Saturday, December 31, 2016

Last Selfie of the Year

LSotY
Weird weather for the last day of the year. 11C, no wind and a very gray sky. Went for a two and a half hour bike ride. Took the LSotY sitting on the bench at the execution rock rock at Hanveden. Still feeling the effect from the flu. Oh, and I tried smiling but I didn't have the energy for that. See you next year.

Friday, December 30, 2016

A cold day at the beach

Rock at the beach Bike to the beach
A Winter visit to the beach. Although it might have been a cold Autumn day as well. One tough dad had a pick-nick with his kids a little higher up the grassy hill. Two cyclists were enjoying coffee and photography at the smaller beach. A woman were sitting on the cliffs, that must have been a bit on the cold side. I sat on a bench for ten minutes toughening it out before biking home again.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Ice

ice
There's absolutely nothing to photograph anywhere but I still gave it a go. The temperature read 5C today so I dressed as it had said -20C before going on a very slow bike ride. A very thin layer of ice covers most of the Lower Lake at the Rudan nature reserve and this was the only photo of any interest that I managed to take.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Optimera

Optimera
One of three apartment buildings currently under construction at Tuvvägen in Handen. Optimera is the name of a store used by professionals in the construction industry.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
The world was still there when I decided to leave the house today. Horrible weather. And that is also pretty much how I felt. Still coughing and snoring so it wasn't a very pleasant bike ride to the old tree.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Towers During Sunset

Towers During Sunset
You have seen them before, and chances are you will see them again. The Water Towers in Handen. Because of the intuitive design they will always look different. This was the scene one december afternoon not too long ago during a colorful sunset.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

A Winter Landscape

Le Quattro Stagione
Okay lets get the important fact out first. This is not a photo from today. I took this photo two weeks ago. When we still had snow, because it is long gone today.I'm calling this photo Le Quattro Stagione. Many new homes will be built at Nedersta in Västerhaninge in the coming year or so. To try and sell the houses the new complex has been named Årstiderna, The Four seasons, after Vivaldi. They are: Vårkanten, Sommargården, Höststigen och Vintergatan. If you speak the local lingo you can read more about it here. goo.gl/ybFNdr Oh, and if you turn right just after the horse pasture and follow the path you will be at the old tree within a couple of minutes.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Julglögg

Julglögg
One good thing with having the flu at Christmas is that they will not let you in to the kitchen to fix the dinner. So instead of taking care of the prinskorv I can sit back and down a few glasses of starkvinsglögg . I have had two glasses now and I am starting to feel the effect of the alcohol.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Pepparkakshus

Pepparkakshus
I was feeling ill when I snapped this photo of a pepparkakshus at the cafe earlier in the week, and as it is ten km ride home I left minutes later. Since then I have spent around 72 hours in bed with a high fever only interrupted by some serious vomiting! God Jul!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

A Colorful Sunset

A colorful sunset
It's nice when you can shoot a photo or two without leaving the house. I took this snap from the veranda a few days ago. I guess the colorful sunsets is one good thing this time of the year.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Sixteen Tungelsta Snaps

Sixteen Tungelsta Snaps
Horse in a forest at Mulsta. View over Mulsta. Ice under the Krigslida bridge. Construction site at Lillgården. The commuter station. My cousin Ewy's dog enjoying the snow. Mulsta Länsmansboställe. Frozen padlock. Mulsta Länsmansboställe again. Ankaret. Pre-school. Trees. Nypon. Snow covered trees. Plant. Houses at Lillhammar.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Get your Julgran here

Julgranar
If you need a "Julgran" for Christmas you can get one here. Next to the Sibylla fast food joint in Handen.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Monochrome Winter

Winter Reflection Snow Fence White
My reflection in a window at the Tungelsta school. Fence along the railway track. Snow on a roof at an old greenhouse nursery turned biker club headquarters.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Need Snow?

Need Snow? Red Volvo
Do you need some snow? Don't have enough of the white stuff for Christmas this year? If so, buy one of these. A snow gun from TechnoAlpin. Yours for only 450 000 SEK. The local ski club Jordbänningen decided that they needed two (2), snow machines. I was hoping to see it action yesterday at the Rudan nature reserve, but it was covered with blue tarp, probably because it was one degree too warm for the machine. I stuck around for a while hoping to get a few good snaps of the skiers but there was only two people there and you can see one of them here.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Winter Candids

Outlander The joy of Winter A refreshing run
Three candid Winter snaps from Tungelsta. Lots of 4-wheelers out on the roads this time of the year, especially on weekends. You don't see too many cyclists but they are out there as are the joggers.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Another sudden change in the weather

Will it be a white Christmas?
It is starting to look like it could be a white Christmas this year. This was the scene at the construction site at Lillgården a couple of days ago.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

A Dramatic sky over the lake

The View Lake Reflection
There was a day earlier in the week with a dramatic sky and surprisingly warm weather, around 9C. I decided to head over to the Lower Lake at the Rudan nature reserve for a few photos. This woman beat me to it and we spent ten minutes talking. She is retired, lives at Gudö in Vendelsö. She had a long career with work abroad. She told me about a visit to Australia where she spent some time at a friends place in Perth. One thing she remembers especially from Down Under was seeing the black swans. I told her about Grace who have photographed the swans a few times.

