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The Nobel Banquet 2006

Stockholm City Hall, Sweden, 10 December

19 photos

This year's floral arrangements for the Nobel Banquet at the Stockholm City Hall were dominated by lilies, roses, calla lilies and carnations in yellow, white and red.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2006 Photo: Hans Mehlin

More than 12,000 flowers and 4,000 green leaves and sprigs were donated by the city of Sanremo for the decoration of the Stockholm City Hall.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2006 Photo: Hans Mehlin

Table arrangement at the Nobel Banquet. A sugar holder shaped liked a snail supported with a golden foot is poised beside the Nobel chocolates, which look like the Nobel Prize Medal.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2006 Photo: Hans Mehlin

Rows of tables decked with the exclusive Nobel tableware wait for guests to take their seats at the Nobel Banquet inside the Blue Hall of Stockholm City Hall.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2006 Photo: Hans Mehlin

The kitchen at the Stockholm City Hall buzzes with activity as the crew puts the finishing touches on the starter dish of mosaic of salmon and scallops with Kalix bleak roe before it is served to more than 1,300 guests.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2006 Photo: Hans Mehlin

Plates of starters, stacked on top of each other, waiting to be served by hundreds of waiters and waitresses who have volunteered to be part of this event.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2006 Photo: Hans Mehlin

Young girls and boys in the courtyard of the Stockholm City Hall welcome guests to the Nobel Banquet with lighted torches.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2006 Photo: Hans Mehlin

Inside the Blue Hall of the Stockholm City Hall guests start to dine on the specially prepared dinner consisting of mosaic of salmon and scallops with Kalix bleak roe; herb-baked saddle of lamb; and the dessert made of pineapple parfait with caramelised pineapple salad and mint.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2006 Photo: Hans Mehlin

Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Nobel Laureate in Physics, George F. Smoot, at the table of honour.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2006 Photo: Hans Mehlin

Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden conversing with Dr Marcus Storch, Chairman of the Nobel Foundation. To her right is Nobel Laureate in Physics John C. Mather.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2006 Photo: Hans Mehlin

Seated at the table of honour are (from left to right): Nobel Laureate in Physics, John C. Mather, Queen Silvia of Sweden, Chairman of the Nobel Foundation Dr Marcus Storch, and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2006 Photo: Hans Mehlin

Economics Laureate Edmund Phelps (left), shares a light moment with Mrs Edit Mello, wife of Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine Craig C. Mello, and Mr Ingemar Eliasson, Marshall of the Realm.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2006 Photo: Hans Mehlin

John C. Mather, Nobel Laureate in Physics, conversing with Yahli Lorch, wife of Roger D. Kornberg, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry.
Copyright © Nobel Media AB 2006 Photo: Hans Mehlin

Dance routines provided entertainment during the Nobel Banquet at the Blue Hall of the Stockholm City Hall.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2006 Photo: Hans Mehlin

With fireworks lighting up the trays, this year's dessert, made of pineapple parfait with caramelised pineapple salad and mint, is brought down the stairway of the Blue Hall.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2006 Photo: Hans Mehlin

After the sumptuous dinner and marvellous entertainment, guests move to the Golden Hall for an evening of dancing. Students dot the scene with their white caps.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2006 Photo: Hans Mehlin

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria (left), Princess Madeleine and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2006 Photo: Torbjörn Zadig

Nobel Laureate in Physics George F. Smoot in a light moment with Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. Behind them is Princess Madeleine.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2006 Photo: Torbjörn Zadig

Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine Craig C. Mello dances with his 6-year-old daughter, Victoria, at the Golden Hall.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 2006 Photo: Torbjörn Zadig

 

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