In the late 18th century, the lord of the castle at Hovdala Slott, Michael Ehrenborg, dreamt of a new library to house his many book in a natural setting. He found what he considered the perfect place in the woods high above the castle.
His architect designed an octagonal building with very tall windows, looking out onto the park and its woods. Alas, the project was stopped when Ehrenborg died suddenly in 1795. Today, the beautiful stone walls of the ruin in the beech forest have taken on a fairytale air….
Change your position just slightly, and it becomes a little clearer:
Now we’ve moved to the back of the ruin, looking through one of the windows:
Moving around a little more, this is my favourite view, nature has really taken over here, the sunlight is creating a dance of shadows, and I can hear the little folk whispering amidst the ferns….
Thank you, Ann Christine, for introducing me to this magical, atmospheric place!