Thursday, January 31, 2008
A police helicopter above the mall in Handen. There was a robbery here just now. A suspected bomb has been found close to a school, (second photo), Runstensskolan. 240 students have been moved to a nearby school. Police has sealed off the area. The robbers took off on mopeds. When I left the mall it was closed off from all sides. I think it was a security guard vehicle that was the target this time. Bigger helicopter photo.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
I managed to delete my post from a few days ago so I'm re writing it. This is Tyresta national Park. Only 20 km south of Stockholm. A Natural Reserve with lakes, primeval forests and the wildlife to match. I try to visit every year but missed to do so last year. It's a fantastic place, If you ever visit Stockholm don't miss this place.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
One of only five Kaiser Manhattan's that you will find in Sweden. From the classic car meet in Tungelsta this last weekend. For a very cool shot of this car press here.
Monday, January 28, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
There was a classic car meet in Tungelsta today. So over the next few days I will bore you with photos with classic cars. This is Mona Hillman and Peter Nordgren from Retrorun waving goodbye to some friends before getting ready to take the Jaguar for a spin. Not bad to be able to drive this in Sweden in January! Bigger photo.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Another prefab house being put together at Ålsta in Tungelsta. I can see the crane from home so I know when it's time for another photo shoot. I shot this standing on an old greenhouse foundation.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
A few new houses being built at the ever changing construction site that is Ålsta in Tungelsta. Zoom out. Bigger photo. The yellow building in the background is called Rockdala. It is part of one of the many greenhouse businesses that have closed over the last decades.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
A storm hit the country Friday night. Still some very strong winds yesterday as I made my way down the muddy path for this weeks photo of the old tree. Bigger photo. Powerouts around Haninge, but we didn't have any problems. This is my 129th photo of this oxel tree.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
This is Olympiasalongen, the barbershop at Åbyplan in Västerhaninge where I go for a haircut now and then. The barber, Mikael who took over the business when his dad retired is redecorating the place. Giving it a 1950s feel. All he need now is a few good records for the jukebox on the wall.
Friday, January 18, 2008
Armed robbery at two banks in Västerhaninge today. Three men armed with automatic firearms first blew the wault at Föreningssparbanken ( that's my bank btw), and then also robbed the Handelsbanken next door. Shots were fired. Heavy smoke came out from the first bank. Bank customers and employed unharmed but shocked. The area is surrounded by police, including the bomb squad, fire fighters, TV-crews, journalists an onlookers. More photos here. On this photo you see two members of the bomb squad and their cute little dog!
Thursday, January 17, 2008
A panorama made with the free software Autostitch. I took four photos.This is a building site in Västerhaninge that I visit every now and then. More photos here. One of my daily readers, Sune Nilsson will be moving in here when the 100 apartments are finished.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
If not, it's probably because you don't speak the language. But, it could also be that you have a problem reading mirrored writing. I'm guessing that the creative director behind this ad campaign suffers from a diffuse cerebral disorder. Or is it that he (or she), really know how to think out of the box?
Monday, January 14, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Me: Any Luck? Other Guy: No. Me: Try to look like you caught something. Other Guy: *@$#$*&@#*
It was a fantastic couple of hours. All the snow gone. Sun shining from a clear blue sky. 5C so I jumped on the bike. Headed for the beach at Årsta Havsbad. Quite a lot of people there enjoying the weather. Anglers everywhere, on the piers and in the water (the baltic sea in January can be a bit chilly). Took my usual promenade. Talked to some of the (other) anglers, no one caught anything while I was there. It felt like a spring day really, realised that I was singing as I biked my way back home!
Saturday, January 12, 2008
So yesterday morning I removed the old washing machine (very heavy old thing that died a week ago). And later in the afternoon a truck arrived with the new machine. I met the workers at the truck and told them that we needed to get the machine in the back door. Not going to happen, we only deliver to here, we lift it off the truck and that's that. I started swearing. They started unloading. Then the guy gives me this package. I'm a bit surprised at first, but then remember looking at a shaver on the web site. In the end he does what I want and leaves the washer at the back door, I sign for the washer and they take off. A friend helps installing it and it works fine. Here's the thing. I didn't order the electric shaver (1000 SEK). And it's not on the bill...
