Uppåkra is an Iron Age archeological site just south of Lund in the Skåne region of Sweden. It’s believed that this area was home to an important settlement under what was then the Kingdom of Denmark.

Today, the area is a mix of small farms and residential areas. Central Lund and Lund University is an easy bike ride away and Malmö, the third-largest city in Sweden, is a thirteen-minute ride by train.

It’s a lovely part of the world. I can’t say I know Sweden well but one thing I really like about what I’ve seen is that the urban areas don’t sprawl endlessly like they often do in America. Here, you don’t have to travel very far outside a city to experience a rural environment. I think that’s good for both city dwellers and those who choose a quieter life but still want access to urban amenities.

Normally the fields you see in the photo are filled with rapeseed and bloom a brilliant yellow in spring everywhere you look. But today it looks like most of them are fallow.

Fellow Mac fans will notice the looped square on the sign as the “Command” key symbol. As with so many things regarding the Mac, there’s a cool story behind that.