Rödgavel cave

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matsljungberg on March 19, 2011

The Rödgavel cave at the bottom of "mount" Omberg, at lake Vättern. The cave is 21 meter deep and up to 12 meter high, and can only be reached by boat or skates.

Legends exist about the fairy queen Omma, and her lover, a giant who crossed the lake on the ice, riding on a horse. The horse foot hit the mountain and made the cave, and the giant drowned. And fairy queen Omma cries forever, her tears forming the ice at the cave.

We had the opportunity to visit this cave on skates, one of the few years lake Vättern has ice, and ice of good quality. An experience.

Karl Demetz on March 19, 2011

Interesting series, very well done!!

I like these all.

Best wishes - Karl

matsljungberg on March 20, 2011

Thank you very much Karl for your kind comments on this ice cave series. I was happy that the ice allowed you to go there, it is very seldom you can do it. We live 300 km from this lake, but we spent three days on this lake in beginning of March, and earlier we have spent four days on two occasions. "Carpe diem". Greetings from Sweden, Mats.

BastiaanP on April 4, 2011

wonderfull place! like!

Annelies Vink on April 4, 2011

Very interesting place, LIKE

matsljungberg on April 4, 2011

Thank you BastiaanP and Anelies for your kind comments and like. Greetings, Mats.

Amelia Royan on April 9, 2011

An ideal place to hide a murder victim just before the freeze wouldn't you say Mats? It would be recognisable mind you when it all thawed out ;)

A fascinating place, which you have shown so wonderfully :)

Beste hilsener, Amelia

matsljungberg on April 9, 2011

Thank you Amelia for your kind comments on this series on the magical cave. This cave is sometimes full with ice, pushed from outside. It would be suitable for a body coming out from that, and perhaps also a good place for the Enid Blyton Five, "Five Go to Demon's Rocks" changed to "Five Go to Queen Omma's cave**.

Hälsningar, Mats.

Amelia Royan on April 9, 2011

We have a novel in the making ;)

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