Saturday, May 28, 2011

A Former Museum

A Former Museum

This little cottage at the Hammar estate in Tungelsta was built by a great-great grandparent to the current owner Charlotte. He was a man that sailed with one of the Swedish East India Company ships to India and China nearly two hundred years ago. On the first two trips he brought home many items, and to have a place to store and show them he decided to build this little museum. Sadly he died during his third expedition to Asia. After posting this photo at flickr one of my Swedish readers in the US told me that a relative of his was the captain on one of these ships. Small world.

9 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice!

Jack said...

Interesting story and beautiful photo. I like the style of this simple building. It has the pitched roof of buildings in New England (necessary for shedding snow), but the trim for the windows is completely unlike anything we have here.

Sharon said...

What a wonderful way to share his bounty!

Susan said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. Yes we do have some very talented sweedish players on the Vancouver team. The Sedin twins are probably the most well known!
What a nice little museum. There was a man with some foresight.
I browsed through your photos and enjoyed them. Especially interesting are the split seasons pictures!

Christina Klas said...

What a beautiful little place. I've been longing to get away as of late to a little spot just like this! Thanks for sharing!

brattcat said...

Great shot with a great story to match.

nicki said...

what a beautiful little cottage, I am curious to know what it is like inside!

Steffe said...

Me too Nicki! Maybe I should ask to have a look inside on my next visit.

Gunn said...

Så fint at det blir tatt vare på.
Fine detaljer, og flott naturlig lys. VAKKERT!