2015-07-26

150528 Häfla Kvarn (mill)

150528 Häfla Kvarn

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Häfla Kvarn (mill)
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This old mill is located abut 30 km south of my town, Katrineholm. It was earlier powered by the water but now it is electric. The owner opened it up for us so we could see it. He told us it is still in working order and he regularly is grinding flour for sale. Not much but still. He actually started the process so we could see for ourselves.  He also take groups of tourists and show them the mill.

I was impressed of how clean the mill was. I did not see a single spiders web in he entire building. So I gave the owner a compliment about it. Then he showed us a small book he had. On the first page it said: A millers first rule is to know where the broom and duster is. You are handling food. It shall be clean.

And he was clearly proud when he shared the wisdom with us.

Sadly he is probably the last one running the mill. Later it is likely to become a museum.
But I was happy to see it. It smelled childhood for me. And there was still the old fashioned sacks made of paper. And, very beautiful light in the building.
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18 comments:

  1. Oh I like such old mills! Thanks for sharing.
    Have a nice week

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  2. Terrific that he is still milling...have a great week♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/cynosure/

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  3. So full of character.

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  4. What a terrific old mill!! Full of character indeed!! Great captures for the day!! Thanks for sharing!! Hope you have a great new week!! Enjoy!

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  5. Wow, så mycket gammal fin historia. Snyggt återgivet! Trevlig sommar. trots regnet! /Lotta

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  6. Cool shots of the mill. It sounds like the owner is proud of the place, very nice! Great shots! Happy Monday, enjoy your week ahead!

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  7. It's great that it is still in working order. It will make a GREAT museum and I would be one who would want to visit it.

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  8. Love the light through the windows!
    This mill seems to have a lot of character. :)

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  9. delightful captures from within the Mill .... light and shade and a feeling that I am right there.

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  10. It is rare to see such beautiful reminders of the olden days.
    The photographs are really nice. I enjoyed the tour without getting any flour on my shoes :)
    Have a Great Week!
    Peace :)

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  11. How pretty and charming!

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  12. Beautiful shots!
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  13. The clarity is great of the Mill and enjoyed inside as well.

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  14. beautiful old mill. I love to visit them too.

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  15. Really nice photos .thank for sharing

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