Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Runestone at Fors

Runestone at Fors

You can find this runestone at the big horse farm at Fors. I had my flickr friend Ka-Ka translate it for us. "Thaurir och Thiahkn lät resa stenen ... efter .... far Thiahkn .... son sin" in english "Thaurir and Thiahkn let raise stone .... after .... father Thiahkn .... son his". That's his translation. I have a flickr set with more photos from this area. They have their own web site in swedish.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Nap Time At The Pasture

Nap Time At The Pasture

On a promenade around Tungelsta. Stopping at the pasture at the horse farm called Välsta. Early afternoon an a warm spring say, well it's almost summer. You will meet many joggers and walkers here. A few of them stod here and watched the foals relaxing. So did I.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Service

Memorial Service

School-kids, teachers and parents (and a few journalists) gathers outside Tungelsta school this Monday morning for a memorial service for the murdered school girl. Read more of the tragedy here.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Flag at half mast

Flag at half mast

Flying the flag at half-mast at Tungelsta School today after the brutal murder in Västerhaninge yesterday. Both the dead girl and the injured girl were students at my old school. Read more here.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

At the murder scene

At the murder scene

A journalist and a photographer outside the apartment at Tungelstavägen 31 B in Västerhaninge. A thirteen year old girl was raped and murdered here a few hours ago. Her friend, another 13 year old girl was also raped and stabbed, but managed to escape. She ran to a nearby bus stop where she could sound the alarm. Police surrounded the apartment, and when they stormed it they found the other girl dead. The murderer, a 27 year old man then attacked the police with the murder weapon, a knife. After a struggle the police managed to arrest him. You can read about it in english at The local.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

That Old Tree (with visible leaves!)

That Old Tree (with visible leaves!)

A windy day at Välsta in Tungelsta. And for the first time this year, you can see the oak leaves. It only took 35 visits! A couple of times each week I take a walk up to this tree for a photo project at flickr. The pictures always turn out ok. At the end of the year I will print a photo book with pictures from 2006.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

horse & foal

horse & foal

There are many horse farms in Tungelsta. This one is at Välsta. I used a zoom lens here. I was on my way up to the old oak (see my set at flickr) for a sunset 360 panorama and stopped for a few shots of the horses in the horse pasture.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Runestone

Runestone


A runestone in Österhaninge, not very long from the ancient grave field in Jordbro. The inscription reads: Ödgunn and Arnggärd had this stone raised after their brother. The stone was found in 1956. It had probably been standing at an old bridge close to a little river. Today it stands next to a horse farm on the old road in Österhaninge. This place was very popular with the vikings and you can see lots of remains in this area.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Grave Stones

Grave Stones

Another visit to the ancient grave field in Jordbro. I parked the bike and went for a long walk through the forest. This is a group of ten stones. All around one meter of height. During a dig, graves were found under all ten stones. Fragments of burned bones were found along with resin and pieces from ceramic vessels. In one of the graves a bone from a bear was found. There are a number of path here and it's agreat place for long promenades. PRESS HERE for a bigger photo.

Hungry Magpie

breakfast

I was eating breakfast on the veranda this sunday morning when the magpie flew in. Give me some bread he said, so I did. They live down at the spruce hedge, some 50 meters from my house. This one is very quick. Sits in a birch tree at the veranda and waits for me to throw him the bread. Nearly caught it in mid air! PRESS HERE for a bigger photo, or go to flickr by pressing the photo.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Just because you liked yesterdays photo...

At the bird park

From another visit to the Nature Park Slätmossen in Handen. Some mallards with a nice backdrop. One of my best shots if I may say so.

Friday, May 19, 2006

View from a bridge

View from a bridge


Back at the bird park in Handen. I visit pretty much every week. There are a few places from where I take photos. Entering the park from the south this this the first thing you see. Taken from a wooden bridge. A couple of ducks swimming in the pond. If you like this, have a look here for more photos from the Nature Park.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Man made mound of stones

Grave Stones A grave from the Bronze Age at the big grave field in Jordbro. The sign tells us that this could be the oldest grave in this area. It is eleven meters wide and one meter high. Today this place is popular with joggers and bikers (me) and there's a few places for a barbecue if your hungry.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Syttende Mai

Syttende Mai

It is Norwegian Constitution Day today. Congrats from Sweden! Took this shot in Lida today of the Norwegian flag. The veranda here is brand new, the owner put it up last week.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

New Nature Reserve

sweden

On my way to the new Nature Reserve, Gålö. I could live in that house. Nice sea view. PRESS HERE for a bigger photo. Gålö was declared a Nature Reserve last week. It's a beautiful place in the archipelago. I went for a walk on a small islet called Björkö. Had some lunch down at the water, strolled through the green fields and the many oaks. Took a few photos. Will upload them to my Gålö Set at flickr if you want to see some more of the place. There's a few marinas, a number of beaches, summer houses for rent, farms to visit and much more.

