Tuesday, September 27, 2016

I really liked it better before

I really liked it better before
Here is an updated view from Malmvägen in Handen. This is the property where for a century that little red house stood. The one I wanted to save. In the end I think I managed to save the fine looking windows and one or two other items. The rest of the house stood open for the wind and the weather for six months before it was dumbed in a blue container. Click here to see my previous posts about it. Anyway, this is the first of three new houses from Älvsbyhus that will be built here. It arrived in two large wooden containers last week.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Canola Harvest

Rapsskörd
It seems a long time ago already, but it was just over two months ago that I showed you a blooming canola field at the Nödesta Västergård. Biking past the farm two days ago I noticed that the farmer was out with the combine harvester at that field so I stopped for a photo.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

How to Have a Good Workout

How to Have a Good Workout
Step one, set up an outdoor gym, free for everyone to use. Step two. Use it. This is the second outdoor gym that the municipality have built this year. This one stands at the Rudan nature reserve in handen, between the two lakes. You can find the other (very popular), gym at Hanveden, just a short jog away.

Friday, September 23, 2016

September equinox

View From A Bridge Moose Calf Moose Höstdagjämningen took place yesterday. Also known as the September equinox. I stopped at the nature park Slätmossen in Handen for a few photos and a light lunch. I always shoot the view in the first photo because, you know, you have to really. After finishing my lunch I heard a noice so I looked around to see Mama Moose and her calf joining me in the park. Because I had decided to mostly shoot macro images I didn't have the zoom lens with me so I had to make do with the nifty fifty.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Macromania

Nature's Paintbrush Candy For Insects Klofibbla
Decided to go on a photo promenade near the old tree yesterday without taking a photo of the tree itself. The easiest way to do that is to only shoot with the extension tubes and you can see of those photos here.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Ping Pong Anyone?

Ping Pong Anyone?
You will find a number of these concrete table tennis tables in the school-yard at the new secondary school at the Fredrika Bremergymnasium in Handen. The school opened last month but the official opening takes place this week. Our PM Stevan Löfven will give a talk in the UN in New York about his new initiative Global Deal before flying back to Sweden where he will officially open this school on Friday morning. Lets hope that his jet-lag will be a mild one so that he can play some ping pong with the students1

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A Traquil Day At The Lakes

A Traquil Day At The Lakes
I stopped for a light lunch at the lakes at the Rudan nature reserve today. Warm and sunny, no wind at all. A fine Autumn day.

Monday, September 19, 2016

The Graffer

Miranda
This is Miranda. I spotted her beautiful red hair from a distance near Hanveden on what was probably the last Summer day of the year. I knew that I had to stop and ask her for a portrait. Miranda wants to work with stage lighting when she graduates from secondary school next year. She is a graffiti artist and didn't want to tell me her street art name, but she told me about a place not far from where we met where she has done a few wall paintings. Only yesterday she did some work at the legal graffiti wall at Snösätra in Rågsved.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Arty-farty

Arty-farty
That might not be the official name, but it's all I can give you at the moment. The official unveiling of this sculpture takes place sometime next week. You can find it a the new part of the Fredrika Bremer secondary school in Handen.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
This was probably the last Summer week of the year. It's been an unusual warm start to Autumn, and it is in fact still meteorological Summer here. Arriving to the old tree yesterday I had to bike through unusual traffic as the road suddenly filled up with a few hundred kids. They took the commuter to Tungelsta only to run back to Västerhaninge, a rather sweaty five km run in the warm weather is my guess.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Miss Marla Kay

Rockabilly Cherry Dress Miss Marla Kay Pin-up Girl Tattoo
This is Miss Marla Kay. She was NOT part of the Pin-up girl contest at the Classic Cars and Customs meet at Sundby Gård. And why is that I hear you ask? Because she organized the contest, and to be true had she entered she would probably have won the thing hands down. She looked a bit different from last year and I noticed that she had a new tattoo so I had to zoom in on that with the canon. Oh, and funny story here. The day after the event I was sipping coffee at my favorite cafe Malmens konditori in Handen when Miss marla Kay and her boyfriend walked in, small world as she put it!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Amazon with Skull

Skull Volvo Amazon
Does your car have a skull on the hood? No? Why not? As seen at the Classic car and Customs event at Sundby Gård.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Miss Susan

Miss Susan
Just like last year there was a pin-up girl contest at the Classic Car and Customs event at Sundby Gård. The girls looked very good, fitting in perfectly with the many cars from that bygone era. This is Miss Susan. She was the winner of the peoples choice award.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The last Classic Car meet of the Summer

45 Plastic Fantastic Cobra Eyes Your Typical Paparazzo
I visited the big car meet at Sundby Gård on Saturday. They have a weekly meet every Wednesday during the Summer month and they counted 544 cars at one of those meets. This meet was the season finale and the second annual Classic Cars and Customs as it is called. I arrived with my buddy Bengt, (he is the guy in the fourth photo), in the early afternoon. As we approached we noticed many cars leaving and we asked why only to be told that the park was filled to capacity! So we parked outside and walked in. It is Mid-September but it was a as hot as on a very warm Swedish Summer day and when we left after three hours i was really feeling the heat. More photos from this event in the coming days.