My brother was here for a couple of days and on Friday we took the ‘scenic route’ when driving from town out to our house.
I asked Per to stop so I could get photos of the horses in this beautiful meadow, but I failed to get any good close-ups, as besides the fence there was also a rather deep ditch between the meadow and the road.
The extra scenic route we took this day includes a dirt road some of the way.
We also made a short stop at this charming old mill (at Gingri near Fristad) – on my request, because it’s a very photogenic spot, and I love it when I can show you a bit of Swedish countryside besides my usual town views.
According to the weathervane on top it’s from 1906.
Me by the river at the back of the mill.
To the right of me the river runs calm and slow:
Then it takes a leap down a little waterfall at the mill:
… and continues on the other side of the bridge past an old textile factory. Between 1863 and 1971, lace was produced here.
To give you a bit of historical context, here are some photos I took a couple of years ago of a lacemaking machine at the Borås Textile Museum:
Click on the road mirror image to see it larger at my other blog
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Some of you might also be interested in my Sepia Saturday post this week at my blog Greetings from the Past. I found a photo of my great-aunt Gerda in a nurse’s uniform, and I think it must be from WWI in France (knowing from family stories that she happened to be in France when the war broke out, and postcards confirm that she seems to still have been there in 1918).