Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A man with a dream


I see a man high up on a ladder, his head sticking up over the top of an old greenhouse skeleton in Lida. I ask if I can take his photo for the 100 Strangers Project and we start to talk. This is Torbjörn Lundberg. Originally from Skellefteå in the north of Sweden. A few years ago he had an apple farm at Svartsjölandet at Ekerö but lived elsewhere. Then he got an idea and started looking for a place where he could turn that idea into reality. After a few years he found it. Stavshäll in Tungelsta. Funnily enough with a little help from an architect who was my Stranger #14! Torbjörn plans to set up a business with a greenhouse and a coffeehouse.The family has already moved in to their new home. He will plant new apple trees in the garden. He hopes to be able to produce and sell fruit, berries and flowers when he opens for business sometime next year. Unfortunately the greenhouses at Stavshäll are long gone, so Torbjörn had to buy a few old ones and move those to his new place, and it was that he was doing when I met him. I told him that he needed to cut down the dead spruce hedge ( the last owner didn't know how to cut it), he laughed, and said, surely it's a national treasure by now as the ugliest hedge in the country! Good one Torbjörn! This is my 21th photo for the 100 Strangers project. You can see the rest of my strangers in my Set.


Piia said...

Flott side du har her! Jättebrå:)
Jobber som guide og turleder i Norge/Sverige og fikk en del ideéar fra din blog:) Kommer til å komme innom denne siden jevnt...

raf said...

Very interesting blog and the 100 Strangers Project. will be fun checking both out. Thanks for stopping by.