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Water wheel

As you can see the water wheel is still working
Engelsberg Ironworks - World Heritage Site

October 30th 2014
Engelsberg - one of Sweden's World Heritage Sites Sweden's World Heritage sites includes marvelous architecture, such as the Hanseatic Town of Visby and Drottningholm Palace, wonderful nature, such as the High Coast and Laponia, and historical sites, such as the Viking Town Birka and Tanum Rock Carvings. This blog entry however is about one of the lesser known and consequently als ... read more
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Swedish Flag A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war in almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both World Wars. Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system interlarded with substant... ... read more
11th November 2014

Great old machinery!
First, I love that you are exploring and blogging about your own Sweden--and this is such an interesting look into the past. Second, I really love that the owner recognized the historical importance of the site and preserved things for a museum instead of selling the land for money--what a hero! Interesting buildings in a beautiful setting. Incidentally, I wonder if the washing house and bakery may have been together because they both used heat, which maybe wasn't used in all the other buildings (just a guess).
12th November 2014

Washing house + bakery
Having the washing house and bakery in the same house because they both needed heat makes sense. In those two businesses only women worked. When the businesses used the same building the women could have their own little women club there /Ake

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