Monday, July 12, 2010

Fjellner's Abandoned Nursery

Abandoned Greenhouse Nursery IV

Many years ago this was Fjellners' greenhouse nursery at Södertäljevägen in Tungelsta. He was also known as Cactus-Jonsson, so I guess he changed his name at some point and that he cultivated cacti. Apparently he was a real character. At one time when he had sold some flowers to the Swedish King and hadn't received payment he drove into Stockholm and the castle to have a word with the King about that. Not sure if he ever got his money. I had an uncle back then who repaired cars and whenever Fjellner's car broke down he demanded that Börje would leave everything and fix his car immediately! At one time he drove home after a late evening out with some friends, and when he woke up the next morning he realised that he had taken someone else's car! After Fjellner moved a woman from Finland bought the place. She rented out rooms to people (mostly drunks i think), and she never used the nursery, and it has been abandoned ever since. I believe she was fined a few times because she refused to remove the greenhouse skeletons. Since then the property has changed owners again, but as you can see the ugly remains are still here.

6 comments:

Olivier said...

belle série sur cette serre abandonnée

Clueless in Boston said...

It sounds like his nickname of "Cactus" may have applied more to his personality and temperament, than to what he sold.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice. I think there are several of those around here that were in business when we first moved here but are derelict now.

Wanda's Wings said...

That is real nice.

Steffe said...

I think you might be on to something there Clueless.

It's one a clock in the morning now and I have just arrived home after an enjoyable evening with a friend Sune Nilsson, he is a bid older than me, and he was in school with Fjellner's son. It's almost a tropical night again. We had a few glasses of wine and Sune told me about a few interesting places that I should document.

brattcat said...

I'm rather partial to greenhouse bones.