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Photographer's Note

The only things that make this photo any special is that I like this little building, and it happens to be just around the corner from where I live.

The cottage in the photo shares the address with the larger house, which is the most important of this particular block of 18th century buildings on Södermalm in Stockholm. The cottage was built in 1780, along with another one that is reached from the courtyard.

The larger building, of which we only see a side wall, was originally built in the 1660's but largely rebuilt in the mid-18th century. Some parts of the original 17th century building are said to remain, although the interiors were modernized in 1983, after the entire block was bought by the city. It is now listed as a building of a "very high cultural importance".

The small building in this photo has always been used as a shop. 100 years ago you could buy canes and umbrellas, made on the premises, here. Today there is a ceramics studio and shop.

Occasionally I have found the wooden gate left open. Many years ago I posted this photo taken when I had sneaked inside to have a look:

https://www.trekearth.com/viewphotos.php?l=7&p=715592

I think all apartments can be reached from the common courtyard and garden.

Click Map: view to see where this was taken.

Footnote:
I borrowed the title from 'The Shop Around the Corner' a 1940 comedy directed by Ernst Lubitsch, starring Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11415 W: 557 N: 22030] (96020)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2021-05-11
  • Map: view
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2021-05-14 0:28
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