Saturday, May 08, 2021

A Seaside Resort

Dalarö Hotel Bellevue Dalarö View Dalarövilla
The view from the top of the Lotsberget hill at Dalarö in Haninge. It started out as a maritime pilot and customs community. The big building to the left in the top photo is the Hotel Bellevue at Wallinvägen. Built back in 1884 by Alf Wallander, who lived there for a few years. He invited many famous artists to his home, including Anders Zorn, August Strindberg, and Bruno Liljefors. A few years after his death the building became a popular hotel. After the hotel business, it was remade into a recreational home. The current owner is planning to convert the old building into apartments. There are two hills at Dalarö with spectacular views towards the archipelago. This one is called Lotsberget, translated that would mean the maritime pilot hill. The other hill is called Amerikaberget, and that's where the customs people kept an eye on arrivals back in the day. That name, The America Hill came after a local who spent a few years in the US, and when he came back they nicknamed him "Jänken", or the Yank. He lived in a house at the hill, the house was of course called Nordamerika, North America.

5 comments:

Marleen said...

A very attractive and friendy looking place.

RedPat said...

That looks like they have a spectacular view!

William Kendall said...

Your first shot is my favourite of these.

JudithK said...

So,in spite of the anemones having been abandoned for a coffee and view, it seems to ahve worked out. It IS a nice view....and interesting history. Thanks.

bill burke said...

A very nice place with a rich history.
The first photo is my favorite too.