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2009-01-12

runestone on lovön

Lovön in Ekerö Municipality is a small island with a long history. Harpoons from the Stone Age have been found here. By comparison, this runestone from 11th century by Lovö Church is fairly modern. It was created as a tribute to a guy by the name of Tingfast and recently discovered when the church was renovated. See more?

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12 comments:

humanobserver said...

something different and unusual ...

Halcyon said...

The designs are beautiful. Glad to see that you're getting some blue skies as well - even if it's cold.

Pia K said...

Nice one! And see how lovely the pic looks without a red right corner date ...;)

Bernt Seipl said...

It IS a nice pic, I agree with Pia, and furthermore - she's right in her second comment as well. I didn't even think of it before I read here comment. The date is gone....Welcome and join the crowd, Per :-)

JM said...

This is great, both photo and story too. The drawing looks fantastic!

Per Stromsjo said...

I bet the archaeologists would be a lot happier if runestones and other objects uncovered included a red date!

humanobserver: Can you imagine stuff from our time being found 900 years from now?

Halcyon: We got quite a bit of sunlight over New Year. This shot really doesn't do the stone justice. It is beautiful.

Pia K: But I feel a void now in the bottom right corner of my life! ;)

Bernt Seipl: Pia is always right. Remember that time when we tried to teach her about green and yellow? We've still got the scares! ;)

As for the other issue - well, let's see how long this New Year's promise holds.

JM: History is fascinating when we take the time to discover it. In this case, it was right before my feet.

If anyone wonders, there's a prolonged blurb on that date topic over here.

Thanks all for stopping by.

Babooshka said...

This is wonderful to find just in town..

mkhansen said...

What a wonderful photo in so many ways. I like the color, the light (though you say it could be better, you still have that shadow), the patterns of the stone against the patterns of the church, the angle you shot it from. I will have to look up runestones...it's been awhile.

(I really like your other photo of this church, too. The central tower is graceful and interestingly proportioned.)

Paz said...

Wow! This looks really cool.

Paz

Per Stromsjo said...

I suppose this stone could be regarded a blog of its time...

Babooshka: Half an hour's drive from the immediate city center, still very much inside Stockholm County.

mkhansen: Thanks. I only wish I'd find an opportunity to visit inside the church as well. Meanwhile, stay tuned for more glimpses from the sunny outside.

Paz: History right at our feet!

Thanks all for stopping by.

Steffe said...

Nice. There are a few runestones in Tungelsta. Whenever I'm at one of them I always start to think about how it must have been to live back then.

Per Stromsjo said...

That's a good point. We're supposed to be living in an enlightened era but we haven't got much of a clue really about life right here a thousand years back.

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