Friday, August 29, 2014

KTH Hazing

Treat your overall as a dirty dog. Soon it will smell like a dirty dog. Don't clean the overall. What your overall needs: Lots of pockets for beer. A hidden pocket for a hip flask. Maps. Flash-light. Bottle opener. Cocktail book. Barf bag. First year students from The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH Haninge), during hazing.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Easy Rider Festival

27 Holle Racer Husqvarna
The Easy Rider Festival is always a fun event for photographers. It took place at Vegabaren last Saturday, it rained a bit which scared away a few bikers. Top photo shows Benke, a guy that you have met here before, on his Holle Racer. Benke runs a company that sells Bicycle Engine Kits. Second snap shows a real beauty. A vintage Husqvarna motorcycle.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Facial Expressions

Always fun to do a bit of people watching. This snap is from last Saturday. The Haninge Day took place near the mall. I had taken a candid photo of the hugging couple a little earlier. I think they spotted me both times.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Linda Pira & The Salazar Brothers

Linda Pira Linda Pira & The Salazar Brothers
Linda Pira & The Salazar Brothers performing on the big stage during Haninge Day. Linda is a rapper who won the Grammis Awards of 2014 for Newcomer of the year. Not my music but as I was there I decided to check it out.

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Sweden Finns

Hannu Kiviaho Harri Mänty Heikki Kiviaho Markus Fagervall
A new band performed their first ever gig during the Haninge Day on Saturday. Sverigefinnarna. Translated that would mean The Sweden Finns. They have an interesting line-up. The drummer, Harri Mänty, is the former guitarist in Sweden's most popular band over the last 15 years, Kent. The singer, Markus Fagerwall, won the Swedish version of Idol back in 2006. The bass player, Heikki Kiviaho, has worked as a producer to several big names. And he was a punk rocker back in the late 1970s in his home town of Eskilstuna. The last member of the band is his brother Hannu Kiviaho, nick named Fatboy, he is the guy with the beautiful guitar.Hannu is also a well known actor. So what did they sing about? That is a good question. The songs I heard were all in Finnish, a language I don't master at all. But it was fun to see them together on stage.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The first annual Kulturparksfestival

Dans i folkparken

In an effort to save the old Folkpark in Handen, a few local organisations, Levande Zon, RoJteatern,Handens museum and ABF Södertörn decided to set up a cultural festival with rock music, dance music, theatre and more at a fe different scenes on Saturday evening. It only took a few weeks, and yesterday saw the first (annual?), Kulturparksfestival. I was there for a couple of hours and here is a slideshow with 24 photos. Photos of the bands Ban Bianca and Smash playing at Gula Villan. A street performer known as Mr. Pink. And An American singer&songwriter called Esther Rose Parkes performing at the Handen Museum. Dance music from Doktor Krall next to the RoJ Theatre. Oh, and you could also try the legendary Ultra buns baked by local legend Tompa Eken. The weather wasn't the best with grey skies and some rain but it was still a good start!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Tennis Oracle

The Oracle
This is Björn Hellberg. A living oracle when it comes to tennis. He knows every fact of every game set and match ever played (more or less). He hasn't missed a Wimbledon tournament for nearly 50 years. He is a sport journalist, and also a well known author. He has written a biography about Björn Borg. These days he is also a very popular crime writer, and has written 25 novels. He was busy at a book signing when I spotted him in the mall in Handen today. But in general he is best known for a TV show called På Spåret. It is a very popular quiz show about geography. He competed four times and won every year. That was too much for the show so they made him a judge a job he had for some 20 years.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Follow the Sun

We need to get the Summer temperature back up to a decent level, at least for a few weeks. It's been a cold 17C the last few days, and very windy. I don't know the best way to fix that problem, but I decided to have a go, and this is what I came up with. A photo of a sunflower, facing the sun at an kolonilott in Handen. I hope it works!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Black and White

After the Harvest Medieval Roof Two photos in black and white. First shows a canola near Kalvsvik after the harvest. Before, it would have looked something like this. In the background you can see the Medieval church in Österhaninge. And up on the roof of that church, a guy from a company called Kyrktak (Church Roof). He is spraying pine tar on the roof.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Empty Beaches

Empty Beaches
My series with proof that Summer might be coming to an end continues in this post. These are the two beaches at the Upper Lake at the Rudan Nature reserve. It was a sunny (but windy), August day and I was the only one there, until I heard a bit of laughter. A dad and his teenage daughter were walking out into the lake. Not to swim, just to see if the water was still warm. He figured it was. She didn't.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Is Summer over now?

Is Summer over now?
While walking in a forested area mear Alby in Österhaninge I found this Björksopp. Shot with the Tamron zoom lens using the macro feature.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Bye Bye, The End

The general election takes place in September. By the looks of these campaign posters the ruling party Moderaterna,(part of a coalition), have already given up. At least if you only read the headline.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

A Winning Formula?

Architectural Detail New Homes Prästgårdsängen
This is Prästgårdsängen in Västerhaninge. Designed by the architect Helena Wennerström. Forty four new homes have been built next to the old parsonage. They blend in very well. The modern apartments are 155 square meters. They all have a car port and a little yard. The grassy hill in front of the houses is a noise barrier.The project made it to the final in the Building of the year contest in Haninge. A few flickr contacts asked me about the big window. It reminded them of the Swedish flag and Paul pointed out the thickness of the central mullion, so I emailed the architect for some answers. The reason for the thick mullion is a wall. The window is actually covering two rooms, but she wanted them to look like one. She didn't intend for the windows to look like the Swedish flag, but jokingly said, (or wrote), that her next house project would be blue houses!

Saturday, August 16, 2014


Andreas Norlin The Farmer Wheat
I met a young farmer earlier in the week. Andreas Norlin from Hammarby Gård in Haninge. He was sitting in the combine harvester on a wheat field in Österhaninge. He noticed me as I took some photos. A few minutes later as I was still shooting he turned the engine off and waved me over for a chat. We talked a bit about farming. He even made me taste the wheat.I told him that I had previously met and photographed his dad. That was six years ago now. Time sure flies.

Friday, August 15, 2014

More damage to the old tree

More damage to the old tree
The old tree took a hit during the big thunderstorm two weeks ago. I was here when the storm started, but managed to get home unharmed. On my very short visit last week I only took a quick photo but thought the tree looked a bit different. Then on Saturday I met Christina during the rock festival and she told me that the old tree had lost two big branches. I took this photo from the side and it is easy to see the damage done.