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Coll dels Reis in Sa Calobra on Mallorca – ES 🇪🇸

October 7th, 2021

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1990 – Volvo 740 Turbo on MA-2141 at Coll dels Reis towards Cala Tuent in Escorca in Sa Calobra on Mallorca or Illes Balears, Spain 🇪🇸.

2021 – Coll dels Reis in Sa Calobra on Mallorca in Spain (Google Streetview)

2021 – Coll dels Reis in Sa Calobra on Mallorca in Spain (Google Streetview)

Coll dels Reis (or MA-2141) is a mountain road towards Cala Tuent in Escorca in Sa Calobra on Mallorca or Illes Balears, Spain.

Sa Calobra is a small village in the Escorca municipality on the northwest coast of the Spanish Balearic island of Majorca. The port village is a popular destination for coach trips and road cyclists and is accessible by a single winding road, designed by Italian-Spanish engineer Antonio Parietti and opened in 1933, which features many hairpin bends and a 270° spiral bridge called the tie knot.

The climb is officially called the Coll del Reis or the Coll de Cal Reis, the pass on 682 metres altitude, though it is often referred to by the name of the village at its base and was built and is considered to be “as close as one could get to a perfect road for motorsport”. Unconventionally the road was engineered with tourists in mind.

More information at en.wikipedia.org and dangerousroads.org.

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Schloss Bürgeln in Schliengen – D 🇩🇪

October 7th, 2021

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1985 - Volvo 780

1985 – Volvo 780 at Schloss Bürgeln in Schliengen, Germany 🇩🇪.

2021 – Schloss Bürgeln in Schliengen, Germany

2021 – Schloss Bürgeln in Schliengen, Germany

The Schloss Bürgeln or Bürgeln Castle is located in the municipality of Schliengen in the district of Lörrach in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Today, numerous events take place at Schloss Bürgeln, especially in summer, including conferences, seminars, concerts (with the Freiburg University of Music ) and festivals. In February 2017, the previous electronic organ in the castle chapel was replaced by a pipe organ (with a manual and without a pedal) from the organ builder Vleugels.

In the mid-1980s, the castle was the location of a ZDF series entitled Lorentz & Sons. The plot was the story of the Lorenz family and their winery. In 2009, Bavaria Fiction GmbH also shot scenes from the film Some like it happy for Das Erste am Schloss Bürgeln.

More information at de.wikipedia.org and schlossbuergeln.de.

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Landgut Sandgrube on Riehenstrasse in Basel – CH 🇨🇭

October 6th, 2021

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1969 - Volvo Amazon,  P1800, 144 and 164 in Basel (Automobil Revue 1969 - Volvo Ad)

1969 – Volvo Amazon, P1800, 144 and 164 at Landgut Sandgrube on Riehenstrasse in Wettstein, Basel, Switzerland 🇨🇭.
(Photo from Automobil Revue magazine 1969 – Volvo Advertisement)

2021 – Landgut Sandgrube in Basel.

Landgut Sandgrube is located on Riehenstrasse in Wettstein, Basel in Switzerland.

The baroque country estate “Sandgrube” was built from 1745 by Johann Jakob Fechter for the silk ribbon manufacturer Achilles Leissler. The buildings with the central main building (Corps de Logis) and flanking pavilions are grouped around a courtyard and are thus based on the absolutist French palace building. The complex is an ideal example of the heyday of baroque architecture in Basel.

From 1959 to 2018 the building housed the cantonal teachers’ seminar. The European Institute of the University of Basel has had its domicile in the sand pit since autumn 2019. The house also has a garden, which invites the students and staff of the institute to study and relax – a green oasis in the middle of the city of Basel. The interiors still have some valuable equipment elements to this day.

More information at openhouse-basel.org and altbasel.ch.

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Funtana in Scuol – CH 🇨🇭

October 6th, 2021

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2013 - Volvo V60 Hybrid

2013 – Volvo V60 Hybrid on Funtana between Ardez and Ftan in Scuol, Switzerland 🇨🇭.

2021 – Funtana in Scuol, Switzerland (Google Streetview)

Funtana is a mountain road between Ardez and Ftan in Scuol, Switzerland.

Scuol is a municipality in the Engiadina Bassa/Val Müstair Region in the Swiss canton of Grisons. The official language in Scuol is Romansh. On 1 January 2015 the former municipalities of Ardez, Guarda, Tarasp, Ftan and Sent merged into Scuol.

