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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. 🙂

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 on   MonthlyPhotoChallenge TheChangingSeasons


7 comments on “Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons – Intro

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  2. Gray Dawster
    February 5, 2015

    I am just taking another
    look at your photographs
    Eclipse and they really
    are stunning my dear
    friend 🙂

    Have a very happy Thursday 🙂

    Andro xxx

    • Eclipse
      February 10, 2015

      Thanx again Andro 🙂 Have a great evening!

  3. Cecelia Futch
    January 25, 2015

    Beautiful photos. I look forward to seeing the changing seasons in your “neck of the woods.” 🙂

  4. eclecticoddsnsods
    January 16, 2015

    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. Gray Dawster
    January 12, 2015

    These are all amazing photographs my sweet friend 🙂

    Andro xxx

  6. Cardinal Guzman
    January 11, 2015

    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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