Monday, August 15, 2016

Old Mill – Vänga Kvarn

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The place where my brother and I had arranged to meet with our aunt and uncle last Sunday was an old countryside mill (at a village called Vänga). It has been preserved partly as a museum, and partly as a café – very popular in the summer. (They’re open six days a week in the tourist season, and weekends in autumn and spring.) They also have a little shop where they still sell locally produced flour (and a few other things).

I have blogged about the place before at least once, a few years ago. (We were in better luck with the weather this time!)
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The wooden sign says Welcome.

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We had lunch indoors up in the loft this time.
(Photo deliberately blurred, using a focus zoom filter in Picasa.)

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And then we went for a little stroll outdoors around the premises.

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The store has an old-fashioned interior too, of course.

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Sweet temptations on display outside.
(No, I did not buy any!)

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“We sell kerosene.” (Hm. Once upon a time, maybe…)

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(Trolls like this place too.)

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I’ll be linking to:
Through My Lens
Ruby Tuesday Too
Our World Tuesday 

26 comments:

  1. I don't think I would be able to resist the sweet treats.

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    1. I've given up sweets like that (pure sugar) ... Not even really tempted any more, except with the camera!

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  2. Love the troll and photo is wonderful not to mention your other delightful photos of the Mill ~ thanks ~

    Wishing you a lovely week ~ ^_^

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    1. Thanks Carol. The troll charmed me too :)

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  3. Thank you for taking us on your outing.

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  4. What a glorious and wonderful place! You would have to carry me away! The first picture almost looks like a trick of some kind, so I thought I wasn't seeing it right. The inside of the store looks like the 1950's. Those little white flowers are so unusual! I happened upon some Norwegian Trolls. Are you familiar with them?

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    1. Can't say I know how to tell a Norwegian troll apart from a Swedish one, Ginny!

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  5. Mills are nearly always special and atmospheric, aren't they. Like Carol I love the troll!

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    1. I agree, John, and I'm glad that the cultural heritage is being preserved.

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  6. What a beautiful place! No wonder it is very popular with visitors. Don't you just love such old store interiors!
    My favourite photo here is the fourth from the top - straight out of a picture book!

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    1. It is a very idyllic spot, Meike - especially in summer. And as for the shop I like how they manage to combine the museum interior with actually still selling some things to the tourists.

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  7. Really love the old fashioned interior of the store as well as the rest of those summer scenes from your corner of the world. It's really a great place for exploring and taking photos. I like the creek rushing nearby the restaurant. Thank you for linking in with "Through My Lens"

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. Thank you, Mersad. It is all very much 'Sweden'! :)

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  8. What a glorious, fascinating old place in a beautiful setting. Love the first scene.

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    1. Thanks Gemma. The motorbikes were an extra treat, there was a group of motorcyclists among the visitors.

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  9. I left the building and it looks like stepping back in time inside. Beautiful stream. At first I thought maybe you and your brother rode there on those motorcycles. Hee hee hee just kidding

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    1. Sandra, although my driving license allows me to drive a motorcycle, I've never actually even sat on one! (back in the ancient times when I got my license it was enough to be able to answer some theoretical questions!)

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  10. Looks like a pretty place to have lunch and a walk around, your weather certainly looks good.

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    1. Janet, it started raining again later in the afternoon but we were lucky while we were at the mill, and even got some sunshine :)

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  11. I love mills too. I stop at one for coffee and a leg-stretch quite often on my journeys to and from Glasgow but I don't think I've ever blogged about it. I must check.

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    1. Please do. And I don't think it matters much if you happen to have blogged it before - I'm sure we'd be happy to see it again! :)

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