Saturday, November 30, 2013

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
The last day of November started a bit chilly. -6C when I woke up. A few hours later heading to the old tree the outdoor thermometer showed 0C.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Good Luck

Share Your Magical Moments
This is a three photo panorama. Must have been the shortest delivery route this Coca Cola truck driver has ever made. You can see the big Coca-Cola plant to the left. The truck is parked in front of a Pressbyrån kiosk at the Jordbro commuter station. Every Christmas Coca-Cola try their best to sell us their soft drink for the holiday, but it never works. If you are a real Swede you will drink Julmust at the Christmas table.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Big Ark

The Big Ark Construction Site Stora Arken
Work have started on the next phase of construction at Stora Arken (The Big Ark), in central Handen. Ten years ago it was a forested area, now it is filled with apartment buildings and a few more will be built here over the next months. I stopped there yesterday and shot a number of panoramic views.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Julbelysning

Julebelysning
Swedish word of the day. Julbelysning. Christmas lights. As seen earlier today at the shopping centre in Västerhaninge.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Husvagn

husvagn
Swedish word of the day. Husvagn. Caravan. Comes from the two words Hus (which means Home), and Vagn (which means Wagon). The reason I had for taking the photo of the Husvagn, parked in front of Lakeside at Rudan, was the ice. It sure is getting colder and more Winter-like now.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

A Bench

Bench There has been a lot of logging in Haninge this Autumn. Not sure why. Most of the trees arent all that big or dead or anything really. But maybe they (the municipality), can produce some new benches from all that timber? This bench stands on a path that is used by people heading to and from the Rudan nature reserve from Jordbro.

Friday, November 22, 2013

The Chapel

The Chapel
For a few decades this little wooden cottage in Handen has served as a Greek Orthodox Chapel. It used to be blue, a very fitting Greek color, but a few months ago when the nearby Gula Villan got a new layer of paint, someone decided to repaint the Chapel as well!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
This must be the darkest November month in many years. It's like the sun is missing all together. Grey skies and rain is the current weather situation. This was the scene at the old tree earlier in the week. The flickrverse seem to like this photo, around 7000 hits as I'm typing this.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

In the forest

In the forest
Took a walk in the forest at the Bronze Age burial ground yesterday. A few people have seen a Shaman here so whenever I'm in the area I keep my eyes open for him or her, but all I could see in the forest on this visit were trees.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

Logging

Biofuel Power Plant
Lots of logging in Haninge this month. This is near the Biofuel power plant in Jordbro. I wonder if the cut down trees will end up as fuel at the power plant?

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Under The bridge

Under The Bridge
The farmer at Nödesta, Janne, wasn't to happy about the whole idea of building a bridge on the land that he uses. But now when the bridge, that crosses the railroad, is a reality he seems to have found one good use of it.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Milsten

Milsten
Swedish word of the day. Milsten. Milestone. A measuring system used from 1649 to the 1890s. You can find this milestone at Hanveden in Västerhaninge close to the Nynäsvägen. There are many milestones left in Haninge, especially on the road between Dalarö and Handen.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Motvind

Motvind
Swedish word of the day. Motvind. Headwind. The new walkway/bike path between Västerhaninge and Nedersta runs alongside the Nynäsbanan rail track. It feels like two kilometres of headwind most days.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Badbrygga

Badbrygga
Swedish word of the day. Badbrygga. Bathing pier at Lower Lake Rudan. It will probably be six months before anyone will hit the water from here. Shot as a Brenizer style photo with the 85mm lens.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Lakeside Office Building

Lakeside Office Building
After several days with grey skies the sun popped out for a few hours yesterday. This was the view from the beach at the upper lake at the Rudan nature reserve.

Monday, November 11, 2013

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
It is starting to get cold. Freezing temperatures this morning. A few hours later at the old tree it was maybe 4C. But no wind at all and very quiet.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Glenn's Construction Service

GlennS Byggservice
Looks like Glenn could be in financial difficulties. Or at least in need of a new car to his business GlennS Byggservice. Found at the Håga industrial area yesterday.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

November

November
This is November to me. Grey. Cold. Wet. You are looking at the pet cemetery at Håga in Västerhaninge seen from the pedestrian bridge.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Whiteware and Common Hogweed

Whiteware
The municipality declared war on the common hogweed a few years ago. The fight is now on in Tungelsta and apparently that meant that all the trees along the path between Lillgården and the new bridge at the commuter station had to go. Either that or the owner of the land decided to make some money on logging. But it was a nice touch to leave the washing machine.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Stearinljus

Stearinljus
I don't like November. Dark and gloomy and cold. We use a lot of stearinljus this time of the year. This is from a recent sitting at my favorite cafe Malmens konditori. Shot with the nifty fifty at f/1.8 which means that it is impossible to see the guy cleaning the windows at the eatery at Vikingaplan.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

The Historian

The Historian hilding_1 Bautasten Historian and author Hilding Eklund shooting with hos old analogue Nikon during our walk around the Nödesta farm yesterday. Hilding has published 11 books about Haninge. If you are local you can probably find them at the Haninge libraries. You will see a lot of his photos in the books. The red building in the background here should be familiar to you by now. It is an old smithy,also used by day labourers many years ago, they slept in the room with the two big windows. There was a laundry in the basement. On the second photo Hilding is taking a photo of a Bautasten. The farmer Janne Claesson, (the guy in the cowboy hat) told us that he had previously turned the stone around to see if it might have been a runestone, but he found noting to support that theory.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Moomin House

Moomin House
A copy of the Moomin House. Used as a playhouse by three girls at the Nödesta farm. One of which is today a student at the Paris Sorbonne University. Another is an elite swimmer and the third is currently working at a big farm in Sweden. You can see one of the girls in a post from 2007. I visited the farm today and got a guided tour by the farmer Jan Claesson.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Outdoor fridge

Kylskåp
You find the weirdest things while out walking in Jordbro. The other day it was the lantern. Now this fridge. It stood by the side of a path near the Biofuel power plant, but it wasn't plugged in! From here it's only a kilometre to the household waste recycling centre, but if you are an idiot perhaps this is the normal way of getting rid of the whiteware?

Saturday, November 02, 2013

The Changing Colors

Eskilsparken Eskilsparken The Park
The park in central Handen, known as Eskilsparken. Another name is Olof Palme's Park. A third name is "Gropen". Nice place for a pick-nick when the weather permits that sort of thing. During the winter, kids will use the slopes for sledding. There's an amphitheatre here that is rarely used, which is a shame. Shot the tree panoramic views over the last week or so.