Monday, March 05, 2012

Mystery Stone

Mystery Stone

This standing stone is a bit of a mystery. Located on top of a hill in Handen. At a first glance you might be a bit upset about the graffiti. A second, closer look will get you curious and a bit confused. If you look closely you will see the Olympic rings. My friend Jim who has translated all rune-stones in Haninge did have a go at this stone a few years ago. His translation shortened here reads something like this:This stone was raised by Oskar and his wife. It dates back to 1960. I wonder if Oskar and his wife are still around? Fifty years ago when they raised the stone the hill was surrounded by a forest. Today modern life has closed in a bit and there are apartment buildings on two sides.

11 comments:

Olivier said...

une nouvelle forme de dialogue avec les extras terrestres ;o)

Rambling Round said...

Oskar and his wife left quite a reminder that they were here!

Honest Abe said...

That is quite a reminder. Lots of memories there in this stone.

Julie said...

Here in Sydney there are many official 'plates' on buildings of historic importance. Some people are now putting a plate on their own house which reads "In 1872 on this spot nothing happened'.

Oskar and his wife could be related to these good folk in my city, Steffe.

tallahasseepics said...

Very cool!

Sharon said...

It seems such a shame to have this old stone covered in graffiti.

David Thomas said...

Very nice. I love the texture and colors.

Deb said...

Looks like it means lots of different things to different people

Rob Siemann said...

A new type of runes, obviously

NixBlog said...

Yes, the graffiti is irritating, only because it obscures the original petroglyps. Using runes has made the stone mysterious while the message is really mundane. :-)

JM said...

So, this is not a tombstone! Very intriguing indeed.