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church on top

The twin towers of Högalid Church seen behind Tantolundens ("Aunty O's") allotment gardens.

Tantolunden (map) 22 May 2010


Jacob said...

Wonderful photograph! I had no idea Stockholm had such hills. What's an "allotment" area?

Anonymous said...

Yes, wonderful photo. I love how the church is a focal point and the houses accentuate the view. Wonderful photo capture.


Svenske Floyd said...

I thought of making a similar shot of the Engelbrekt the other day, but I abstained because of the weather!

Peter Fristedt said...

@Jacob: The first "kolonilott" in Sweden was established in southern city Malmö in 1895.

Wikipedia: "Allotment gardens are characterised by a concentration in one place of a few or up to several hundreds of land parcels that are assigned to individuals or families. In allotment gardens, the parcels are cultivated individually, contrary to other community garden types where the entire area is tended collectively by a group of people. The individual size of a parcel ranges between 50 and 400 square meters, and often the plots include a shed for tools and shelter. The individual gardeners are organised in an allotment association which leases the land from the owner who may be a public, private or ecclesiastical entity, provided that it is only used for gardening (i.e. growing vegetables, fruits and flowers), but not for residential purposes." [Allotment (gardening)]

Thank you all for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

Jacob said...

Thanks, Peter, for that information...reminds me a bit of our "sharecropping" over here back in the not-so-good old days.

Steffe said...

Very Stockholm.

Your daily dose of Stockholm, Sweden - click on pictures to enlarge!