Thursday, March 13, 2008

Decaying Barn

Old, decaying barn

This is an old decaying barn at Djurgårdsgrind. The home of famous writer Ivar-LO Johansson, who moved here with his parent when he was ten years old. He was a friend of my grandfather and wrote a few good novels. Sadly the elderly owners of Djurgårdsgrind havent been able to look after the buildings for many years. When they do visit, they stay in the house that Ivar-Lo's parents built after arriving to Tungelsta back in 1910. Hopefully the municipality will one day buy the property and restore it to it's former glory, as it is a piece of local history.

3 comments:

Greg said...

Sad to see a piece of history falling down. Hopefully it will be saved and restored

Per Stromsjo said...

Unfortunately, when the roof is gone the rest will follow pretty rapidly.

Steffe said...

You are right Per. It will probably not survive a normal Swedish winter.