|The "Blue Room" where the Nobel Prizes are awarded|
Our next stop was City Hall, Stadshuset in Swedish. I thought the architecture of the place was outstanding. There are columns, marbled steps, arches, in what the guide described as Neo-Romantic. What is famous about this place is the “Blue Room,” which seats 1,000 guests for the annual Nobel Peace Committee banquet honoring each year’s winners. Upstairs is the gold room where dancing takes place after the banquet. The walls there are intricately decorated with tiny gold tiles, 23 karat gold I might add, and no one dares try to steal even one tiny little tile off those walls.
|Passing 3 Mast Sailing Ship|