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Apr 21, 2013
 
Album: Scania
This album is a tour in images through the for my eyes most beautiful land in the world - my native land of Scania (Skåne in Scanian/Swedish/Danish). Scania is situated at the very southern tip of the Scandinavian Peninsula, It is home to almost 1.3 million people, on an area of about 11,000 square kilometers (4,250 square miles) - an area slightly smaller than the U.S state of Connecticut. Scania's highest point on land is 212 metres above sea level, while the lowest point on land is 3 metres below sea level. But despite its small size, nature is highly varied. This is the land where the open plains, rich soils and golden beech forests of continental Europe meet with the dark, dense pine forests of Scandinavia, and where the brackish waters of the Baltic Sea meet the salty waters of the North Sea. It is a very old land. For the Romans, Scania and Scandinavia were synonymous, and it was one of the most flourishing lands of the Viking Ages - and for more than half a millennium, Scania was a heartland of the Danish Kingdom, before it was conquered by Sweden during the late 17th century, when the bloodiest war ever fought in Scandinavia took place here. In many ways, Scania has still got a lot more in common with continental Europe in its linguistics, culture and nature than it has with the rest of peninsular Scandinavia. And its fertile soils, mild climate and strategic location has made it one of the most fought-over lands in Europe all through history. It is one of the Lions on the Danish coat of arms, and one of the Crowns on the Swedish coat of arms, and has played a crucial role in the shaping of both the Danish and the Swedish state. Scania is no longer Danish, but not quite truly Swedish either - the Scanian people have got their own very strong identity, and a great love of their own land. Scania has always been a crossroad, a land where cultures meet, and a land which is always changing. Today, Scania is once again flourishing and rapidly growing, as part of the largest transborder metropolitan region in Scandinavia. Scania is a land full of breathtaking nature, rural idyll, urban multicultural diversity, and staggering, timeless cultural memories from its long, dramatic and tragic history. And it is the one land in the whole world that I love the most. My highest dream is a future where Scania would finally gain its independence again, and become its own little country! With this album, you will travel through all of Scania, from the north west, into the inland, down to the south west, across to the south east, and lastly up to the north east, where I live.

by Johan Maltesson


This album is a tour in images through the for my eyes most beautiful land in the world - my native land of Scania (Skåne in Scanian/Swedish/Danish). Scania is situated at the very southern tip of the Scandinavian Peninsula, It is home to almost 1.3 million people, on an area of about 11,000 square kilometers (4,250 square miles). It is the land where the open plains, rich soils and golden beech forests of continental Europe meet with the dark, dense pine forests of Scandinavia, and where the brackish waters of the Baltic Sea meet the salty waters of the North Sea. It is a very old land. For the Romans, Scania and Scandinavia were synonymous, and it was one of the most flourishing lands of the Viking Ages - and for more than half a millennium, Scania was a heartland of the Danish Kingdom, before it was conquered by Sweden during the late 17th century, when the bloodiest war ever fought in Scandinavia took place here. In many ways, Scania has still got a lot more in common with continental Europe in its linguistics, culture and nature than it has with the rest of peninsular Scandinavia. And its fertile soils, mild climate and strategic location has made it one of the most fought-over lands in Europe all through history. It is one of the Lions on the Danish coat of arms, and one of the Crowns on the Swedish coat of arms, and has played a crucial role in the shaping of both the Danish and the Swedish state. Scania is no longer Danish, but not quite truly Swedish either - the Scanian people have got their own very strong identity, and a great love of their own land. Scania has always been a crossroad, a land where cultures meet, and a land which is always changing. Today, Scania is once again flourishing and rapidly growing, as part of the largest transborder metropolitan region in Scandinavia. Scania is a land full of breathtaking nature, rural idyll, urban multicultural diversity, and staggering, timeless cultural memories from its long, dramatic and tragic history. And it is the one land in the whole world that I love the most. My highest dream is a future where Scania would finally gain its independence again, and become its own little country - for us Scanians to be free from Swedish rule, and to decide our future for us and the homeland that we love. With this album, you will travel through all of Scania, from the north west, into the inland, down to the south west, across to the south east, and lastly up to the north east, where I live.

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Johan Maltesson
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Kristianstad, Scania, Sweden
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