Saturday, March 27, 2010

And then the roof caved in

And then the roof caved in

Collapsed Barn

Back in June last year I visited the old farm at Högsta for a photo-op together with my friend Jim. We had a look around the old farm and it's surroundings. The old barn is filled with interesting stuff. It belongs to Rolf Norlin and his wife. They live down the road at the Hammarby Farm. Most of the stuff in here belongs to an old guy in Handen called Engström. He left the things there some 25 years ago when the previous owner still lived at the farm. Earlier this winter the barn collapsed because of the pressure from all the snow. I was informed of that when I met and photographed Jonas back in January. And yesterday I took the bike down to Högsta for a closer look. I didn't walk into the barn as it looked a bit unsafe. I talked to Rolf last year and mentioned that he should perhaps give away the threshing machine to the agricultural museum at Berga. I hope he had time to do that. Oh, and the second photo here is a panorama made from eight photos. Shot from a hill just behind the old barn. To see a few more photos from the visit last summer check out this slideshow.

13 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

It seems strange to leave your stuff for 25 years. I hope that they can salvage some of the old farm items for a museum. My father always enjoyed seeing old threshing machines like the one that he worked on as a teenager.

Steve Borichevsky said...

We are losing our old barns in New England too.

AB said...

I guess that was where one of the three little piggies lived

Leif Hagen said...

Oj da! They just don't build barn like they used to!

Jarart said...

Sad to see another one go. In our area, the old barn wood is highly sought after to make other things with.

Jacob said...

I'd guess you've had enough snow for this year! And I'd expect some other roofs have caved in, too.

Fascinating place. Reminds me of some old buildings on my grandmother's farm in northern Minnesota...I can still smell them!

Neat panorama - very well done!

Clueless in Boston said...

I've seen some old barns like that up in Vermont. Good thing you documented it before the cave in.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Ah such a shame but great photo-opportunity.

EG Wow said...

Sorry to see the old barn fall apart. I saw a couple today that are "on their last legs" and a few that have tumbled down completely.

The second is a panorama! Wow! Steffe!

Renee said...

Eek,too bad it fell. So many here are just like that too.

Steffe said...

That is a bit strange. He is a wealthy man and a well known builder, so it's very likely that he has forgotten all about this.

There are some signs of life here. There is a stable where a few horses still live and they greeted me when I arrived.

Not sure about the age of the barn, but that corrugated metal roofing doesn't look more that thirty years old to me.

I can understand that Jarart.

I read somewhere Jacob that 200 roofs had collapsed around Sweden this winter.

Tinsie said...

They huffed and they puffed and they brought the roof down!

Nice to see the before and after shots together.

Chuck Pefley said...

Prudent of you not to go in. Looks like a disaster now!