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74

MAY 2017

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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL

LOCAL LENS

BY KEVIN CHAMBERS

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STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

Please submit your favorite,

recent photograph to

be considered for Local

Lens. Images must be high

resolution (at least 300 dpi

at 8” x 10”, or 1 MB or larger)

and must not be in print

elsewhere. Please include

a short description of the

scene/event, as well as your

name, brief biodata and the

type of camera used,

to

locallens@afsa.org.

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wo young Swedes talk beneath the giant elm trees of Kungsträdgården (King’s Garden) Park

in central Stockholm. The park’s central location and its outdoor cafés make it one of the most

popular hangouts and meeting places in the city. Built during the Middle Ages as the royal

kitchen gardens, the stretch of greenery was opened to the public in the early 19th century and

now hosts cultural festivals, open-air concerts and other events in summer and ice skating in winter. In

the early 1970s, the “Battle of the Elms”—protests that ended the demolition of central portions of old

Stockholm—took place at the site of the photo. Today, it hosts a tranquil Tea House.

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FSO Kevin Chambers is a commercial officer at U.S. Embassy Stockholm. He took this photo with a Sony A7R.