Per Helsas Gård, gallery & cafe, Ystad - IRR

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Ystad (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈyːsta]) is a town, and the seat of Ystad Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden, with 18,350 inhabitants in 2010. The settlement dates back to the 11th century and the town has become a busy ferryport, local administrative centre and tourist attraction. It is associated with the fictional detective Kurt Wallander whose stories, by Henning Mankell, are set primarily in Ystad and nearby communities. In 1285, the town's name was written Ystath. Its original meaning is not fully understood, but the "y" is probably related to an old word for the yew tree, while -stad is town, or place. In Danish times before 1658 the spelling was Ysted.

History After the time of Absalon, Bishop of Roskilde and Archbishop of Lund, peace was brought to the area in the 11th century, fishing families settled at the mouth of the river Vassa as herring fishing became the main source of trade. Ystad was not mentioned in documents until 1244, in a record of King Eric's visit to the town with his brother, Abel. A Franciscan monastery, Gråbrödraklostret, was founded in 1267, and Ystad joined the Hanseatic League in the 14th century. The charter of 1599 gave the town the right to export oxen. Ystad, together with all of Scania, was transferred from Denmark to Sweden following the Treaty of Roskilde in 1658. By 1866 Ystad had a railway connection and it was established as a garrison town in the 1890s. After World War II, ferry services to Poland and to the Danish island of Bornholm were opened.

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Comments (94)

Inge Röpke on February 23, 2014

♥Thank you so much Elakramine, for your visit, kind words and LIKE41/17:)))
Warm greetings from Sweden, Inge:)))♥

:-)Fiala(-: on February 28, 2014

Fantastic photo and galery!L42!

Greetings Fialka

Inge Röpke on February 28, 2014

♥Thank you so much Fialka, for your visit, kind words and LIKE42:)))
Have a nice weekend and warm greetings from Sweden, Inge:)))♥

gugro47 on March 3, 2014

Beautiful exposure in garden Inge. I like it. A cordial regard. Roberto

Inge Röpke on March 3, 2014

♥Thank you so much Roberto, for your visit & kind words:)))
Have a nice week and warm greetings from Sweden, Inge:)))♥

gugro47 on March 3, 2014

Excuse me the happy wisecrack Inge, but it is difficult to receive....warm regards from Sweden. Your nation is surely colder than mine. Still excuse me. A dear regard from the south Italy. Roberto

RNLatvian on March 3, 2014

Ótima foto, Inge! Like!

Inge Röpke on March 3, 2014

♥Olá Latvian, obrigado pela visita, comentário e LIKE43!!! Uma semana boa e grande abraço, Inge:)))♥

majasa on March 10, 2014

Lovely view and very nice colours! Nice house.

LIKE 44/18 FAV


Inge Röpke on March 10, 2014

♥Thank you so much Majasa**, for your visit, kind words and LIKE44/18:)))
It's wonderful in the summertime:)
Have a nice week and warm greetings from Sweden, Inge:)))♥

jomaba on April 9, 2014

Beautiful very wel photo


Greetings. Jomaba

Inge Röpke on April 10, 2014

♥Thank you so much Jomaba, for your visit, kind words and LIKE45/19:)))
Have a nice day and warm greetings from Sweden, Inge:)))♥

蒂芙尼.林 on May 2, 2014

hello. Inge

beautiful image, nice composition, great capture

YS:20 + LIKE:46

greeting and have a nice day for you

Thank's so much for your visit to my gallery and your nice comment

regards from Tiffany Liem

Inge Röpke on May 2, 2014

♥Thank you so much Tiffany, for your visit, kind words and LIKE46/20:)))
Have a nice weekend and warm greetings from Sweden, Inge:)))♥

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Photo taken in Gamla Staden-Sandskogen, Ystad, Sweden

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  • Uploaded on August 27, 2013
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    by Inge Röpke
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot G12
    • Taken on 2013/08/16 13:07:14
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 30.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash