One of the most beautiful ancient monuments in Sweden. Defense Castle Gråborg on the island of Öland. In the background you can see the chapel of St. Knut.
The Kalmar War 1611-13 destroyed much of the city of medieval Kalmar. 1611 has been considered the city through the ages as the worst year. In the myths the commander Krister Some plays a big part. He is said to be a traitor who surrendered and gave the key to the castle to the Danish King Christian IV. Generations of children in Kalmar have spit on his portrait/statue in the Kalmar castle which is considered imagine Some.
St. George and the dragon. They had a major role in Sweden and the symbolism surrounding the country's liberation from the Nordic union, supported by the Pope. This bronze copy of Bernt Notke wooden statue that still stands in Storkyrkan (big church). This copy was erected in 1912-1913 and was a gift of Hjalmar Wicander.
The Worldexpo 1897 in Stockholm. View several photos from the expo at www.worldexhibition.org
Charles XII pointing towards Russia - the dangerous country - for many years schoolkids was taught that the prime enemy was in east.
Guldhornet från Gallehus - en av Nordens mest värdefulla klenoder. Guldhornen från Gallehus i Slesvig i Danmark tros vara gjorda på 400-talet. Ett av guldhornen hittade 1639 av en bondflicka och kom i Kristian V:s ägo. Ungefär hundra år senare hittade man ett annat guldhorn vid fyndplatsen. Det tyngsta hornet vägde 3.2 kilo och ett av hornen hade en urnordisk runinskrift. 1802 stals de unika hornen av en guldsmed och smältes ner.
The medieval Castle in the city of Kalmar Photo from April 9 2012.
One of the oldest paintings of Stockholm with the weather fenomen Halos - found in Storkyrkan (St Nicolai church) in Stockholm in the old town. The halo was considered as a wonder and interpreted as a warning from the gods. The "weather sun painting" (vädersolskartan) was painted on behalf of bishop Olaus Petri and was used for political reasons against the first lutheran king Gustav Vasa. It depicts a halo phenomenon over Stockholm 20 april 1535, it lasted between 7 and 9 in the…
Kalmar Nyckel - One of America's pioneering colonial ships. The original Kalmar Nyckel sailed from Sweden to the Colony of Sweden, present day Wilmington, in 1638. Today, this ships offers public tours as well as sailing opportunities from May through October.
The original Kalmar Nyckel sailed from Sweden to the New World in 1638 leaving its passengers to establish the first permanent European settlement in the Delaware Valley, the Colony of New Sweden in present-day Wilmington, Delaware.
Helgo Nikolaus Zettervall, Kalmar Castle, Kalmar, Sweden - street view Want my own pic of this anchor!
Sailing in Kalmar Sound/Sweden
Kalmar, Småland, Sweden Kalmar Cathedral at the Main Square. The cathedral was created by Nicodemus Tessin the Elder and inaugurated in 1682. Kalmar domkyrka vid Stora torget. Kyrkan ritades av Nicodemus Tessin den äldre och invigdes 1682.