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located by Mikael Parkvall, 31 July 2010

I passed by a place called Hästholmen in the county of Östergötland (Ödeshög municipality, on the shores of Lake Vättern). The reason for doing so is that I like cities which are no more, or which at least have lost their one-time importance. Hästholmen was apparently a flourishing centre in the 13th and 14th centuries, and was granted city status, but has since become a sleepy village with about 500 inhabitants. At two localities in the village, I saw a flag with the 14th century "city seal" on a rainbow-like background. I happened not to have a camera at hand, but a picture can be seen at the community homepage:
Mikael Parkvall, 31 July 2010