In Photos: Inside Skogskyrkogården

Photographer Jairo Hurtado shares serenely beautiful photos from Skogskyrkogården.

All photos by Jairo Hurtado

All photos by Jairo Hurtado

Skogskyrkogården – The Woodland Cemetery – is one of those rare heritage sites which bears witness to mankind and the fragility of life while celebrating nature, innovation, and all that makes life beautiful. Designed in the early 1900s, it is a creative masterpiece borne from a collaboration between some of Sweden’s top architects and artists which blends the inner workings of a cemetery with nature and architecture.

According to the UNESCO World Heritage List, it is considered one of the most important creations of modern architecture.

And that spirit is what Colombian photographer Jairo Hurtado has captured in these series of images.

Hurtado calls himself a “love expat” (relocated for love). He grew up in Colombia with a short stint in London, but is now based in Stockholm, learning Swedish and working as a graphic designer and tennis coach.

I am a photographer, lover of good design, advertising, photography and creativity in all its forms.

Stockholm is a very photogenic city, with many beautiful hidden spots free of crowds where you can feel free to get creative with your camera… Jairo Hurtado

Here are some of his images from the cemetery. You can read more about Skogskyrkogården here on Slow Travel Stockholm.

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You can find more of Jairo’s work on Instagram at @livingstockholm and on his blog, Living Stockholm, where he also shares his thoughts and experiences as an expat.

 

Author: Lola A. Åkerström

Lola Akinmade Åkerström is an award-winning writer, photographer, and travel blogger, and is also the Founder/Editor-in-chief of Slow Travel Stockholm. Her photography is represented by National Geographic Creative. She tweets at @LolaAkinmade.

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