Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Snow, snow, and more snow

Snow, snow, and more snow

Surprise! More snow. If you look real closely there's actually a house in this photo behind all the snow. Built by a gardener back in 1912, at Ålsta in Tungelsta. His name was Emil Gottfrid Wall, and he was the son of a carpenter. The name of the property was Lugnet, which translated to English means The Calm. When E.G. Wall passed away his two sons John and Erik took over the business. After they retired the greenhouses was left to nature for many years. Both brothers are now gone and it looks like the house have been inherited by one of their nephews. A couple of winters ago I took another photo of this red house, and ever since, that picture has been one of my more popular flickr photos.

19 comments:

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Yes, lots of snow! i like as seen.. so white, so cold..

Sharon said...

Very beautiful! You did get a lot of snow!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Here in Ohio, where we live, there has been no snow. We have had rain and cold weather but rain instead of snow. The house picture is pretty enough and reminds me of something we used to see on Christmas Greeting Cards sold by the company, Hallmark. Since the computers and digital imaging came out, Hallmark and most greeting card companies have fallen on hard times.

Luis Gomez said...

Pretty amazing Steffe!

RedPat said...

Wow that is a lot of snow. The pic from 2007 is a great one. The beautiful Swedish red with that blue sky and the snow-wonderful!

Pixel Dude said...

Very lovely winter picture. I know the snow will be coming to us very soon in the Pocono Mountains, but I can wait! I am quite content enjoying your snow rather than our own.

Clueless in Boston said...

Another nice view of a great building. Early snows always look and feel so great.

Jack said...

Beautiful. The snow still looks fresh and clean. The red house just peeks out from behind its mantle of white. A lovely scene.

Leif Hagen said...

Actually, I think one of Santa's elves lives there!

Olivier said...

magnifique et une belle surprise cette maison rouge sous toute cette neige

T. Becque said...

Really nice photo Steffe. We're going to get down to 25F tonight - that's a first in a long time!

Geoff Steen said...

What a beautiful image! It captures the snow just perfectly.

brattcat said...

A wonderful composition!

B SQUARED said...

Makes for a beautiful "seasonal" shot.

this too will pass said...

delightful

Halcyon said...

It's pretty to look at. But would not want to be in it.

Gunn said...

Dette ser KALDT ut.
Et vakkert sted !! Og et flott vinterbilde!
Eksotisk for mange lenger syd.
Jeg tenker på "rød stuga" når jeg ser det....

Jacob said...

Oh boy. That's beautiful but not for me. I'd have to buy enough stuff to last through the winter while I cozied up to a fireplace!

If you go to our Stone Creek blog, you'll see some Florida "snow."

(http://stonecreekfl.blogspot.com)

Laurence said...

I had missed this picture...I love it! put it as my wallpaper today ;-)