The Scuol, Bad Tarasp-Vulpera, Sent and Ftan region is truly spoiled for sunshine. It lies cradled between the peaks of the Silvretta range and the “Engadin Dolomites”. This holiday area has retained its native cultural values and its natural surroundings intact – to the great pride of the Engadiners and the benefit of their guests.

Engadine houses with ornate sgraffito characterise the old parts of the village. The Büglgrond and Plaz squares with their mineral springs are also worth a visit. The late Gothic church of St. George with a Romanesque tower stands on a mighty rock, offering a rewarding view across Scuol and into the Swiss National Park.

More information at myswitzerland.com and en.wikipedia.org.

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Nordsjællands Summerhouse on Violvej in Vejby Strand – DK 🇩🇰

October 5th, 2021

International Volvo Photo Locations Part 472
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2015 - Volvo V60, somewhere in Denmark near the coast?

2015 – Volvo V60 at Nordsjællands Summerhouse on Violvej 12 in Vejby Strand, Danmark 🇩🇰.

2015 – Volvo V60 at Nordsjællands Summerhouse on Violvej 12 in Vejby Strand, Danmark 🇩🇰.

2015 – Volvo V60 at Nordsjællands Summerhouse on Violvej in Vejby Strand, Denmark 🇩🇰.

2021 – Nordsjællands Summerhouse in Vejby Strand, Denmark

Nordsjællands Summerhouse is located on Violvej in Vejby, Denmark.

The old cottage in North Zealand is a true family’s sanctuary, which they use all year round. It is a true oasis from which you can look out over the sea on the large, open wooden terrace. Here hours are spent simply enjoying the views and life. The interior is kept bright and light and with lots of details from the house’s long history.

On the North Zealand coast, cottage life is lived all year round, and the details of the old house testify that this has always been the case. Here you see how old and new history unite in a beautiful visual account of the joys of summer.

The house is elevated 45 meters above sea level and it offers the most beautiful sunsets and a view that is overwhelming. All developments in the weather can be followed when you can see 20 km beyond the sea and, for example, see a thunderstorm approaching the horizon, which hits the coast 20 minutes later.

The house has a beautiful history that dates back to the time of the previous owner Ørum. He knew Paul Gauguin’s son Jean, who has made two beautiful mosaics and a fabulous work of a wood stove in the house.

The angels on the stove are wearing airplane helmets because the previous owner, Ørum, was a pilot in the air force. The two had met in Paris, and when they were going to the Danish summer country, servants were sent in advance to uncover the furniture and prepare the house for summer life.

Vejby is a parish and small town near Zealand’s Kattegat coast, some 50 km north of Copenhagen, Denmark. The town of Vejby is located three kilometres east of Tisvilde and three kilometres south of Rågeleje, both popular coastal resorts, and seven kilometres north of Helsinge.
The town’s most notable landmark is its 12th-century church. Vejby Strand (Vejby Beach) is a summer house area.

More information at bobedre.dk and visitnorthsealand.com.

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Drottning Alexandrines bro in Stege – DK 🇩🇰

October 4th, 2021

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2020 – Volvo S90 Recharge T8 at Drottning Alexandrines bro in Stege that crosses Ulv Sund between the islands of Zealand and Møn in Denmark 🇩🇰.

2020 – Volvo S90 Recharge T8 at Drottning Alexandrines bro in Stege that crosses Ulv Sund between the islands of Zealand and Møn in Denmark 🇩🇰.

2021 – Drottning Alexandrines bro in Stege (Google Streetview)

2021 – Drottning Alexandrines bro in Stege (Google Streetview)

The Dronning Alexandrines Bro or Queen Alexandrine bridge is a road arch bridge that crosses Ulv Sund between the islands of Zealand and Møn in Denmark.

The bridge is named after Queen Alexandrine, consort of King Christian X of Denmark. It was the main road connection between the islands of Zealand and Møn until the Farø Bridges were opened in 1985, which now provide a road link to the western end of Møn.

1943 – Inauguration of Queen Alexandrines Bridge on May 30, 1943.

