ABANDONED & INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

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Schwedenrot

Smörgåsbord abandoned.

Rural Sweden.

Schwedenrot

Vårbruket 

An evening walk among the deserted buildings of a small Upplandian farmstead. This place has since been sold and seems to be underoing renovation.

photo_cameraMay 2015 cloudFebruary 2017

color_lensMeopta Flexaret V, Kodak Ektar 100, Imacon Flextight Photo.

Vårbruket. Uppland, Sweden.

Info.
Vårbruket, Uppland. May 2015.

Vårbruket. Uppland, Sweden.

Evening sun playing among the furniture.
Vårbruket, Uppland. May 2015.

Vårbruket. Uppland, Sweden.

There's no old farm without a farming equipment cemetery.
Vårbruket, Uppland. May 2015.

Vårbruket. Uppland, Sweden.

A traditional milk canister (50 liters!) outside the workshop.
Vårbruket, Uppland. May 2015.

Vårbruket. Uppland, Sweden.

One of the barns. The newer one on top and the older one below.
Vårbruket, Uppland. May 2015.

Vårbruket. Uppland, Sweden.

The tractor awaits.
Vårbruket, Uppland. May 2015.

Vårbruket. Uppland, Sweden.

Surroundings.
Vårbruket, Uppland. May 2015.

Brända gården 

Abandoned, burned and eventually completely demolished little farmstead in Uppland.

photo_cameraMay 2016 cloudMarch 2017

color_lensMeopta Flexaret V, Kodak Ektar 100, Imacon Flextight Photo.

Brända gården. Uppland, Sweden.

Schwedenrote, medium rare.
Uppland. May 2016.

Brända gården. Uppland, Sweden.

Schwedenrote, well done.
Uppland. May 2016.

Brända gården. Uppland, Sweden.

Fireplace in fired place.
Uppland. May 2016.

Brända gården. Uppland, Sweden.

Side building, upside down.
Uppland. May 2016.

Hjortkvarn 

On a summer road trip with stopover at the demographical center of Sweden. The yellow station burned down a few years after my visit.

photo_cameraAugust 2009 cloudFebruary 2017

color_lensHasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Planar 80 mm F/2.8, Fuji Reala 100, Imacon Flextight Photo.

Hjortkvarn, Sweden.

The window-less and rail-less station. Burned down in 2014.
Hjortkvarn, Närke. August 2009.

Hjortkvarn, Sweden.

Station interior.
Hjortkvarn, Närke. August 2009.

Hjortkvarn, Sweden.

No proper Swedish summer without photos of a red, sagging barn.
Hjortkvarn, Närke. August 2009.

Hjortkvarn, Sweden.

The water power station.
Hjortkvarn, Närke. August 2009.

Hjortkvarn, Sweden.

The barber shop. Can't help but really liking this little building!
Hjortkvarn, Närke. August 2009.

Tidafors 

Remains of the old worker's housing and boiler house once supplying the local tricot factory. All gone by now.

photo_cameraSeptember 2007 cloudFebruary 2017

color_lensHasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Planar 80 mm F/2.8, Zeiss Distagon 50 mm F/4, Zeiss Makro-Planar 120 mm F/4, Fuji Provia 100, CanoScan 9950F.

Tidafors, Värmland.

Worker's house window.
Tidafors, Värmland. September 2007.

Tidafors, Värmland.

Worker's housing outhouse.
Tidafors, Värmland. September 2007.

Tidafors, Värmland.

Bottle cap collection in the boiler building. I guess it was hot in there.
Tidafors, Värmland. September 2007.

Tidafors, Värmland.

The half demolished boiler house.
Tidafors, Värmland. September 2007.

Tidafors, Värmland.

Boiler house facilites. #badtoilets
Tidafors, Värmland. September 2007.

Hästhagen 

A housing area that was left empty for many years when the owner encountered financial difficulties. In 2008 all the seven blocks were demolished and today the area is a grass covered park.

photo_cameraAugust 2004 cloudJune 2017

color_lensHasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Distagon 50 mm F/4, Zeiss Planar 80 mm F/2.8, Fuji Provia 100, CanoScan 9950F.

Hästhagen, Söderfors.

Natural road block.
Hästhagen, Söderfors. August 2004.

Hästhagen, Söderfors.

Avant Garde outdoor spa facilities.
Hästhagen, Söderfors. August 2004.

Hästhagen, Söderfors.

Lush surroundings.
Hästhagen, Söderfors. August 2004.

Hästhagen, Söderfors.

Rooms with a view.
Hästhagen, Söderfors. August 2004.

Hästhagen, Söderfors.

Mail (grass) slot.
Hästhagen, Söderfors. August 2004.

Grissla mack 

Gas station outside Tierp left to dry. Now only the road dust and memories remain.

photo_cameraAugust 2004 cloudJune 2017

color_lensHasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Distagon 50 mm F/4, Fuji Provia 100, CanoScan 9950F.

Grissla mack, Tierp.

Grissla mack summerscape.
Grissla, Uppland. August 2004.

Grissla mack, Tierp.

Grissla mack ghost signage.
Grissla, Uppland. August 2004.

Vinterdvalan 

Small Upplandian farmstead during winter sleep.

photo_cameraNovember 2011 cloudFebruary 2017

color_lensHasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Distagon 50 mm F/4, Kodak Tmax 400, CanoScan 9950F & Imacon Flextight Photo.

Vinterdvalan, Uppland.

Vinterdvalan, Uppland. December 2006.

Vinterdvalan, Uppland.

Vinterdvalan, Uppland. December 2006.

Vinterdvalan, Uppland.

Vinterdvalan, Uppland. December 2006.

Vinterdvalan, Uppland.

Vinterdvalan, Uppland. January 2008.

Vinterdvalan, Uppland.

Vinterdvalan, Uppland. December 2006.

Vinterdvalan, Uppland.

Vinterdvalan, Uppland. January 2008.

Diligensen 

A stop at the old travellers' stop.

photo_cameraNovember 2011 cloudFebruary 2017

color_lensHasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Distagon 50 mm F/4, Kodak Ektar 100, Imacon Flextight Photo.

Gästgiveri F, Närke.

General interor.
Gästgiveri F, Närke. November 2011.

Gästgiveri F, Närke.

Crack(ed) house.
Gästgiveri F, Närke. November 2011.

Gästgiveri F, Närke.

Kitchen utensils.
Gästgiveri F, Närke. November 2011.

Gästgiveri F, Närke.

Shabby chic door, the genuine version.
Gästgiveri F, Närke. November 2011.

Gästgiveri F, Närke.

Exterior.
Gästgiveri F, Närke. November 2011.

Höstljus 

Selected autumnscapes. Preferably with mist in the air.

photo_cameraOctober 2007 cloudFebruary 2017

color_lensHasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Distagon 50 mm F/4, Fuji Reala 100, Imacon Flextight Photo.

Höstljus.

The morning after the season's first frost.
October, 2007.

Höstljus.

Misty morning.
October, 2007.

Höstljus.

The cabin at the edge of the world.
October, 2007.

 

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