Friday, January 11, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
The weather in Haninge over the last few days have been awful. Haven't seen the sun for a while now. And the forecast for the rest of the week isn't much better. The snow is quickly melting away. Here is a photo I took at Hammar in Tungelsta after the latest snowfall. A snowed in DeSoto. Bigger photo.
Monday, January 07, 2008
Sunday, January 06, 2008
So as the new year started, I joined yet another fun group over at flickr. 365. For that many days, I will have to shoot one self portrait per day! Here you see me in the back garden looking for a Wight that I thought I heard.
Saturday, January 05, 2008
This little house can be found along Kvarnvägen, or Mill Road in Tungelsta. When my dad was a kid back in the 1940ths there lived a dentist here. Now 60 years on, you guessed it, a dentist lives here. Bigger photo.
Friday, January 04, 2008
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Winter has returned to Tungelsta. And they say there's more to come. This is my old friend Åke Heimdahl's place at Fornminnesvägen. He bought the house from his parents and now live here with his own family. Bigger photo.
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
2008 started with a snowfall. This is a playground at a pre-school in Tungelsta this morning. I took a short promenade yesterday morning to wake up. Met a total of four people. It was a quiet morning.
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
I realised that it would be tricky (or impossible really), to pick one photo from you guys as the best photo from 2007, so I decided to show you my best photos, not according to me, but according to the people at flickr. There's a secret mathematical algorithm that decides the popularity of the photos, taking into account views, faves, comments and what have you.
Here is the top five, with the latest stats from December 31th.
The Lunar Eclipse. 17 000 views. 60 faves.
Autumn Wallpaper. 4000 views. 85 faves.
Winter in Sweden. 7300 views. 194 faves.
Guess what season it is. 960 views. 26 faves.
The view from my finger. 4900 views. 17 faves.
And from those five, my personal favorite is the winter photo from Ålsta. I took this in mid November after the first snow fall. It shows a house at Ålsta in Tungelsta where a Mr. Wall lives.
Here are the links to all the other participants in the January theme day:
Paris, France - London, England - Hyde, UK - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Grenoble, France - Stockholm, Sweden - Riga, Latvia - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Manila, Philippines - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Weston (FL), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - New Orleans (LA), USA - Wichita (KS), USA - Cleveland (OH), USA - San Francisco (CA), USA - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Greenville (SC), USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Mainz, Germany - Melbourne, Australia - Portland (OR), USA - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Toulouse, France - Naples (FL), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Brussels, Belgium - Stayton (OR), USA - Selma (AL), USA - Mexico City, Mexico - Ocean Township (NJ), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Toruń, Poland - Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA - Budapest, Hungary - Baziège, France - Nashville (TN), USA - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Chicago (IL), USA - Prescott (AZ), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Nottingham, UK - Moscow, Russia - Philadelphia (PA), USA - Evry, France - Trujillo, Peru - Arlington (VA), USA - Denpasar, Indonesia - American Fork (UT), USA - Seattle (WA), USA - Chandler (AZ), USA - Coral Gables (FL), USA - Montpellier, France - Joplin (MO), USA - Pilisvörösvár, Hungary - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Boston (MA), USA - Torun, Poland - New York City (NY), USA - Dunedin (FL), USA - Quincy (MA), USA - Stavanger, Norway - Chateaubriant, France - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Jackson (MS), USA - Wailea (HI), USA - Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Budapest, Hungary - Austin (TX), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - Cypress (TX), USA - Bicheno, Australia - Wrocław, Poland - Brookville (OH), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Nelson, New Zealand - Cheltenham, UK - Wellington, New Zealand - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Mumbai (Maharashtra), India - London, UK - Haninge, Sweden - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Arradon, France - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Orlando (FL), USA - Mumbai, India - Terrell (TX), USA - Bogor, Indonesia - Delta (CO), USA - Radonvilliers, France - Saigon, Vietnam - San Diego (CA), USA - Adelaide (SA), Australia - Belgrade, Serbia - Auckland, New Zealand - Seguin (TX), USA - Inverness (IL), USA - Oslo, Norway - Singapore, Singapore - Las Vegas (NV), USA - New York City (NY), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - Torino, Italy - Susanville (CA), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Memphis (Tennessee), USA