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The Nobel Banquet 2011

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  • In the Blue Hall at the Stockholm City Hall, 1,250 guests are seated at the Nobel Banquet.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Orasisfoto
  • Scouts with torches outside the Stockholm City Hall greet guests to the Nobel Banquet.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Yanan Li
  • The servers wait for their entrance.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Orasisfoto
  • The banquet guests begin to dine on the specially prepared menu for the banquet: lobster, Guinea hen and chocolate mousse for dessert.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Orasisfoto
  • A toast for the donor Alfred Nobel.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Yanan Li
  • The Romeo & Juliet Choir entertains the banquet guests with songs by Swedish poet Carl Jonas Love Almqvist.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Orasisfoto
  • The Romeo & Juliet Choir entertains the banquet guests.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Yanan Li
  • The table of honor is decorated with carnations, lilies, buttercups, roses and hyacinths as well as green branches.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Orasisfoto
  • Saul Perlmutter, Nobel Laureate in Physics, and Queen Silvia of Sweden.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Orasisfoto
  • From left: Physics Laureate Adam G. Riess, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Physics Laureate Brian P. Schmidt and Professor Laura Nelson, wife of Physics Laureate Saul Perlmutter.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Orasisfoto
  • Nobel Laureate in Literature Tomas Transtr
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    Photo: Orasisfoto
  • 260 servers work with the banquet meal during the evening. Here, they arrive with the dessert.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Orasisfoto
  • The table of honor.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Yanan Li
  • Dan Shechtman, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, prepares to deliver his banquet speech.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Orasisfoto
  • Trumpet fanfares announce the Nobel Laureates' banquet speeches.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Yanan Li
  • Physics Laureate Saul Perlmutter delivering his banquet speech.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Yanan Li
  • Monica Transtr
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Yanan Li
  • Students listening to the banquet speeches.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Yanan Li
  • Laureate in Economic Sciences Thomas J. Sargent delivering his banquet speech.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Orasisfoto
  • On the balustrade above the Blue Hall, colleges and universities from all parts of Sweden are represented by students.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Orasisfoto
  • Students with massed banners.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Orasisfoto
  • Glimmering lights illuminate the Blue Hall where the dinner is almost over.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Yanan Li
  • Guests move to the Golden Hall for an evening of dancing.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Yanan Li
  • Dancing in the Golden Hall
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Yanan Li
  • The dance floor in the Golden Hall.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Yanan Li

In the Blue Hall at the Stockholm City Hall, 1,250 guests are seated at the Nobel Banquet.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Orasisfoto

Scouts with torches outside the Stockholm City Hall greet guests to the Nobel Banquet.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Yanan Li

The servers wait for their entrance.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Orasisfoto

The banquet guests begin to dine on the specially prepared menu for the banquet: lobster, Guinea hen and chocolate mousse for dessert.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Orasisfoto

A toast for the donor Alfred Nobel.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Yanan Li

The Romeo & Juliet Choir entertains the banquet guests with songs by Swedish poet Carl Jonas Love Almqvist.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Orasisfoto

The Romeo & Juliet Choir entertains the banquet guests.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Yanan Li

The table of honor is decorated with carnations, lilies, buttercups, roses and hyacinths as well as green branches.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Orasisfoto

Saul Perlmutter, Nobel Laureate in Physics, and Queen Silvia of Sweden.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Orasisfoto

From left: Physics Laureate Adam G. Riess, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Physics Laureate Brian P. Schmidt and Professor Laura Nelson, wife of Physics Laureate Saul Perlmutter.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Orasisfoto

Nobel Laureate in Literature Tomas Transtr
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Orasisfoto

260 servers work with the banquet meal during the evening. Here, they arrive with the dessert.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Orasisfoto

The table of honor.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Yanan Li

Dan Shechtman, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, prepares to deliver his banquet speech.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Orasisfoto

Trumpet fanfares announce the Nobel Laureates' banquet speeches.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Yanan Li

Physics Laureate Saul Perlmutter delivering his banquet speech.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Yanan Li

Monica Transtr
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Yanan Li

Students listening to the banquet speeches.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Yanan Li

