A Look At The Historic Bastion Kungshall On Stumholmen In Karlskrona
March 15, 2013 4:42 PM



We have a lot of historic places to check out here in Karlskrona in Sweden. In fact, in 1998 The Naval City of Karlskrona was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. A list where amazing sites like The Great Wall, Taj Mahal, Venice and The Great Barrier Reef are included. But despite this quite cool fact I have not yet explored Karlskrona nearly enough. So a few days ago I decided to take a walk with my dog Lisen on one of the oldest islands in Karlskrona, Stumholmen. And though there was a lot to explore on this island, I am going to focus on the historic Bastion Kungshall on Stumholmen in this post.

Now the city of Karlskrona was founded in 1680. In 1683's year of fortification plan Stumholmen was given the role of production and provisioning area with shops and stores. And there are several military buildings from the 1700s to the 1950s on the island. Actually, Stumholmen was a large military workplace until the 1970s. But when residential buildings and a naval museum was built on the island in the 1990s, Stumholmen became a civilian area. Which is why anyone can walk around there today.

A Look At The Historic Bastion Kungshall On Stumholmen In Karlskrona
This bridge connects Karlskrona's main island Trossö to Stumholmen, photo was taken on Stumholmen.

A Look At The Historic Bastion Kungshall On Stumholmen In Karlskrona
Walking towards Bastion Kungshall.

A Look At The Historic Bastion Kungshall On Stumholmen In Karlskrona
Bastion Kungshall, which was included in the 1680 Act of Consolidation Plan for Karlskrona.

A Look At The Historic Bastion Kungshall On Stumholmen In Karlskrona
Between 1787-92 this pickle freight warehouse was built on top of the bastion and the large Kungshall warehouse with its slaughterhouse and storage of salted meat and groceries.

A Look At The Historic Bastion Kungshall On Stumholmen In Karlskrona
These salute guns on the bastion are part of one of Sweden's three fixed batteries where national celebration salutes are fired.

A Look At The Historic Bastion Kungshall On Stumholmen In Karlskrona
Pow!

A Look At The Historic Bastion Kungshall On Stumholmen In Karlskrona
Naw, they were empty.

A Look At The Historic Bastion Kungshall On Stumholmen In Karlskrona
So Lisen and I could relax next to the uncharged salute guns in the sun. :-)

A Look At The Historic Bastion Kungshall On Stumholmen In Karlskrona
View from the bastion towards Karlskrona's main island Trossö.

A Look At The Historic Bastion Kungshall On Stumholmen In Karlskrona
After a while by the salute guns we continued our walk around the bastion.

A Look At The Historic Bastion Kungshall On Stumholmen In Karlskrona
Behind the old Kungshall warehouse.

A Look At The Historic Bastion Kungshall On Stumholmen In Karlskrona
Time to exit the bastion area.

A Look At The Historic Bastion Kungshall On Stumholmen In Karlskrona
Bastion Kungshall.

A Look At The Historic Bastion Kungshall On Stumholmen In Karlskrona
Bastion Kungshall and salut guns.

A Look At The Historic Bastion Kungshall On Stumholmen In Karlskrona
Watch out.

A Look At The Historic Bastion Kungshall On Stumholmen In Karlskrona
While I was busy snapping shots, Lisen's eye also caught something interesting - another doggy. :-)

A Look At The Historic Bastion Kungshall On Stumholmen In Karlskrona
Such a cutie!

A Look At The Historic Bastion Kungshall On Stumholmen In Karlskrona
But after about one hour on Stumholmen it was time to head back to the car.

A Look At The Historic Bastion Kungshall On Stumholmen In Karlskrona
Almost there.

A Look At The Historic Bastion Kungshall On Stumholmen In Karlskrona
Come oooon, Aleeex!!! At least that is what I think Lisen was thinking, hehe.

Even though Lisen was very tired after our adventure on Stumholmen, I am very sure she had a great time there. As did I of course. :p

Source: The Naval City Of Karlskrona

/A.L
 
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