Friday, December 09, 2016

Time to turn on the lights again

Turn on the lights
Fifty or so lamps like these lights up the path to the cultural centre in Handen for the second year running. An Installation by Olsson & Linder.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Golden Glow

Golden Glow
This apartment building is part of a complex called Haninge Park. Situated at the Folkets Park in Handen. I remember taking a bunch of photos here years ago as they were building it. And I have also taken a few portraits of the people that lives here. This was the scene earlier this week. The low standing Winter sun glowing in the windows.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Abstract Dots

Abstract Dots
Lots of lights in different forms to aim the camera at this time of the year. Like this one that i found along Tungelstavägen.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

I see a star

Powered By Electricity
Every time I spot this logo I start thinking about Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, revolution, freedom fighters and more. But I guess a star shaped logo can stand for pretty much anything. Any guesses?

Monday, December 05, 2016

The dark side of minimalism

Adventsljusstake
Windows at the newly redesigned Najaden building at Rudsjöterrassen on Sunday afternoon. One or two rooms were lit up and I noticed a few people in one office, but most of the lights were out so when I spotted this "adventsljusstake" in one window I knew that I ha to get a shot of that.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Shop 'til You Drop

Shop 'til You Drop
It's that time of the year again when many people shop 'til they drop. Here is a look at a Christmas light feature above one entrance to the mall in Handen.

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Glowing in the dark

Thermal Power Plant
Stock market line graph? Electrocardiogram? Heart monitor line? Nope, but a line that you can see glowing in the dark at the thermal power plant, Drefvikens Värmeverk in Jordbro this time of the year.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Illuminated Tree

Illuminated Tree
I don't care much for Christmas, as a holiday, but anything that will help to light up a dark December day will get my approval. This was taken just after 1500 hours the other afternoon near the Västerhaninge shopping centre.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Radhus

Radhus
This was the scene at Slätmossen in Handen yesterday. A thin layer of snow on the ground. The cold weather has returned and with it some new snow. Swedish word of the day. Radhus. Row houses.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Recent Snaps

Recent Snaps
Horse &sulky at the old tree. Big crane at Haningeterrassen. Bathroom mirror selfie. Sunset at the commuter station. Grass at the Lower Lake. Jujja outside the cafe, shot from Jim's living-room window. Builder balancing with a plank on a roof. House that probably will be gone soon. Asphalt paving outside a new apartment building at Tuvvägen. Flygbra.se Tiny Christmas ball at the cafe, Jim is giving me the finger. Snow storm. Singing bird at a pond. Snowy bench at Slätmossen. Christmas lights where I didn't expect to see it. Ice pattern.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Sunday, November 27, 2016

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
The old tree just after sunset yesterday afternoon. The day started with sunshine and a blue sky. Then came the rain,(see the rainbow snap from yesterdays post). When the rain stopped I was sitting at the cafe, and as it started to get dark I pedalled for home and this was the only pit stop.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Rainbow over the towers

Rainbow
Rainbow over the water towers in Handen. Fourteen photos stitched together. Shot with the Canon 6D and the Nifty Fifty lens. It was raining as I took the photos and I stood unprotected so I had to be quick. The buildings in front of the towers was once part of the Fredrika Bremer secondary school.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Minimalistic Architecture

Blue Sky
The Najaden building dates back to the early 1980s. It was a horrible looking building at the Rudsjöterrassen in Handen, overlooking the lakes at the Rudan nature reserve. It's an office building with a hotel, gym, and much more. It got a new owner a while back, and is currently undergoing a major facelift. Most of it behind curtains so to speak but a little over a week ago they removed some of those curtains and out came a very sleek and minimalistic design. If you are strong enough, Press here to see the old design. They are not finished yet but I will take more photos in the coming months.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

That time of the year again

That time of the year again
This must be a new Christmas tradition. I guess they idea is to jump on the decorations? As seen in the Västerhaninge shopping centre yesterday.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Sixteen November Images

Sixteen Recent Snaps
Cracked bucket buried in the sand at the beach. Utility box in Handen. Winter leftover ice. Pier at Årsta Havsbad on a warm (9C), November day. Najaden, office building at Rudsjöterrassen getting a face lift. Pump your bike here. Remains from an old building on a hillside at Tuvvägen. Two new buildings at Tuvvägen. Selfie reflection snap at a new BMX-thingy near Eskilsparken. Jujja leaving the cafe earlier this afternoon. The water towers. Sunset at Hanveden. Swans on the field in front of Årsta castle. Truck heading for the Jordbro industrial area, shot from a pedestrian bridge. Bridge railing sunset. Two guys cleaning up my favorite beach.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Building Site

Building Site
Tuvvägen in Handen is a busy building site at the moment. You can see three apartment buildings currently under construction in this photo and also one that was finished earlier in the year. I'm sure it will look less messy when they are done here.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Water Towers in November

Towers during Sunset Towers in the Mist
Two recent photos of the water towers in handen. I took snaps both with the old Canon using the 85mm lens. I took the sunset photo yesterday afternoon. The foggy photo is an early afternoon photo from a few days ago.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Winter balcony

Winter Balcony
A photo from a couple of days ago when there was some snow left. This is the new retirement home at Lillgården in Tungelsta. It was the snow on the furniture that made me stop for a photo. Every time I walk by here I wonder about that missing window.

Friday, November 18, 2016

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
What a difference a week can do. It was just a few days ago that I showed you a photo with the old tree surrounded by deep snow. Well, since then it has been much warmer and most of the snow in Haninge is already gone. This was the scene at the tree yesterday.