The final set of pictures is from Skansen, an open air museum on the island of Djurgården dedicated to traditional pre-industrial life in Sweden.  Like the local Beamish museum, it features reconstructed buildings and period-dressed “interpreters”.  As it was off-season only a small number of the exhibits were open and staffed, and the entrance free was much reduced.

SkansenWindmills

SkansenMiniWindmill

Windmills.

SkansenPoorFarmstead

The Hornborga cottage is the farmstead of a relatively poor family.

SkansenAlvrosFarmstead

The Alvros farmstead – an early 19th century farm from northern Sweden.

SkansenManorHouse

At top end of the scale, an 18th century manor house.

SkansenChurch

The Seglora Church is apparently a popular choice for weddings.

SkansenMissionHut

Chapel for a Protestant church independent of the official Swedish Lutheran church.

SkansenBelfry

This odd structure is a belfry without an associated church!

SkansenReindeer

A small zoo section houses animals native to Sweden, such as reindeer.

SkansenSamiCamp

Camp of the Sami people, for whom reindeer were a vital resource.

SkansenPostOffice

The Post office.

SkansenHardwareStore

The ironmongers.

SkansenWorkshop

The engineering works.

SkansenWoodworking SkansenClampingWheel

The furniture factory.  The wheel looks at first sight like some torture instrument, but is presumably a compact way to hold different pieces of work being clamped while joins set.

Stockholm IV – Skansen

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