Thursday, January 31, 2008

Another Robbery

Searching for the robbers

Police Blockage

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

Tyresta National Park

Dahlgrens Farm


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

1954 Kaiser Manhattan

1954 Kaiser Manhattan

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

Hanging Bird

Hanging Bird

I was photographing birds over the weekend as it's the annual garden bird watch in Sweden. This is a round headless birdie :-) Bigger bird.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Bambulance

Bambulance

The second car photo. Not an Ambulance. This is an Bambulance. Only for psychic transport as it says on this one. I didn't meet the owner which probably was for the best...

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Jaguar XK 150S

Jaguar XK 150S

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

One more...

Prefab House

Two New Houses

Since no one seems interested in these types of construction site photos, here's another one. This is from Solsäter in Lida. In total 55 new houses will be built here. All prefabricated.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Prefab House

Prefab House

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 New House

Timber House

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

Receding ice

Receding Ice

The thin layer of ice at Lower Lake Rudan slowly receding. Looks like the Ice fishers that you normally see here will have to wait a while. Bigger photo.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Female Woodpecker

Woody Woodpecker

During the last week this female Woodpecker (Dendrocopos minor),has been a regular guest at the bird feeders on the veranda.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

After the storm

That Old Tree

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

At the barbershop

Barbershop

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

Bank robbery II

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

Building Site Update




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

Heading For Home

 Heading For Home

Heading home. I enjoy shooting from the bike. Took this in the early afternoon the other day, on my way back from the beach.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Can you read Swedish?

Can you read Swedish?

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

Unlucky Anglers

Fishing from the pier

More anglers at the beach. Doesnt look much like winter, I have a photo with the bay frozen, from a year or two ago. HERE it is. More beautiful frozen I guess...

Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Conversation

The Conversation

Me: Any Luck? Other Guy: No. Me: Try to look like you caught something. Other Guy: *@$#$*&@#*

Bigger photo.

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

A Moral Dilemma

A Moral Dilemma

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

View From a Bridge

View From a Bridge

If you have a copy of the Jigs@w Puzzle software and wanna play, I have a few cool puzzle's that I could mail you. Including this view from the bird park, Slätmossen.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Liebherr Mobile Crane

Liebherr Mobile Crane

Another prefab house arrives to Ålsta in Tungelsta where it will be put together in no time by the workers, with the help of the mobile crane. Bigger photo.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Snowed in DeSoto

Snowed in DeSoto.

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

Is There Anybody Out There?

365/6

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

Winter Gates

Winter Gates

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

Winter Avenue

Winter Avenue

This is the Hammar estate in Tungelsta. Built by the Upmark family 200 years ago. If it looks familiar it's because I took a photo here back in November.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Winter Returns

Winter Returns

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

Winter Slide

Winter Slide

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

My best photo from 2007

Winter in Sweden


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