Today I went on a trip to the lake Hornborga (Hornborgarsjön), every year thousands of cranes (Grus grus) gathers there, today it was approximately 12500. At lake hornborgarsjön they rest eat and dance for a week.
Cranes is known through out history, we can find it in Greek mythology, in Chinese mythology, with the Romans and the Celts as well as within Christian mythology. I never thought that much about them but it is a mighty sight looking out on 12500 of them; dancing singing and fighting.
On our way there we made a few stops, we saw some Atone Age graves, a prehistoric grave field, a rune stone and finally a manor house from the late 18th century, Gunillaberg. Gunillaberg is a manor house build in so called Karoliner-style, named after king Carl XII of Sweden soldiers, Karolinerna.