The picture shown in this morning’s post is, as someone finally guessed, the dome of the Stadshuset, the City Hall of Stockholm (built 1911-1923). Besides having its civic functions, it’s also where the dinners honoring the Nobel Laureates are held each December. Here’s the building, which is gorgeously festooned inside with murals and mosaics:
If you were at the Nobel dinner, which is attended by the Swedish royal family and assorted VIPs, as well as the Laureates, you’d have a place setting that looks like this (alert: vino in store!):
Here’s some information about the dinner on a sign next to the table, which is permanently on display in the Hall:
nb: The sign above notes that 1353 people were served, which works out to a measly 0.64 bottles of wine per person. That’s stingy: I would expect more. For a such a dinner my formula would be 1 person = 1 bottle.
Mosaics and a mural from inside the City Hall:
The Prizes themselves are awarded at a different place: the Stockholm Concert House (not my photo):
A boy can dream, can’t he?