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MikQuattro --  Maypole at Midsummer  -  comment from another pinner -- Nobody in Sweden knows the real symbolism.  It's a pre-Christian tradition though - the cross is just a thin veneer of Christianity - so is the Christian name for the day 'Saint John's Day.  There is plenty of folklore surrounding the day - Traditionally minding people attend an official celebration on the day - other's party all night long, as it doesn't get dark..

Beltane (May the ribbons represent the flag -- this one is Swedish -- the 2 wreaths hang on the T shape pole -- w/vines & flowers wrapped around it all -- There's a ribbon winding around to music with Folk in National Costumes from their regions.

Stelling van Amsterdam

Stelling van Amsterdam

Ale stenar, Skåne, Sweden

Ale stenar, Skåne, Sweden A megalithic monument that is made up of 59 boulders making what looks like the outline of a ship.

ice-skating in Holland - my Great Grandfather deWit.

Four skaters enjoy the first time they can skate on natural ice in Kinderdijk, near Rotterdam on February The 19 windmills near Kinderdijk are on the UNESCO world heritage list.

Midsommar | Hannu På Kinnekulle

Midsommar | Hannu På Kinnekulle

Luxemburg stad   UNESCO

Luxemburg stad UNESCO

Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun, Sweden.

I can see the window of my bedroom that looked out on the mine.

Kinderdijk, Nederland, 2 juni 2010.De molens van Kinderdijk staan sinds 1997 op de Werelderfgoedlijst van UNESCO. De plek is van internationale waarde omdat alle technologie van waterbeheer vanaf de middeleeuwen hier dicht bij elkaar te zien is.foto: Marco van Middelkoop/Aerophoto-Schiphol

Kinderdijk, Nederland, 2 juni 2010.De molens van Kinderdijk staan sinds 1997 op de Werelderfgoedlijst van UNESCO. De plek is van internationale waarde omdat alle technologie van waterbeheer vanaf de middeleeuwen hier dicht bij elkaar te zien is.foto: Marco van Middelkoop/Aerophoto-Schiphol

Birka and Hovgården, Björkö island, Stockholm county, Sweden

Birka and Hovgården, Stockholm County (Region of Uppland), Sweden. Inscription in Criteria: (iii)(iv) UNESCO

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