I am very fascinated by flying and love looking down on the landscape. Here I have caught the spare Japanese high mountains close to the clouds when flying out from Japan in 2013.
Pondering the textures of the mountains and the clouds I share this post with The Daily Post´s weekly Photography Challenge: Layered.
The high status landmark of Malmö is Turning Torso by Calatrava. It is the biggest building in town and I think either you love it or you hate it.
The postcard this week comes from a misty september morning in Newmarket in 2013. I am on Warren Hill seeing the horses run between the railings.
A magic night listening for bats by the pond by Hovdala castle. One could see the tiny Daubenton’s bats flying in circles over the water hunting insects. They also hunt insects in the water, not only flying insects. This was the last bat guide tour for the season at Hovdala castle. The bats were of course too fast to catch on the picture but as my son remarked they did not fly as fast as one could expect. We heard several more species and saw them out of the corner of our eyes. Fifteen of the nineteen species of bats that exists in Sweden can be found in the woods around Hovdala.
To see a film with the bats in the pond have a look on Youtube film below
You don´t have to go far from home to go on an adventure. We went to Österlen and saw the ancient stone ship Ale stenar, the biggest megalithic monument in the nordic countries. It is unknown when it was built but probably 1400 years ago at the end of the Nordic iron age.
The Swedish poet Anders Österling has written a poem about the monument. The first verse is like this. I have made the translation myself.
There where the coast dips between sea and sky,
Ale has raised a giant ship of stones,
Beautiful in its place, where the ears of bright corn
unites with blocks of dark stillness,
a hidden tale
by the sound of the Baltic Sea,
who alone knows what the memorial means.
The poem by Anders Österling has also been sung by the Swedish singer Östen Warnerbring.
The postcard this week is from Gustav Adolfs torg in Malmö in 2016
I spent eight months in Borås from June 2015 to January 2016. Sometimes I took the road passing by the letter statue in front of the Textile Fashion Centre on my way to my apartment .
The picture is taken in the autumn of 2015.