Lund is a small, compact city so it was easy to walk round to all the principle sites. The map leaflet was very handy to ensure we didn’t miss anything. We included some window-shopping and book shop browsing and a bit of eating and tea drinking throughout the day. The route starts at Lund Cathedral where we joined a tour in English.
Rear of Lund Cathedral
It has an astronomical clock very much like the one in Lübeck
And we were taken into the crypt where our guide told us the legend behind the man embracing a pillar : Finn the Giant [the story is retold here]
This is Hökeriet Lund’s oldest grocery shop located in a traditional timber building dating back to 1815. It still exists as a shop and there’s also a small cafe but as we passed it was not yet open.
Kulturen is a museum of urban and rural life throughout the ages. It occupies to blocks of buildings in the centre of Lund and exhibits date from the Middle Ages up to the 1930s. There are also activities for children. These buildings you can see from the street but we didn’t actually visit.
We did however visit the Museum of Sketches for Public Art. Once inside we did understand what this was all about and very interesting it was too. The gallery presents sketches and models not only of the winning entries for competitions for public art but also unsuccessful entries.
“Skissernas Museum – Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art is a unique art museum focusing on the artistic creative process. Here is the world’s largest collection of sketches, models and models for Swedish and international public art.”
In the gallery foyer the windows formed frames for our own ‘art’ photography.
Our final visit in Lund was to the Historical Museum. Post to follow …