26 May 2024

Söderåsen National Park

Took a slow leisurely Sunday drive up to Söderåsen National Park today, walked up to the lookout point and was pleasantly surprised by the wonderful views. It was unfortunately a little overcast which restricted the view just a bit but I'm sure it must look quite spectacular on a sunny day, early morning or around sunset. Certainly worth another trip one day, meantime here are the best of what I got today from the forest and the view from the lookout point..

Easy drive up through the forest.

Swedish forest has an almost magical quality to it.

The view.


Boardwalk up to the lookout point.

12 May 2024

Vadensjö Kyrka (Church)

There is a pretty church at the picturesque hilltop town of Vadensjö that can be seen from long distances away and driving towards Vadensjö today I stopped by the roadside to take this photo.

The Battle of Bunketofta Memorial

While out scouting for photos today I drove past an interesting looking scene with trees, flowering rape and a green lane leading through the rape uphill towards the trees. After doing a semi-illegal u-turn at an intersection (all in the name of art...) I pulled in to this scene:

Kinda interesting with the wonderfully saturated summer colours, the leading lines and culminating in a point of interest. Not a great pic but certainly worth stopping for. Then I took a walk up the green lane towards the trees and took another photo:

That is when I noticed that there was something amongst the trees, just what it was I didn't know, but it piqued my interest. So yet closer:

Turns out to be a historical monument as a memorial to something called the Battle of Bunketofta. Why on earth it isn't marked on the roadside is a mystery and I think this needs to be addressed. If you can read Swedish then there is a short Wikipedia page in Swedish here: https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slaget_vid_Bunketofta but if you don't understand Swedish then here is the plaque that is at the site that actually gives much more information:

So quite a good find for the day even it was purely by chance. If you are ever in the area then look it up.