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I'm starting a series of photos of the Cathedral in Lund - and perhaps some other interesting buildings in my home town.

Construction of the Cathedral in Lund began around the year 1100 and for a long time it served as the seat of the largest archbishopric in Europe. The oldest parts of the Cathedral are considered to be the finest Romanesque building in Scandinavia.

With its impressive, characteristic double towers - added in today's fashion around 1850 and called "Lunna Pgar" ["The Boys of Lund"], when seen for miles around - the Cathedral is one of Sweden's most popular tourist attractions with almost half a million visitors a year.

The photo shows the southern tower and gives a good view of the stone-work. The material used is sandstone coming from a local quarry outside Hr some 40 kms away. The use of sandstone has created an interesting side-effect, which I'll show in a later posting.

A daily church service has been held in this Cathedral for 850 years.

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