Sunday, May 31, 2020

The first day of Summer

The first day of Summer A Very Different Summer
It's official. Summer has arrived in Stockholm. So I headed for the beach at Årsta Havsbad. It will be a very different Summer this time around.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Almost Summer

Almost Summer Sunscreen Weather Out and About
Three photos from the grassy beach at the Upper Lake at the Rudan nature reserve earlier in the week. After snapping these shots I headed over to a friend's place for coffee on his lawn. He lives just across the road from my favorite cafe. I haven't been back at the cafe for ages it feels like.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Coffee in the garden

Coffee in the garden Västerby Bygdegård The cafe at Västerby in Nynäshamn used to be up in that red cottage. But today you can find it in the bygdegård building, second photo. This is always a popular stop for bikers and cyclists that are out riding along Sorundavägen.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Stora Lundby

Stora Lundby
Stora Lundby manor at Västerby in Nynäshamn. The estate dates back some 700 years. The current manor is a bit newer, from the 1940s. The Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt lives here with his wife Sanna Lundell. Snapped while out on a longish bike ride last week.

Monday, May 25, 2020

The Countryside

The Countryside
From a bike ride last week on what was a glorious day. This is Österby near Söderbykvarn in Nynäshamn. I counted six tractors on that field so this should count as a countryside photo.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

ŠKODA Cycling Team

ŠKODA Cycling Team
I spotted a few members of the 2020 ŠKODA Cycling Team along Sorundavägen a couple of days ago. They seemed quite happy.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Friday, May 22, 2020

Eka

Eka
If you follow Viking Sote's Road all the way down to the Landfjärden bay, hoping to escape in the old rowboat or eka in Swedish, you will not get very far.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Around Häringe

Out and About Häringe - Hammersta Betsholmens Gård Sjönära Häringe
There's a horse farm at Häringe Slott. The surroundings are part of the Hammersta-Häringe nature reserve, so it is always open for the public. There were a few people out and about during my visit. If you arrive via Viking Sote's road you can see Betsholmens Gård at the Landfjärden Bay, (third photo), and the cottage down by the water (fourth photo), which is part of the Häringe estate.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Häringe Castle

Häringe Slott Five to One Östra Flygeln Sköna Maj The Rotunda
Some photos of Häringe Castle and a few of its pavilions. The current castle dates back to 1657. Owners over the centuries include King Gustavus Adolphus. The banker and industrialist Torsten Kreuger and Axel Wenner-Gren, at the time one of the wealthiest men in the world. The area has a very interesting history and it is said that the battle at Soteskär took place here back in 1007. At least if you want to believe Snorri Sturluson. These days it is a more quiet place. The castle is a popular hotel with rooms named after guests from the Wenner-Gren era, including Greta Garbo. Häringe is today part of the Häringe-Hammersta nature reserve so it is always open for visitors.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

A bench for mere mortals

A bench for mere mortals Intimate Moment
If you were to rest on this bench at Häringe castle you could sit there and look at the intimate moment between the Satyr and the Menad just in front of the little pond where the birds hang out.

Monday, May 18, 2020

The one handed rider

The one handed rider
Nice day for it, although it was snowing just ten minutes before. I was shooting a big old oak out on a field at Häringe Castle when I heard the Harley coming so I only got this one shot. Snaps from the castle and it's surroundings to come.