Ryget Skov Jættestue (Passage Grave)
Located just south of Farum, Denmark on the southern bank of the lake is a forest that contains the remains of multiple prehistoric burials from the Neolithic, remains of several prehistoric pathways and the site of a Neolithic settlement. Located slightly east of this forest is another forest that contains the remains of three more Neolithic burials and remains of another prehistoric pathway.
The site in this post is the most northern of all the sites I’ve recently covered. The site would’ve been built sometime between 3500 BCE and 3200 BCE during the Neolithic. The tomb sits on a natural hill overlooking the landscape. The tomb consists of a small passage made from two capstones sitting on four support stones. The chamber consists of 10 support stones and three large capstones. Unfortunately, as the entrance is still partially buried I couldn’t enter the tomb, but I could peek though the gaps between the capstones of the chamber. Just south of the tomb on the same small hill archaeologists also discovered the remains of a cairn. Unfortunately, there were no traces of the cairn when I visited.
2 or 3 years ago a squirrel went...nuts... planting walnuts in our backyard. A year and a half ago I noticed 17 trees came up all over the place. I didn't have a plan at the time, but I knew I didn't want that squirrels hard work to go to waste. So I dug some of the saplings up and relocated them to 1 spot in the backyard.
A little while later I took my daughter to a newly discovered park in my old neighbourhood where I grew up. Walnut Park, right next to my old elementary school Walnut Road Elementary. Walking through the park I realized there wasn't a single walnut tree in it. I had an idea.
I contacted the city Parks board and offered a story. My story of growing up on a street that way back in the day used to be called Walnut Road, because it used to have lots of walnut trees. How I had a giant walnut tree in the backyard of the house I grew up in, last one on the street. How I used to be babysat by the person whose land the park is now built on. How I now have all these walnut trees growing in my backyard. And how I'd like to see them planted in the park, where my daughter can watch them grow. The parks board said normally they don't take donations, but they liked my story, and if the trees survived the winter, they would take them.
Yesterday was the day I have been waiting for, the city came and picked up the trees. Today they were planted in the park. 🌱🌿🌴
Duke Street Arcade, Cardiff [August 2019]
I loved these shopping arcades in Cardiff. Dating back to the Victorian and Edwardian times, these covered shopping streets are charming, elegant, and full of quirky and interesting shops. And the light was gorgeous! :-)