Construction commenced 1939 and the bridge was opened on 30 May 1943. It is of steel arched construction, having 10 piers in the sea from which the arches spring. The designer of the bridge is Anker Engelund (1889–1961). He was a civil engineer, professor and rector of the Copenhagen Polytechnic educational institution from 1941 to 1959. “He created a classic arch bridge whose superstructure of a large steel arch in the center and ten iron arches, below the roadway lie is worn”.

The Bridge is 745.5 metres long and 10.7 metres wide. The central arch span is 127.5 metres, and the maximum clearance to the sea is 26 metres.

On the western side, the bridge carries crossbars, which carry a single-circuit 50 kV-powerline to Møn island.

Since 2011, the Queen Alexandrine Bridge has been depicted on the 500 kroner note issued by Danmarks Nationalbank.

Møn is an island in south-eastern Denmark. Møn is one of Denmark’s most popular destinations for tourists with its white chalk cliffs, countryside, sandy beaches and the market town of Stege. In June 2017, UNESCO designated Møn as Denmark’s first biosphere reserve, consisting of “a series of islands and islets in the southern Baltic Sea, over approximately 45,118 hectares. Its landscapes include woodlands, grasslands, meadows, wetlands, coastal areas, ponds and steep hills.

More information at en.wikipedia.org and danmarkguiden.se.

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Pinen in Roslev with Sallingsundbroen – DK 🇩🇰

October 4th, 2021

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1994 – Volvo 850 GLT at Pinen in Roslev near Sallingsund Bridge or Sallingsundbroen, a bridge that crosses Salling Sund between the island of Mors and the Salling peninsula on the mainland (Jylland or Jutland) in Denmark 🇩🇰.

2021 – Pinen in Roslev near Sallingsund Bridge or Sallingsundbroen in Danmark (Google Streetview)

Sallingsundbroen or Sallingsund Bridge is a bridge that crosses Salling Sund between the island of Mors and the Salling peninsula on the mainland (Jylland (Jutland)) in Denmark. The bridge is 1717 metres long, the longest span is 93 metres, and the maximum clearance to the sea is 26 metres.

The building of Sallingsund Bridge started in 1973, and it was opened by Queen Margrethe II on 30 May 1978. Before the bridge was built, people and cars were taken across the sound by the ferries Pinen (“Pain”) and Plagen (“Bother”). In 1976 a million passengers and a half million cars were ferried across the sound.

The bridge is pictured on the Danish 50-krone banknote since 2009.

More information at da.wikipedia.org and vejdirektoratet.dk.

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Ved Stranden in Vilsund Vest with Vilsundbroen – DK 🇩🇰

October 4th, 2021

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1994 – Volvo 850 Turbo on Ved Stranden in Vilsund Vest with great view on Vilsundbroen between Vilsund Vest and Vilsund øst in Denmark 🇩🇰.

2021 – Ved Stranden near Hotel Vildsund Strand in Vilsund Vest in Thisted, Denmark (Google Streetview)

Vilsundbroen or Vilsund Bridge is a bascule arch bridge that crosses Vilsund between Mors and Thy in northwestern Jutland, Denmark. The bridge is 382 metres long, and the longest span is 30 metres.

(Photo by Otto Kristensen from Vildsund, Danmark)

Vilsund Bridge was designed by Anker Engelund. Construction started in 1937, and the bridge was opened on 16 July 1939.

More information at da.wikipedia.org and vildsundstrand.dk.

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Skibo Castle in Dornoch – UK 🇬🇧

October 4th, 2021

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1996 – Volvo V40 near Skibo Castle in Dornoch in the Highland county of Sutherland Scotland, United Kingdom 🇬🇧.

1996 – Volvo V40 near Skibo Castle in Dornoch in the Highland county of Sutherland Scotland, United Kingdom 🇬🇧.

2021 – Skibo Castle in Scotland, UK.

Skibo Castle is located to the west of Dornoch in the Highland county of Sutherland, Scotland overlooking the Dornoch Firth. Although largely of the 19th century and early 20th century, when it was the home of industrialist Andrew Carnegie, its origins go back much earlier.

It is now operated as The Carnegie Club, a members-only residential club, offering members and their guests accommodation in both the castle and estate lodges, a private links golf course and a range of activities including clay pigeon shooting, tennis and horse riding.

The grounds include Lake Louise, a very small artificial lake, and one of only a few bodies of water in Scotland known as lakes. The estate is listed on the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, the list of nationally significant designed landscapes.

