The old mill

You would probably walk right past this humble old cottage

If it weren’t for the sound of rushing water.

You’ll be happy you took notice —

The house is unusually tall and narrow

With marvellous old wood that speak of its age:

Three centuries in existence as the old mill house (Olhamra Mill)

That used to distribute water to the lands around it.

Nowadays, it’s a summer house

Where the owners look as if they stopped painting one of the doors

To enjoy the delight of the singing water.

Before following the bend in the road,

Make sure you turn around one last time

To enjoy the hidden beauty of this age-old jewel.

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92 responses

  1. Another paradise:)

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    February 6, 2012 at 16:02

  2. Pat

    What a beautiful structure that old mill is! Wonderful captures!

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    February 6, 2012 at 16:16

  3. Simply wonderful!

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    February 6, 2012 at 16:17

  4. Bob

    A beautiful millhouse. It’s a shame that it is used in summer, because it is so glamorous.

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    February 6, 2012 at 16:17

  5. Would love to explore that old place. We had a historic mill that finally had to be torn down near us–it was just too close to the main river and was continously getting flooded.

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    February 6, 2012 at 16:25

  6. Lady, Fi,
    If this stunning, historic place could talk, she’d have much to say!

    …just as you do, dearest.

    Thank you for taking me away to new places & adventures…..xx

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    February 6, 2012 at 16:36

  7. This house speaks of long past times when life was so different. I am glad you got to share this treasure of the past with us πŸ™‚

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    February 6, 2012 at 16:38

  8. How beautiful! I love old, dilapidated buildings.

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    February 6, 2012 at 16:53

  9. Oh, I do love old buildings like this and I always wish they could talk and tell me their history, and the people that have come and gone over the years. Your photos capture all the beauty and the mystery and, as always, I love them, too!! Hope you have a great week! Stay warm!

    Sylvia

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    February 6, 2012 at 17:01

  10. Such a beauty and your editing is gorgeous!

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    February 6, 2012 at 17:01

  11. wow i love places like this…so much texture to them and your eye just finds new delights…the trickling water too def adds a nice soundtrack to it…

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    February 6, 2012 at 17:11

  12. TexWisGirl

    that is just gorgeous! what a wonderful place to ‘summer’! πŸ™‚

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    February 6, 2012 at 17:16

  13. Beautiful photos, delicious home, I love the colors and those beautiful frames capturing the beauty of the snow. Greetings.

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    February 6, 2012 at 17:20

  14. Looks like heaven to me. Kinda places you see in tales…Beautiful shots. πŸ™‚

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    February 6, 2012 at 17:20

  15. What a beautiful old mill house in such a scenic setting. I like the way the partly painted door looks. Adds to the charm for me.

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    February 6, 2012 at 17:27

  16. That red against the white is so vivid. It looks as though you had wind during the snow – the trees are blotched up their trunks. I’d love to know the story behind the half-painted door.

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    February 6, 2012 at 17:28

  17. Jim

    What a grand stately building! Look at that patina and colour! Wonderful photos Fiona. 300 years old…….

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    February 6, 2012 at 17:32

    • Amazing to think it’s lasted 300 years and through bitter winters and hot summers.

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      February 6, 2012 at 17:35

  18. wonderful colors! lovely snaps!

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    February 6, 2012 at 17:36

  19. This is a beautiful old structure. I could happily sit on that deck in the summer to enjoy the singing waters.

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    February 6, 2012 at 17:41

  20. thank you for the lovely virtual tour!

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    February 6, 2012 at 18:14

  21. A lovely place! I love the red colour, – like “svensk stuga rΓΈd”!
    I wish you a good evening!

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    February 6, 2012 at 18:35

  22. lindyloumacinitaly

    What a lovely location, I would want to use such a place all year.

