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.