The abandoned junkyard Kyrkö Mosse has become a tourist attraction. Here have scrapped car wrecks and nature together done an amazing work of art. Travel Blog Europe visits the site an early Saturday morning to catch the right feeling.
The history of Kyrkö Mosse starts when Åke Danielsson buy the land to engage in peat cutting in the 1930s. Åke Danielsson had until then worked as a laborer, but now wanted to support himself independently.
In addition to the land, Åke also bought a broad-bladed shovel, which would be his work tool. The peat he broke would be used as fertilizer. Åke misjudged the market and work with the shovel was too hard. Of discarded car engines he built an own demolition machine to thus increase production. Åke’s hope was the peat, and he even built a house on the site which was 12 square meters. The house was obviously isolated with his own peak!
Åke began to abandon peat mining in favor of automobile parts. Åke took care of the abandoned cars, picked them for spare parts, and sold whats worked. This was something that benefited both him and the environment.
In the late 1990s, Tingsryd county decides that all car wrecks going to be carted away. The public is committed to this, place and after several tours accept the municipality to let the area be untouched. The scrapyard also owns a building permit, which lasts until the 2040s. Greetings to you!
Åke died on 27 November 2000.