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Vadstena Castle, Lake Vattern, Ostergotland: view of two of the four circular cannon turrets and the moat

RIBA Ref No RIBA27958
Artist/PhotographerDeakin, Ralph (1888-1952)
CountrySweden
CityVadstena
Subject Date1620
Image Date1930
ViewExterior
StyleRenaissance
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceDK/SW/32 (DKN/SW/85)
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditRalph Deakin / RIBA Collections
SubjectMoats ; 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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