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The long road

June 22, 2013 Leave a comment
the long road

the long road

The typical church of Skåne (and Denmark).

April 2, 2013 Leave a comment
Typical church of Skåne (and Denmark)

Typical church of Skåne (and Denmark)

St. Nicolai, Simrishamn

November 3, 2010 Leave a comment
St. Nicolai Church Tower, Simrishamn, Sweden

St. Nicolai Church Tower, Simrishamn, Sweden

The bells, the bells!

October 14, 2010 Leave a comment
Bell Tower, Västra Vemmerlöv Church, Sweden

Bell Tower, Västra Vemmerlöv Church, Sweden

East of the church tower

August 19, 2010 Leave a comment

Eastern panoramic view as seen from the tower of Kyrkoköpinge Church, Trelleborg, Sweden

East of the church tower

East of the church tower

Fru Alstad Church

Quoted from http://www.frualstad.com:

Fru Alstad is a small village in the southern most part of Sweden (Scania). The village is situated about 15 kilometres north of Trelleborg between Malmoe and Ystad. Today (2001) Fru Alstad, Domme and Aamossen have about 170 inhabitants but here have been as much as 870, about the year 1865.

The name Fru Alstad (Fru=Mrs., Al=Alder tree, Stad=city or place) is thought to come from the time when Scania was Danish and the church was consecrated to the Virgin Mary, like Notre Dame in Paris. In Danish the Virgin Mary is called Vaar Frue (= “our Mrs.” or “our wife”) The village has a long history, in pagan days here was and still is a sacrificial spring (sw. Offerkaella) and in the 14th century is the first record of a village here, called Alestaedhae Oestrae (= East Alstad, there is a west Alstad too). The late medieval church is from the 15th century and has a christening font that is from the 12th century. In the middle of the village there is a street well which used to supply parts of the village with fresh water.

Fru Alstad kyrka

Fru Alstad kyrka

St. Nicolai

July 21, 2009 2 comments
St. Nicolai Kyrka, Trelleborg, Sweden.
St. Nicolai Church, Trelleborg , Sweden

St. Nicolai Church, Trelleborg , Sweden

Östra Grevie Church

June 6, 2009 Leave a comment
Built in the late 19th century this church is considerably newer than the predominatly medieval churches in southern Skåne, when built it replaced a 12th century church located south of todays building.
Östra Grevie Kyrka

Östra Grevie Kyrka

Church of Saint Peter

February 5, 2009 Leave a comment

The Church of Saint Peter , or St. Petri Kyrka. Construction began in 1319

and its 105 metre tower is a well known landmark in Malmö, Sweden.

Church of Saint Peter, St. Perti Kyrka, Malmö , Sweden

Church of Saint Peter, St. Perti Kyrka, Malmö , Sweden

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