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Scattered around the province Scania - in the southernmost part of Sweden - are a large number of manor houses, often referred to as 'castles' although not always looking like castles. These manors are usually large country estates - owned by nobilities - with a nearby village, inhabited by the workers.

So naturally these manors were provided with a church as well, where the noble man and his family had a grandstand of their own. And also a burial chancel in the church, together with the most prominent marble graves in the cemetery.

This is the straight road from Övedskloster leading to the church of Öved, which is one of Sweden's most typical rococo churches built in 1759 - 1761, a time when few churches were built in Scania. It's a brick building with a short transept and a rounded choir - and it has no steeple.

On both sides of the church are two-storeys buildings - added in 1810 in similar style - originally serving as a school and a poor people's home. Today they are the parish house and what's known as 'the Church House' - a kind of home for the elderly.

Shot on a day trip in May together with my daughter and her boyfriend who is from Stockholm. We were showing him the 'highlights' of Scania, formerly a Danish province and in many ways unlike the rest of Sweden.

Although this was built in a Swedish style known as 'Gustavian'!

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