August 23 2008, 11:12 PM
Click here to enlarge this panorama or see an ultra high-resolution version.
No, Kalmar Castle did not miraculously teleport to Gotland island, where I am currently — it's raining buckets here in Visby, so instead I prepared a panorama I took a few days ago, when I was in Kalmar, on my way to Öland.
Granted, at first glance the panorama is a bit postcard-ish, but there is no denying that this place has real historical significance. There's been fortifications here since the 12th century, and in 1397 a defining stage in Nordic history was forged here: The Kalmar Union between Norway, Denmark and Sweden.
Here's hoping for better weather in the Baltic tomorrow. I promise I'm trying to stay away from more church and sunset panoramas, but unfortunately Gotland is famous for its 100-or-so churches, one per village, almost all built before 1350, and for its rauks, stone columns that I suspect look great bathed by the light of a setting sun. We'll see what I can do...