Monday, October 22, 2018

The cemetery

Family Headstone Cemetery Tree
Two photos from the cemetery in Västerhaninge. The headstone shows some of my relatives, including my paternal grandparents.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Autumn Golf

Very short tee shot of the day Fooore!
I'm no golfer but that has to be one of the shorter tee shots I have ever seen. As seen at the Fors golf course in Västerhaninge earlier in the week. I had been out shooting Autumn photos when I got a flat tire, despite my new kevlar tires, so while I was waiting for my ride home I snapped away at the course. Second photo is from the golf course at Husby. That tee shot looked much better.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Red Rose and Autumn Leaf

Red Rose Lönnlöv
Took a walk at the cemetery in Österhaninge. It is an interesting place for a photographer. The church dates back to medieval times and it has a leaning tower. A hundred or so photos can be seen in my flickr set.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Next to the art gallery

Next to the art gallery
A fine apartment building in Österhaninge, next to the art gallery. Originally a school stood here. Built back in 1905, in use up until the mid 1980s. That building, known as Kyrkskolan was destroyed in a fire in 1993. Three years later, in 1996 this building took it's place. Today quite a few of the artists working in the nearby galley lives here.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The old road

The old road The Bootleggers Place
This is the old road to Tyresta, up ahead you can see a building at the village where you today can buy a cup of coffee or visit the farm if you are so inclined. On your way to the village you will pass by the bootlegger's place which is the second photo. Ninety years ago the infamous bootlegger/Olympic footballer Algoth Niska had his headquarters at the Lillgården farm house here. He spent several years in prison, both in Sweden and Finland. In 1938 he began smuggling Jewish refugees out of Germany to Finland. He died in 1953 from a brain tumour.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018


Fåglarna i Handen Old geezer on a bench
Two photos from Eskilsparken in Handen. The sculpture is called Fåglarna i Handen. The birds in Handen. Made by PYE Engström. I call the second photo, old geezer on a bench. Before this area was turned into a green park it was a busy gravel pit that also housed a cement factory and a lumber yard.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Chewing The Cud

Chewing The Cud Cattle
Cows hard at work at Tyresta national park. Info in English about the national park can be found here. Tyresta is located just 20km from Stockholm so it is very accessible for anyone visiting the nations capital.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
Two cold nights was all it took. I was here earlier in the week and on that occasion the leaves on the Swedish Whitebeam were still green, but after two cold nights they have now all turned to a golden brown and soon they will all be gone.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Autumn at Husby

Autumn at Husby
Husby is one of those places that I often return to with the camera. Today it is a horse farm in a rural setting near the golf course in Österhaninge. It has an interesting history. Back in the good old days, (Centuries ago), any farm named Husby was the place where local farmers had to go and pay their taxes.

Friday, October 12, 2018


Out shooting with the Chinese 50mm 1.4 lens. There's a bit of a problem with the autofocus and I had to delete quite a few snaps. This is a panorama made from six photos. Photo shows my bike parked under a big tree at åbyplan in Västerhaninge.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Le quattro stagioni

Le quattro stagioni
That is the name of this new residential area next to the Nödesta farm in Västerhaninge. In Swedish it is called De fyra årstiderna.

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Indoor Arena

Åbyhallen Moss-Sedum Green Roof
New indoor arena, Åbyhallen, plus a new school for 500 students, Åbyskolan, are under construction at Bokstigen/Åbyplan in Västerhaninge. Second photo shows a section of the roof of the indoor arena. Both buildings will have a Moss-Sedum green roof. The builder is Fastec. You will be able to play volleyball, basketball, handball and floorball, here as well as enjoying a cup of coffee.

Monday, October 08, 2018


Fun bit of architecture at the new preschool building at Ringvägen in Västerhaninge. Shot this yesterday, and despite it being Sunday the builders were busy working on the building.