Vadstena Castle, Lake Vattern, Ostergotland: view of two of the four circular cannon turrets and the moat
|Artist/Photographer||Deakin, Ralph (1888-1952)|
|Library Reference||DK/SW/32 (DKN/SW/85)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Ralph Deakin / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Moats ; Domes ; Palaces ; Round buildings ; Castles|
NOTES: This castle was built originally a fortress King Gustav Vasa in 1545. Its transformation into a castle began in the 1550s and was completed by 1620. It was a royal palace until 1716 after which it became a storage for grain. It remains one of the best examples of Renaissance architecture in Sweden. - Sweden: Vadstena (Ostergotland): castle on Lake Vattern, 1545-1620 (archt J Bulgerin): round towers (DK/SW/32)
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