The past weekend my boyfriend and some work colleagues had an opening of an unused part of the houses of Hunneberg. The old barn which before only was used as storage space, had been cleaned out and re-made into a showroom.
Now they showcase pictures of the houses and people living there 80 years ago in the barn.
It was a successful opening and one of the local historical enthusiasts held a speech and tought the audience about the houses history.
The view from the street.
The weather was lovely and quite a few people come to listen and look at the pictures.
Inside one of the houses we served coffee and cookies.
Inside one of the little shops.
There even was a lady singing from a door over our heads.
The showcase itself.
Some books about Linköping, and the history of the town and the street of Hunneberg.
I particularily like this photo of a family (?) of women taken in 1929. Sadly this picture was not amongst those choosen to be in the showcase.But as a mad historical seamstress, and the girlfriend of one of the people responsible for the exhibithion, I decided to use the oportunity…
… And made a copy of the dress the teenage girl in the photo is wearing.
And then I got it accepted, and shown as a part of the exhibition.
I will tell you more about the dress and show you more photos of it in my next post.
When taking pictures of a garnment there are a couple of things that I find verry important. Such as the costume, the accessories and the location.
One of my biggest criterias for a good location is that it should look like the era that is being portraited and it should be close by – I do not like to walk long distances dressed to my teeth in costume.
So today I will tell you about one of my favourite photo locations in Linköping where I live.
The wooden houses of Hunneberg (Hunnebergsgårdarna).
These beautiful houses originates from the late 18th century, and have been homes to many families throughout the years. They have been re-build and re-painted several times and housed both shops (shoemaker, butcher etc) and during the prohibition, an under the table liquor store and brothel.
The last family left in the 1950s and the properties have since then been under the townships supervision.
Now they contain handycraft shops and small offices.
The area is open to the public, and every once in a while the local guiding group passes by.
Strangely I didn’t even know about this place until my boyfriend managed to get an office room in one of the houses. So now I have a good reason to visit often.