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    February 6, 2012 at 18:55

  23. True culture !

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    February 6, 2012 at 19:07

  24. You’re always finding the most amazing hidden treasures!

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    February 6, 2012 at 19:28

  25. Lovely building…I love the aged red against the white snow!

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    February 6, 2012 at 19:57

  26. Lovely pictures of an old house with history. You can feel that while looking at it,, Good job.

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    February 6, 2012 at 20:03

  27. That gorgeous rusty brown against the white and grey… lovely!

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    February 6, 2012 at 20:03

  28. The colour of the building reminded me of Norway. πŸ˜‰
    Sweden is more bluish yellow, right?
    Yea, like IKEA.

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    February 6, 2012 at 20:25

    • Ha ha! Most traditional wooden buildings in Sweden are also red!

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      February 7, 2012 at 05:34

  29. It wears its age well! Beautiful!

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    February 6, 2012 at 20:37

  30. The old wood and red color give it a nice charm. I would likely stop and look at it more.

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    February 6, 2012 at 20:46

  31. Wonderful shots of centuries old mill.

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    February 6, 2012 at 20:55

  32. Riet

    That is a beautiful old house. I love that color, so bright.

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    February 6, 2012 at 21:40

  33. imac

    Quite happy to spend a few hours walking around this old building, exploring inside and out.

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    February 6, 2012 at 22:47

  34. I love old red buildings!

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    February 6, 2012 at 22:54

  35. Cool old house. It’s well kept and must be taken care. The red goes well white.

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    February 6, 2012 at 23:18

  36. nice place. It always warms my heart when I see old buildings being well taken cared of. Like this one. πŸ™‚

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    February 6, 2012 at 23:22

  37. Wonderful! Really enjoyed that!

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    February 6, 2012 at 23:56

  38. I could definitely see myself living there…. πŸ™‚

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    February 7, 2012 at 00:08

  39. i love old buildings like this. very charming and peaceful. πŸ™‚

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    February 7, 2012 at 00:27

  40. What a beautiful old house!
    Thanks for sharing.

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    February 7, 2012 at 00:34

  41. Lovely! πŸ™‚

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    February 7, 2012 at 00:36

  42. I would notice this old beauty… bet your bottom dollar I would, I love old places like this… 300 years old? That’s astonishing & oh the stories it could tell… absolutely wonderful shots & I love how you said to take one last look before the bend in the road, for that’s exactly what I would do! =)

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    February 7, 2012 at 01:03

  43. That old house is great. And the pictures you took were picturesque!

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    February 7, 2012 at 01:06

  44. It would be wonderful to spend a vacation in that lovely building! I wouldn’t want to waste my time working and would probably forget to finish that door too !.

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    February 7, 2012 at 01:09

  45. Al

    I love old buildings like this, great shots.

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    February 7, 2012 at 01:19

  46. Such glorious shots

    Warm Aloha from Hawaii
    Comfort Spiral

    >

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    February 7, 2012 at 02:58

  47. I love the red against the whitened world! So lovely. Made me smile. πŸ™‚

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    February 7, 2012 at 02:59

  48. Three centuries, that is breathtaking when I think about all the people who had to take care of the house over time. What a treasure. What a find.

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    February 7, 2012 at 03:41

  49. Lady Fi: I love that old mill house, it is a beauty. I’m thankful it has lasted the test of time.

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    February 7, 2012 at 04:22

  50. Can you stay there? I was wondering if it’s a rental in the summer as it would be beautiful and soothing to listen to the sounds of water.

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    February 7, 2012 at 05:10

    • I think it’s privately owned.

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      February 7, 2012 at 05:19

  51. Swedes do love the color red! It is a wonderful old building..you captured it wonderfully:)

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    February 7, 2012 at 05:25

  52. WoW! What a treasure! The last shot was spectacular! “Before following the bend in the road … ” favourite words here! πŸ™‚

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    February 7, 2012 at 05:36

  53. The red stands out in the midst of the snow! How lovely to see this building withstand the heat and the cold!

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    February 7, 2012 at 05:47

  54. That house is so romantic. I love the color!

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    February 7, 2012 at 05:56

  55. How nice that the beauty of age is not dismantled. Thank you.

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    February 7, 2012 at 06:42

  56. Beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog today πŸ™‚

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    February 7, 2012 at 07:42

  57. The wood that the building is made from is such a great colour – it seems to feel warm.

    SM

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    February 7, 2012 at 08:15

  58. A red house in the snow is a sure prize!

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    February 7, 2012 at 08:54

  59. Full of character. And running water. Like me.

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    February 7, 2012 at 09:57

  60. Amy

    WOW, what a gorgeous mill! I always have dreamed about fixing up some old building- an old warehouse or mill or light house into a home…talk about a story to tell within the walls of these old buildings! And nothing photographs better then an old bright red building against a snowy landscape! Gorgeous!

