A Whiff Of The Middle Ages

Wiks Castle

* one of the best preserved medieval castles in Sweden, built in the late 1400’s. It is located by Lake Mälaren near Uppsala, Uppland.
The contractor was probably the Danish knight Claus Nielsen, or his son, Niels Claussen.

The garden of Wik is first mentioned in 1303 as the seat farm and its first owner is said to be Arvid Gustavsson, Lord of Wik.

Today the old castle is  is owned by the Uppsala County Council, and is used to course and conferencing.
It is also known as Carl Hamilton’s home in the movie Hamilton in 1998.


Photos by: © Eclipse
March/2013 (In a search for some spring…)


Weekly Photo Challenge: A Day in My Life

~ by Eclipse on March 31, 2013.

8 Responses to “A Whiff Of The Middle Ages”

  1. Love Castles and this one is beautiful.. Thank you for sharing

  2. Witaj! Uwielbiam stare zamczyska i ich legendy. Kliknij na link i zobacz kilka polskich zamków. Miłego weekendu!

  3. How convenient wasn’t this … with your post and mine. Great connection. So what is the mansion he been living in the last two films … Great gallery and thanks for the history behind it. Hugs coming your way too.

  4. Like your pictures, especially the last one. The naked trees make the castle look like shrouded in mystery.

    • Well…we came across this castle by accident, and the first thing that I thought of was – fairytale and mistery 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by Martin!

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  6. I would like to ask for you to do a drawing of my daughter Jenny, Eclipse … you can find her pic in my blog 27 … I see her in b/w at all times … had other artists try to capture her facial expression, but it never seemed right … Would you be willing to try, I would be so happy … because I have the feeling that you will be the one person that is gonna pick up on the subtle features … Please, Eclipse? But don’t feel pushed. eh? If not than not, that’s okay too … Love you, Cat.

    • Dear Cat, I can only imagine your pain and no words are good enough…I didn’t know about your loss…

      I would really love to give it a try, yet the pic I saw there is pretty blurred and I’m afraid that it wouldn’t work… It’s wery difficult to see her clearly…(unless you have another one with sharper lines…)


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