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.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Who wants to go skinny dipping?

Who wants to go skinny dipping?
Don't you just want to run out onto the pier and jump into the lake for a refreshing swim? Of course you do. Go for it!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wintertime

Wintertime
This is one of the places that I will always take another photo of. It is a house at Mulsta in Tungelsta. It has an interesting story. For a few centuries this was the house where the local Vassal lived. This version of the "Länsmansboställe" dates back to 1893, a previous building was destroyed in a fire. I have showed it you before and even told you about a murder that the policeman that lived here back in 1853 solved.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Minimalist Winter

Minimalist Winter Winter Stairs
Two Winter photos with a difference. I decided to try and shoot a few abstract and minimalistic photos on a recent photo promenade around Tungelsta. I took these photos at the commuter station. It is a busy building site at the moment so there's lots to look at. At least if you are a photographer.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Sixteen Winter Photos

16 Winter Scenes
A man shovelling snow from his car at Ankaret. Fence post with snow. Woman crossing a snow covered field at Lillgården. Newly repaired sculpture in the park in Tungelsta. House at Mulsta. The commuter arrives at Tungelsta, still a lot of construction left with the second rail-track. House with solar energy at Skolvägen. BMW left out in the snow for a few days at Söderbyvägen. Vaskos Pub and the commuter station. Bicycle left at the school over the weekend. Message board at the station house. Firewood at a neighbours garage. Table and benches in the park. Utility box at Kvarnvägen. Smokestack at the school at Tungelstavägen. Apples at Solakullen.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
You probably knew that I would visit the old tree after that heavy snowfall didn't you? It was a good workout as I had to wade in deep snow to get there. Halfway down the path I met a couple walking in the other direction so from there I could walk in their footsteps. That made it a little easier for me, which I thanked them for.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

A Monochrome Winter

Cycling Solo King
On a recent Winter promenade around Tungelsta I spotted a lone bike parked at the Krigslida commuter platform. The bike parking is fairly new and I thought it would make for a good photo with the snow hanging down like this. After taking a few photos I decided to have a closer look on the bike emblem/ornament. I don't have anything like that on any of my bikes so I am a little jealous now! First photo taken with the old Canon 550 with the 85mm lens. Second detailed photo shot with my Canon 6D, which I got back from Canon service&repair a few days ago. I shot the King photo with the nifty fifty lens.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

A memorable Day

Winter Sunset
The snowiest day for over a century. That sounds like fun doesn't it? That's what we had around Stockholm yesterday. People will remember this day for a very long time, although they probably want to forget all about it. We got around 40 centimetre of snow which was 40cm too much for everyone. I have read countless reports about people being stuck out on the roads for ten hours, schools had to close early as the bus service was cancelled. Trucks without Winter tires blocking roads everywhere, people skiing on the streets in the capitol, the stories just keeps coming. So to calm everyone down a bit here is the sunset from yesterday afternoon. You can see this photo and more snow related snaps at SvD.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

A Winter Workout

Winter Workout
Mateusz Tuszynski who works at Blomorado in Tungelsta keeping himself warm with the help of the snow blower. Heavy snowfall overnight so this is probably the best workout routine of the day if you have to be outdoors. Chaos everywhere today. Traffic at a standstill around Stockholm. Everyone completely surprised by the winter weather. More info in English at The Local.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Train Station in Winter

Train Station in Winter
-3C when I took this snap of the commuter station in Tungelsta earlier today. Still a lot of work until that second rail-track will be operational. A rail-road switch malfunctioned in Stockholm yesterday morning. My brothers commute home last evening took two hours. He was not amused, but then again he flew to Athens this morning and will work from there for a week. No snow problem there I think.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

I hear you

Just how it feels sometimes
Noticed this car at Dekra the other day. A vehicle inspection site in Handen. And after reading those words I decided to check out some facts about this Volvo and it turns out that it shouldn't be out on the roads so I guess that makes the statement more understandable.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Location, location, location

Location, location, location
For many years there was a filling station here at the intersection between Nynäsvägen and Dalarövägen in Handen. It was called Nynäs Bensinstation. The family that owned the station lived in a little green house that is still there today, (a bit to the right). This building is newer, but it will soon be history. The last business here was Gilberts Lastbilsservice, a truck service company. This property and the one behind it, Handens Museum, is very valuable to the municipality and it won't be long now before they build something here. The apartment building to the left is part of Haninge Park.

Friday, November 04, 2016

Migratory Birds

Migratory Birds
On my way to the old tree yesterday I stopped at a field belonging to the Nödesta farm to photograph these migratory birds. They have been there for a couple of days now. Looks like Whopper Swans and Canada Goose. Probably heading for the Netherlands or even Spain.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

The Red Fence

The Red Fence
Fences can be ugly. And often completely unnecessary. But most of the time they are photogenic. This is a wooden fence at the Fredrika Bremer secondary school in Handen. A bit different.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Sixteen Recent Photos

Sixteen Recent Photos
Big sign in Handen at the bus terminal. Not so pretty building in the industrial area in Handen. Bird tower reflection at the bird sanctuary Skutan. Edible ghost! Builders at Haningeterrassen. Birds up a chimney. Macro detail from a Åbro beer bottle, (got two beers from a friend). Open air dance floor at my favorite beach, (many years ago it was part of a big hotel that is gone today). Zooming in on the newly redesigned water tower at the industrial area in Handen. A family fishing from a pier at Årsta Havsbad. More garbage dumped in Jordbro near the Rudan nature reserve. Façades. Two men in a boat out on the Horsfjärden bay. Yellow leaves at Håga. Construction of a walkway through a wetland at Norrby Gärde! Underpass graffiti.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Owl

Owl
Out of focus. Theme day. I have been trying all year to get a photo of the owls that live near the old tree. This is the "best" photo so far.