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    February 7, 2012 at 10:56

  61. It’s a real treasure … So pretty with the deep red walls …. Beautiful!

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    February 7, 2012 at 11:37

  62. A jewel indeed, and your description just finishes the painting.

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    February 7, 2012 at 14:19

  63. I”ve simply run out of gush words.
    I love ever photo, how you see. Every time.

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    February 7, 2012 at 16:11

  64. What a lovely house and so romantic !!

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    February 7, 2012 at 18:38

  65. Beautiful pictures you are showing us.
    It’s a wonderful post..
    The old mill.. nostalgia all over.
    I sorry for my bad english, I bet that there is monkey-gramma all over..;)!

    Rikke

    ps; thank you so much for your nice words on my post today!

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    February 7, 2012 at 18:56

  66. Excellent contrasts between the red structure and the white snow. Your editing is superb.

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    February 7, 2012 at 21:46

  67. Wouldn’t it be lovely to spend the summer there.

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    February 7, 2012 at 23:42

  68. What a wonderful find!

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    February 8, 2012 at 00:03

  69. beautiful shots of the old mill.The contrast is superb.

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    February 8, 2012 at 01:48

  70. A redwood house in the midst of show… perfect settings of a fairly tale, especially to me, whom my part of the world never snow πŸ˜‰

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    February 8, 2012 at 02:56

  71. Gosh, that’s gorgeous! Hey, if they need painters, I will join the party anytime!

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    February 8, 2012 at 03:54

  72. Wow.. what a gorgeous spot.

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    February 8, 2012 at 05:34

  73. That is lovely. Thanks for stopping by my blog so I could be pointed to yours, and this mill that seems to want to tell us something. πŸ™‚

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    February 8, 2012 at 05:49

  74. Sarah

    Thank you for visiting my blog and nice comment. The reddish brown in the white snow is cute. And it’s grand for endurance for long years. Surely jewel.

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    February 8, 2012 at 12:22

  75. Jeanie

    Thanks for showing us the beauty that might otherwise escape us.

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    February 8, 2012 at 15:39

  76. JM

    Gorgeous colour, especially against all that white.

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    February 8, 2012 at 18:23

  77. That is almost too beautiful to be real!

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    February 9, 2012 at 03:42

  78. That is the perfect shade of red. What a great spot. I could be verrrrry happy there.
    Thanks for the beautiful photos.
    xo jj

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    February 9, 2012 at 06:15

  79. It looks old and beautiful. The sharp angled roof show me that the house is located in heavy snow area.

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    February 9, 2012 at 08:54

  80. Seriously. You live in a fairy tale.

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    February 9, 2012 at 12:36

  81. Ash

    You have an eye for finding treasures like these!

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    February 9, 2012 at 13:34

  82. Nandini

    Beautiful! πŸ™‚

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    February 9, 2012 at 16:42

  83. Just wonderful. Beautiful old mill. Great photos !

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    February 9, 2012 at 20:06

  84. Fabulous series of images. I especially like the partially painted door and your interpretation of it. Lovely. πŸ™‚

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    February 9, 2012 at 23:18

  85. Liz

    Oh wow! Such beautiful scenery and great colour contrasts. Wonderful series.

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    February 10, 2012 at 11:42

  86. Wow..what a fantastic find! The red wood really stood out among the tree and snow! Beautiful photos!

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    February 10, 2012 at 15:06

  87. That is the kind of building that would make me want to pull over and take a closer look. Thanks for sharing the close up photos!

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    February 12, 2012 at 16:19

  88. It looks old and beautiful, indeed. Very beautiful! Thank you!

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    February 13, 2012 at 17:02

  89. What a beautiful place. I’m drawn to red buildings that carry so much character. And your words make it all the more magical.

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    February 14, 2012 at 21:41

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