Friday, November 30, 2007

The Gingerbread House

The Gingerbread House

The Gingerbread House. Or Pepparkakshuset in Swedish. At Nynäsvägen 34 in Västerhaninge. The architect was the Norwegian born Karl Güettler, or Kalle G as his family called him. He lived in Stockholm and did a lot of work in Nynäshamn responsible for both the hotel and the casino. This house was built back in 1912. The exterior is unchanged. If you look closely you can see a red heart at the top. Bigger photo. And just for fun, if you want to make your own Gingerbread house for Christmas, check this out!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

At the construction site

29th of November

Week 4 at my new A Photo A Week project. Bigger photo. This is Aspnäs in Tungelsta. 21 prefab houses will be built here next to the old school at Skolvägen. The new area has been named Wiger's Roses. To see the not very exiting slideshow with four photos PRESS HERE.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Historical Wooden Window

Historical Wooden Window

On a cold Christmas morning back in 1901 there probably stood a few people at this window on the second floor looking out. What they saw that day was the first ever train to arrive to the Tungelsta railway station as the railway line Nynäsbanan opened for traffic that day. And if we jump back another year in time to New Year's Day 1900, I'm sure someone looked out this window. But if they did, the scene outside must have been very different. Because then this building was still situated at Fors several kilometres away from Tungelsta. Bigger photo.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Ivar Lo's Life

The Life of Ivar Lo-Johansson

Relief in granite made by the artist Sam Westerholm. It depicts the life and work of famous writer Ivar LO Johansson who lived at Djurgårdsgrind in Tungelsta. He wrote many novels. In one of them he mentions my grandfather, Harald Fredrik Jansson, a childhood friend. This artwork can be seen close to the Commuter Station in Tungelsta. Bigger photo.

Monday, November 26, 2007

That Old Tree

That Old Tree

Surprise! The snow is gone. Winter came and disappeared. It only took eleven days. Quite a difference from last week! In the background you can see eleven horse back riders enjoying the sudden change in the weather. Shot this two day ago at Välsta. Bigger photo.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Skogs Ekeby

Skogs Ekeby

A winter view from Skogs Ekeby in Tungelsta. Bigger photo. This old building painted with Falu Red probably once belonged to the Skogs Ekeby estate.

Friday, November 23, 2007

The Green Hand

The Green Hand ☞

That's not the artworks name but that's how I see it. Bigger photo. The sculpture is called Rörd av blommor, or Touched By Flowers. The artist is Klara Kristalova. It's made from bronze and shows a hand that touches some flowers. From the park in Tungelsta. Summer version here.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Stepping back in time

Winter Building

Another winter photo from Skogs Ekeby in Tungelsta. Bigger photo. This is the cellar next to the Haga Cottage. Around 300 years old. It belonged to the estate at Skolvägen.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Hagstugan

Winter Cottage

This is the 300 year old Haga Cottage at Skogs Ekeby in Tungelsta. Back then it was a Rättarbostad. That's where the foreman of the farm usually lived. It belonged to the Skogs Ekeby Mansion. Today it is used as a summer house.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The old Hotel

The old Hotel

If you had arrived to Tungelsta on business, from Stockholm or Nynäshamn, perhaps by the steam train, sometime during the 1920s and 1930s, this would have been where you stayed. Back then it was known as Dahlin's Pensionat (hotel). Operated by Emil Dahlin and his wife Jenny Magnusson. I don't know if Herbert Tingsten ever stayed at the hotel, but he did marry their daughter Gerd. On arrival you would have seen the hotel from the train as it's located close to the railway track. Today it's a private home.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Santa's Place

Santa's Place

Bigger photo.

Did you ever wonder where Santa lives? Here's the answer. In Tungelsta of course. Just take Skolvägen up to Skogs Ekeby Road. When you see the runestone turn to the right and you're there.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Do you have an entrance like this?

Do you have an entrance like this?

I didn't think so. These two majestic trees form the entrance to the Mulsta Länsmansboställe. This place goes back 700 years. I walk by here a couple of times every week. This time I noticed the owner out in the garden so I walked in for a chat. This is the view from the garden back out to the road.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Winter Avenue

Winter Avenue

This is the tree lined avenue leading up to Hammar in Tungelsta. The estate is 200 years old. It was built by Frans G Upmark back in 1816. The family still lives there today. Wanna see the summer version? Here it is. Behind the house there's a fragment of a runestone. Kenny Lex has a photo.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Winter at Mulsta

Winter at Mulsta

This is Mulsta in Tungelsta. The village dates back some 700 years. This building from 1893 was known as a Länsmansboställe, as was the building that stood here before it. For a few centuries many Vassals lived here. When I was there taking photos I stopped and talked to the current owner, who was out herself taking photos as it was a beautiful day. I will upload a few different photos from this place to flickr. The natural framing on the top of the photo is the snow on a telephone wire.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Once a painter lived here

