Friday, April 03, 2009

The Traditional Way

The Traditional Way

This is a gärdesgård, a traditional Swedish fence that was the norm at all farms 100 years ago. This type is called hankgärdsgård. To enhance the feel of how it used to be, there are now some 1,5 kilometre of this wooden fence surrounding the farm at Tyresta. When the fence was built eleven years ago, they used old maps and photos to get it to look as close to the original as possible. The tree used is Norway Spruce. In the background one of the old farm buildings. Some facts about Tyresta. Only 20 km south of Stockholm. A Natural Reserve with lakes, primeval forests and the wildlife to match. And an old farm with animals. More photos here. This was where I met Carola from yesterday's post.


Skywatch Friday.

10 comments:

*Niina* said...

Tjusigt! =)

cieldequimper said...

Funny how we're all looking for old techniques and coming back to them while at the same time caught in a whirlwind of technology... Very nice shot.

Anonymous said...

It reminds me of what we called a split rail fence. Abraham Lincoln was famous as a railsplitter.

lemon said...

I sent this link to my sister, maybe they could use this technique to their (in Thessaloniki) house!!

Daily Chicago Photo said...

I really enjoy your photos and the stories behind the scenes that you share.

J Bar said...

Very interesting. I've never seen a fence like that before.

Steffe said...

It sure is Niina!

Old is the new black!

Not a bad idea lemon!

President Lincoln was good at many things.

prkl said...

Very similar old fences we've here also. Nice piece of information to go with this nice photo. Happy SWF and bra veckoslut till dig! :)

Donna j. Gehl said...

I have never saw a fence like that. What amazing craftsmanship. Beautiful shot too.

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Beautiful fence, love the classic look that it has.