151012 Stötta Sten - Support the rock

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 There are also a bench to sit and rest on after supporting the rock.

Stötta Sten
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This is a large rock that was moved by the ice long ago. It is located about 20 km north of  my city. It stands with only a small area on the ground. And of course there are a lot of sagas attached to it. It is said that a giant was throwing it at the Flodafors church built at the side of the map above. He did not like the sound of the church bells. Well, he did not hit the church, the rock landed in the forest.
As the rock stands the way it does there is risk for it to roll away. That is why every visitor has to put a branch up to support it.

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  1. A piece of land art! I understand the giant's problem,I don't like most church bells either!

  2. beautiful love to be in the middle of the woods. We live near the Shawnee forest and love to go out and about in it
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  3. Ah, beautiful land art it is indeed!! Great captures for the day, as always!! Hope you have a wonderful week!!

  4. The kind of road trip I like to take. Gorgeous.

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  5. That's is amazing!

  6. Wood vs. stone - gorgeos!

  7. WOW! Simply LOVE your Header!! AWESOME captures! Have a great day!


  8. I hope the large rock does not move. It is amazing, love the story. Have a great day!

  9. I like the legend associated with the story!

  10. What a wonderful old legend and I love how it is woven into today's reality by the sticks supporting the rock. Heaven knows that if that rock decides to roll, the sticks will fall by the wayside ... but it is fun to be a part of the legend. This is awesome, Monica ...

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