Tuesday, November 28, 2023


Winter is here to stay. Snow everywhere during my walk today. This is a bench in the park in Tungelsta. As I took the photo, I was reminded about of the time when I sat down on this actual bench during the rock festival held here every Summer. There was a guy sitting next to me. He was enjoying the music, and we started to talk. After a few minutes of chit-chat he gave me a funny look, like he knew who I was, and that's when I realized that I had known him since we were teenagers. We were also classmates in secondary school. Sorry about that, Per, but people can change quite a lot if you don't see them that often.

Monday, November 27, 2023

My Sunday

Five minutes ago
I looked at the thermometer as I walked down the stairs to prepare my breakfast. It read -6C. Normally I don't think that is too cold for a Winter promenade, but I did yesterday. So when a ski race got under way on TV I stood ready on my trekkrunner and as the skiers made their way around the ice-cold course over in Finland I took an indoor promenade! Not much fun, but I needed the exercise. I also watched some biathlon because why not. After lunch, I read a few chapters in the latest Stephen King novel, Holly. And then at 1500 hours it was time for the sunset. I am not a fan of early sunsets, but there's not really much you can do about it, so I took this photo. After an early dinner, I watched some alpine skiing from the US, followed by an episode of Who Shot Otto Mueller? Oh, and I also uploaded a bunch of portraits of pretty girls to Flickr as I will often look through my Canon archives when I have nothing better to do.

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Snow apple

Snow apple
I heard noises from the veranda. A few birds flying in for a treat that wasn't there as I am all out of bird seeds. So I cut up a few apples and also placed one apple on the table, because why not. I guess I could use it to see the Winter progress.

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Woke up this morning...

Woke up this morning... ...and noticed that Winter had arrived. Snapped this photo ten miutes ago from a window on the second floor. -5C at the moment.

Friday, November 24, 2023

Ice Cycling

Swedish word of the day.Iscykling. Ice cycling. Not something I really enjoy. And usually the municipality will keep one walkway/bike path in Haninge clear from ice and snow at all time, but not yesterday when it was non-stop bone breaking cycling for most of the way. This is particularly bad here in Handen as this stretch was redesigned and made narrower a number of years ago when a new bus stop was temporarily moved here during the construction of a new underground bus depot closer to the commuter station. And then when all that work was done they somehow forgot to change this stretch back to how it used to look.

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Autumn scenes

Smedsudden Höstfärger Smedsudden
Horrible weather here for the last couple of weeks. Rain. Snow. Cold. Windy. Not my favorite. So here are a couple of colorful Autumn scenes from a recent bike ride through Kungsholmen. Top photo shows Eden, (restaurant at Smedsudden), and Marieberg, with the accordion building as a nice backdrop. Second photo taken at "Rålis", a popular park. There is a bridge/bike path that I often use hidden behind the trees. There'a big green lawn at Smedsudden and also a sandy beach where on a sunny Summer day you would find hundreds of sunbathers. This time of the year, you will only see dog walkers and runners, and that is where I stood when I snapped the last photo.

Wednesday, November 22, 2023


November Gröna Huset
Two photos from yesterday evening. Top photo shot with the mirrorless Canon. It shows the commuter station in Tungelsta, snapped from a walkway in Lillgården. Second photo taken from the commuter station, showing Gröna Huset, a popular restaurant. I shot that one with the Canon 77D. Both handheld, so I had to use the burst mode, IE take a lot of photos, and then use a script in Photoshop to stack the images together and get rid of the noise caused by high ISO. Less of a problem with the newer camera, of course.

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Window shopping

Pashmina Stockholm Spritz Happy Socks Borgmästarn Bistro For rainy days
Back in the old town again, because why not. Pashmina Stockholm. Red scooter. Happy Socks store, I wear a pair most days. A bistro. Stutterheim, for rainy days.

Monday, November 20, 2023

In a row

In a row
From a promenade around Klarabergviadukten in Stockholm. Where you will find the Central Station. The World Trade Center. Stockholm Waterfront, and more.

Sunday, November 19, 2023

Gamla stan

Corner Bar Gamla stans polkagriskokeri Café Cronan
Another promenade in the old town. Window shopping this time. Corner Bar. Walk in, dance out. Polkagrisar, anyone? Or perhaps a fika at Café Cronan?

Saturday, November 18, 2023


Rörstrandsgatan Ոdsᴉpǝpoʍu
I rarely do this, but it does happen. Shoot a reflection photo and then in editing turn it Ոdsᴉpǝpoʍu. But here I did it twice. I was on the bike, of course, on my way to Hornsberg at Kungholmen in Stockholm. The first photo shows apartment buildings at Rörstrandsgatan where you probably can't afford to live. The second photo shows part of a glass building at Klarabergsviadukten near the Central Station, that I have shown you before.

Friday, November 17, 2023


Drevviken Terrasshuset Drevviken
Cycling home a few days ago, I made a pit stop at the circular pier near the beach at Hökarängsbadet. I often do that as I like the views over lake Drevviken year round. This time it was just me and a guy fishing. He had no luck at all, but I came home with a couple of okay photos.

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After
Cycling for home via Kungsholmen and City Hall I spotted a photographer shooting wedding photos of this couple, so I stopped, reached for the camera, grabbed a quick photo and continued my 33 km bike ride home. Oh, and as I am typing this my brother is getting married to his girlfriend Marci on an island in Denmark. So congrats to both couples.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Café Söderberg

Café Söderberg
This is where Doctor Glas poisoned Reverend Gregorius. Sort of. Café Söderberg is a very popular place at Kungsträdgården in Stockholm, year round.