The old Spa. Now days it’s a conference center. The house is so big that I couldn’t fit it in one photo 🙂
It’s raining, not much it’s more like s silent summer rain and not thunder showers they had predicted yesterday. The predictions vary quite a lot, some weather sites says really hot and thunder showers and others says “only” warm and light showers. I would prefer if the thunder waits a while since I want the grounds to be less dry before the lightnings starts hitting. The rain we’ve gotten so far won’t help much but the air feels so much nicer and fresher.
The ruins of the old monastery in Gudhem.
People have lived here for at least 6000 years. It’s called the Cradle of Sweden.
We all spent the night in my livingroom because it was so hot upstairs that it was impossible to sleep there. My sofa is quite comfortable but it felt a bit crowded when both Sune and Nova tried to be there too 🙂 We all had breakfast after our morning walk and all windows were open. You know that it has been hot for some time when it feels a bit cold when it is 22c (72F) outside 🙂 After that we’ve mostly been napping, watching tv or thrown sticks and plastic bottles in the garden 🙂
Gudhems church stands just beside the ruins and it originates from the twelfth century but has been burned down around 1560. The building standing there now was built in the 19th century.
We did a small tour while my friends were here and most of todays photographs comes from that tour. First we went to the monastery ruins in Gudhem and after that we went to Falköpings Spa. Well we walked up the mountain from the old spa because I didn’t know that there was a road leading to the top 🙂 But that was what the people once going to the spa had to do, they drank the water that is supposedly healthy and then they had to walk to the top of the mountain to an outlook tower. Now days they also have a small zoo up there, not much really, a petting zoo and a few other animals.
The Spa was and is surrounded by parks and there’s a thin road and stairs leading to the top. Old oaks and hazel nut bushes grows everywhere.
We followed the stairs on our way to the top but realised they would be dangerous to follow downwards 🙂
Soo many steps.
It felt like we never would reach the top 🙂
But finally! The tower!
Ferns loves this area, they cover the grounds completely.
It’s time for a cup of tea and then a walk if it has stopped raining. ( no walk, thunder just arrived but it’s still far away).
Animals at the small zoo.
You Americans knows what this is 🙂
The aviaries were perhaps big enough to follow the law but I think that big birds like turkeys and peacocks should have much bigger spaces to move around in.
Have a great day!
We found a restaurant at the top, just beside the parking lot everyone else drove to 🙂 This is the view from there.
We took the small gravel road when we returned to the car. I think we may have said something insulting to my friend while I took this photo 🙂
Some people were running up and down the road. Something I would have loved to do back in the days 🙂
This was the first time I went to that place but I will go there again.