Saturday, March 05, 2011

The old Stationhouse

Tungelsta

The old Station House in Tungelsta (it dates back to 1902), is always fun to shoot, so here is another look at the building that was designed by Ferdinand Boberg. I recently listened to a recording made with my grandfather Harald Fredrik Jansson, where he described a few winter journeys to Stockholm back when the rail-road was new. His father Johan Fredrik Jansson opened the first plant nursery in Tungelsta 100 years ago (it is called Blomorado today). Back then the first steam train of the day left for Stockholm from the station in Handen, ten kilometres from Tungelsta, which meant that the women that sold the vegetables, fruits and flowers at the Haymarket had to walk for two hours every morning in the snow. They wore long dresses that quickly became wet from the snow and by the time they had reached the station their dresses was heavy with ice. Back then not everyone owned a truck or a car so sometimes they travelled back and forth to Stockholm with a horse drawn vehicle. That took four hours one way. It's a bit easier to get around these days!

7 comments:

Gunn said...

En staselig og flott gammel stasjonsbygning!
Er den i privat eie idag?
Her er det populært å kjøpe gamle skolehus og stasjonsbygninger, som ofte kreative folk gjør om til kunstnerboliger og / eller bedrifter/ kontor etc.

Martin Singleton said...

Blue sky, yellow building, red chimney stacks, sunshine, makes me feel good just looking at this picture!

brattcat said...

Your snow is almost gone, Steffe. We still have over four feet on the level ground.

Jack said...

Nice photo, Steffe. You have shown several brilliant yellow buildings that look good against the rich blue skies.

J Bar said...

It's a delightful building.
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Gateglimt said...

Morsomt å se denne flotte stasjonsbygningen i knallgult :)

Leif Hagen said...

It looks like a yellow, gingerbread house! Nothing like that in my city! Fun to catch up on your blog today, Steffe Meister!