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blue hill housing

Blocks of flats in Hagalund, Solna, just north of Stockholm. This particular area is nick-named Blåkulla (Blockula) as the houses are blue (blå) and they are on a hill (kulle). Blåkulla is otherwise where the Devil holds his Earthly court during a witches' Sabbath.

Hagalund (map) 9 May 2009


Svenske Floyd said...

Somewhere in the green the few remains of old Hagalund are hidden, with the "Olle Olsson Hagalund" museum. Have you visited it?

Vogon Poet said...

We both posted 'hills' today...
Nothing satanic in these blocks of flats, when comes the next Sabbath?

cieldequimper said...

Funny how even the most modern can look good in a photo.

Tinsie said...

Interesting comparison of the "blue" buildings with the bluer sky. Interesting name too, although personally I wouldn't like to live in a place where the devil holds court ;-)

Peter Fristedt said...

@Svenske Floyd: I have passed the museum many times but never entered. Let that be one of my to-do's! The old Hagalund still has a few very beautiful houses and gardens I think.

@Vogon Poet: The witches fly to Blåkulla on a broomstick on the Thursday before Easter (Maundy Thursday). In the bad old days of witch-hunting the witches often took children that were to serve the Devil with them. Nowadays it's mostly kids doing a 'trick or treat like' thing, no real broomstick-flying going on.

@cieldequimper: Maybe this someday will be regarded as a classic historic architecture.

@Tinsie: Sometimes the the houses blend in to the sky's colour.

Thanks for stopping by at Blåkulla!

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