Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Autumn Path

The Narrow Path
This is how the narrow birch path at Söderby Gård in Handen looks today. The trees were planted back when the motorway to Stockholm, Road 73 was being constructed. It was meant to be a long walkway along the road, but the plans were scrapped for some reason, and this is all there is here today. It is used as a short-cut between Vega and Söderby. Although a while back when I was out shooting with my friend Jim, who first pointed out this narrow path for me, we saw a weird person running over the motorway, he made it but it was a close call. Click here for a Spring version.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Apartment Buildings

New Apartments Stora Arken
The new apartment buildings at Stora Arken in Handen are taking shape. Here is another update. The last time I showed you this was in July. Shot the panorama with the pancake lens and used panorama corrector as a finishing touch. The building to the far left was constructed in 2006. Since then a new neighbourhood has been established here, and the buildings to the far right are the last ones to be built. There are more houses behind the ones you see here. I have a flickr set with more photos in case you are interested.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Red & Yellow

Red & Yellow
It has been a colorful few weeks, and it ain't over just yet. Spotted this burst of Autumn colors at the Eskilsparken in Handen over the weekend. Oh, and I haven't seen any Russian submarines or mini-submarines or even divers in the water in the Stockholm archipelago, but apparently they are out there!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Vernissage

At The Vernissage
There was a vernissage at Poseidons Gränd in Handen yesterday. The official unveiling of the artwork i gestaltningens tid, or The Moving Box which I called it in a post ten days ago. Made by Johan Thurfjelll. A small group gathered and three people spoke. First a local politician, Michael Fridebäck. Next to speak was Åsa Mårtensson from the cultural centre. She told us that the project had taken nearly three years to fulfil, and that it had been great working with Johan. And then, just as the artist himself started his speech, a moving truck arrived! It wasn't part of the act, but everyone laughed, and the artist mentioned it while telling us about his idea for the moving box made by bronze. The sealed box is filled with dreams written down by some of the people that live here today. The box will last for a Millennium. As he continued to talk a group of people started carrying out furniture from the truck. Very fitting. Last to speak was an actress, Anna Persson from RoJ-teatern who read a poem written by the artist. It can be seen on the granite walkway on the square. When the talking was over we had coffee and apple cake. Made by members from Tungelsta Folk & Trädgård.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Welcome!

Welcome!
Welcome to Haninge Golfhall. We offer indoor golf. We have a popular driving range. You can also practice your putting skills and enjoy a nice lunch at the restaurant. And if you are a car thief, feel free to dump your stolen vehicles in our nice surroundings.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Autumn Bike Rack

Bike Rack
I was looking to take some new photos of the Bovieran that I showed you a while back but there was nothing new to report so I walked over the schoolyard at Ribby in Västerhaninge and found this unused bike rack.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
It was just last week that I showed you a photo of the old tree with most of the leaves still hanging in there. That was then, this is now.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

On the road

Autumn Road
If you want to take a longish bike ride from Stockholm to Nynäshamn, and live to tell the story that is easy these days. Road 73 between Västerhaninge and Nynäshamn (40km or so), used to be a very dangerous road for everyone that used it. But since the completion of the new road the old road is only used by locals, a few delivery vehicles and cyclists. You will ride through many interesting places where you can stop at old castles, ruins, nature reserves, and much more. If you ride from the port town of Nynäshamn, this is near the end of the road, at Berga in Västerhaninge.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

House with key included

Älvsbyhus
The property with the old brewery in Tungelsta changed owner earlier this year. The first thing they did was to remove the swimming pool, and now they are building a new home there. The new house is from Älvsbyhus. They make modular houses and have a slogan saying that if you buy a new home from them you get everything including a key! That means indoor and outdoor. So far they have built 38 000 houses so they must be doing something right.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Afternoon Sunshine

Afternoon Sunshine
It has been unusually warm this Autumn. My blogger friend Lasse reminded me in a post the other day that we still have Summer, at least according to how the meteorologists see it. I celebrated that fact with with coffee and a "fralla" at my favorite cafe, Malmens konditori over the weekend. Nice to be able to sit outside in mid-October enjoying the sunshine.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

And the winner is...

Orienteering
... IFK Lidingö SOK. They won the big orienteering event at Rudan today and are now the best team in the world. Around 9 000 athletes took part in the event called 25manna (relay and middle distance). It is one of the biggest relays in the world. The teams consists of 25 mixed runners. Young and old, men and women. Elite and beginner. The youngest will run a three km race, the older a nine km course through the forest in the nature reserve. Some more facts in English here: www.25manna.nu/en/

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Old Smithy

The Old Smithy As you probably know by now I have several places that I will always return to with the camera. This is one of them. The old smithy at the Nödesta farm. Walking down the tree lined avenue I remembered taking a photo of it last Autumn, also on a misty day and I decided to see if I could re-shoot it from memory. I think I came very close. See for yourself.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The Moving Box

The Moving Box ...and it's content for all time. New artwork at Poseidons gränd in Handen. By Johan Thurfjell. A moving box made of Bronze. You can't open it. It is filled with dreams of the future. Written down by the artist and the people that live here in the new apartment buildings. The words are part of a poem that you can read on the granite walkway. The poem takes us from the Stone Age to our own time. The official unveiling of the installation will take place on October 18.