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This photo was taken yesterday at Stora Torp (Great Thorpe). We had beautiful weather and around 4 degrees below zero.

Stora Torp was a nobility house, whose history is known since the days of Gustav Vasa. One of the few complete larger farms in Gothenburg, including a gardener's house and a tenant house, stables, warehouses and the cottages Kolmaden and Lyckan

It was sold in 1788 to Magnus Prytz. His son planted more than 20000 trees here and when he died in 1837, Stora Torp was bought by David Carnegie from Scotland. He sold it in 1862 to Oscar Ekman. The old main building (in wood) was demolished in a fire in 1871 and a new "stone castle" was built in 1873. The architect was Axel Kumlin.

After the death of Oscar Ekman in 1907, the estate changed owner several times. Today the owners are a forest society and there is also a consultant company, Goovin AB, residing here.

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