Helgeandsholmen by Night
 

Helgeandsholmen by Night

Helgeandsholmen, the site of the Swedish Riksdag Building. The name is a contraction of Helige andens holme ("Islet of the Holy Spirit"), and appears first as in insula dicta helghaanzsholm ("on the island called Helghaanzsholm") in a letter written in 1320.

This was back before the concept of a spelling standard made it this far north:

At the time, helgeandshus (Old Swedish: hälgha ands hus, hälandzhus, helghanzhhws, hälianshus) was a name used for charitable institutions spiritual in nature (...)

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2014-11-09 02:17

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2014-11-09 02:20

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