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Old Apr 19, 2010, 7:19 PM   #1
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Default Bokskogen - The Beech Forrest

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Near my home (probably a 30mintue hike) there is a wonderful place called the Beech Forrest or Bokskogen in Swedish.
Why is it called this? Well there's well over a hundred Common (or European) Beeches, and on top of that, the whole forrest rests on a great slope.
I hope my images will give the forrest justice.
The pictures are taken 12th of April this year, using my Sigma 18-50mm and my Nikon D50.
There will be a combination of Panoramas (7 of them actually ), one HDR and some snapshots as I don't want to scatter myself to much all over the forum

I'll start with introducing you to a sign, which is close to heart here at home

It is a sign which points you towards Sote-leden (Sote-Trail) It's a series of hiking trails covering well over 70 kilometers of Sotenäs (the Municipial area of Bohuslän, where I reside) The signs are scattered where the trail ends into a regular road or private roads so that you easily can pick up the trail, hehe.

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Old Apr 19, 2010, 7:24 PM   #2
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Now comes some of the Rock Carvings found even closer to my home than the Forrest... It's about a 5 minute walk from my home.
There's actually two places which carry these rock carvings near and the other place is actually not more than 150 meters from my house.

I just hope you can see anything that it's supposed to resemble, but I'll help you
Maybe I'll take a hike and see if there's a better chance taking pictures of them when it's dry instead.
These carvings, as you can see aren't filled in with coloring as many other places have.

Oh, I forgot to mention. My uncle found these in his teenage years while playing with some friends. Sometime during the mid-70's.

Here, you are supposed to see a big ship, and I believe there's a man on board also on the near side of the ship
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This picture features two persons, and if I remember correctly it is considered that it is a sign of bartering being undertaken during this age period.
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Here is a great overview of it all... I hope you can see good.
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Old Apr 19, 2010, 7:31 PM   #5
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Now we are very near the actual Beech Forrest.
This is actually looking away towards where I came from, so I'm not there yet

Panorama made of 5 portrait images, stitched together in ArcSoft Panorama Maker 5

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This is from the same vantage point but TOWARDS the Beeches...
no beeches on this particular image, I believe... The beeches doesn't start until after bit of a mountain, dividing the two forrests apart.

3 images stitched together using ArcSoft Panorama Maker 5

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This one is one of my favourite panoramas of this set. I'm standing almost in the middle of the Beech Forest now...
The...err...I don't know what it's called in English...however its a line of stones, marking the ending/beginning for owned land.
Called Gärdesgård in Swedish (Gärde being old Swedish for land which has boundry-lines) and gård being Swedish for land that you own, like a garden or a farm.

The crazy thing is that the way it curves...It isn't a faulty lens fault. It is actually arched like this.. How they agreed to this curving of the land, I will never know, haha.

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Here I am looking back at the Beech forrest. And you can see the way that this forrest is statued. it's such a great slope, you can't even wrap your head around it.
Unfortunately it's hard to do the sloping justice in images In my opinion. But this is the only way I can show it.

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Here I am looking back towards where I been during the day.
This is the highest point near my home, which isn't officially named anything.
Locals call it "Kärret" which is where they carved out a lot of stone from small quarries (is that plural for quarry? haha)



footnote: If you look closely you can actually see the ocean...(Skagerack)
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Here's a better view of the ocean

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