Saturday, November 15, 2014

Abandoned Risløkka


It's hard to share good photos when the weather is...well...non-excistent, but here's some pictures I took earlier this fall of abandoned places around Risløkka. I was biking randomly and discovered this little cottage (above). This house is an example of the first houses of the area. They were set up as summer houses, but soon people started moving in permanently, as the conditions downtown was horrid. (Tiny apartments, toilet in the backyard, rats, no sun, mould etc etc). Here people had the chance to grow their own vegetables and own their own little place, in a more healthy environment. Later the houses were expanded, or torn down to build something bigger. This area development goes for several places around in Oslo, and still some of the first cottages are preserved. This is one of them. Though, it seems it might fall down very soon....


I also found an old "park". It's a Norwegian phenomena, not a kindergarden, but sort of a kindergarden "light", were kids could spend a few hours of the day, outdoors, with a park teacher looking after them and playing with them. The kids would eat outside too, maybe the house had a small room and a toilet, but outdoor life was the intention. Now, Oslo only have one "park" left, and most of the old, abandoned parks are waiting to be demolished. I loved this one, very cute. 






Finallly, an abandoned 30ies house, wonderfully preserved, but in need of some maintenance. The inside wasn't much to brag about, I looked through the window, and it looked like the had teared everything down to start renovation. Anyway, it was still possible to enjoy this beauty before windows and everything is gone, and it will just look like every other house... 








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