Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Mayor

The Mayor

This is Gilbert de Wendel, the Mayor of Haninge. He is retiring now after eight years as Mayor. But he told me that he will stay in politics for a few years as a lay judge. His big hobby is sailing so he will probably have more time for that now. We met at the Björklund horse farm on Saturday when I was heading home and Gilbert was out walking his dog. I asked him about a rumour I had heard about the new National harness racing track planned for Tungelsta, but the latest I had heard was that it had been moved to Kalvsvik. The Mayor claimed to have no knowledge about that.

6 comments:

RedPat said...

He has those nice Swedish blue eyes! Looks like a nice guy.
Weird thing -they are playing Abba on the radio as I write this,

Shannon said...

He does look friendly.
I have been away for a few days and I'm enjoying catching up on your pictures. I love your style and the mix of what you take. Just in the last few days there have been some nature shots that I would love to have for my wall they are that good.

Birdman said...

Nice portrait backdrop. It's fall all over, I guess.

LD said...

This is such a great portrait it could be part of his PR portfolio. With such a direct and friendly gaze I'd vote for him!

Randy said...

I agree with Birdman very nice indeed.

Steffe said...

Abba is always played on the radio somewhere in the world.

Glad that you are catching up on my posts Shannon.

It will be over soon Birdman. And then it's the long wait for winter that lies ahead of us...

Thanks LD and Randy. The mayor is a member of the Moderaterna, in case you were wondering.