Lund Cathedral in Sweden is a quite nice Romanesque work, construction begun in 1104. Much of the twelfth-century fabric survives, too, although the upper works had to be rebuilt after a major fire in 1234.
The towers have changed shape over the years; the current form dates to the nineteenth century.
Some nicely weird sculpture.
And a downright Byzantine-looking mosaic in the apse. Maybe somebody involved had been in Constantinople as part of the Varangian Guard?
Lots of fifteenth-century woodwork on the interior, including this bear.
This impressive clock, completed around 1380, is one of the dozen oldest in the world. It has a name – Horologium mirabile Lundense, the Wonderful Clock of Lund – and its own wikipedia article.
But what inspired me to write about Lund was this drawing of the North tympanum. Who is that in the middle?
The first thing that occurred to me was Hel (Norse goddess of death and sorcery) and her demon brood. On the other hand it looks like she might be wrestling that dragon instead of nurturing it, and if this were a pagan image on a medieval cathedral, wouldn't the neopagans be all over it? Which they're not, at least not so far as I can discover.
So is this maybe some dragon battling saint, like Margaret of Antioch? If so, why would somebody have carved Margaret of Antioch onto a Swedish cathedral in the 13th century?
And why can't I find a single discussion of this sculpture online in English or German? A mystery.