Saturday, 21 June 2014

Brand new superyacht KIBO in Øresund tonight

The brand new superyacht KIBO (delivered in June this year by the Germany's Abeking & Rasmussen) was late tonight in Øresund on its way to Stockholm. The 81.8 metre KIBO, currently the 69th largest yacht in the world, holds exterior and interior stylings of award-winning designer Terrence Disdale.

Superyacht KIBO approaching Helsingør/Helsingborg late tonight.

From the Kronborg castle area

From the Kronborg castle area:
The Kronborg castle and the buildings around it are one of my favourite locations in Denmark.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Thursday, 19 June 2014

A grey heron and a tanker

A grey heron and a tanker in Øresund on a glorious summer morning:

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

A feral mink on the beach

A feral mink on the beach:
This fellow was rather curious when he/she saw the photographer.

Roses in the Sofiero castle garden

 The Sofiero castle garden and park is wellknown for its flowers, particularly rhododendrons, but roses are also spectacular:


About the Sofiero castle:

In 1905, Oscar II's grandchild Prince Gustaf Adolf, future King Gustaf VI Adolf, and his wife, crown princess Margaret received the palace as a wedding gift. They renovated the palace and started the large Rhododendron garden for which the palace is known today. Prince Gustaf Adolf become king in 1950 and until 1973 Sofiero was his and his second wife Lady Louise Mountbatten's official summer residence. It was supposedly the King's favorite place and upon his death, which occurred in Helsingborg, he left Sofiero to the city of Helsingborg so that the general public could enjoy it as much as he had. (Wiki)

Monday, 16 June 2014

Skarhult castle - one of the best preserved renaissance castles in Sweden

Skarhult in Eslöv is one of the best preserved renaissance castles in Sweden. This summer the castle is for the first time open for visitors:

Skarhult castle seen from the southern side.

The owner's family flag (von Schwerin) flying on top of the roof.

The main entrance to the castle.

The medieval castle church.

From the castle park.

Sunday, 15 June 2014