Bronze age foot carvings and burial mound

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Originally posted on A hobby photographer and LaPerm owner:

I had been looking for this place for quite a while as I’ve read about the carvings in a book from the early 20th century.
This is a bronze age burial mound , on top of it is a rock with feet carvings.

The symbol of the foot is often found in connection with a female figure – suggesting a connection. Some scholars have even proposed that the foot is a symbol of the ancient goddess Nerthus (mentioned by the Roman historian Tacitus in the first century AD in his famous work “Germania” where he met with the remote Suebi tribes.

Bronze Age burial mound, Trelleborg, Sweden Bronze Age burial mound, Trelleborg, Sweden

Bronze age foot petroglyph (rock carving) Bronze age foot petroglyph (rock carving)

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Photo essay: what to do in the cold rain

Yesterday was a freezingly cold and rainy day yet I really wanted to go out for a bit of photography… I started out walking through a park when suddenly I realized that I needed to tie my shoelace,
when I sat down I noticed these two guys seeking shelter in the brush – I had to quickly put my camera in manual mode since the background was so dark;

Rooster seeking shelter

Cockerel

Turkey

Turkey

Suddenly this swaggy gentleman approached;

pigeon

pigeon

He decided to pause beside me – giving me what I considered an arrogant look :D

Pigeon

Pigeon

I got a hunch to pay a visit to one of the small villages nearby – my hands were cold as I forgot to bring gloves yet I was in a good mood as I rode my bike a couple of kilometres to the north of my home town.

I don’t know why but I headed straight for the 12th century church called “Kyrkoköpinge church”, I have been there several times before but the church has never been open; I went straight to the entrance only to find that it was locked *again*; only to hear a voice behind me asked me if I wanted to get inside. :) And so I did.

Kyrkoköpinge kyrka

Kyrkoköpinge kyrka

Kyrkoköpinge kyrka

The murals were painted in the 15th century yet were plastered over during the reformation 200 years later only to be re-discovered in the 19th century.

Kyrkoköpinge kyrka

Kyrkoköpinge kyrka

Altar in Kyrkoköpinge kyrka

The medieval baptismal font;

medieval baptismal font , Kyrkoköpinge church

medieval baptismal font , Kyrkoköpinge church

It is rather obvious that very few people had ever seen a real lion, this is the base of the font:

Carved lion on medieval baptismal font

Next up was the bell tower :)

This old weather vane was lying by a window just waiting to be photographed

Old weather vane

One of the two bells of the tower (I really enjoy shooting bells).

Church bell, Kyrkoköpinge Kyrka

Church bell, Kyrkoköpinge Kyrka

I forgot to take a shot of the actual church so here’s an older photo I took:

Kyrkoköpinge Kyrka

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