Sunday, April 26, 2009

Picture in the header

"Ales stenar"

I took this one and the picture
in the header on the coast in south Sweden.

Ale's Stones (Ales stenar in Swedish) is a megalithic monument in Scania in southern Sweden, probably from circa 600 CE, that is, the end of the Nordic Iron Age. Scanian folklore ascribes the stones to King Ale's grave. This site is significant for Scandinavian heritage studies.

Ale's Stones consist of a 67 metre long stone ship formed by 59 large boulders of sandstone, weighing up to 1.8 tonnes each.

There are more sites like that throughout Skandinavia and Europe.

picture source internet...


It is truely a magical place!



  1. I was wondering about the header. Didn't know that this existed in your country. It seems that Stone Henge gets all the publicity. Awesome to stand near things that are so ancient and timeless. All the best- LL

  2. How interesting! I've been wondering where that Header photo was taken.

  3. Amazing stone ship!
    I have never seen something so old.

  4. This is incredible. I hope to come see this part of the world someday. Your header photo is great!
    ♥ lori

  5. Wow! Thanks for explaining the photo. It is beautiful and knowing the history makes it more so. It definitely looks like a ship from above and ships were so important to their culture I can see why they would create a megalith. Beautiful! Thanks...


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