Photographer's Note

I had planned to finish my theme of red 18th century wooden cottages on Södermalm island with my latest upload. But when I found some interesting information about these buildings I decided to extend the series.

Today's photo was taken a few minutes before this one, that I showed a week ago:

I will post a WS taken at the far end of that long building, showing you how close these buildings are.

Usually it is possible to find information on the internet of peoples' addresses in Sweden, or who are living at a certain address (unless individuals have chosen to have themselves removed from commercial sites). But in this case I was surprised to find nothing. I discovered that nobody is allowed to live in these cottages, possibly because the facilities are still almost at an 18th century level. There is electricity and heating, but no toilet and apparently no water inside. Instead companies, or individuals, can lease them for a specific period, preferably using them for some kind of cultural activity, like a writer's studio or a film producer's office. They remain the property of the same municipal housing company as nearly all other culturally listed buildings in the city.

I found an advertisement, probably from 2019, from a real estate agent working on behalf of the city inviting tenders for a three-year lease. To my delight there were lots of photos from inside the buildings, and from the garden. It should be worth the small trouble to take a look. It's all in Swedish, but the photos speak for themselves:

In today's photo you also get a glimpse of the Baltic Sea and one of the large ferries or cruise ships probably bound for Finland. The hill to the right of the ship marks the easternmost tip of Södermalm and the end of Stockholm city. At the top of the hill is an 18th century building used today as a café and brunch restaurant. Further to the right you see the beginning of the next town, Nacka, a separate municipality but regarded as part of metropolitan Stockholm, along with at least half a dozen other towns. The bridge is for a local railway going between Slussen on Södermalm and the rather posh suburb of Saltsjöbaden (= Salt sea baths).

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  • Copyright: Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12689 W: 572 N: 24298] (103520)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2021-04-17
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2021-04-29 0:20
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