Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Construction Dialogue

Construction Dialogue
Byggdialog. That is the name of the builder. And that word works well here at Vitsåvägen in Fors, Västerhaninge, as there have been a long and heated dialogue between the unhappy neighbours and the Haninge municipality about this project. Fuchs Lubricants (previously Statoil owned), with 70 employees decided to close their, (unmodern), factory in Nynäshamn and build a new one here at Fors. The workers, (and politicians), in Nynäshamn were of course very unhappy to see the company go. And the neighbours in Västerhaninge were equally unhappy to see a factory being built so close to their homes. They claimed that the traffic to and from the plant would ruin their lives, more or less. But the County Board soon approved the plans and as you can see the new plant is now under construction. The factory will produce at most 100,000 cubic meter lubricant oil per year. Friction free, who knows.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Home By The Sea

Home By The Sea
A house on the hill at Ankarudden on Torö island. They have a great view over the ferry port and the sea from up there. But it can be quite windy out here in the most southern part of Nynäshamn.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Ferry Me Across The Water

The world's strongest bear Ferry Me Across The Water
Later this year this ship Bamse, Landsort will ferry me to Öja and back. Bamse is an old icebreaker tugboat. Snapped this at the Ankarudden port last Friday. I grew up watching Bamse on TV. And later read the magazine that my brother subscribed to. Bamse was given thunder-honey, (Dunderhonung), by his grandmother, and that is what made him so strong. Anyone else who tried eating it ended up with a really bad three day long stomach ache. This particular Bamse is the name of a ship with it's home base at Landsort on the Öja island.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

The old mill

The old mill
The mill at Herrhamra on Torö island. Photographed from the ferry port. It was a tullkvarn, a three storey smock mill, up on the Ankarudden hill. The mill was built back in 1857. It was in operation until 1925. It is the only mill left in Nynäshamn. Inside you can still see the old machinery, sadly there are no sails left, they were removed back in 1930. The mill itself was renovated back in 1980.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Maritime Cemetery

Maritime Cemetery
The old maritime cemetery, (Lotskyrkogården), at Herrhamra on Torö island in Nynäshamn. Built by Baron Erik Sparre from Herrhamra. The estate was destroyed when the Russians attacked in 1719. The cemetery has been in use for many centuries. The oldest gravestone dates back to 1660 and it is very likely that a few sailors from the ship Resande Man, that went down here that year, are buried at the cemetery. The ferry port Ankarudden is just down the road. It has been in use for more than 800 years.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Torö Stenstrand

Torö Stenstrand I spy with my little eye... Rocky Beach Vindpinad Battered by the sea
This is Torö Stenstrand. A famous beach with local windsurfers. Walking on this rocky beach today was a bit different. We have a law in this country called Allemansrätten. Freedom to roam in English. It is the general public's right to access certain public or privately owned land, so I was a bid sad to see Private signs and a couple of new fences on the beach. I had to climb over one such fence on my walk. Will have a talk with the local authorities about that. 8C today and most of the snow is gone. The meteorologist says that Spring is only a couple of days away...

Thursday, February 14, 2019

A Tamed River

A Tamed River
Not every city has a couple of waterfalls in the downtown area. But Norrköping does. There's an 18 meter drop in the Motala Ström that runs through Norrköping. The building in the background is the Louis De Geer Konsert & Kongress.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Magnentus Tower

Magnentus Tower
The brand new ten-storey building Magnentus Tower in Norrköping. By the architect firm ÅWL Arkitekter. There used to be a furniture factory here called AB Chamberts möbelfabrik. The blade pattern,(made of cembrit cover), on the new building is said to be inspired by "De nio bladen" a textile pattern, designed by the furniture designer Erik Chambert. Photo taken from the Strömparken near Motala Ström.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Can I move in?

Can I move in?
This hungry cat has been visiting the veranda all Winter so I have been feeding it. Chances of moving in are slim as the cat that already lives here has made her objections quite clear.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Strykjärnet

Strykjärnet
The famous heptagon-shaped building Strykjärnet, (clothes iron). Situated on the tiny islet Laxholmen in Motala Ström, in Norrköping. Built for Holmens Bruk as a cotton mill in 1916. The architect was Folke Bensow. Today it houses the Museum of Work and a restaurant. Oh, and the smokestack in the middle of the stream is an artwork called Den femte skorstenen it was made by Jan Svenungsson.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Motala Ström

Motala Ström
The old industrial landscape in Norrköping. The buildings on the other side of Motala Ström were part of Drags Fabriker for more than 300 years.

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Time Stood Still

Time Stood Still
I took a promenade in the industrial area in Norrköping a while back. A few of the buildings here dates back to the 1850s and it is a must see for any visitor with or without camera.

Friday, February 08, 2019

Stiernorps Slott

Stjärnorp Castle Castle Ruin Stjärnorps Slott Stjärnorp Castle
This is the Stiernorp, (old spelling), castle and castle ruin at Roxenbaden in Östergötland. Built back in 1655 by the famous architect Nicodemus Tessin the Elder for Greve,(Earl), Robert Douglas. The castle was completely destroyed in a fire in 1789. The wings were soon rebuilt, but there was no money for the main building so it has been a ruin ever since that fire. At the moment there are some work being done at the ruin so that it will not collapse. More photos to come.

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Woof?

Bullmastiff
Woof? Looks like Garron really enjoys all the fresh snow. Or maybe not. He was out walking his owner over the weekend when I spotted him. His owner keeps track on my photostream so a few minutes after posting this photo at flickr I messaged him to let hem know about the photo and he answered that he had already downloaded it! He also invited me for coffee and I will take him up on that come Spring when we can sit outside enjoying some "fika".

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

If your car is stuck in snow...

If your car is stuck in snow...
Clear a path around your tires. Try to dig snow and ice away from the drive tires. Rock your car free of the snow. Don't floor the gas. Improve traction. Get others to help push your car.