Monday, January 16, 2012

Did you know...

Tungelsta


The Commuter Train

Two buildings in Tungelsta with some interesting facts. To the right the old Tungelsta Station House. It's been there since 1901 when the railroad to Stockholm opened for traffic. The architect was possibly the famous Ferdinand Boberg, but no one knows for sure. What we do know is that the retired station master still lives in an apartment on the second floor. To the left a building that might have been moved to it's current position back in 1901. Before the move it is said that the house was located in a rural village known as Fors, a few kilometers from here, where it served as a convenience store. No one knows for sure how it really was. But it was a convenience store on it's current location for many years. And there's more. There's a locked room on the top floor according to Birdman who lived in the building as a child. And it is also said that the King of Sweden spent the night in a room on the second floor when the railway opened for traffic. Since then that room has been called the Royal room, but there are no evidence that the King really stayed there. It snowed a bit today so I took my old Canon 300D with me and took these photos with that camera.

11 comments:

Olivier said...

la b&w sous la neige est magnifique

Nellies said...

I like all these little stories, especially because nobody knows if they are really true. The black & white photo is my favorite, very beautiful.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Nice black and white. Like Nellies, I like the stories. I like that even in tiny, little towns there's mystery in their history.

JM said...

Believe it or not, at first I didn't realize the top shot was b&w, I thought everything was covered with show! :-) Beautiful!

CaT said...

interesting...
send some snow here, please! im waiting.. :D

Jack said...

If you don't know if a story is true or not, just tell it any ways. We won't know, but will be charmed by it.

Julie said...

Yes, yarn away, Steffe. Charming stories.

I had to look twice at your images here today. I thought that the panorama was simply of a long train that had been renovated into houses after no longer being needed as houses.

The 1901 building (the one on the right anyway) gave me a flash of that old film showing Tolstoy on the station he escaped to to eventually die. Wierd, hey?

I like that Birdman lived in that left hand building as a child. Ties in nicely with CDPB being a community.

Steffe said...

Here is a better look at the old station house. And here is a post from 2006 with a photo of the Pub/Pizza place which is what the former convenience store is today. And to see the panorama in the original size press here.

Peter said...

Like the loooong train shot. Just squeezed it in.

Steffe said...

Not really Peter, you are only seeing half the train!

brattcat said...

a post of tall tales and details.