Nimis in north-west Skåne

Nimis in north-west Skåne

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In July we have been on sight-seeing in Skåne, the most southern province of Sweden. One day we visited the natural reserve Kullaberg in north-west Skåne. This is the area where the sculpture Nimis is build.

Nimis, which is Latin for “too much”, is a series of wooden sculptures constructed by artist Professor Lars Vilks. They are a massive, wooden labyrinthine structure connected by several wooden towers. The structure consist of 75 tonnes of driftwood the artist has found on the coastline.

Lars Vilks started to build Nimis in 1980 and it has been the subject of a long-running legal dispute between the Swedish authorities and the artist. As no permission was given to build on the site within the nature reserve, the County Administrative Board in Skåne has sought to have Nimis demolished, despite the fact that it has become a popular tourist attraction.

As Nimis’ existence is not sanctioned by the state, it is difficult to find – there are no official sign posts, nor is it marked on maps. It lies a few kilometers northwest of the town of Arild and somewhat farther from the town of Mölle, and can only be reached on foot following a well-worn path with yellow “N”s painted on trees and fences. The path begins as an easy stroll past Himmelstorp, a well-preserved eighteenth-century farmstead, but quickly becomes a steep and rocky climb down to the coast.

June 2011 wallpaper

June 2011 wallpaper

Wow… another month has passed and it is already the 1st of June, so I owe you a new wallpaper. Here it is!

Last week I spent a few days on the east-coast of Sweden, 150km north of Stockholm. I visited the fishing village Grisslehamn and the neighboring island Singö.

In front of Singö lies the small island Svartklubben (The Black Club) with on it a lighthouse surrounded by typical Swedish wooden red houses. It can be photographed well from Singö with a telelens.

The coming weeks I will post some more images from the trip to Grisslehamn and Singö.

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