Sunday, January 29, 2012

The old school

Speed walking

Tungelsta gamla skola

This can sometimes happen when you are speedwalking...

The building in the background is the old school in Tungelsta. I was a student there for one year as a first grader back in the early 1970s. My mother Lillemor Jansson was a student there for six years, between 1945 and 1951, as was my paternal grandfather Harald Fredrik Jansson, who started third grade here when the school was brand new back in 1913 and it is his class photo you can see here.

13 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It looks like it's standing the test to time rather well Steffe. Love the vintage shot of Granddad's year.

Sharon said...

Wow, this school has been around some years. The vintage shot is just great to give us a perspective.
So, are you saying that when you are speed walking, it's possible to get ahead of yourself?

Kate said...

Going to that school sounds like it was a family tradition! The bold colors does it justice!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

My great, great grandparents attended elementary school in Sweden, but I don't know where, and they came to the USA, and the family has scattered. The concept of attending the same school as one's ancestors is quite foreign to me.

Lowell said...

This is a wonderful historical momento and thank you for sharing!

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Are those two pairs of walkers the same people duplicated, or did you pay those guys to dress exactly alike in the perfect colors for the shot? Whatever - I LOVE the shot. The colors and the walkers, and the beautiful old school - wonderful.

Gunn said...

Love the colorful school, and the sporty twins !
Looks like you have had a nice winter day!

bfarr said...

both shots are terrific...I had a double-take on the first one tho.

Jack said...

It hasn't changed much over the years. I like to see the old and new.

Peter said...

Doesn't look that old - good idea -old and new.

VP said...

Excellent building, great vintage picture!

Meghan said...

This school sure has been taken care of! Love the comparison between then and now.

Umepojk i Mason, Ohio said...

Undrar om äppelträden fortfarande bär frukt? Vad jag kommer ihåg var de ju inte precis ungträd, och i mitt fall gick jag i den här skolan 1956-58. Jag kommer ihåg att ett av träden var ett astrakanäppelträd.