A day at the Wämöparken
Hello friend! It has been some days since the last post, but I have been busy with the festivities during the girls' last day at school, younger daughter's prom and the trip to our cottage. I have been posting some photos on Instagram and even on Flickr, but not so much on the blog. Well, here I am again and I hope that you are doing well. Here follows a post from our latest little trip. Sightseeing nearby is a lot of fun. And I hope your are enjoying your dolly-time.
Karlskrona is a beautiful city, not far from our cottage, near the Baltic Sea. the city has a lot to offer and I enjoy every trip there during summer time. Yesterday we took a family day at Wämöparken. It is a scenic excursion with historical buildings from different times and different places in the county Blekinge. It is a nice place for strolling, throughout the year. During summer time the cottages are open daily and there are even a mini zoo with the most common pets like chicken, pigs, goats, horses, ducks and rabbits. It is like Blekinge in a miniature. The park has its roots in the early 1900’s and there were a big party in 1910, when the park opened. There is an open-air theater and music pavilion, nature and lots to see.
|By the Fisherman's cottage. The roses had a strong fragrance and looked so lovely|
|Zipporah by the Fisherman's cottage.|
I took Zipporah along and took some photos, strolled sightseeing and enjoyed a day out. Did not see any ghosts - it is said that some of the older houses has some ghosts living there.
|Zipporah in one of the old wagons at the park.|
|Zipporah and a happy wish for nice weather (Fint väder)|
|Mother Mina's Mill|
Lars Petter’s cottage was moved to Wämö in 1910. The house has a log cabin and several lofts. During winter, the families usually lived in the central part of the cottage that has dining tables, beds and a space for small animals. There is likely not a man named Lars Petter, but the initial above the door, inspired to the name. In June 2011 the cottage was injured hard by a fire. The man who started the fire was charged and he confessed to the crime. The damaged parts were repaired by traditional methods.
|Zipporah by the Lars Petter's cottage|
|Lars Petter's cottage today|
|Another old cottage, today it is a tiny shop for souvenirs.|
Mother Mina's (Wilhelmina Ohlsson) Mill moved to Wämöparken in 1916-1917. The hard wind is well know here and the wings on the mill broke repeatedly. The mill got new ones last year.
A cottage, from 1857, were owned by a big family, living a good life. Ten children were bord and nine made it to adulthood. Kitchen, living room and a chamber gave room to the parents, kids and sometimes even workers - often related to fishing, so the house got the name ”Fisherman’s cottage”.
|Zipporah on a small pier.|
It was a lovely day. We stopped by a grill bar and ate some yummy hamburgers before we drove home to the cottage. While waiting for the kids, I took this photo of Zipporah by the Baltic Sea.