I had the opportunity to visit this secluded and somewhat uninhabited island on one of our teachers’ trips. It used to be a quarantine place in the 1700′s when epidemics had reached the country. I can’t tell much about the history of the island but what I saw was enough to convince me that it housed disease-stricken people in the past. It’s not allowed to take pictures of what’s on the island so I wish you could just imagine how the facilities look like through the image below.
I hope I didn’t scare you with the history of Känsö. Everything in here is just preserved but the epidemics have long been gone. I believe you know why some nations before had quarantine places for sick people. But times have changed and real hospitals have been organized and built.
~ Skywatch Friday ~
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Marlene is a teacher by profession holding a degree of Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education. She works as a Mother Language Teacher in Sweden. She is a Filipina married to a Swede. She has been blogging since 2007 and she and her hubby own quite a number of websites. Connect with Marlene on Google+