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Winter sunset at Skansen open-air museum, Stockholm

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Skansen is the first open air museum and zoo in Sweden and is located on the island Djurgården in Stockholm, Sweden. It was founded in 1891 by Artur Hazelius to show the way of life in the different parts of Sweden before the industrial era.
Find more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skansen or http://www.skansen.se/en

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