Laureate in Economic Sciences Thomas J. Sargent delivering his banquet speech.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Orasisfoto

On the balustrade above the Blue Hall, colleges and universities from all parts of Sweden are represented by students.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Orasisfoto

Students with massed banners.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Orasisfoto

Glimmering lights illuminate the Blue Hall where the dinner is almost over.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Yanan Li

Guests move to the Golden Hall for an evening of dancing.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Yanan Li

Dancing in the Golden Hall
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Yanan Li

The dance floor in the Golden Hall.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Yanan Li



Preparations for the 2011 Nobel Banquet

15 photos

  • The tables in the Blue Hall of the Stockholm City Hall are all set to receive the 1,250 banquet guests.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Orasisfoto
  • The flower arrangements in the City Hall this year are characterised by bright colours, like yellow, red, pink, orange and blue. Gunnar Kaj is in charge of the floral arrangements and makes some adjustments.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Orasisfoto
  • About eight thousand flowers are used for decoration: carnations, lilies, buttercups, roses and hyacinths, along with more than seven thousands green branches.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Orasisfoto
  • Florists, carpenters and some 20 students from a floral training program work with the floral arrangements at the City Hall.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Orasisfoto
  • A last touch before everything is ready.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Yanan Li
  • The more than 60 tables in the Blue Hall are covered with some 470 metres of linen cloth, and in total 7,000 porcelain pieces, 5,000 glasses and 10,000 items of silverware are used during the evening.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Orasisfoto
  • The tables are laid with the special Nobel tableware set created in 1991 by three Swedish designers, Karin Bj
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Orasisfoto
  • The table of honor is laid with meticulous precision.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Yanan Li
  • Servers take a final look at the table of honor.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Yanan Li
  • 45 chefs and 260 servers work with the banquet meal during the evening.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Orasisfoto
  • The Nobel tableware was created for the 90th anniversary of the Nobel Prize in 1991, by Swedish designer Karin Bj
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Orasisfoto
  • In the kitchen, the chefs prepare a three course dinner for 1,250 guests.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Orasisfoto
  • The starter, lobster with pickled winter vegetables and Jerusalem artichoke pur
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Orasisfoto
  • Chefs give the final touches on the starter for the evening's dinner.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Orasisfoto
  • All servers and staff assembled at the stairs of the Blue Hall.
    Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
    Photo: Yanan Li

The tables in the Blue Hall of the Stockholm City Hall are all set to receive the 1,250 banquet guests.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Orasisfoto

The flower arrangements in the City Hall this year are characterised by bright colours, like yellow, red, pink, orange and blue. Gunnar Kaj is in charge of the floral arrangements and makes some adjustments.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Orasisfoto

About eight thousand flowers are used for decoration: carnations, lilies, buttercups, roses and hyacinths, along with more than seven thousands green branches.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Orasisfoto

Florists, carpenters and some 20 students from a floral training program work with the floral arrangements at the City Hall.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Orasisfoto

A last touch before everything is ready.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Yanan Li

The more than 60 tables in the Blue Hall are covered with some 470 metres of linen cloth, and in total 7,000 porcelain pieces, 5,000 glasses and 10,000 items of silverware are used during the evening.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Orasisfoto

The tables are laid with the special Nobel tableware set created in 1991 by three Swedish designers, Karin Bj
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Orasisfoto

The table of honor is laid with meticulous precision.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Yanan Li

Servers take a final look at the table of honor.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Yanan Li

45 chefs and 260 servers work with the banquet meal during the evening.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Orasisfoto

The Nobel tableware was created for the 90th anniversary of the Nobel Prize in 1991, by Swedish designer Karin Bj
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Orasisfoto

In the kitchen, the chefs prepare a three course dinner for 1,250 guests.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Orasisfoto

The starter, lobster with pickled winter vegetables and Jerusalem artichoke pur
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Orasisfoto

Chefs give the final touches on the starter for the evening's dinner.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Orasisfoto

All servers and staff assembled at the stairs of the Blue Hall.
Copyright The Nobel Foundation 2011
Photo: Yanan Li

 

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