Thursday, July 24, 2008

The smallest island?

Life on the Island
This is Jutholmen. One of the smallest islands if not the smallest in Sweden. But statisticly one of the most densely populated. A must visit for every Islomaniac. Jutholmen is situated at Dalarö, a seaside resort in the Haninge archipelago. I know that there are a few sunken ships near here, so it's popular with divers. A few known historical facts. Five hundred years ago the first maritime pilots at Dalarö used to live here. There was an Inn here 200 years ago. In 1862 a British vessel, the Trafalgar run aground here. And in 1905 so did the German battle ships Kaiser Wilhelm, Kaiser Friedrich and Brandenburg. I'm guessing that the people that own property here use them as summer houses these days.

5 comments:

Brett said...

Great shot, lovely to see it from a locals view

Fredrik said...

Looks like the island of the Grumme tvättsåpa commercial!

Blognote said...

What a lovely sight!

Kris McCracken said...

First, my apologies for a bit of cut and paste commenting. I have been doing the rounds via Bloglines and looking at all the pictures from my favourite photo blogs, but haven’t been leaving comments. Generally, I try to comment as much as I can (I know how good it is for ‘morale’ to know that someone is out there appreciating them), but after the birth of my second son, I am a bit knackered to think up something witty and insightful on the hop. Thus the resort to Control+C and Control+P!

Kris from Hobart, Tasmania.

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