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Nilla´s photo shoots (Östergötland, Sweden) on 15 September 2011 in Architecture.

Old buildings at the oldest spa in Sweden, Medevi brunn. The spa was founded in 1678. The guests were divided into four classes according to the strict hierarchy. The reason for a well visit was during the 1700s to manage their health , ferrous water was meant to cure of various ailments such as dizziness and nausea but also physical defects.
The treatment began with "purgation", the body released from the slag substances by CATHARSIS. Then it was time to drink plenty of well water, then waited "steel" ,"pine-needle bath", or mud-bath.
Gymnastics and massage therapy, and 'cold cures' offered also.
Spa-life was marked by a quiet pace, with walks in the park or pauses in the library or music room as their primary activity.In the lounge played cards. A tour with horsecab or billiard games were also popular pastimes.
Every Saturday night it was dance at the hotel.
A cure at the spa covered usually 5-6 weeks. Some guests return each year, they had the family name plates outside "his" door. That you see above the door at the far end of the picture.

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Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Such a welcoming houses. Beautiful colors

15 Sep 2011 7:09am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Rather like the Spa towns of Britain around the same period, places like Bath, Leamington, Buxton and Harrogate all offering quack remedies in the days before modern medicine. They probably charged a small fortune for the favour too!
I love the textures that your processing is producing these days, it has come a long way in a relatively short time.

15 Sep 2011 8:09am

Darina from Prague, Czech Republic

Great colours!

23 Sep 2011 7:33am

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