Photographer's Note

I couldn't find a lady in red for this photo, so I had to accept one dressed in black. There was enough red here anyway.

This is from a rather remote corner of Södermalm island in Stockholm. It's an area where I don't go often, even though the surroundings are very nice, because the location is rather "off off".

This short and narrow road is called Kvastmakarbacken, meaning Broom Makers Slope, indicating that some members of that profession lived in the area in the 18th century. This house was built in the 1730's.

No broom maker is actually known to have lived in this particular house. The first owner was a government messenger, followed later by a snuff maker, various textile workers, a secretary at the royal court, a brewer etc.

This is another building owned by the city and rented to anyone who has waited long enough to reach the front of the queue. In this case a middle aged woman lives in one apartment of 94 square meters covering the two upper sections, and there is an old lady living in 67 square meters closest to the camera and continuing outside the photo. Behind the building they share a garden of 1330 square meters.

This was probably originally used by four families.

I will add a WS from further up the road.

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Additional Photos by Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11289 W: 547 N: 21822] (95238)
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