Pictures from Skåne - Sweden - Churches in Skåne

9/8 2009: Drive to Dalby church. The Holy Cross Church in Dalby is the oldest existing stone church in the Nordic countries, founded in 1060 when Dalby became a diocese in Denmark. It has been expanded and modified many times since then. Here was also a monastery dating from 12th century. Left from the monastery is a white building north of the church, now a manor house for Dalby Kungsgård. A small monastery garden is restored to what is believed to be grown once. I enter the church and light, as I usually do, a candle over the dead. Today I light an extra candle for a recently deceased. Sit down a while and give them a thought. A beautiful baptismal font is from 12th century. I climb the pulpit from 1705 and looks at the empty bench lines from 1758. Turning my attention to the altarpiece, from 1758, with the suffering Jesus. Parts of the walls are not plastered, they are as from 11th century, do I read further in the brochure of the church. The crypt is a minor variant of the one in Lund Cathedral. At the corner of the crypt is a well. I am starving, slip into the nearby Dalby Gästis (Dalby Inn) for a herring sandwich and light beer. In the ivy ravage wasps, I keep away from them. Has already been stung once today, which is enough for one day. At the junction outside the inn is a different waiting hut, is it not locally famous?

Dalby gästis


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