Monday, December 17, 2012

A former school building

The old school
This was once the Church School in Västerhaninge. Built back in 1861. My grandfather Harald Fredrik Jansson was a student here for a few years in the beginning of the last century. Today you can buy locally made handicraft here. My buddy Birdman whom you have meet here on the blog a few times lives in an apartment on the second floor. Rumours have it that the municipality would like to demolish this old building. Not sure why.

11 comments:

Milandailyphoto said...

wonderful scandinavian style picture

Jack said...

I am reading a Henning Mankell novel. I think this is the place where the body was found.

RedPat said...

Looks wonderful - I can't see why they would tear it down.

Bob Crowe said...

But it's quite charming. Does it not pay for its own upkeep?



We are talking about a far different Birdman than out colleague in Portland, I assume.

Linda said...

Nice picture, such wonderful color!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Charming building. It would be a shame to tear it down.

Stefan Jansson said...

Very likely Jack!

JM said...

It looks like one of those cute houses we usually see on Christmas cards.

Irredento Urbanita said...

What is nice is that this place is still there and you can visit the former school of your grandfather. History is inside. Hugs.

Val

Barcelona Daily Photo

Irredento Urbanita said...

What is nice is that this place is still there and you can visit the former school of your grandfather. History is inside. Hugs.

Val

Barcelona Daily Photo

Lowell said...

It's a beautiful building! And if those idiots demolish it, don't let them do it in the name of progress...too much damage has been done in that name already!