Wednesday, July 01, 2009

A visit to an old castle

On a very hot summer day (it was yesterday), I jumped on the bike and via a few rarely used gravel roads winding through a rural landscape, I arrived to the Häringe Castle some forty minutes later. If you read this blog last summer you may remember my meeting with the musical duo in the castle orchard here. Or perhaps my encounter with Mr. Grotesque.

Häringe Castle Knocker


On the doors to the old castle that today is a popular hotel, you will find a couple of impressive knockers. Ha ha, I really nailed that last sentence didn't I! Lets have a look inside.


Castle Stairs

You really get the feeling that you are in an old castle by looking at the stairs leading up to the second floor here. Everything looks just like one would expect. And lets pretend that it's the middle of the night, and that you for some reason are walking down those same stairs, this is what you will see. A Knight in shining armour! Enough to wake anyone up I would imagine.

The Missing Knight

I will show you some more of the castle and it's surroundings in a couple of days.

9 comments:

B SQUARED said...

Your knocking me out here, Steffe.

brattcat said...

You really 'knocked' me for a loop with that second photo of the stairs. It's fabulous.

Abe Lincoln said...

I loved that knocker.

cieldequimper said...

The knocker is beautiful and it's beautifully photographed.

Leeds in Yorkshire pictures - Paul said...

Funny, I took pictures of a suit of armour the other day, but it was walking and riding a horse.
Thanks for dropping by on the Leeds in Yorkshire Photography

Vogon Poet said...

This castle/hotel is gorgeous, those stairs are wonderful and I obviosly love the classic suit of armour.
I almost forgot the knocker: great!

Clueless in Boston said...

Beautiful knocker and the stairway was great looking too.

Jacob said...

I'd never want to live in a castle but I would like to visit...

Very fine fotos!

Steffe said...

Thanks all. I know what you mean Jacob. It's that darn heating bill that will put a stop to us all buying a castle!