Inside the ruins of Saint Karin Cathedral in Visby, Sweden.

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St Karins Kyrka

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One of the most stunning of Visby's medieval churches, it's often used for performances. In winter, local children skate on an artificial ice rink within the stone walls. Can you imagine?

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