Friday, December 08, 2017

Rosgården

New Roof Tiles
The first gardener to set up a greenhouse nursery in Tungelsta a century ago lived in this house. His name was Gustav Andersson. Nicknamed Ros-Anders. He cultivated roses and learned that while living in the US. The house sits at Kvarnvägen overlooking a little valley where his greenhouses stood for many years. Today they are all gone and a retirement home called Ros-Anders-gård has been built on his old property. I took this photo from my home across that little valley. Looks like the new owners are replacing the roof tiles at the moment. Another photo taken with the help of my Viltrox 2.0 teleconverter.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Oh yeah!

Oh, Yeah
I heard that we will possibly see the sun again tomorrow after a five week long absence. Oh yeah!

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Byggnadsställning

Byggnadsställning
Swedish word of the day. Byggnadsställning. Scaffoldinf. As seen at the recent refurbishment at Rudsjöterrassen in Handen. Shot at 400mm with the help of my Viltrox 2.0 extender.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Fire in the sky

Fire in the sky
The good news is that we can forget about November. The bad news is that we still have to battle with the cold and dark month of December. This was the colorful sunset this afternoon.

Monday, December 04, 2017

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
Ice had formed here and there on the path leading down to the old tree. Not hard enough to walk on so I had to be careful with the mud and what have you,(horse droppings), as I zick zacked my way towards the Swedish Whitebeam once again.

Saturday, December 02, 2017

The Spiral

The Spiral
' Luckily for the architect I haven't been able to find out who designed this hideous spiral ramp that will take you to and from the Rudan nature reserve via the commuter station in Handen.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Timmerknut

Notching
Old log building meters from the lake at Rudan in Handen. Today this is a popular nature reserve, just half a century ago there was still a working farm here and some of the old buildings are still standing. If you look at yesterdays post you can see the building behind the bench.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Poseidon Building

Poseidonhuset
More testing of the Viltrox C-AF 2x Magnification Teleconverter Extender. Shot this handheld at 400mm from the Upper Lake at the Rudan nature reserve. Aiming the camera at the top of the ugly 15-storey, (49m), high-rise at Poseidons Torg, a central square that you walk through if you are going to and from the commuter station, the mall and the cultural centre in Handen. The monstrosity known as the Poseidon Building, (Poseidonhuset, was built back in the mid 1980s. In the foreground the top of the building that I showed you a detail of yesterday.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Facade

Facade
Testing the Viltrox C-AF 2x Magnification Teleconverter Extender with the new Canon zoom lens. Shot this handheld at 400mm. The building is one of the uglier in Haninge.It is a huge office building called Rudsjöterrassen that houses everything from a school to a hotel. It sits just meters from the commuter station in Handen, and the very popular Rudan nature reserve. I took the photo standing half way up the equally ugly spiral.