Summer vacation is over and the schools are open again, for studies and friendship. Our older girl started at something called ”Gymnasieskola”, secondary school. In some places around the world, even called high school. But here the high school is traditionally university. So, one can easily be a bit confused. Secondary education over here is divided in two stages, grades 7-9 and the higher stages, grades 10-12 - she is at grade 10 and our younger girl is at grade 9.
I’m trying to get the grips here at home. I am so used to things at the cottage and at my mother in law’s, so I feel a bit ’dizzy’ and tired. But even this will pass.
During the summer vacation I had my dolls along and took some photos, like these nearby a golf course. The sport and the players did not interest me so much as the little area of tall trees.
There is something that may be called an ancient monument in the Edestad parish. This monument is number 90 on a list of places to visit in Blekinge county.
During the 19th century, Sweden suffered from several cholera epidemics. Blekinge was relatively spared from the first cholera year in 1834, but during 1853-57 the county had a violent course. The number of deaths was large and burials were, because of the risk of contamination, not allowed to take place in ordinary cemeteries. Special places for burial was made, often peripherally located, for the cholera victims.
|Esther sitting on the one fallen tree, looking out over the yard and golf course.|
|You could not hear the cars or the golf players. Even if you listened.|
|Maybe a little selfie?|
It was some kind of deep silence over this place, even with the road and golf course so nearby. Sad in some way. Could not stop thinking about the people who suffered and died. No names, no ages, nothing…and then just buried and forgotten.
These places are a piece of our history and I like to visit them, even if it is the darker bits of our history. You learn a lot.