Monday, March 19, 2012

The Missing Mansion

The Missing Mansion

Söderby gård

Detail

Before 1750 this tree lined avenue led up to the Söderby mansion. That was the year that the building was destroyed in a fire. For some reason the 100 year old mansion was never rebuilt. Luckily all the other buildings at the farm survived the fire, and you can see a few of them on the second photo. The third photo shows a typical detail from another building at the farm which closed in 1979. On the property you can also see the rune-stone that I showed you last week. And a burial field with 100 graves from the Iron Age.

6 comments:

s.c said...

Beautiful craftsmanship in the last picture. In that days people must have felt a lot of satisfaction by finishing such work. Great shot.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Too bad about the loss of the mansion, but that was a common hazard of wood construction, especially in the days before electricity.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Very interesting how those trees have been pruned over the years.

Honest Abe said...

The amount of detail in the wood work in the last photo is amazing. Nobody could afford to have such detail added to new buildings these days. It would be too expensive. I do like it though and the middle picture shows buildings much like those around here. Like they are stuccoed – not sure what you call it.

The mansion would be nice to see again but it was probably owned by a rich family who was happy to collect the insurance money and move out and on to other "digs."

We call the home we live in our digs.

Honest Abe said...

Oh, yes, and the tree trimmers have had a thing about keeping the trees within a boundary.

RedPat said...

It's amazing the craftsmanship visible in that detail shot!