N is for Nimis (Abc Wednesday & Wordless 73)

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About Nimis
(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladonia_(micronation))

Nimis is a series of wooden sculptures situated along the coast in the Kullaberg Nature Reserve, Höganäs Municipality, in the northern part of Skåne County, Sweden. They are a massive, wooden labyrinthine structure connected by several wooden towers, and are said to be mostly constructed from driftwood. They were begun by the artist Professor Lars Vilks in 1980 and have been the subject of a long-running legal dispute between the Swedish authorities and the artist. As no permission was given to build on the site within the nature reserve, the County Administrative Board in Skåne has sought to have Nimis demolished, despite the fact that it has become a popular tourist attraction. As Nimis' existence is not sanctioned by the state, it is difficult to find - there are no official sign posts, nor is it marked on maps. It lies a few kilometres northwest of the town of Arild and somewhat farther from the town of Mölle, and can only be reached on foot following a well-worn path with yellow "N"s painted on trees and fences. The path begins as an easy stroll past Himmelstorp, a well-preserved eighteenth-century farmstead, but quickly becomes a steep and rocky climb down to the coast.

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Postat av: BearNaked

I have never heard about Nimis until your post.

What a shame it would be to remove them.

They are beautiful and a true work of art.

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Postat av: Denise

This is an amazing structure, very impressive and great photos. Thank you for sharing them.

2008-10-23 @ 02:24:28
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Postat av: chrissym

What a interesting place to visit and thank you for the history on the photos. Very neat.

Postat av: Dora

Very interesting & informative post. ;)

2008-10-23 @ 03:30:45
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Postat av: chrome3d

Thanks for the trip around Nimis, now that you have found it. The first pic is the most mysterious one of them all.

2008-10-23 @ 05:10:40
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Postat av: jams O'Donnell

Wow what interesting sculptures. Great shots

2008-10-23 @ 08:12:00
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Postat av: Tink *~*~*

What an awesome subject, and great photos! Full of layers and angles and texture... wonderful stuff!

Tink ~~

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2008-10-24 @ 03:13:08
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Postat av: horsoon

Hey glad to find you back!!

These are amazing pictures with a very remarkable story behind it, cool!

2008-10-25 @ 07:45:47
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Postat av: Aileni Noyle

This selection is brilliant - I really like it.

As a member of the ABC Team may I thank you for pariticipating. Pictures like this make it all worthwhile.

2008-10-26 @ 12:44:13
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Postat av: Dragonstar

This is fascinating! Thank you for teaching me something completely new. The shapes and angles - and the grain of the wood - all make for excellent photographs.

2008-10-26 @ 12:48:59
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Postat av: kim from hiraeth

Interesting subject, well photographed.

2008-10-28 @ 15:19:08
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