Each Monday, I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object, on my blog. I encourage you to leave a comment if you think you might know where the following mystery photo was taken, or what it is. If you guess correctly, I will credit you the following week and post a link to your site/blog.
Guest contributions are always welcome and this is the fourth week I am delighted to present a photo from SnowMeltsSomewhere. If you also have a great photo that you think could mystify my readers, simply drop me an email or leave a comment indicating you would like to submit a Monday Mystery photograph.
Here is this weeks photo:
Will you hazard a guess at this week’s photograph?
Here is a reminder of last week’s photograph:
Tara thought it might be Bulgaria, whist Gerard (Helvi) and Suvi guessed the Baltic region and they were not really too far wrong. It was actually from Sweden! Although I knew it was potentially Stockholm, I thought it may have been a street scene from Gamla Stan, but it was Södermalm. Terrific guesses everyone!
SnowMeltsSomewhere revealed that it is a street scene from a central area of Stockholm, called Södermalm. The houses are old, very old, but they are still lived in! Marvellous!
The name Södermalm (“suthraemalm”) is first mentioned in 1288 in a letter from Bishop Anund of Strängnäs. Until the early 17th century Södermalm was mainly a rural, agricultural area. Its first urban areas were planned and built in the mid 17th century, comprising a mixture of working class housing, such as the little red cottages of which a few can still be seen in northeastern Södermalm, and the summer houses and pavilions of wealthier families, such as Emanuel Swedenborg’s pavilion, which is now in the outdoor museum Skansen.[Wiki]
Good luck with this week’s photograph!
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