Sunday, June 14, 2009

A treasure too far away

I may live in Maine in the US these days but I am originally from Sweden, having moved over here ten years ago. It has been two years since I last paid a visit to my homeland and I was introduced to an amazing, very unexpected art exhibit located in the very south of Sweden.

Wanås castle is a beautiful, rather small white castle in a wooded area surrounded by farmers' fields. The castle property includes a park with walking paths and small ponds. A really serene setting, until you come upon a pair of pants covering a large part of a tree trunk. Looking around me I was amazed to see dozens of dressed trees, all wearing blue jeans size 200. Rather absurd at first glance but it soon turned into a search for more pants. Everywhere you walk in this park, new art work emerges. Everything from a room in an old stable with 20 walls made of string that you can see through to a gigantic spider made out of steel, complete with an eggsack full of silver painted soda cans. Those that don't appreciate normal art exhibits are still sure to find something to blow their socks off in this park.

If you are ever planning a trip to the south of Sweden, make sure you visit the castle's website and pay the park a visit.


  1. OMG thanks for sharing, this is so beautiful !!! I definitely want to visit this part of Sweden ...

  2. This looks like such a great place to visit!

  3. So that's where I put my Jeans ?! :)
    Wonderful pictures