ÅSLE TÅ 1, 521 91 Falköping, Sweden
Photo by Anders Modig & Stina Eriksson/Åsle Tå
A Fascinating Slice of HistoryHistory is often told by the prosperous and successful, but just outside Falköping, you'll find a small collection of crofter’s cottages and an open-air museum that reveals the poverty and hardship of the people who lived in them during the 18th and 19th century. Too poor to own any land, they built low-ceilinged cabins on the commons outside the villages abd seek daywork on the nearby farms. In many parts of the country these houses were torn down as industrialization and modernization came along, but in Åsle Tå a local historical association moved to preserve them for future generations. Today you can bow your head (the doors are really, really low) and enter the fascinating past.