Archive for January, 2012

Travel Photo: St Lars Church Ruin, Sigtuna

January 4th, 2012 at 9:26 pm » Comments (1)

There are several ruins in Sigtuna (about 50 km from Stockholm) to explore more than just taking a photo like the one below. However when we were there, it was to visit their yearly Christmas market and not regular sightseeing. The weather was very gray most of the time and not any good for travel [...]

Viking Travel Postcard: Rune Stone 385

January 3rd, 2012 at 8:44 pm » Comments (0)

Even in the good old days like the viking age, people did travel a lot. In the 11th century this rune stone at St Olofs church ruin in Sigtuna, Sweden, were carved by Torbjörn. The runic inscription on this stone says: “..this stone in memory of Grimulv, his mate…“. The name of Grimulv has been [...]

Travel Photo: St Olofs Church Ruin, Sigtuna

January 2nd, 2012 at 8:00 pm » Comments (0)

Out on a roadtrip to the small town of Sigtuna in December, we stumbled upon a couple of ruins. St Olofs Church ruin on this photo is from the medieval time. St Olofs ruin is among one of the oldest christian stone churches in Sweden. Sigtuna is situated north of Stockholm, a very nice and [...]