This is a part of the “Marieholms Bruk”, the last iron factory to be built in the Småland region in Sweden. Taking advantage of the local geography (a sharp hill and a small river that runs the hill all the way from the top to the bottom) Mr. Anders Wingård made this project came true in 1836 in a place where there was only woods at that time. Soon after this Mr. Anders got problems and went bankrupt being forced to seel the factory to the Collén family that built a farm and other facilities in the same place at the same time that improved the factory and added other activities to it such as a sawmill and carpentry. In 1958 this same factory started to manufacture plastic boats but later on in 1987 this activity ended due to many factors.

Today there is a village in this place and the old factory complex still exists but nowadays as a show room, business hotel, museum, church among others. The place can also be visited by boat from a more central village called Hillerstorp near train and main national road.

More info can be found in here: (in Swedish)

Marieholm – Gnosjö, Sweden


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  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    Very colourful and appealing compo !

  • Thanks so much John!! It wasn’t easy to fiund a spot through the trees… Much appreciated for everything!

    – João Figueiredo

  • GeorgiaPoetry
    GeorgiaPoetryover 1 year ago

  • Thanks very much Georgia!

    – João Figueiredo

  • Fara
    Faraover 1 year ago

    I have to say this is one magical image and I love it so much………………………just wonderful Joao……………………Joyce

  • aaahhh… thank you so very much Joyce!! You’re very kind!! Trully appreciated for the fave and for the coment!!

    – João Figueiredo

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 1 year ago

    Love the colours against the snow,,,beautiful capture!

  • Thanks! It wasn’t easy, all that snow desaturate colors when you shoot with so much snow and ice around you… But in the end it got good! Trully appreciated for the fave and for all the support!

    – João Figueiredo

  • lucin
    lucinover 1 year ago

    Thanks for the description of this place which you have delivered up so well with such attention to color.

  • Thank you so much Lucin for such a nice coment! It wasn’t easy to get those colors… when I shoot with so much snow, ice and cloudy sky, colors get so desaturated… But int he end I manage to have things right! :)

    – João Figueiredo

  • Maggie Hegarty
    Maggie Hegartyover 1 year ago

    Featured 21 March 2013
    A great winter shot Joao!

  • Trully thankful Maggie!!

    – João Figueiredo

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 1 year ago


  • Thank you so very much for such great words and for the fave! Trully appreciated!

    – João Figueiredo

  • João Figueiredo
    João Figueiredoover 1 year ago


    You have just been featured on Scenic Scandinavia!

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    João Figueiredoover 1 year ago


    You have just been featured on Northern Landscape group!

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  • Paul Richards
    Paul Richardsover 1 year ago

    Love the warm colours against the cold snow.

  • Thank you so much Paul!!

    – João Figueiredo

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