Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons – Intro

Joining the Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons.

The project is created by Cardinal Guzman, a talented photofrapher and artist.The idea is to find a location nearby and take between 5-20 photos each month until december 2015. Interesting, creative, educational… and above all – Fun! So consider joining!

I will be presenting Mariefred – a lovely little town located about 70 km south of Stockholm, Sweden.
Besides the photos, I would like to add
some basic history.

The name “Mariefred” can be attributed to a monastery Carthusian monks began to build over here back in 1493. Monastery was named “Pax Mariae”, which i Latin means “Mary’s peace”. Its history dates back to the 1370’s when Bo Jonsson Grip – a counselor and marshal during king Magnus Eriksson’s reign – built a castle Gripsholm which after several expansions later (in 1530’s) became the Royal Gripsholm Castle of King Gustav Vasa. The old barn of Gripsholm Castle is now a centre for fine arts and it is an appreciated tourist destination for art lovers.

And now some curiosities: Mariefred is a hometown of the Swedish pop and jazz singer Lisa Ekdahl and a professional ice hockey player for the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL – Mikael Samuelsson. Last but not least (for today): a famous Swedish actor – action hero – Dolph Lundgren has a summer house here in Mariefred. πŸ™‚

More to come!

Here are some shots of Mariefred in December


  • Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons
  • Each month (between the 07th-15th), post 5-20 photos in a gallery
  • Don’t use photos from your archive. Only new shots. (PS: I’m breaking the rule just once here…. Some of the photos have allready been posted but they all ar from december so I hope I’ll be forgiven… )

Shared onΒ Β  MonthlyPhotoChallenge TheChangingSeasons

~ by Eclipse on January 10, 2015.

7 Responses to “Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons – Intro”

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  2. I am just taking another
    look at your photographs
    Eclipse and they really
    are stunning my dear
    friend πŸ™‚

    Have a very happy Thursday πŸ™‚

    Andro xxx

  3. Beautiful photos. I look forward to seeing the changing seasons in your “neck of the woods.” πŸ™‚

  4. These are just beautiful shots, very atmospheric and subtly relaxign to look at. I am doing the monthly challenge too it is great fun x

  5. These are all amazing photographs my sweet friend πŸ™‚

    Andro xxx

  6. Beautiful photos and an interesting history too. It’s the perfect area to see the seasons change, so it’ll be nice to follow your posts from here. I saw Lisa Ekdahl live at a concert once, she’s a talented artist.

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