Sandy’s prompt for Friendly Friday reminded me of a visit to the Skansen Museum in Stockholm,where I felt the presence of old world shadows.
In the midst of a Swedish winter, the shadowy silhouette of the bell tower in Stockholm’s Skansen Museum was an imposing and slightly daunting sight set against the crepuscular morning light.
Swedish farm houses were dark and the winters bitterly cold. Many families lived in the same house for generations and the darkest corners of the room echoed with imagined shadows of the past.
Taking refuge inside, farmers and their labourers would enjoy consuming a hearty meal, particularly at Christmas.
For those who have Swedish heritage, visiting Skansen is a way to bring history alive and feel more of a connection with the past.
Linking to Friendly Friday- Shadows
Sandy is hosting the blogging challenge which runs until Thursday, this week.
A new prompt will be released here at StPA, next Friday.