House marks

Before literacy was wide spread, the use of house marks was common, resembling runes these marks were often used on houses. These were found on one of the pillars inside a medieval pigrimage church in Scania, near the church is a sacred spring believed to be from the pre-christian, pagan time – thus this has been a site of religious importance for a very long time.

house marks

house marks

Old Norse Runestones and more Windmills

Today I made a local mini-expedition – aiming to get a few photos for this blog. Here are the results:

I read today that there are about 150 remaining Windmills in Scania , here are two of them; (in addition to the three I shot a while ago).

Stubbamöllan (d. 1682) , Södra Åby, Scania

Stubbamöllan (d. 1682) , Södra Åby, Skåne

 

Skivarps Mölla (d. 1850), Skåne

Skivarps Mölla (d. 1850), Skåne

Also I paid a visit to Tullstorp , where this 11th century runestone is located, the inscription reads: “Kleppir/Glippir ok Ása reistu kuml þessi eptir Ulf” (Kleppir/Glippir and Ása raised this monument in memory of Ulfr.)

Runestone at Tullstorp, Skåne

Runestone at Tullstorp, Skåne