Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The Inevitable

It had to happen

This was the old barn at the 700 year old Nödesta farm at Nedersta in Haninge. The farm land and the buildings are a leasehold estate owned by the municipality. The farmer Jan Claesson has operated the farm with his daughters for many years. This old barn has been on the brink of collapse for a few years now. Up until last fall the dog trainer Karin Mörling kept her sheep here. I'm glad she moved out in time. This was the scene at Nödesta earlier today. The barn has collapsed because of negligence and the one meter of snow we've had this winter. I have taken many photos here, the last one in May last year. Here is one with the magnificent tree and some of Karin's sheep. And here is a portrait of Karin and her sheepdog Ned, also taken at the old barn. So I guess there will be no more photo ops like when I shot the Sheep on the run here in the future.

13 comments:

Olivier said...

Waouhh....trois superbes photos sur la fin de vie de cette vieille ferme sous la neige.

Jacob said...

That is so sad. A man-made and natural disaster!

J Bar said...

Wow.
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Leif Hagen said...

Oj da! I think a big, bad wolf came and blewwwwww that wooden barn down! The stone barns in Skane are stronger and safe from big, bad wolves!

Bill said...

A sad ending for a farm building but hardly surprising to hear it had collapsed after all that snow it had to carry this winter. Never-the-less a great photo opportunity.

Don and Krise said...

I agree, this is very sad. One less historic old building that will never come back. I am glad no one was inside and injured though.

Gunn said...

Sad, but also pretty... (I mean †he photos.)

brattcat said...

You made something very beautiful out of this sad end to the life of a barn.

Saretta said...

Too bad! I'm glad all the sheep and people were safe and sound!

Lois said...

Very sad! It's a good thing you got your pictures when you did.

JM said...

Sad... but the photos are fantastic!

Steffe said...

It's always been there. You can see it from far away, (from tungelsta), and I have stopped here so often to take photos that it feels a bit sad that it will be gone soon.

VP said...

It's a pity, but someone was courting disaster or simply didn't care. A sad photo op for a great set of pictures.