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2010-06-14

the old school

This impressive building - Tomtebodaskolan - used to house a school for visually impaired children. Opened in 1888 it had room for 100 pupils, 50 boys and 50 girls. The students received reading training and vocational education. The school was eventually closed in 1986. Since 2005 it's the home of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), an EU agency aimed at strengthening Europe's defences against infectious diseases.

Tomtebodavägen, Solna (map) 27 May 2010

3 comments:

Steffe said...

It's a long name, Europeiskt centrum för förebyggande och kontroll av sjukdomar!

And as you say a beautiful old building.

Peter Fristedt said...

I was a bit surprised when I learned that this majestic building had been a school for pupils of smaller means. I always thought it was for the military or families with money.

Halcyon said...

A really impressive building.

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