2.2.14: EIDER DUCK HOTEL [V]

Location: A building on a country estate near Skurup
Location Visit: 16.08.2013
Notes: Identified by 'Smart Sarah' 11.07.2012
Notes: The basement of this building was used to film location 2.2.18: HOME: GUSTAV TORSTENSSON (2.2.18b).
Notes: This is one of my favourite locations for several reasons:
1) It is a beautiful building in a beautiful setting (can't wait to see the finished renovation);
2) The owners were so helpful. After leaving my card in their absence, they telephoned me to say I could visit at any time and have complete access to the building as far as health and safety allowed. Brilliant. Tack!
 
Scene 25
1. Kurt turns up at a childhood haunt.
 
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1a. Four years after filming the external artwork is still in place. It never was a hotel, but is one of a group of buildings on a large country estate and is currently being renovated.
 
2. He heads towards the entrance, spotting water to his left.
 
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2a. The Polish builder's car dominates the scene today.
 
3. He surveys the lake he used to fish as a boy.
 
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3a. It might well have been yesterday.
 
4. Kurt remembers hours fishing at the lakeside.
 
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4a. No fishing here today.
 
5. Inside it is practically empty.
 
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5a. And is still the case during renovation work.
 
6. Betty Laurensson leads Kurt through to the next room.
 
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6a. Furniture and light fittings may have moved but there's not much change otherwise. Even the floor remains, though hidden under a layer of builder's dust. Note the fantastically ornate wood-burner in the corner.
 
7. Looking back from the next room.
 
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7a. A few less paintings and curtains.
 
8. Hans Laurensson sits in a further room.
 
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8a. Though the room lies empty now.
 
9. Betty checks the old guest registers.
 
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9a. It's ages since a register was here.
 
10. Hans viewed from Betty's position.
 
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10a. People gone. Furniture stored.
 
11. Betty from Kurt's position.
 
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11a. The red-shaded lamp (top left) remains in place despite the piano it still sits on having been moved.
 
12. Hans solo.
 
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12a. And the paint still peels long after he's gone.
 
13. Kurt remembers a room with stuffed animals.
 
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13a. This room was so full of furniture that I could hardly put a foot on the floor! Made it for this image though.
 
14. And the remnants of taxidermy remain.
 
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14a. Alas (but quietly I'm glad), there were no animals left here. Some furniture survives time.

15. Kurt remembers it well.
 
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15a. Very attractive wood burner to left.
 
16. Kurt thanks his hosts for their time and trouble.
 
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16a. As must I very soon.
 
17. Kurt leaves when his enquiries can go no further.
 
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17a. My hire car doubles as Kurt's Volvo.
 
18. He drives away.
 
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18a. The 'hotel' is the building on the left. This is the estate entrance.
 
19. Off into the distance, away from this scenic location.
 
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19a. Back down the road that is location 2.2.13: ROADS 2213: TO EIDER DUCK HOTEL.

IMAGE SOURCE: BBC DVD; Ian S. Bolton
INFORMATION: 'Smart Sarah'