Thursday Doors: Kalmar Cathedral

This week’s door offering is from the cathedral in Kalmar, Sweden – an imposing landmark forming part of the town square.

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You’d think I would have taken a photo of the exterior doors of this magnificent building … or perhaps a photo of the building itself, which was completed in 1703.  Sadly, I did not.

In my defense, the exterior doors were actually quite simple and plain compared to the formidable building itself – stunning in its bright golden colour.

I did however photograph the top of the cathedral – because I am enamoured with clocks on buildings.  So I guess what you lost in a door, you gained in a clock.

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Thursday Doors is a weekly feature hosted by Norm Frampton at Norm 2.0.  You should drop by and visit.

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About Joanne Sisco

Retired but not idle. Life is an adventure - I plan to continue to embrace it.
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73 Responses to Thursday Doors: Kalmar Cathedral

  1. That interior door is stunning – so glad you shared!

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  2. Very cool pics. I did not visit this place when I traveled to Sweden in 2012; too bad I missed it.

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    • joannesisco says:

      I wish I had had more time to spend in Sweden – particularly to get to Stockholm. Kalmar was the only place we visited and I was completely smitten with the country.

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  3. badfish says:

    I guess you might have wanted an outside shot. But the inside one you got is excellent…especially for a “doors” shot. And the reflection shot is just very cool! I keep thinking I’m going to do “doors” or “windows” but I just don’t get around to it. So thanks for doing it!

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    • joannesisco says:

      Thank you.
      I’ve noticed I have a tendency to photograph certain types of things – doors happen to be one of them and Norm’s Thursday Doors fit right into it.
      Now if only there was a similar feature for clocks, bridges, statues, signs, …. 😉

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  4. Jeff Bell says:

    It took me a minute, but the reflection in the chandelier is really cool.

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  5. GORGEOUS photos, Joanne. You are a woman of many talents.
    Loved this!

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  6. Really lovely! I especially liked the mini-you reflected in the chandelier!

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  7. Ah, a photographer from the same school as me. When you get home and you’re going through the photos and realise you don’t have a photo of something that logically you think you should have a photo of and think “Why didn’t I take a photo of that?”

    Mind you, in this case, it’s superfluous because the inside doors are the money shot.

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  8. What a stunning interior – like a fairytale palace. The contrast to the exterior is interesting, though what we can see of the outside is beautiful in its own right. Someday you’ll have to do a post on your clock photos 🙂

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  9. reocochran says:

    Joanne, this is absolutely gorgeous and truly “Divine.” I had a grandpa born from Swedish parents and he would have enjoyed the beauty in this elaborate door and sanctuary. The door’s reflection in the chandelier was like out of a magazine! 🙂

    I went the opposite direction, thinking about politicians snd how they used to go to small towns and hold town hall meetings. The Donald disembarked his private jet in Columbus and held his campaign speech in the airport hangar! Gone are the days of meeting and greeting the everyday people in a local diner or coffee shop. . .

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    • joannesisco says:

      Thank you Robin 🙂
      I’m quite thrilled that the chandelier photo has received so much praise. It was simply a quick fun shot taken after I had taken SO. MANY. other photos inside the church.
      I added it at the last minute to the post because it amused me 🙂

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  10. Mrs. P says:

    Wow…what a door! Interesting that the exterior door is plain and the interior so opulent…I wonder why?

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  11. germac4 says:

    Beautiful, and somehow, very Swedish…I loved the clock too. Nice to see, as I have never been to Sweden.

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  12. Tres’ cool… especially the clock. 🙂

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  13. Can anyone say “Ornate?” That’s really something, something quite beautiful.

    janet

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  14. RuthsArc says:

    Wonderful combination of door, organ, balcony, pillars. No doubt the outside couldn’t compare. Lovely post Joanne.

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  15. I love the little you reflected in the chandelier. A very grand building.

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  16. That is one amazing door! Also like the reflection in the lighting fixture – they must employ someone to shine it up like that!

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  17. bikerchick57 says:

    There’s nothing that says you have to take a photo of the door from the outside…right? That’s a gorgeous cathedral inside, love the colors.

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  18. Rebekah M says:

    Even though I’ve never been to Kalmar, it looked familiar … it was as if I sensed it was Swedish before I read it. The interior of my hometown Cathedral looks very similar! Love the reflection in the chandelier 🙂

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    • joannesisco says:

      I don’t know anything about the history of swedish architecture, but I’m not surprised it would feel familiar to you.

      The chandelier was really just an afterthought of me being playful with my camera. There was just SO MUCH to see in this cathedral.

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  19. klara says:

    it is so impressive!

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  20. Wow! Hard to imagine a plain and simple door on a building like that. Fabulous photos.

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  21. Norm 2.0 says:

    Wha! Just gorgeous. I love that organ I can only imagine how it must sound in that space.

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  22. Dan Antion says:

    I’m going to echo the “Wow” – that first photo is amazing.

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  23. A great series of shots, but my favorite is the reflection! Beautiful! 🙂

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  24. jan says:

    Beautiful – especially love that chandelier. Well done!

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  25. Joe says:

    Wonderful shots Joanne and is that a “mini me” reflection in the third one 😀

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  26. Geert Smits says:

    Wow. (bit of a wordlesswednesday reaction, but it’s just) Wow 🙂

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  27. Gorgeous interior doors, and entrance! Those are the organ pipes above it? It’s gorgeous. I like the green dome too.

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  28. Oh what a beauty. I am talking about the organ, I learned how to play when I was a child, but wouldn’t dare touching this impressive instrument.

    The picture that shows the reflection in the chandelier is one of your best. Good eye!

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  29. Stunning interior door, chandelier and clock. It’s okay, Joanne. You’ve made up for not taking a photo of the exterior door. I’m gobsmacked. Wow. ❤ ❤ 😛

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    • joannesisco says:

      Every once in while (at least I’d like to believe it’s only occasionally), my non-talent as a photographer shows itself.
      Thanks for forgiving my omissions this time 🙂

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  30. That’s quite a door! I think you chose well!

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  31. dimlamp says:

    Beautiful, love those historic pipe organs! I’m not sure about Sweden any more, but in Denmark and Norway the state church is still Lutheran, and therefore the state provides funding for parishes, including pipe organs. Almost every church has one.

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