Understanding Swedish Rune Stones

Understanding Swedish Rune Stones

Wherever you go in southern Sweden you are likely to find rune stones. These ancient Viking stones with their distinctive red patterns and cryptic markings seem to be everywhere. But what are rune stones, and what were they for? What Were Viking Rune Stones?...

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The roads of Delhi

The drivers in Delhi must be some of the best in the world. Here in the UK all we have to do is to obey a few rules, and look around us to make sure everyone else is following the rules too, but in Delhi it is a whole different ball game... Firstly, there is the sheer...

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Abu Dhabi’s Desert Hinterland

Yesterday we took our hire car and drove through the desert. I say desert, but actually the first part of the journey was on a not particularly interesting motorway between Abu Dhabi and Tarif, with what seemed like never ending construction and industrialisation for...

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Gradil, Portugal

This is the last one from the archives, before we go away again next week.  The pictures are from a holiday in Gradil, north of Lisbon, a few years ago.  We stayed on a quinta, which is a wine producing farm.  We had our own courtyard, with quince and palm trees,...

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Temppeliaukio: Helsinki’s Underground Church

The Rock Church in Helsinki (or Temppeliaukio to give it its proper name) is a modern church built underground. All that can be seen from the outside is the massive copper dome hidden in a rocky outcrop, but the interior is a harmonious blend of modern and traditional...

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The Riddle of English Turf Mazes

Hidden away, often far from cities or public transport, turf mazes are a puzzle of the English countryside. Many known to have existed across northern Europe, including at least 60 in England. However only eleven now remain: eight in England and three in Germany. The...

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