Thursday, 28 July 2016

gathers no moss

Halfway between Copenhagen and Gothenburg, a family picnicking in the forest on the estate of the late Swedish parliamentarian Alfred Bexell discovered in 1925 hundreds of hidden aphorisms and maxims carved into the moss covered boulders several decades earlier.
Known as Bexell’s Talking Stones, it was later discovered that the landowner had employed two masons to work the engravings over several seasons but Bexell never declared his motivation to share these bits of wisdom or why he kept it a secret, but it does seem rather enchanting and rangers have ensured that visitors can trace their own path of discovery. Dygd âr makt translates to “virtue is power.”