Uppsala Cathedral
 

Uppsala Cathedral

If Stockholm is the secular caputal of Sweden, then Uppsala is the religious capital. The town was originally situated a couple of kilometers north, at a place called Gamla Uppsala[a] (Old Uppsala). This was, according to Adam of Bremen, the pagan center of Sweden[b]. As the old gods were jettisoned for the new God, the church made sure to do a thorough job of bringing the light of Christ to this pagan cesspool: Uppsala was made into an archdiocese, with its Archbishop becoming the primate of Sweden. There would be no heathen relapses.

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HDR, Uppsala Cathedral

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HDR, Uppsala Cathedral

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Uppsala Cathedral

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Uppsala Cathedral

[a]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamla_Uppsala

[b]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uppsala#History