Tucked away in a wooded section of wilderness in the Värmland region of Sweden is Bastnäs, a small cluster of dwellings that are surrounded by a vast scrapyard of used cars. The vehicles were brought here during the 1940s '50s and '60s and lined up in rows beneath the trees. People would travel from all over the region, including neighboring Norway to buy spare parts as they were very expensive when buying them brand new.

I had wanted to shoot at Bastnäs for a number of years and finally got my chance in the Spring of 2018. There was still a little snow on the ground in places and the day we spent there was fairly overcast so not ideal light, in summer the wrecks are covered in ferns so traveling there for different seasons would produce good results photographically too. I think I may return one day. If you enjoy photographing abandonment and rusting metal then it comes highly recommended. You can stay in the small town of Töcksfors, around 20km to the north along dirt roads.

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Trio Of Wrecks

Trio Of Wrecks

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Tom Mannon
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like Volvo 444's

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Stacked Three High

Stacked Three High

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Tow Mater Look-Alike

Tow Mater Look-Alike

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Jason Curry
Community Member
1 year ago

mater! what did they doooo??

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Picked Clean

Picked Clean

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Avenue Of Cars

Avenue Of Cars

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Tangled Mess

Tangled Mess

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Rusting Metal

Rusting Metal

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Coach Interior

Coach Interior

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Congestion

Congestion

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Alone In The Woods

Alone In The Woods

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Carnage

Carnage

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Rear View Along A Row

Rear View Along A Row

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Dressed In A Gown Of Moss

Dressed In A Gown Of Moss

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Decaying Volvo

Decaying Volvo

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A Row Of Vw Beetles

A Row Of Vw Beetles

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Rust From Behind

Rust From Behind

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One Of The Owners Houses

One Of The Owners Houses

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Open Paddock

Open Paddock

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Side By Side

Side By Side

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