Linnemonumentet - Stockholm, Sweden
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 59° 20.350 E 018° 04.374
34V E 333522 N 6581478
Quick Description: This statue of Carl Linneaeus is in the center of Humlegarden Park near the National Library of Sweden. Four smaller figures surround the statue at each corner of the base. The statue is surrounded by a large circular flower bed.
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Date Posted: 7/19/2013 5:32:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMHKEM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Elritsa
Views: 26

Long Description:
Fritjof Kjellberg's bronze statue of Carl von Linnaeus (1707-1778) was unveiled on 13th May, 1885.

The statue shows Linnaeus holding his Systema Naturae and a twinflower - Linnaea borealis - in his left hand. The inauguration of the statue was an occasion of great public festivities. Twinflowers bedecked the city and appeared on the labels of cigar boxes ond bottles of arrack punch.

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