pictures from the old country

Sometimes, at night, I browse my own photos, while watching TV at the same time. I go back in time, to see if my photography possibly has improved over these three years I’ve been at it.

Tonight, I happened to end up in the ‘Sweden-folder’…the pictures I took during my trip home last year. In my hometown, there’s an outdoor museum — Murberget. ย It’s beautifully located up on a hill and they have moved all kinds of old buildings there from all over the county. Marian, my SIL, has a dog, and we went up there several times … to walk the dog, look at all the stuff and just enjoy the scenery. I’ve been there numerous times before, but I paid more attention to it this time. Maybe because I’m older now … and wiser?! ๐Ÿ™‚

In any event … I was looking at this old door, and thinking about the amount of work that went into this! These were quite common on farmers’ homes.

In the summertime, they have lots of activities on Murberget. There’s a small school house, and they let children try it … what it was like to be in school more than hundred years ago. They get to dress like they did back then, they have a teacher … everything in the classroom is like it was, way back when! It’s very fun and appreciated, from what I’ve heard.

I wasn’t meaning to write a blog about the whole museum, it was basically this door that caught my attention tonight, as I was going through the pictures.

Here’s just some random picture I took becasue the little house had grass on the roof.

20 Replies to “pictures from the old country”

    1. well, yeah …big farms, the owners … I don’t know what that kind of house would be called…

  1. Both photos are beautiful choices. Those doors are a work of art in themselves, and the cabin with it’s rustic charm is right up my alley. I love buildings like that, oozing with character. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos. Both are a real treat.

    1. Thank you, Orples ๐Ÿ™‚ I took oodles of pictures from there — they have a church, they’ve built up like a village, or small town with a main square and moved the old city hall from our town, up to this. It’s really quite cool, when you think about it..

      1. The thing is, while those photographs are familiar to you, Rebekah, some of us may never see your little town. Thus the wonders of sharing on the blogs make them a real treat. Your photos to date are wonderful and appreciated, just so you know. ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. Thank you so much for your words! ๐Ÿ™‚ And you definitely make a good point, because most of you will never see my little town… There may be more, later on…

  2. Hi,
    The old ornate doors are truly magnificent, it is a shame there are not a lot around. I know in Europe there are some building that have been well maintained and these lovely doors still hold their own.
    The one in your picture is obviously well looked after and like all things that were built in days gone by the builders put their heart and soul into whatever they were building, and this door looks like one of those that someone definitely wanted to show how beautiful his work could be.

    So unusual the house with grass on top, it does bring a smile. ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Yeah, everything was so different then …architecture .. imagine all those immense cathedrals — what a long time they must have taken, to build.

      It was a cute little house ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Nice doors, an incredible amount of time devoted to the construction. The little house has a very interesting roof indeed! Kind of… Furry. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. LOVE the door!!! I always loved the roofs with grass. Rarely see one here. In 2000 I went to a fair or something in Vรคrmland that showed how things were done 100+ years ago. Fascinating! I remember a pile of burning wood covered in dirt that would make charcoal. There were many buildings of crafts, clothes, etc. to look at and buy. Loved being there.

    1. Those piles with burning wood, were common up in the woods of Vรคrmland — it’s called ยซmilaยป in Swedish. The poet, Dan Andersson, often referred to them, and the life around them …watching them at night and so on..

  5. Those doors are beautiful – a work of art and very ornate, but I love the little wooden cabin with grass growing on the roof!

  6. Beautiful door indeed! And both photos are great!

    You have taken so MANY wonderful photos Rebekah and I hope to see a lot more! ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Thank you, Mona …and so have you! I liked taking pictures in this place because I like those textures … weathered wood..

    1. We have quite the selection here in Saint John too … I should shoot more of them — some are quite spectacular.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I think the Swedish and other Scandinavian settlers must have brought the sod houses to the prairies when they came. They are important in one of the books in the very popular Little House on the Prairie series, Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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