Friday, 20 May 2016

Pictures from the Krapperup castle park

Yesterday I visited the nearby Krapperup castle park, which this time of the year is very colourful:

Here some info about the castle:

The Krapperup estate dates from medieval times, but the existing manor, except the wings, is from the 16th century. When the Podebusk family built the castle, Skåne was still part of Denmark. The seven-pointed star, which is Gyldenstierne’s coat-of-arms, was added to the facades at the beginning of the 1600s. Denmark lost Skåne to Sweden in 1658, with Krapperup’s first Swedish owner being Maria Sophia de la Gardie. In the 1700s, the Hildebrands and then the von Kochen family owned the estate, and it was finally inherited by the Gyllenstierna family, with the seven-pointed star, in the 19th century.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Early morning traffic in Öresund

Early morning traffic in the Sound:

An unknown schooner and Polish bulk carrier Gdynia at about 4.30 AM.

The classic small cruise ship Saga Pearl II in the early morning hours.

Monday, 16 May 2016

Windsurfers racing in Viken

The windsurfers were racing in Viken on Saturday. Their brightly coloured sails are always an imposing sight in Öresund!