Saturday, August 19, 2017

Hot Rod of The Day

Halv 8
Registered as a Halv 8. So now you have seen a photo of the only Halv 8 car in existence. As seen from the pedestrian bridge that crosses Gudöbroleden in Handen. And I have no idea where the name comes from.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Prins Bus and Sara

Prins Bus The Dairy Farmer
This is Prins Bus, (Prince Mischief). He is a Gotland russ, and a work horse. He lives at the dairy farm Björksättra in Huddinge, a neighbouring municipality to Haninge. But in May, June, August and September Prins Bus works a few days every week removing garbage from Brandbergen and Jordbro. The kids love him, but he is not that fond of them as they are a bit too lively for Prins Bus, but it usually works out fine. I met him and his human Sara earlier this week as they were on their way back to the garbage station with a carriage full of garbage. Sara is a dairy farmer. She has 50 cows and a bunch of sheep at the farm. Her farm is an ARLA farm which means that they are open for visitors and they have around 15 000 visitors to the farm every year. One popular event is the annual kosläpp. That's when the cows see the grass for the first time every Spring. Fun Youtube video here from her farm for anyone interested in seeing happy cows jumping for joy

Thursday, August 17, 2017

An Evening of Rock'n'roll

All The Way
When the Summer day had become a Summer evening the rock band Lugnet took to the stage. Always a crowd favorite they looked very different this time around with three new members. I had a chat with the original singer, Roger, just before the band started to play and he was anxious to see,(and hear), how the new singer would handle his songs and lyrics. I have to say that he did good, as did the two new and possibly temporary guitarists. Lugnet plays Rock'n'roll from the early and mid 1970s and they are a great live band. Rock on! If you for some reason can't see the sixty photos slideshow above, just press here to open the set at flickr.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Ban Bianca

Ban Bianca Ban Bianca The Show Man
Ban Bianca put on a great show at the Trädgårdsrocken festival in the park in Tungelsta. The singer, Victor Ekvall has the energy of ten men and used all of it during the bands performance, even climbing up to the top of the stage for a bit of gymnastics. The band have played together for four years and released a few songs, and have been touring a lot.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Spökstad

Jessica Rövardotter Franzén Spökstad Percussionist Spökstad
All the way from Malmö, this is Spökstad. They play music with influences from Swedish punk, prog and postpunk. And they sing in Swedish. The members are Jessica Rövardotter Franzén, Philip Åkervall, Christoffer Horvath and Ludvig Jonathan Särnklint. If you want to have a listen to some Swedish rock check out the following links: Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/spokstadband Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0BnVVein2I1sdpoxDtiDJI

Monday, August 14, 2017

Sunday Secret

Isabelle Borgkvist Josefine Weståker Sunday Secret
Sunday Secret. An alternative rock-band from Vallentuna, Stockholm, performing at the Trädgårdsrocken festival in Tungelsta on Saturday. All the members in the band wore orange for some reason. The members are Carl-Adam Törnquist: Bassguitar/Flute. Anders Ramdén: Guitar/Vocals. Isabelle Borgkvist: Leadguitar. Josefine Weståker: Vocals. Johan Gustafsson: Drums

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Zombie Space Pirates

A very cool guitar Zombie Space Pirates Zombie Space Pirates
I had seen five of the bands that played during this years Trädgårdsrock festival in the park in Tungelsta before. These guys are The Zombie Space Pirates. They are fun to watch. They play psychobilly. They do feature a number of different instrument, including the washboard and a home-made guitar of sorts.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

MISA

MISA MISA
No sunshine today. Dark skies when MISA took to the stage during the annual rock festival in the park in Tungelsta. They sang a cappella and did among other songs a few abba classics. The event is known as Trädgårdsrocken and is a local institution by now this is the 18 year of the festival. So far the rain has stayed away and as I'm typing this the reggae band The Clifftones are performing. More photos in the coming days.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Jobbar

Jobbar
Swedish word of the day. Jobbar. Works, (for a living so I can afford this, okay?). Or something like that. As seen from the pedestrian bridge that crosses the busy Gudöbroleden.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Down by the water

A Fine House Down by the water
If you want to live close to the water in the port city of Nynäshamn, the tiny islet Trehörningen might be what you are looking for. But you probably need a big wallet, and if you don't have that maybe a visit to the spa that I showed you a while back would be a better alternative.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Yongnuo Model

Profile Portrait Sarah
I recently bought two Chinese made lenses. From Yongnuo. Two prime lenses. The Yongnuo 35mm f/2, and the Yongnuo 100mm f/2.0. Here are two portraits taken with these cheap lenses. The model is Sarah. Profile portrait shot with the 35mm, and the full body portrait with the 100mm.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Blowin' In The Wind

Blowin' In The Wind
Visited the newly restored, (for the worse), cafe at the Tyresta National Park yesterday. A fine Summer day. Took a few snaps in the old village and then while cycling home I stopped by this wheat-field also belonging to the park for a close-up photo using my new Yongnuo 35mm lens.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Isle of Lime

Isle of Lime Gotland Whisky
We had a whisky testing evening a while back. At Norrby, that place with a view. One of the bottles we tried was a Swedish whisky brand from Gotland Whisky. It is called Isle of Lime. Their latest whisky went on sale at Systembolaget just a couple of days ago and people were queuing to get one of the 11000 bottles on sale. The bottle we tried was their second ever whisky and the owner of the bottle is also a shareholder in the brewery. After trying the three brands and enjoying some good food I decided to shoot an abstract of the Gotland whisky bottle and that is the top snap. Skål!

