Monday, February 28, 2011


Tjärnen, originally uploaded by Vilseskogen.

One of the most beautiful, manmade places I have seen is 'Skogens Trädgård" (Forest Garden) at Wij Garden in Ockelbo, Sweden. The designer of this garden used Swedish nature as inspiration to create rooms and feelings related to Swedish landscapes, such as this little black-water lake in a dark spruce forest. A lot of mythology surrounds places like this, from bouldery trolls and goldenhaired young maidens (Tuvstarr) to whispy elfs in the fog, from softness and calm solitude to to darkness and fear. There are many more photos in my Flickr photostream from this place, and I will soon write more about it here on the blog.

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