Monday, July 23, 2018

How to...

The Expert, (long rant)
So in this country you can get a tiny paper package containing two sugar cubes at cafe's and restaurants. And there's a cunning way to open the package. But, and here's the thing, no one really knows, (or cares), how to do that the correct way. That is if you don't count Hasse, who is the self-proclaimed expert in this matter. And earlier this year he showed me how to do it. But as often happens when he starts yapping, no one listens. So when I opened such a package at a cafe yesterday afternoon he completely lost it! I had to go back and get another package so that he could demonstrate to me how to correctly open it. And he also ordered me to take a photo after his impressive performance and this is that photo. Oh, and the trick is to open the package with both thumbs. Something I am likely to never forget now.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
No one else around as I made my way down the path towards the old tree yesterday afternoon. A few degrees cooler today, maybe 25C. The forecast said to expect rain and a bit of thunder and lightning but that never happened.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

A house with a view

A house with a view Bergsvängen 13
Not a bad place to live. This house sits up on a hill at Bergsvängen in Tyresö overlooking a bay that runs along Brakmarsvägen. It sold last year for around 8 000 000 SEK. If you buy a house here at it will come with a place to dock your boat.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Uddby Kraftverk

Uddby Kraftverk
Six hundred years ago there was a mill here at Uddby in Tyresö. Later, between 1620 to 1750 pulp was produced here. This water power plant dates back to 1898. It is still in operation. This a panorama from four photos, taken with the 18 to 135mm lens, using the Canon 77D. I took the photo last Saturday when I was out on a very long and very warm bike ride with my buddy Lasse. We met up at Åvavägen/Dalarövägen and biked our way towards Visvvassvägen in the neighbouring municipality Tyresö, before continuing to our goal of the day the little islet Notholmen that I showed you in a post earlier this summer. sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uddby_kvarn

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Sixteen Recent Snaps With The Canon 77D

Sixteen Recent Snaps With The Canon 77D
Girl on a moped. Golfers near Årsta Säteri. 22-Pistepirkko. Military vessels at Berga. Ambulance helicopter over Tungelsta. People enjoying the Summer at the beach at Årsta Havsbad. Lasse's new cool looking bike. Girl going the wrong way. She stopped me a few minutes later asking for directions so I helped her out. Photogenic dog at the art gallery. Sportscar at Dalarövägen. Corn field at Alby. Curious cat on a balcony above the cafe. Bus 839 to Dalarö at Klockarlötsvägen. The woman getting off the bus was on her way to a wedding or a funeral. She asked me when the return bus would come so I looked that up for her. Guided walk at the Art Promenade, (konststigen). That's a wrap. Well just one more then, a panning photo of a motorcycle, shot that one this afternoon.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Vegarondellen

Vegarondellen Vegarondellen Vegarondellen Vegarondellen
Took a combined drive and walk over the new roundabout at Trafikplats Vega in Handen over the weekend. Not yet open for traffic so it was just me and my camera up there. First photo is towards Stockholm. Second snap shows new houses at Vega. Third view is towards Norrby. In the fourth photo you can see Brandbergen in the background.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tanning Time

Tanning Time
It was a little too hot yesterday. Even for me. No energy to go out and take photos when it is 32C, at least not Swedish 32C. Stopped by the lakes at Rudan in the afternoon. There were a few sunbathers working on their tans, but not as many as you would think considering the weather.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Blimey, it's a Blimo X-Moto

Blimey, it's a Blimo X-Moto
Electric scooter for the elderly. Nice way to get around when you can no longer walk. Yours for around 20.000SEK. If you are lucky you can get 25 percent of that money back via the "Elfordonspremien". You can drive this thing indoors as well as outdoors. And it is legal do drive it on the sidewalks. Top speed around 18km/h.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Surrounded By Flowers

Surrounded By Flowers
Out on a walk near the old tree a couple of warm days ago I noticed a Roe Deer munching away at a field filled with ox-eye daisies.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Sporty Girl

Sporty Girl
Sporty girl walks by the cafe every now and then, I tried snapping a few shots of her last week but the focus was off on those photos. This time around I saw her coming so I was camera ready. But she fooled me by crossing the road so when I was ready to shoot she was a bit closer than I had anticipated. Next time I see her I will ask her if I can take a few posed portraits. It is another hot day here, I'm off to try a new bike path for the first time with a friend. Feels like it could be a tough ride.

Monday, July 09, 2018

Vimmel och Pannkaka

Vimmel och Pannkaka Do you want pancakes with that?
New cafe, (fik in Swedish), along Mulstavägen at Välsta in Tungelsta. Vimmel och Pannkaka. Opened by Veronika Nordh whom you can see in the second photo. It's a food truck in the garden at the horse farm near the old tree. Opened for business over the weekend. I was there yesterday. The coffee was just fine according to these two guys that accompanied me here. And very inexpensive at 10 SEK with included påtår! Will try the pancakes next time.