Foto af Ib Jensen.
Olympus E-30, lens 14-54 mm (FF: 28-108), shutter speed 1/250 sec, Iso 100, Aperture 5.6, Focal length 14mm. (FF:28mm).
Lejre in sunrise.
“Lejre was the capital of an Iron Age kingdom sometimes referred to as the “Lejre Kingdom.” According to early legends, this was ruled by kings of the Skjöldung dynasty, predecessors of the kings of medieval Denmark. Legends of the kings of Lejre are known from a number of medieval sources, including the twelfth-century Gesta Danorum written by Saxo Grammaticus and the anonymous twelfth-century Chronicon Lethrense, or Chronicle of Lejre. As the home of the Skjölding (Old English Scylding) dynasty mentioned in Beowulf, Lejre has long been thought to have been the real-world counterpart to Heorot, the fabulous royal hall where the first part of the action of that Anglo-Saxon poem takes place. Among other works of the medieval imagination that tell of adventures at Lejre, the best known is the fourteenth-century Icelandic Saga of King Hrolf Kraki.”