Once a painter lived here

This is how Tungelsta looks today. All the red and yellow houses really stands out with all the snow and the blue sky. Bigger photo. When my dad was young there lived and worked a painter and sculptor in this house. The artist often used nude models, and for some strange reason my dad and his friends could often be seen in this area.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Winter in Sweden

Winter in Sweden

It was a beautiful winter day in Tungelsta today. Bigger photo. With the sun shining from a clear blue sky. Perfect for a photo promenade around town. This little house can be found at Ålsta. The chaos yesterday was the worst in this area for many years. Up to a thousand people were left stranded in their cars and on 17 buses on two roads in Haninge. The military had to come to the rescue, but all they could do was to bring food and water to the angry commuters. A lot of people didn't get home until this morning!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Winter Chaos

Say What?

Winter is here. We had the first snow overnight. Here is the result. Unhappy commuters. This was the scene earlier this morning at the Tungelsta commuter station. The commuters were told that there were no trains between Nynäshamn and Västerhaninge because of the weather. So these people had to walk back to the bus stop and wait for the delayed bus...

Monday, November 12, 2007

Christmas already?

That time of the year again...

Two workers at a playground in Jordbro. The tree next to the flagpole is a Christmas Tree that they just put up, (no lights yet). They said that I would have to be quick to get a photo of the tree as they normally didn't last very long in this area. Probably those darn kids, first a ride on the slide. After that they go to destruction mode...

Sunday, November 11, 2007

A Frosty Morning

That Old Tree

A frosty morning in Tungelsta. Bigger photo. I took the bike up to Välsta for my weekly photo of the old tree, then decided to head home as I really wasn't dressed for such a chilly bike ride. Have a look at the slideshow, now with 119 photos of the old tree!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

03:35 P.M.

03:35 P.M.

Not even time for afternoon coffee and it's already dark. The view from the veranda a few minutes ago. Greenhouses filled with poinsettia plants (but you already knew that).

Thursday, November 08, 2007

8th of November

8th of November


This will be my third A Pohto A Week project. And the first where I will upload to this blog every week so stay tuned! This place was known as Aspnäs for many years. Bigger photo. Owned by the Wiger family who had a greenhouse business here for many years. Now it's a busy construction site. The new name is Wiger's Roses. Twenty one houses like the one you see here will be built at Aspnäs. The red building to the right is Tungelsta's oldest school building. I spent my first school year there back in 1970 as did my grandfather before me back in 1913 as you can see HERE.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Glowing in the dark

Glowing in the dark

The Blomorado greenhouses at Bergdalen glowing in the dark late in the afternoon. Bigger photo. The greenhouses are filled with some 30 000 poinsettia plants. Photos taken from the hill, 30 meters from my home. My family used to own the greenhouses, but we sold a few years ago and now the business are run by our neighbours Ingemar and Danuta.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Contest over

Contest over

Two workers up a crane removing a big canvas. I wonder who won? The Haninge Business Center at Rudsjöterrassen in Handen had a competition running. Answer three questions correctly. Come up with a slogan for the center and you could win one years rent here.

www.haningebusinesscenter.se/form/vinnhyra.php

Monday, November 05, 2007

Ribby

Ribby

Located in what can be described as a little park, this is what's left of the village known as Ribby in Västerhaninge The yellow mansion is around 200 years old but Ribby dates back some 700 years.The red buildings are a milk barn and a building where the farmer used to store food and clothing. A previous owner, a doctor, was friends with Carl von Linné and one of his students, Daniel Henrik Söderberg wrote a book here. Back then there was a big garden in the area. If you continue down the Blåkulla Road you will find this rune stone from the Viking era. Bigger photo.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Up the Spiral

Up the Spiral

The quickest way to get to and from The lakes at Rudan on foot is to walk through this futuristic looking spiral. It ends here at the Rudan area and you walk up the spiral and through a passageway to get to Rudsjöterrassen. Bigger photo.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

A view through the trees

A view through the trees


Most of the year this little lake called just that, Little Lake, or Lillsjön is hidden away by the trees. It is surrounded by a power plant and a big industrial area, (hard to believe but there you go). A long time ago there was a bridge not far from the lake called Jordbro and that's how Jordbro got it's name. Back then there was an old pub next to the bridge. Both pub and bridge are long gone. Sometimes on my way to Lake Rudan, I park the bike and walk through a forested area just to take a photo of this place. Bigger photo.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Something to Reflect Upon

The Dancing Building II

Whenever I look at the reflection from the big windows at the Riksäpplet (Campus Haninge) building they show me something new. The dancing building is Najaden at the Rudsjöterrassen in Handen.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Blue Art

The gang of "lagom"

From a visit to the gallery in Österhaninge. The artists pick a theme every summer for their Art Promenade. In the summer time it's a great place to visit. You can hang out in their garden, have some coffee and discuss the art. I have been there taking photos for the last three years/art promenades.




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