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Johanneshovs Skans (Johanneshov Sconce)

Very few people back in the mid-19th century could probably have imagined that the massive fortifications designed to defend the Swedish capital against any invader would never be finished. Even fewer would have predicted that they would end up in an office building lobby and occasionally be used as a yoga studio.

When construction on the Johanneshov fort started in 1859, this area was an uninhabited and undeveloped piece of land. Though rather nondescript, the location was ideal for a sconce (small fortress) in a strategically important area.


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