October 3, 2015
At the last visit was the "Dancer" destroyed.
It is a human figure with bird-like characteristics.
Someone had tried make a cast of it,
which is strictly forbidden, and destroyed the rock.
Walk across the rock to the site of the dancer.
"The Dancer" is visible again.
Seems freshly cleaned.
See no moss or other traces on it.
Else everything is the same as previous visit.
Walk around among ships, footprints, shoes, animals, figures, people, cup marks.
Two women arrive.
One tell a lot about the rock carvings.
Among other things, that most of the footsteps point to Bornholm.
There is a rock art where the footsteps point here.
One may wonder what all symbolizes.
Perhaps the art at the time?
25 April 2010
Järrestad. Walk the road to Gladsax, 3 miles north. To the west of
the road is a rock with petroglyphs in a field. There is no information
at the road about their existence. I pass by, to visit Gladsaxehus. I
leave the later Gladsax and go back to the rock carvings. It is
possible to park in the meadow next to the paddock. One get into the
area through a gate. Was here on a bike ride 1998th. I look for
the figure known as the dancer. Can not find it first. Someone is said
to have destroyed it by making a cast and then used oil the take if off
from the rock. The oil has penetrated into the rock and discolored it.
The figure is barely visible, one must look in a certain direction.
Please - be careful with our antiquities! Walk around and study the
ships, feet, animals, footprints with toe, spirals. On the rock are
hundreds of carvings. I sit down with my lunch as a modern monument and
looks over the landscape. The rock has gentle slope towards south. Time
to go home. Goes back to Järrestad. The Järrestad church has
it's origin in the 1100s.
See the pictures and read diary from
my visit to Gladsaxehus.