Flintholm Stenhus, a tiny abandoned stonehouse in the woods

Flintholm Stenhus (opf. 1930'erne) @ Horstvedskoven near Aarhus, Denmark

It was here in the woods in Djursland that the naked trees bid us welcome with a red carpet of old leaves on the forest ground. For way to long we had neglected to take on the open invitation to see what was hidden in between these trees. Not many people are aware of this place or its story and even fewer find their way out here to this "secret spot". Today, however, was our day to unravel the mystery and we brought Sara along on our little adventure in search of the tiny abandoned stonehouse Flintholm Stenhus hidden in the woods.

Images of this place has been printed in my mind for years. I've imagined what it looked like in its gloory days; that the house was made of delicious pancakes instead of stones; and that a wicked witch with a long pointy nose and huge appetite for lost visitors actually lived in the house. Yes, I was excited to finally see it for myself!

Carefully we started scouting around. Should we go left or right? Perhaps continue straight ahead? For a short while we wandered around with open eyes and curious minds, when suddenly the secret revealed itself before us! In a small clearing in the woods, we spotted the little old charming and abandoned stonehouse. It stood there in peaceful solitude between the trees. An old soul with scares on the surface. Wind and weather had taken its toll. It was easy to imagen how wonderful this tiny spot in nature must have been back in the days, when someone still shared their affection for this little stonehouse in the middle of the woods.

10 comments:

  1. ihhh hvor har jeg glædet mig til det her indlæg! Og hvor er det bare fine farver i har fundet frem :D
    Elsker især billedet med modlyset og det sidste med den lille dybdeskarphed eller hvad det nu hedder på fagsprog - vi skal snart på tur igen!
    Og sikke en sød lille Nisse der er i skovbunden :P

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    1. Haha, ja lille Nissen er ret så sød :)

      Vi skal så meget på tur igen! Næste gang skal dog være med varm kakao i rygsækken, så vi har noget at varme os på. Som sagt planlægger vi at tage rundt omkring i Danmark til næste år, så du er meget velkommen til at komme med på nogle af de ture. Læs: Vi har rent faktisk allerede planlagt i vores små hoveder, at du skal med på nogle af dem ;)

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  2. Beautiful pictures! I just love going to the woods in the morning to do some photography and breath in the fresh air. Hopefully I get the chance to travel to Denmark sometime soon. What sort of camera equipment are you guys using?

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    1. Thanks Franzi! Do you already know what places you wanna visit in Denmark? You should put Denmark on your travel bucket list for 2015, after all we're only a stone throw away from Germany ;)

      We're shooting with a Canon 60D+Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 and then our old friend Canon 400D+kit lens. Additionally we have a wide angle lens (Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6) and a tele lens (Canon 55-250mm f/4-5.6) which we use from time to time.

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  3. What a beautiful blog you have! That is like my dream house except I might be a bit less witchy ;)

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    1. If you move into a house like this, I'll come visit you ! :)

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  4. What an incredible place! loving your photos!

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  5. Åh, fantastiske bilder! Lykke til i 2015 xxx

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