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 underoing complete renovation.

photo_cameraMay 2015 cloudFebruary 2017

color_lensMeopta 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.

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.

There's no old farm without a farming equipment cemetery at Vårbruket. Uppland, Sweden. May 2015.

There's no old farm without a farming equipment cemetery.
Vårbruket. Uppland, Sweden. May 2015.

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.

Vårbruket. Uppland, Sweden. May 2015.

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

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

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

Surroundings at Vårbruket. Uppland, Sweden. May 2015.

Surroundings.
Vårbruket. Uppland, Sweden. May 2015.

Brända gården

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

photo_cameraMay 2016 cloudMarch 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hjortkvarn

On a summer road trip with stopover at the demographical center of Sweden. The yellow station burned down a few years after my visit.

photo_cameraAugust 2009 cloudFebruary 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Tidafors

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

photo_cameraSeptember 2007 cloudFebruary 2017

color_lensHasselblad 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.

Worker's house window at Tidafors, Värmland, Sweden. September 2007.

Worker's house window.
Tidafors, Värmland. September 2007.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Boiler house facilites. #badtoilets
Tidafors, Värmland, Sweden. September 2007.

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.

photo_cameraAugust 2004 cloudJune 2017

color_lensHasselblad 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grissla mack

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

photo_cameraAugust 2004 cloudJune 2017

color_lensHasselblad 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.
Grissla, Uppland. August 2004.

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

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

Vinterdvalan

Small Upplandian farmstead during winter sleep.

photo_cameraDecember 2006, January 2008 cloudFebruary 2017

color_lensHasselblad 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Diligensen

A stop at the old travellers' stop.

photo_cameraNovember 2011 cloudFebruary 2017

color_lensHasselblad 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.

photo_cameraOctober 2007 cloudFebruary 2017

color_lensHasselblad 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 of the world. October 2007.

The cabin at the edge of the world.
October 2007.

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