Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Man With The Orange Hat

The Man With The Orange Hat
I hadn't taken a street portrait for a few eons when I spotted a orange hat in Handen yesterday. It was Zebastian's. He was out on a health promenade, (a school thing), and he was on the clock, but he did have time for a few quick portraits. Where do you want me to stand, he asked, I looked around and figured that the green from the trees by the side of the walkway would match with the orange hat. And that was that. Then two funny coincidences happened when I uploaded the photo to flickr. One of my contacts, Magnus, a commuter train driver told me that he had also seen Zebastian that same day when he (Zebastian), entered the train at the Gröndalsviken station in Nynäshamn. That was the first coincidence. The other is that I first met Magnus when I took his somewhat unusual street portrait one Summer day nearly five years ago.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Bicycle Art

Bicycle Art Sidewalk Art
More and more sidewalk art in Haninge these days. Kids using their crayons to colorize the walkways and bike paths. Found this work of art at the Disappearing Path a few days ago.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Are you going to shoot me?

Are you going to shoot me?
Yes I am, but only with the Canon. And it is nice to be able to get so close to them. The silent zoom works it's magic again. The Roe deer was enjoying lunch in the forest at Bergdalen yesterday. The rest of it's family was nearby.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Book Swapping Bus Stop

Bus Stop With A Difference Book Swapping Bus Stop
What a great idea. Bring a book with you when you walk down to the bus stop. Leave it on a bookshelf there for anyone to take. Book swappping bus stop at Runda plan in Årsta Havsbad (my favotire beach).

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hovercraft

Svävare 2000 Took a bike ride down to my favorite beach at Årsta Havsbad yesterday. Too early for the sunbathers, but I did count three cyclists, myself included. The military at the amphibious battalion will be busy with a war game here at Horsfjärden over the next two weeks. Chasing submarines. I noticed a few ships and one plane during my visit. This is a Griffon 8100.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Bird House Collective

Bird house collective
A new (at least to me), high rise condo at Runstensvägen in Handen. Not sure how many bird families have moved in yet. Very low rent here I think, and with a good view so I'm thinking it will filled up rather quickly.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Pick a door

Two Blue Doors Two blue doors at the old Fredrik gymnasium school in Handen. The real name of the school is Fredrika Bremergymnasiet, named of course after the famous author. The name Fredrik is a play with words of sorts as the students in this part of the school were usually male, although that has of course changed today. Anywho, a new "Fredrik" school is currently being built across the road from here next to the "real" Frerdika Bremer school.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Pucko

Pucko
Pucko is a Swedish slang word. It means dumbass. But, and this is the funny part, it is also a popular chocolate drink. And I'm guessing that if you drink too much Pucko you will become one and then you will no doubt start tagging the walls around you with the word. Just like a pucko did here at a pedestrian tunnel in Handen.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Hagaberg

Mangårdsbyggnad
The farmhouse (Mangårdsbyggnad), at Hagaberg in Tungelsta was built in 2002 in a style that has been used for hundreds of years in the North of Sweden. This is a little horse farm a few kilometers from where I live.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Not so quiet now

Stenkross New quarry
It was nearly six years ago that I stumbled upon a woman playing the flute while sitting on a rock in a forest in Västerhaninge. A little path will take you from the central parts of Västerhaninge to the forest via a tunnel under the motorway. It used to be a very quiet place near the old hamlet Ormsta. All you would here were natures own sounds. That is not the case today and these photos shows you why.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

More signs of spring

A sign of Spring? Vitsippa
I decided to take the steel horse through the nature reserve Gullringskärret yesterday. The reason for that this time was that every Spring millions of wood anemones turns the green fields and pine forest white here. It's always a spectacle to see and there's even an organized tour for people who wants to do just that. But I was a few days early and although I did find a few flowers, this was the scene that awaited me. A stolen, dumped and burned car. I reported it to the municipality and have already got two answers so I'm guessing the wreck will be gone later today.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Scilla

Vårstjärna
Glory-of-the-snow. But I like the Swedish name better. Vårstjärna. That translates to Spring Star. Originally a plant from Turkey but today it grows wild at Bergdalen in Tungelsta and it is another sign of Spring.

Monday, April 06, 2015

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
It was a very cold weekend. And rainy. I could probably keep complaining but let's leave leave it there. I did manage to get one or two fine photos and this is one of them. A young girl out horse-back riding at the old tree.

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Photos from Bovieran

A brick wall Bovieran
Two more photos from Bovieran at Ribby in Västerhaninge. Still a few months before the apartments will be ready, but it's easy to see how it will look now. There's also a number of smaller houses on two sides of the big glassed in building.

Saturday, April 04, 2015

A Huge Window

The Winter Garden
Yesterdays window was big. This one is huge. It's what will become the big tropical garden feature at the Bovieran that I told you about a while back. I figured it would be a good idea for a visit yesterday when most of the workers had the weekend off and i was right. It was a tricky shoot. I stood with my back up against another building. Nine photos stitched together. Shot with the 18-55 mm lens.