Monday, May 15, 2006

View from "Mount Tungelsta"

View from "Mount Tungelsta"

Standing on the top of "Mount Tungelsta" or Limpberget. The climb took ten minutes. Best to visit in the morning before the sun climbs to high in the sky, or in the evening It's very green here now, I like that! The road you can see is Skogsekebyvägen.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Tree Sixty

Tree Sixty


I like that title! I shoot many panoramas and quite a few tree pictures. This is a combination of the two. I am celebrating two years at Flickr today by walking up to the old oak at Välsta for a fun composite. Click the link if you want to see the Big version. But it is very big so it could take a while to load.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Sky over an old barn

Sky over an old barn

Some serious winds here today. Warm and a bit of a blue sky. This is the old barn at Nödesta again. Shot this on my promenade, up to the weekly photo of the old oak. I usually take a few snaps of the surroundings, a few old farms, horses and...well that's it really.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Österhaninge Church

The Leaning Church Tower

The leaning church tower in Österhaninge. The old church is sometimes called Sankta Gertruds kyrka. It is ca 800 years old. The tower is from around 1510. When the builder realised that the tower was leaning, legend says he killed himself.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Spring at Fors

Spring at Fors

I often go back and photograph the changing seasons. This is the spring version of the old farm at Fors. The red building is an old mill turned into a private residence. And here is the winter version:

Winter at Fors

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Art is Not a Loaf of Bread...

Art is Not a Loaf of Bread...


Found this on a bike ride. Some restaurant has dumped bread next to the road. There's two Bird Parks not long from here. That would have been a better place.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Lazy ducks on a pier

Lazy ducks on a pier

Four mallards resting on a pier at Lake Rudan. A recreational area in Handen. I visit almost every week. I took the bike around the lake. Warm and sunny. PRESS HERE for a winter version.

Monday, May 08, 2006

sven had this stone made

sven had this stone made


A runestone at the Årsta Castle in Haninge. The inscription reads: Sven had this stone made...(a few words are missing here)
...his good father and for Godvar. The runestone was moved to this location in 1864. Runestones was the number one status symbol one thousand years ago. Often placed as boundary mounds. There's a cross at the top so Sven was a Christian. Today the castle acts as a clubhouse for a golf course. There's a big farm here that has been turned into a conference center. Everything owned by the same family.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

(old) Murder Story

Murder story

This is Femstena Rör. Placed where the villages Årsta, Valsta and Sanda met. The stone in the middle is said to be from a grave. There are two diferent stories to what happened. In the first it says that 5 russian soldiers were killed and buried here back in 1719 by the local people. The russian fleet had attacked and the soldiers were on their way to Årsta Castle, but got lost in the forest. PRESS HERE to see the castle. The other version, dating to around 1600 is that a servant at the castle was ordered to murder his master by the lady at Årsta Castle. He failed, and as punishment he was paved in behind the brick wall in the castle cellar.

Friday, May 05, 2006

View from a pier

View from a pier


This is a Composite, or a Hockney Style Photo. Just take 10-15 photos and then put them together with gimpshop or another software. From Årsta Brygga in Haninge. A small ferry port. There are thousands of islands in the Stockholm and Haninge archipelago. Very popular with tourists from around the world. We had summer temperatures today, 20 C and a blue sky. PRESS HERE for a bigger version. Or HERE for the original size.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Hepatica nobilis Schreb

Roe Deer Salad

Hepatica nobilis. Or Blåsippa as we call them. A macro shot from a flower bed outside my door. Using a technique called a cutout here to make the flower stand out PRESS HERE for a bigger photo.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

A big crane

A big crane

A building site in Handen called Stora Arken, or The Big Ark. This is twelve photos stitched. Came out perfect! Original size 2250*3000 pixels. Met a guy at the site, he used to live here many years ago. We talked about this place ( eight new houses like the one here) photography, he was still shooting film. Told him about flickr of course so he will probably see this cool shot!

Monday, May 01, 2006

The Big Ark

The Big Ark

A construction site in Handen. Called Stora Arken or The Big Ark. I try to document the different building site in my municipality. If you want to see a few more photos of this construction site I have a flickr set with a couple of panorama photos.