Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
Spotted this very friendly looking roundabout dog on my Winter promenade around Tungelsta today. Kram is the Swedish word for hug.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

The office of the editor-in-chief

The office of the editor-in-chief
For many years the owner, editor-in-chief and journalist writing for the aviation magazine Flygrevyn worked from this little red cottage at Välsta in Tungelsta.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Villa Solakullen

Villa Solakullen
Solakullen means "Sunny Hill". The house sits next to the commuter station in Tungelsta and dates back 100 years. It was built by the stationmaster, Karl Emil Dahlin's daughter, Vera, who operated a guest house here between 1922 and 1940. You can learn more about the stationmaster in the book Pubertet by Ivar Lo-Johansson.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Winter Fence

Winter Fence
Earlier in December we had three days when everything was white after the first snow fall of the season. It was cold enough for the snow to stay wherever it landed, and on two of those three days I took a Winter promenade with my camera. Since then we have seen a few really cold days (-6C), and a couple of warmer days. And now ten days later we still have snow, but it is not as picturesque as my recent photos have shown.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Winter Barn

Winter Barn
The old barn at Krigslida. Just a short walk from the commuter station. Don't think the barn is used for anything more than taking up space. Met a woman while walking here a few years ago. She wanted to open a cafe/second hand shop here but that never happened.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Snögubbe

Snögubbe
Swedish word of the day. Snögubbe. As seen across the road from Coop in Tungelsta earlier in the week.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Broräcke

Broräcke
Swedish word of the day. Broräcke. Snow on the railing on the wooden bridge at the park in Tungelsta. When I walked back half an hour later kids were playing in the park and the untouched snow were gone.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Real Winter

Real Winter
It started to snow yesterday and this morning everything was white. A bus similar to this one, filled with school children, ended up in a ditch in Österhaninge, near Gålö, and three people needed to go to the hospital after that accident. A little later two more accidents happened in the same area. No such problems in Tungelsta, at least not yet. This is bus 835 the most popular bus in all of Haninge so obviously it will be taken out of traffic for good sometime next year.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Snö

Snö
Swedish word of the day. Snö. Looks like everything slowly is turning white in my area today.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Julmust

Julmust
It doesn't get more Swedish than this come Christmas. We drink 40 million litres of Julmust every Christmas. The sale of "that other" soft drink will drop by 50% and for many years Coca-Cola tried everything to change that, but failed miserably. This is the first year I have bought Julmust in a beverage can. I guess that could be a start of a new tradition.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
The snowfall from earlier in the day was nowhere to be seen as I made my way down the path towards the old tree yesterday afternoon.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The wooden figurines

Gumman, (The old woman) Dragspelaren Gubben
My dad had a few hobbies. One such pastime was wood carving. We only have three of his figurines left and here they are.

Sunday, December 09, 2018

i.form

i.form
No one needed the church at Allévägen in Tungelsta so it is a gym these days. I'm sure that worked out good.

Saturday, December 08, 2018

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...
The Lindbergh family at Stav in Tungelsta seems to have fixed the long-time problem with the lack of street lights along the very dark and narrow Stavsvägen, at least for one month of the year. Tette told me that they have spent around 50 000SEK on Christmas lights over the last four years. And they are not done yet. A LED rain-deer will appear on the roof soon, and a big Santa is of course also on the way. Took this handheld with the zoom lens. Might go back with a tripod and a wide-angle lens in a day or three.

Friday, December 07, 2018

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

When I see birches bend to left and right...

When I see birches bend to left and right...
That famous poem works well here I think. A tiny birch forest at Håga in Västerhaninge, photographed earlier in the week on a gloomy December day.

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Monday, December 03, 2018

Green December

Green December
The little park in Västerhaninge. Quiet on this rainy December day, but very popular with the local screaming wino's for most of the year.

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Billy Idol Me

Steffe Idol Billy Idol Me
Hello, I'm here for the Billy Idol Look-Alike Contest? You need to loose the beard for that. Never mind.

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Skandi-noir

Skandi-noir
No new photos to show you so here is one from one of the misty days in November. These are the new row houses at Kolonilottsvägen in Lillgården seen from the new park.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Macken

Macken
Swedish slang word of the day. Macken. The name MACK originally came from a company that produced pumps for filling stations back in the 1930s. It was owned by four men, Mathiasson, Andersson, Collin and Key. Since that day the word "Macken" has been used for any local filling station in the country. This "mack" in Tungelsta was once a Koppartrans filling station. Then it became a Shell station. After that it stood abandoned for a few years but now it is a Gulf station. Macken was also a popular TV show back in the mid 1980s.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Frost-covered leaf

Frost-covered leaf
Yesterday morning it was -10C from a somewhat clear sky. This morning 4C from a very gray sky.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Klädnypor

Klädnypor A stretch
Swedish word of the day. Clothespins,(in my back garden). Second photo is a bit of flickr fun with that same photo. And if you are equally as bored with the weather as I am, check out how to waste your time doing a similar photo signature in the flickr group for just that.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Monochrome Frost

Frost
My neighbour can be a bit weird. To prevent people from walking across his property,(a tiny forest, not used by anyone for anything, not counting the wildlife), he has had his employees cut down trees and place them on the path to make it trickier to walk there. Obviously no one cares about that and people walk there every day. This is a photo of one such tree. Shot with the new 60mm lens.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

A cold morning

A cold morning
Bit of a cold morning. Took a walk with the new 60mm macro lens. This was the first photo, aiming my lens at a common hazel.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

And now the weather

Storage Bin
November really isn't my time of the year. I haven't picked up a camera for a little over a week now. This photo of a gray storage bin, found near the Björkhagen cottage last week, sums up how I feel at the moment. Might try to use one of the Canon's tomorrow though as the meteorologists have promised a bit of sunshine.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Combat Boat 90

Combat Boat 90
A Combat Boat 90 from the 1st Marine Regiment at Berga, also known as the Amphibious Regiment. As seen during a visit to the beach, Årsta Havsbad, Hårsfjärden earlier in the week.