National Geographic : 1934 Jul
THE COLOR AND CUSTOMS OF SWEDEN'S CHATEAU COUNTRY IVY MASKS THE ORNATE FACADE OF VRAMS-GUNNARSTORP Built shortly after the Pilgrim Fathers landed at Plymouth, this castle in Skane indicates the early trend toward German and Dutch architecture during the era of Sweden's political greatness. Later, nobles preferred the elaborate French and Italian styles (see illustration, page 43). C) National Geographic Society Natural Lolor photographs by (ustav Heurlin SKARHULT IS ONE OF SWEDEN'S BEST PRESERVED CASTLES A wide moat once surrounded its walls which even protected the extensive farm buildings. The huge pile, a relic of Danish days, was strongly fortified and dominated one of the few fords across a nearby river (see illustration, page 11).