located at the end of a street named Flaggmansvägen, near the Royal Institute of Art (Swedish: Kungliga Konsthögskolan), at the southwest corner of the island of Skeppsholmen in central Stockholm.
Royal Institute of Art
The Royal Institute of Art (Swedish: Kungliga Konsthögskolan) is an institution in Stockholm, Sweden for higher education in art, founded in 1735. The school was part of the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts, until 1978 when it was made independent. It is under the supervision of the Ministry of Education and Research.
Skeppsholmen is one of the islands of Stockholm. It is connected with Blasieholmen and Kastellholmen by bridges. It is accessible by foot from Kungsträdgården, past the Grand Hôtel and Nationalmuseum, by bus number 65, or by boat from Slussen, Djurgården or Nybroplan.
Positioned strategically at the Baltic Sea entrance to Stockholm, it has traditionally been the location of several military buildings. Today, the military presence is low, and several museums can be found there instead, such as the Museum of Modern Art (Swedish: Moderna museet), the main modern art museum of Stockholm, the architectural museum in the same building, and the East-Asian museum (Swedish: Östasiatiska Muséet). It is also home to the Teater Galeasen. On the southern shore is the old sailing ship af Chapman which is now used as a youth hostel. Stockholm Jazz Festival is a popular annual summer event held on Skeppsholmen.
Eric Ericsonhallen (formerly Skeppsholmen Church) was the venue for an official dinner for foreign royalty, celebrating the Wedding of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, and Daniel Westling in June 2010.
Other zones on the island of Skeppsholmen
and on nearby islet of Kastellholmen:
View towards Skeppsbron. Photo: LeiLar
View towards Skeppsbron. Photo: svenmuenchen