The more you shoot the more interesting details you find.
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.
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;
Suddenly this swaggy gentleman approached;
He decided to pause beside me – giving me what I considered an arrogant look :D
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.
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.
The medieval baptismal font;
It is rather obvious that very few people had ever seen a real lion, this is the base of the font:
Next up was the bell tower :)
This old weather vane was lying by a window just waiting to be photographed
One of the two bells of the tower (I really enjoy shooting bells).
I forgot to take a shot of the actual church so here’s an older photo I took:
worn on a chain for 25 years by my punk brother (who’d lost the key decades ago), he finally decided to cut it off. I thought it’d be worthy of a photo (or in this case two).
f/2.8 at 200mm is really, really sweet
post 1285 , I spotted this nearby – and promplty went back home to get my camera.
Shot a wonderful Febrary day in Ystad.
Being one of the best preserved medieval towns in Scandinavia Ystad is always a nice place to visit. When I was there yesterday I decided to shoot a couple of interesting doors.
Fred Åberg’s beautiful statue “Böst” located in Trelleborg, Sweden.