jan_can_too (jan_can_too) wrote,

Dragons in the Architecture in Sweden

With apologies to Paul Simon, I found that dragons are popular in Sweden. They like St. George almost as much as the English do, with the particularly Swedish interpretation of the symbols in which the saint is the home team and the dragon is the dreaded Danish.

Here is a detail of the dragon from the sculpture in the cathedral.

Another doomed dragon in one of the many sculpture enhanced plazas of Stockholm:

Alas, all cultural symbols eventually get put to commercial purposes. I offer these two dragon signs.


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