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Brutalistic Architecture

Brutalistic Architecture
Quality Hotel Winn at Rudsjöterrassen in Handen. Believe it or not the entire block has undergone a year long restoration.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Stylish EPA-Tractor

EPA-Traktor
I still call these cars EPA-tractors, although these days it should probably be called an A-tractor. They used to be just old Volvo's that Swedish 16-year-olds would fix up, but this looks like a BMW M3 and would probably cost something like 50 000SEK. If you have no idea what an A-Tractor or an EPA-tractor is, PRESS HERE.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Yachts

Nice Ellen Windmill Campari
A few photos from a recent visit to the guest harbour in Nynäshamn. It was a fine Summer day and had i turned around you would have seen that the harbour and all the eateries were packed with happy people.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Sea Pavilion

Sea Pavilion
The sea pavilion, or Havspaviljongen, was built together with the Nynäs Havsbad Hotel at the turn of the last century on the Trehörningen island in Nynäshamn. Nynäshamn became fashionable with the arrival of the new railway line and many impressive houses were build here around that time. Today it is a very popular spa.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
A fine Summer day on this visit. Taking this photo of the old tree with one of my new Chinese lenses I got an idea for a photo shoot and it looks like that idea will become a reality sometime towards the end of next week, weather permitting.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Young At Heart

It's never too late to learn
Local legend Tompa Eken getting his first skateboard lesson from young David. There's 57 years between teacher and student. The lesson continued for a few minutes, no real injuries to report. Theme Day. Young At Heart.

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Nostalgia Museum


As promised in yesterdays post here is the slideshow with my photos from the nostalgia museum, Mopedum in Nynäshamn. If you have trouble seeing the slideshow Press Here to see the photos at flickr.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Nils Skogmyr

Nils Skogmyr
This is Nisse Skogmyr. He is a man with a dream. And he made that dream come true! Together with his wife Lotta he has opened a nostalgia museum in the port city of Nynäshamn. It is called Mopedum. The museum part is very special. You walk in and turn to the left and are suddenly back in 1952. The Mopedum museum focuses on the years between 1952 and 1979. There are lots of info about all the products, fashion items, mopeds and what have you that were popular during that era. And you can follow the life of Clas-Göran and Barbro through that time. After spending a long time in the museum recognising more and more as I headed into the 70s, I walked over to the cafe. It is called Kafé Radiokakan, named after a popular cake from way back when. The cafe is also very very vintage, they even serve pastries that were popular between the 1950s and the 1970s. There's also a jukebox at the cafe and we listened to a couple of tunes from the 1970s, including Airport with The Motors. Nisse started the cafe back in 2012. If you visit during an evening you will find yourself in a popular pub with live music! I have to say that I was very impressed with everything I saw during my visit and I will probably go back again. I will show you the museum snaps tomorrow.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Motor Boat

Boating
While waiting for my friends to show up at the cafe we had picked for the day, I took a short bike ride down to the port at Årsta Brygga for a few snaps.

Friday, July 28, 2017

The Art of Waiting

The Art of Waiting
I'm not very good at waiting, but it is something we all have to do every now and then. So while I waited for my friends to show up at the place that we had chosen for coffee today, at my favorite beach, Årsta Havsbad, I jumped on the bike again and headed down to the port that will take visitors to the archipelago. No ferry there when I arrived, but I noticed a few people that were waiting for the ferry, and I like to think that the people that stacked these stones and that bone so nicely did that while waiting for the ferry.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Girly Impala

Girly Impala
So I can't just cross the bridge at Gudöbroleden. I have to stop and take at least a couple of photos.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Cat Crossing

Cat Crossing
I have a feeling that this sign have been placed here by a certain cat lover and cultural icon that lives around the corner.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

2 € of Cool

2 € of Cool
Micke Vinsa looking cool in his new shades. He bought them for 20SEK at a market in Kiruna (way up North). Michael is a real musician, a multi instrumentalist. Plays in the cult band that is Chesty Morgan. Music is more or less his life. Also heavily involved in Jordbro Världsorkester, a musical project where the idea is to get people from different cultures and ages to play together. He has lived in Haninge for the last forty years or so.

Monday, July 24, 2017

It's A Wrap

It's A Wrap
That time of the year again. But the view is new here as last year there were no houses in the background, this is the new housing area at Lillgården in Tungelsta.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Norrby

Norrby Norrby
BBQ at a friends place on Friday evening. He lives in an old yellow house, (second photo), at Norrby, with a tiny view down over Drevviken,(first photo).

Friday, July 21, 2017

Liggist

Liggist
That is what they call themselves. Liggister. A funny word in Swedish as it is pronounced the same way as the similarly spelled word ligist, which means hooligan, and not someone that uses a recumbent bicycle which is the meaning here. As seen in Handen a few days ago.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Volvo Laplander

Volvo Valp
Spotted this old Volvo Laplander at a filling station in Handen recently. I asked the owner, who comes from Sorunda if it was his Summer ride. Nope, I drive this year round was the answer. Perfectly understandable of course. And he told me that he would take part in an event at TerrängCamp Ekeby next weekend, that's near me so maybe I should go there for a few fun shots.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Piotr Ksiazek

Piotr Ksiazek
He came walking towards me in Västerhaninge. So I really didn't have a choice. I had to stop and ask him for a photo. Hard not to with that big red hair and beard. But there was one problem. The language barrier. We couldn't communicate properly. He spoke,(only),Polish and although I know a few Poles, the only words I know are not meant for print. But I managed to get a few facts. This is Piotr Ksiazek. He is from Poland, obviously. I asked him if he was here working, many Poles are these days, but not Piotr. He was here for medical reasons as I understood it. Waiting for an operation. But he seemed to have a favorite soccer team here, AIK, so he must have been here for a while.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Custom Trike

Custom Trike
Nice touch with the oak barrel. As seen and photographed from the pedestrian bridge crossing the Gudöbroleden in Handen.