I continue to tell you about the open-air museum Skansen situated on the island in the center of Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. There you can find objects reflecting the life of people of northern Europe in the 19 - 20th centuries: whole streets of wooden houses, sheds, mills, churches, ponds, various workshops, the rose garden, animal farms with cows, horses, geese, hens, etc. It's joy and pleasure for adults and children.
Of course it was interesting to see the garden allotments of the early 20th century. These ones appeared in Sweden immediately after the First World War. Around the turn of the 1900th century associations for letting allotments to working-class families were established. During the First World War there were shortages of potatoes and other staple foods in the cities.
Several such allotments were allocated in the vicinity of the city park Tanto, but later the number of garden plots increased, as people enthusiastically began to cultivate not only potatoes, but also other vegetables, and soon flowers appeared there.
Then it was legislatively allowed to build a small hut or a shelter on the allotment, where working families could spend the night during seasonal work. At the same time, there were strict rules governing the size and appearance of the huts. For example they could only be painted red, yellow or white.
I tried to take the detailed pictures of allotments and houses, vegetable and flower beds with tomatoes, a rock with strawberry bushes growing on it, glass greenhouse with vegetables.
It's really interesting Open air museum and was also amazing to know how a hundred years ago people relaxed on the porches of their houses after work, to see their garden furniture, tidy paths, nets around veggies, tubs with flowers, watering cans and other domestic stuff.
Here is my video about allotments:
and about Swedish farm animals in 19-20th centuries: