Wednesday, October 28, 2009

corner view - water - stockholm




Maybe strange pictures for a water theme. I choose them because I often think about when we renovated the kitchen of our little house a couple of years ago. For two months we had only one water tap. We brushed our teeth, went to the bathroom, took showers and did the dishes in a tiny bathroom. I remember the amazing feeling of relief when we reinstalled the water in the kitchen. Our house was built in 1932 and at that time a family of four lived here sharing one bedroom and with no running water in the house. Everyone knows that water is a luxury in large parts of the world. Here too. We just dont think about it that way to often. At least I don't.

On the pictures same spots in our kitchen before and after renovation.

Water theme chosen by Trinsch. All the links at Dana's.

20 comments:

  1. Hi there,

    I so love your blog. I found it by coincidence while surfing the web.

    I plan to be an intern in Stockholm for my practical semester and I'm looking forward to read more of your blog.

    Greetings from Hamburg, Germany

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  2. hey interesting take on water...and great reno job!

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  3. i like the take on water. i know this wasn't your reason, but i think we sometimes take for granted where water comes from!
    nicola
    http://whichname.blogspot.com

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  4. so true, so true. we just take water for granted, don't we?
    same here. a whole family used to live in my little apartment. woa.

    psssst, psssst, I think they may haven taken your windows with 'em when they renovated the kitchen!

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  5. I really like your renovation. Our house was built in 1932 as well and it sure needs a kitchen (bathroom) update too. Thanks for sharing your photos :)

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  6. A wonderful post on water. It makes me thing and appreciate our tab water. xoxo

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  7. it's precious, isn't it? that must have been so crazy, one tap, yet so many people don't even have that.

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  8. I love your water story. When I was a kid we spent summers in a 19th century cabin on a very remote ranch, and we didnt have plumbing or electricity. We had to carry water from a pump well some distance from the house. We took sponge baths in a metal tub and heated water on our woodstove. I love it - it was a great way to grow up! And it also made us appreciate all the conveniences of the modern world in a different way when we returned to "civilization" in the fall!

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  9. Gorgeous Remodel! We had a week like that about a year ago, but more because of plumming issues. I don't think my husband ever saw such a happy person when we could use the kitchen sink again. We take for granted the simple things sometimes that make our lives so much easier. Have a happy week!

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  10. that's an awesome renovation of your kitchen! Looks GREAT!! :)) I totally understand what it's like to live in a small bathroom, where only it's sink is used for dishes and everything...

    I've lived in a place that had no kitchen. We used a hot plate that plugged into an outlet for our stove. And it sat on top of our dryer. We had a microwave though :)

    We lived like that a year. It was hard.

    Glad you have a kitchen now :))

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  11. Yes water is precious, is luxury !!! And... nice kitchen ;)

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  12. Brilliant thoughts on water. And I'm so impressed with your renovation. The after pictures look so authentic for a house from that period! Much more so than the before-pictures. Amazing!

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  13. Wonderful and important reflection you made there!
    Its nice to see your kitchen - again!

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  14. Great words! We totally take it for granted!

    Love your kitchen!

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  15. I know what you meen.... we renovated our house few years ago !!! Bises

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  16. I know what it's like not to have water and to share water from one tap.
    We do take this resource for granted.
    thanks for sharing.

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  17. We had a similar experience years ago, but we'd moved to a bigger place, and space was more important than a kitchen. AND, we didn't have any family at that time. I really enjoyed reading your memories.

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  18. yes, so true, it is so so easy to forget how extremely privileged we are, to be reminded of the importance and value of the natural resources we use so carelessly in our day to day lives.

    and i agree: great reconstruction!

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  19. Water certainly is a precious commodity, and there are still many places where they don't even have one tap.

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