Photographer's Note

Yesterday, we went to Gräfsnäs (municipality of Alingsås), a bit northeast of Gothenburg.

Here was once a big castle, bult in 1550 by Sten Eriksson Leijonhufvud. The castle burned several times and now only the ruins remain.

However, this is a very fine surrounding for some reenactment shows, performed by a society called West Giöta Gustavianer (West Goth Gustavians). The men are dressed in uniform from the era of Gustav III (second part of the 18th century. The women are dressed as ”allmoge” (common people).

This lady was busy spinning when we arrived. In the WS you can see a better picture, including the spindle.

There were also men dressed as Caroleans, in uniforms from the beginning of the 18th century.

They all reenacted a ”battle”, or maybe it was an uprising, from around the middle of the 18th century.

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