Woodland Cemetery (Skogskyrykogarden), in Stockholm. Designed by Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz (1915-1940). The poetry of Woodland's landscape "evokes a Nordic philosophy on nature, life and de…

Woodland Cemetery (Skogskyrykogarden), in Stockholm. Designed by Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz (1915-1940). The poetry of Woodland's landscape "evokes a Nordic philosophy on nature, life and death"(Skogskyrykogarden).  The Way of the Cross leads to the first three of five chapels, The Chapel of Faith, Hope and the Holy Cross, all built in the modernistic style.The landscape's presence is in no way subordinate to the structure of the Chapel of the Holy Cross.  The landscape weaves in and out of it's porous volumes and emphasizes the play of light and dark.  Beneath an Opening in the Chapel of the Holy Cross, John Lundquist's The Resurrection reaches towards the heavens.The entrance to the Woodland Chapel introduces us to one of several gateways that not only contrast light and dark, but also symbolize transitions.

Carl Milles' Angel of Death perched above the entrance of the Woodland Chapel.  The Chapel is typical of rural churches of Stockholm.

Crosses  are reocurring symbols, as well as terraced grassy planes.

The last of the five chapels, The Chapel of Resurrection.

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