Abandoned & Industrial Photography

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Schwedenrot

Smörgåsbord abandoned

Rural Sweden.

Schwedenrot – Melancholy and crumbling sites in the Swedish backcountry.

Vårbruket

An evening walk among the deserted buildings of a small Upplandian farmstead. This place has since been sold and is undergoing a complete renovation.

May 2015

February 2017

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

With a saucer left outside for the kitties (?) at Vårbruket. Uppland, Sweden. May 2015.

With a saucer left outside for the kitties (?).
Vårbruket. Uppland, Sweden. May 2015.

With a saucer left outside for the kitties (?).

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

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

Evening sun playing among the scattered furniture.

There's no old farm without an equipment graveyard at Vårbruket. Uppland, Sweden. May 2015.

There's no old farm without an equipment graveyard.
Vårbruket. Uppland, Sweden. May 2015.

There's no old farm without an equipment graveyard.

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

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

A traditional milk canister (50 liters!) outside the workshop.

Vårbruket. Uppland, Sweden. May 2015.

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

One of the barns. The newer one on top and the older one below.

The tractor awaits at Vårbruket. Uppland, Sweden. May 2015.

The tractor awaits.
Vårbruket. Uppland, Sweden. May 2015.

The tractor awaits.

Surroundings at Vårbruket. Uppland, Sweden. May 2015.

Surroundings.
Vårbruket. Uppland, Sweden. May 2015.

Surroundings.

Brända gården

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

May 2016

March 2017

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

Schwedenrote, medium rare at Brända gården. Uppland, Sweden. May 2016.

Schwedenrote, medium rare.
Brända gården. Uppland, Sweden. May 2016.

Schwedenrote, medium rare.

Schwedenrote, well done at Brända gården. Uppland, Sweden. May 2016.

Schwedenrote, well done.
Brända gården. Uppland, Sweden. May 2016.

Schwedenrote, well done.

Fireplace in a fired place at Brända gården. Uppland, Sweden. May 2016.

Fireplace in a fired place.
Brända gården. Uppland, Sweden. May 2016.

Fireplace in a fired place.

Upside down side building at Brända gården. Uppland, Sweden. May 2016.

Upside down side building.
Brända gården. Uppland, Sweden. May 2016.

Upside down side building.

Hjortkvarn

On a summer road trip with stopover at the demographical center of Sweden. The yellow house by the former railway station burned down a few years after these photos were taken.

August 2009

February 2017

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

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

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

The window-less and rail-less railway station. Burned down in 2014.

Station interior at Hjortkvarn, Närke, Sweden. August 2009.

Station interior.
Hjortkvarn, Närke, Sweden. August 2009.

Station interior.

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

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

No proper Swedish summer without photos of a red, sagging barn.

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

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

The water power station.

The local barber shop at the time at Hjortkvarn, Närke, Sweden. August 2009.

The local barber shop at the time.
Hjortkvarn, Närke, Sweden. August 2009.

The local barber shop at the time.

Tidafors

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

September 2007

February 2017

Hasselblad 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.

Workers' house window at Tidafors, Värmland, Sweden. September 2007.

Workers' house window.
Tidafors, Värmland. September 2007.

Workers' house window.

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

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

Worker's housing outhouse.

Bottle cap collection in the boiler building. Tidafors, Värmland, Sweden. September 2007.

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

Bottle cap collection in the boiler building. I guess it was hot in there.

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

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

The half demolished boiler house.

Boiler house badtoilet at Tidafors, Värmland, Sweden. September 2007.

Boiler house facilites with a very Badtoilet.
Tidafors, Värmland, Sweden. September 2007.

Boiler house facilites with a very Badtoilet.

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.

August 2004

June 2017

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

Road block au naturelle at Hästhagen, Söderfors, Sweden. August 2004.

Road block au naturelle.
Hästhagen, Söderfors, Sweden. August 2004.

Road block au naturelle.

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

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

Avant Garde outdoor spa facilities.

Lush surroundings at Hästhagen, Söderfors, Sweden. August 2004.

Lush surroundings.
Hästhagen, Söderfors, Sweden. August 2004.

Lush surroundings.

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

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

Rooms with a view.

Grass slot at Hästhagen, Söderfors, Sweden. August 2004.

Grass slot.
Hästhagen, Söderfors, Sweden. August 2004.

Grass slot.

Grissla mack

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

August 2004

June 2017

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

Summer clouds over Grissla mack. Tierp, Uppland, Sweden. August 2004.

Grissla mack summerscape.
Tierp, Uppland. August 2004.

Grissla mack summerscape.

Ghost signage at Grissla mack. Tierp, Uppland, Sweden. August 2004.

Grissla mack ghost sign.
Tierp, Uppland, Sweden. August 2004.

Grissla mack ghost sign.

Vinterdvalan

Small Upplandian farmstead in hibernation.

December 2006 & January 2008

February 2017

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

Potluck at Vinterdvalan. Uppland, Sweden. December 2006.

Potluck.
Vinterdvalan. Uppland, Sweden. December 2006.

Potluck.

Winter light in the old bedroom at Vinterdvalan. Uppland, Sweden. December 2006.

Winter light in the old bedroom.
Vinterdvalan. Uppland, Sweden. December 2006.

Winter light in the old bedroom.

The connecting barn at Vinterdvalan. Uppland, Sweden. December 2006.

The connecting barn.
Vinterdvalan. Uppland, Sweden. December 2006.

The connecting barn.

Barn interior at Vinterdvalan. Uppland, Sweden. December 2006.

Barn interior.
Vinterdvalan. Uppland, Sweden. December 2006.

Barn interior.

Ghost machinery at Vinterdvalan. Uppland, Sweden. December 2006.

Ghost machinery.
Vinterdvalan. Uppland, Sweden. December 2006.

Ghost machinery.

Mended basket at Vinterdvalan. Uppland, Sweden. January 2008.

Mended basket.
Vinterdvalan. Uppland, Sweden. January 2008.

Mended basket.

Diligensen

A stop at the old travellers' stop.

November 2011

February 2017

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

General interior at Gästgiveri F, Närke, Sweden. November 2011.

General interor.
Gästgiveri F, Närke, Sweden. November 2011.

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

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

Kitchen utensils at Gästgiveri F, Närke, Sweden. November 2011.

Kitchen utensils.
Gästgiveri F, Närke, Sweden. November 2011.

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

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

Backside exterior at Gästgiveri F, Närke, Sweden. November 2011.

Backside exterior.
Gästgiveri F, Närke, Sweden. November 2011.

Höstljus

Selected autumnscapes. Preferably with mist in the air.

October 2007

February 2017

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

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

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

Misty morning. October 2007.

Misty morning.
October 2007.

The cabin at the edge. October 2007.

The cabin at the edge.
October 2007.

Yours truly

Varsågod!

The place for my collection of Swedish melancholy from crumbling or novel sites around rural Sweden.

Exhibition print

Hästhagen. Söderfors, Uppland. Augusti 2004.

Hästhagen was among the selected works for the ASKA.nu anniversary exhibition.

These print is still available.

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