I found this via Byggfabriken’s blog. Tons of incredibly beautiful colour photos taken by a Swedish engineer, Daniel Fredrik Bruno, on his business and vacation travels in Scandinavia during the 1940s. You can read the story (in Swedish) behind how the photos ended up at the Swedish National Heritage Board here.
I’m going on a road trip through southern Sweden this summer so these photos are putting me perfectly in the mood! I only wish the photos were a little bit larger, especially the street scenes have so many fascinating details I’d like to study closer.
If you want to see all of them (and I recommend it!), do a search for “bruno” on the Swedish National Heritage Board database. Here’s a selection of some of my favourites:
On the way towards Hjerkinn from Dombås in Norway.
Between Dovrefjell, Norway.
Hotel Britannia in Trondheim, Norway.
Kjølingefjellet, Norway. “Lilly, Carin and Gustaf”. This may be one of my most favourite pictures ever. Absolutely dreamy and sums up Scandinavian summer perfectly for me.
Between Karlstad and Filipstad, Sweden. This reminds me so much of my hometown, though it’s not.
Cabin in Hamar, Norway.
Trondheim, Norway. Gullsmed Møller
The road toward Trondheim, Norway.
Sør-Trøndelag fylke, Norway. Such a perfect vacation feel in this photo.
Falun, Sweden. My sister lives in this town!
Gothenburg. Check out the girl in the red overalls!
Gustavsvik, Härnösand, Sweden.
Trondheim, Norway. “Gustaf, Lilly and Carin”.
Amusement fair in Hudiksvall, Sweden.
On the boat to Visingsö, Sweden.
Mittådalen, Fjällnäs, Sweden.
Malnbaden in Hudiksvall, Sweden.