Tag Archives: Sweden

Gripsholm Castle: Traces of the past Yr 3 – 10: Thursday’s Special

The fairytale like castle of Gripsholm was built in 1537 by Gustav Vasa. Rooms have been preserved from this period. In the 17th century Hedvig Eleonora made significant additions to the castle and in the 18th century in one of … Continue reading

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The Ramsund Carving: Traces of the Past Yr2 01; Thursdays’ Special

This rune-like picture is called a carving rather than a rune stone as it was carved on a flat outcrop of rocks rather than a standing stone around 1030. It is found near Eskilstuna in Sweden where I was lucky … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday: Duck Heaven

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Wordless Wednesday: At the summer house

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Shadow Shot Sunday:Changing of the Guard

The Swedish changing of the guards was a colourful ceremony. Unlike Buckingham Palace, where sedateness was the order of the day, I found these guards running to their posts across the cobblestones like a breath of fresh air. Unrestrained spectacle. … Continue reading

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Sunday Stills: the next challenge: Swedish Barns in black and white

Barns are not a feature of the Australian rural landscape whereas the further the north you go in the Northern Hemisphere the more important they become. A barn (named after an old English word for barley) are predominantly used for … Continue reading

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