Friday, July 16, 2010

The Old Estate

Summer Green

Exterior Repainting and Repair

This is Hesslingby in rural Österhaninge. A mansion with a lot of history. Back in 1640 it was owned by Field Marshal Carl Carlsson Gyllenhielm. A few centuries later famous author Fredrika Bremer (1801-1861), had a public school here. Behind the mansion in the forest there's an ancient grave field. These two photos are from the last few weeks and it's good to see that the historical building is being restored to it's former glory. I shot these photos from the Medieval church in Österhaninge. I have a few more photos of this place, one of them was recently published in a book about old farms and estates in Österhaninge.

Skywatch Friday.

11 comments:

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Beautiful estate and captured very well.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Lesley said...

Congratulation on the publication of your photo.

This estate looks beautiful, and I love the huge tree in the first photo!

chubskulit said...

Beautiful building.

Sky Watch

brattcat said...

What a gracious and inviting place.

Olivier said...

magnifique maison et beau travail de restauration

Boom Nisanart said...

I love the second photo. One photo can tell me the story, I love it : )

Lisa Wilson said...

What a beautiful place! It's great that it is being restored.

Halcyon said...

Beautiful house! Hope it does not require too much work to keep it up.

Steffe said...

Thanks people. Funny story here. I actually had coffee with one of the previous owners of this mansion today. I was out documenting a few old cottages and an old farm for the historical society. She was a bit upset about some of the changes that the new owners have made.

Jacob said...

I'm assuming the top photo shows the place restored...it's a grand structure!

Steffe said...

You assume wrong Jacob. The top photo is from June. And the second one from July. I'm guessing I will have to go back for an August version to see end result.