The memorial service took place in Stockholms stadshus (Stockholm City Hall) on 15 March 1986, followed by a private interment ceremony at Adolf Fredriks kyrkogård (cemetery).
Hjalmar Branting (1860-1925), who was prime minister of Sweden during three different periods (1920, 1921-1923 and 1924-1925), is also buried at the cemetery together with his wife Anna Jäderin (1855-1950).
The quality of the last photo was not the best, I admit. Unfortunately I had not planned the visit to the cemetery too well, as the graves of the explorer and author Sven Hedin (1865-1952) and the artist Johan Tobias Sergel (1740-1814), among others, were ignored. Hedin was the last person to be ennobled by a Swedish king.
I also failed to take a photo of the Church of Adolf Fredrik. The church is situated in central Stockholm not too far from Sveavägen where Olof Palme was murdered. (Map.) The church was named after King Adolf Fredrik (1710-1751-1771), who laid down the foundation stone in 1768. The church was consecrated in 1774.
The cemetery was visited in early April 2006.
Sources and references
- Wikipedia biographies of Anna Branting, Hjalmar Branting and Olof Palme (Swedish versions).
- Adolf Fredriks kyrka (official page of the Church of Adolf Fredrik)
- Adolf Fredriks kyrka (Wikipedia; in Swedish)