Friday, March 18, 2011

Summer vs. Winter

Winter in Sweden

Håkanstorp

This cottage in Tungelsta is known as Håkanstorp, or Håkstorp. It dates back to 1690. It is located on a hill near the Haga farm, that I showed you in a slideshow last summer. Håkstorp is mentioned in one of Ivar Lo Johansson's auto-biographies. The famous author lived down the road at Djurgårdsgrind when he was a school boy. One day he visits the cottage and buys his first ever rifle, from the blacksmith Anders Peter Andersson, that lived here 90 years ago. In the book Johansson describes how he spends the night at Lake Tornberga hoping to shoot something. In the end he kills a grouse.

7 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Another great comparison of the seasons! I'm tired of winter - I want summer now!
God helg!

VP said...

Summer is better, but winter has its exotic beauty, at least for us not used to heavy snowfalls.

Rowen said...

Good pair. I like the way the color values change relative to the changes in snow and sky.

CaT said...

i like them both. but if i had to choose one... it would be summer..

Steffe said...

I will try to get a spring version soon.

Rebeccas.se said...

Det är så roligt att läsa dina berättelser om byggnader och torp i området, det här huset åker jag förbi varje dag. :)

Steffe said...

Jag har aldrig varit hälsat på där, men det vore kul att titta in där någon dag och ta en kopp kaffe i trädgården.