The postcard this week is from Limhamn concrete factory, now defunct. The concrete for the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio was quarried in Limhamn and manufactured in this factory. The name is Skånska cementgjuteriet, nowadays Skanska.
The postcard this week is from New year´s eve 2014 and is a view of the Öresund bridge that connects Sweden and Denmark. The picture was originally published on Weekly Weather at New Years Eve 2014.
We are back in Limhamn, in the residental area above old Limhamn, the area that was built on in the 1940s to the 1960. These row houses are built at the end of the 1940s and the beginning of the 1950s. Limhamn was originally a municipality of its own but incorporated into the town of Malmö in the beginning of the 20th century and the areas between was built on. The picture is taken in July 2016 and never published before.
We are still in Limhamn, this time a little further down on Linnégatan closer to the old fisher village center, looking towards town. The yellow villa from the beginning of the 20th century to the left belonged to the school doctor when I was a child. He had his reception in the house as well. If one came in the morning and sat for several hours in silence you always got to see the doctor the same day. Boring of course but you didn´t have to have an appointment as I remember it.
To the left in the picture is a glimpse of a building built in the early 1970 with a big grocery store. On the parking place (not in the picture) of this grocery store lay a church that served as an assembly hall for nearby Linnéskolan that had what was called “morgonsamling”, morning assembly, several mornings a week. This could be all from the headmaster talking, piano performances, information of various kind. The origin was the morning prayer but it was seldom religious content in these morning assemblies in the 1960s as I remember them. But I did hate them as a useless way to spend my time as I had to go to school twenty minutes earlier and had a longer way to go. To have a look at old Tabor church please look here on my other blog From My Horizon.
The picture is taken in the spring of 2015.
A quite ordinary street with typical apartment houses from the 1950s. They were usually of a good standard with indoor hot and cold water, toilets, central heating and for the time modern kitchen and bathrooms. Doesn´t look to exciting to look at but are typical for their time. The first houses of this type were probably built in the 1940s after the war and I know they were built as late as in 1960. Many of the houses were built in yellow brick but now and then also of red brick. This part of town is considered a good part of town with a mix of apartment houses like these, row houses and villas and fetch a good price on the market today.
The street is Linnégatan in Limhamn and the mats in the middle of the street covers the roses planted there. Along the middle of the street the trams ran until 1973 when the rails were removed. It was called the tramway of roses as there were roses planted all the way to town. Limhamn was originally a fisher village that grew together with Malmö.
The picture is taken in January 2015.