the royal family is in place, the laureates and the approximately 1 500 fortunate guests likewise.
the nobel day is come, and, as usual, begins the festivities with the awards ceremony in the Concert hall.
light Green and cream carnations, green yellow orchids and thousands of roses in all possible yellow hues.
The sumptuous blomarrangemangen surrounds the frack - and festklädda people who are gathered in the solemn premises. On the stage waiting for the royal family, ready to receive the nobel Laureates one by one to shake hands and hand out a medal and a diploma.
First prize winners to step up on the big stage is fysikgänget – Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland. Arthur Ashkin doesn't attend because of health reasons, but represented by his son Michael Ashkin.
Then called kemipristagarna Frances Arnold, George Smith and Gregory Winter up, followed by James Allison and Tasuku Honjo of which have been awarded in physiology or medicine.
Last up on stage is the economists William Nordhaus and Paul Roma.
For the music are the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Stockholm. The soloist is soprano Christina Nilsson.
13 florists have worked in four days to create the decorations that adorn the main stage. Some of the flowers will, as usual, from San Remo in Italy, to pay homage to Alfred Nobel, who spent his last years in San Remo, where he died on 10 december 1896.
After the ceremony, waiting finmiddag and glittering party in the town Hall.TT