The first record of Skibo Castle is a charter from 1211. From its early history, the castle was a residence of the Bishops of Caithness. Skibo Castle remained the residence of subsequent bishops until 1545, when the estate was, as a tactical measure by the church, given to John Gray in order to reinforce its alliance with a powerful family as the threat of a Protestant uprising spread towards the north.

In 1745, Robert Gray surrendered the estate. It was later bought by a relative who built a modern house before 1760. Its ownership changed frequently until 1872, when it was bought by Evan Charles Sutherland-Walker, who extended the house and improved the grounds. However, the condition of the building had declined by 1897, when wealthy industrialist Andrew Carnegie took a one-year lease, with an option to buy. In 1898 he exercised that option for £85,000. However its condition had declined so much by this time that a further £2 million was spent on improvements, including an increase in area from 1,500 m2 to over 5,600 m2, plus the creation of Loch Ospisdale, an indoor swimming pavilion and a 9-hole golf course. Carnegie employed Alexander Ross of Inverness to carry out major upgrading works including full electrical services served by a private power station.

Skibo stayed with the Carnegie family until 1982. It was later purchased by businessman Peter de Savary and used as the foundation of a private members club, The Carnegie Club. Establishment of the club required restoration of the castle to recreate the luxury of an Edwardian sporting estate. De Savary sold the club to Ellis Short in 2003. Aware of the historic significance of the category-A listed castle and its contents, the Club have undertaken a programme of conservation over the last decade with the aim of preserving as much as possible of the building whilst improving the existing facilities on the estate. This includes the redevelopment of the golf course, a sympathetic restoration of Carnegie’s magnificent swimming pool, ongoing restoration of the Mackenzie and Moncur glasshouses and the refurbishment of all bedrooms in the castle and lodges.

More information at carnegieclub.co.uk and en.wikipedia.org.

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Rumwood Court on Sutton Road in Maidstone – UK 🇬🇧

October 3rd, 2021

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1980 - Volvo 264 GLE

1980 – Volvo 264 GLE at Rumwood Court on Sutton Road in Langley near Maidstone, United Kingdom 🇬🇧.

1980 – Volvo 262 C at Rumwood Court on Sutton Road in Langley near Maidstone, United Kingdom 🇬🇧.

1980 - Volvo 264 GLE somewhere in Scotland

1980 – Volvo 264 GLE at Rumwood Court on Sutton Road in Langley near Maidstone, United Kingdom 🇬🇧.

1980 – Volvo 262 C and 264 GLE at Rumwood Court on Sutton Road in Langley near Maidstone, United Kingdom 🇬🇧.

2021 – Rumwood Court on Sutton Road in Langley near Maidstone, United Kingdom

2021 – Rumwood Court on Sutton Road in Langley near Maidstone, United Kingdom

2021 – Rumwood Court on Sutton Road in Langley near Maidstone, United Kingdom

2021 – Rumwood Court on Sutton Road in Langley near Maidstone, United Kingdom

Rumwood Court is situated to the south of Maidstone in the village of Langley. Maidstone offers a wide range of amenities and there is an excellent local choice of schooling in both the state and private sector. Communications links are excellent with a choice of stations with services into London and the M20 motorway only 3 miles away.

2021 – Rumwood Court on Sutton Road in Langley near Maidstone, United Kingdom

Dating back to Elizabethan times with further additions in the Victorian era, Rumwood Court is now home to just seven apartments.

Langley is a village and civil parish in the Maidstone District of Kent, England. The parish is located on the A274 road leading south from Maidstone to Headcorn.

Langley is a common English place-name, from the Old English lang leah or ‘long field or woodland’. This village first appears in the records in 814 as Longanleag.

The village church is dedicated to St Mary. Behind this church is a lake, which is possible place for the medieval judicial practice of trial by cold water. When a jury couldn’t decide on a person’s innocence, it was left to God to decide. If the accused floated they were guilty because the water rejected them. If they sank, the water accepted them and thus were innocent. As is often thought it is not if they drowned, but the result was drowning in some cases. It had to be close to the church because the water would be holy.

Maidstone Museum & Art Gallery exhibits articles excavated from a site in Langley believed to have been a walled Roman cemetery.

More information at historicengland.org.uk and en.wikipedia.org.

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