Windy

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Small street in old Limhamn close to the old beach line with fisher cottages.

The street and sky scenes this week are from Limhamn in the southwest of Malmö and Kirseberg in the east of Malmö, on the opposite sides of town.

Limhamn was a fishing village and later a municipality of its own before it was incorporated in Malmö. The yellow “double house” (parhus) on the right side of the street still has two entrances and one can see by the arrangement of the windows that there were two parts to the house for two families.  Further along the street is a house in typical grey brick that probably also have been a “parhus”.  Some of these houses are today converted to one family houses. And many of the fishers of Limhamn lived in these houses. On my way home I passed another “parhus” still divided in two apartments where one clearly can see the original look in the left half of the building. The window and the door has been changed in the right side of the building. At least I think so as it is not a typical door and window for this kind of house. I can´t remember how it looked when I was a child and I of course hadn´t come up with the idea going round to document my environment with a camera in those days.

Typical double cottage or "parhus" where the fishers lived in Limhamn.

The weather has been a mix of sun, overcast and rain during the last week. It has been a bit windy which makes it colder then the thermometer shows. The pictures from Limhamn was taken on a beautiful warm saturday but on sunday I was freezing in the wind on Kirseberg as I misjudged the temperature since it had been such warm day the day before.

The picture below is taken on Kirseberg (Cherry Hill) by Lundavägen in northern Malmö. The execution place for witches were on these hills and in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries witches were burnt here when Scania and Malmö were Danish. Wikipedia (Swedish text) says  41 women were convicted as witches between 1553 – 1663. Scania and Malmö became Swedish in 1658 so there must have been some convicted witches during the Swedish time too. Archeologist Sven Rosborn supervised during laying down pipes and saw that the earth is scorched on the hills around the water tower where the witches were supposed to have been burnt (source Wikipedia in swedish). The picture below is taken a few blocks from the water tower, by Dalhem football ground (on the left side of the street in the picture) .

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Witches were burnt on Kirseberg a few blocks away. Kirseberg means Cherry Hill.

More pictures on Our World Tuesday and on Skywatch.

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