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Bunker?

 

A bit of a mystery!  This entrance to something or other is at one side of the park in the centre of Borås - which is on a rocky outcrop.  The only thing that occurs to me is that it may have been intended as a nuclear bunker. If it was for anything other than persons, I think the door would have been bigger.  This newspaper article makes me think I'm right: https://www.thelocal.se/20171101/why-sweden-is-home-to-65000-fallout-shelters

 

Later, I found the map of the "skyddsrum" - shelters, or literally, "protection rooms", and, sure enough, one of them is this shelter under the park, and I'm amazed at how many more are on the map!  There are two in the university building I work in and one in the hotel which is part of the same block.

Bunker?

 

A bit of a mystery!  This entrance to something or other is at one side of the park in the centre of Borås - which is on a rocky outcrop.  The only thing that occurs to me is that it may have been intended as a nuclear bunker. If it was for anything other than persons, I think the door would have been bigger.  This newspaper article makes me think I'm right: https://www.thelocal.se/20171101/why-sweden-is-home-to-65000-fallout-shelters

 

Later, I found the map of the "skyddsrum" - shelters, or literally, "protection rooms", and, sure enough, one of them is this shelter under the park, and I'm amazed at how many more are on the map!  There are two in the university building I work in and one in the hotel which is part of the same block.

comments (6)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 Mar 2019, 00:27
Are you also on the list of Important People who will get a berth when the big one is on its way, Tom?
  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 Mar 2019, 07:26
As you might expect, the Swedes were ready for nuclear war. I seem to recall in the UK we were instructed to get under the kitchen table..
Any country that builds Volvos is going to build bunkers
Let's hope there is never a need to use them.
Good that you now know of them in advance.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 2 Apr 2019, 14:47
quite intriguing indeed

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