Svenska Dagbladet reviews Jan Jörmark’s “Övergivna platser” and holds a surprise in store for us:
Luleå är en av flera bruksorter som växte snabbt tack vare en kort industriell blomstring, främst under 1950- och 1960-talen. När industrierna avvecklades avfolkades orterna och nybyggen lämnades tomma.
(English: Luleå is one of several industrial towns which grew fast during a short era of industrial development in the 1950s and 1960s. As the industries were shut down, the towns were depopulated and recently built houses left empty).
And the picture of a derelict block of flats is from … Laxå.
But okay: You would expect Svenska Dagbladet to get it wrong. Neither town is in Stockholm.
I’ve read Jörmark’s book by the way. It is an excellent piece of popular modern history and recommended if you read any of the Scandinavian languages.
PS: I’ve taken a screenshot as proof even if somebody at SvD decides to correct the howler.