Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Parkstråket

Parkstråket Parkstråket New School
293 new apartments, (leasehold), in a total of six buildings, between four to nine stories high, to be built here at Vintervägen/Sommarvägen in Handen. At the moment there are a few temporary student apartments in what is left of the forest here. Expect to move in here in 2020 if this is the place for you. The architects are Semrén & Månsson. At the same time Turbinen is constructing a new school close to the bridge that connects the area to the Rudan nature reserve, that is what the third photo shows. goo.gl/CQn1YA

Monday, September 17, 2018

Scania Trucks

Hjarne Larsson Michael Nielsen Joacim Dahlstedt Bo Larsson
All the way from Frederikssund in Denmark, Hjarne Larsson in a fine Scania-Vabis. Then you have Michael Nielsen also from Denmark. Next you have Joacim Dahlstedt in his 1971 Scania-vabis. And in the last photo Bo Larsson from Strängnäs in his Scania from 1957. Great to see all these colorful trucks that took part in the Tunga Rallyt out on the roads.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Vintage Buses

Blåklintsbuss 1965 Scania Vabis SJ Bus 434
My second post from the 2018 Tunga Rallyt Åkarsvängen, a heavy rally that took place on Södertörn on Saturday. As you can see there were a few colorful buses among all the old trucks. The first photo shows a blue Volvo from 1959. Driven by Håkan Gräns from Boxholm. The second bus is Scania-Vabis from 1965, it is owned by Svenska Omnibusföreningen, they also own the orange bus in the third photo that shows a Volvo 58-60t from 1970. The last photo shows a Scania from 1968 driven by Ulf Engeström from Djurhamn. More trucks to roll by in the coming days.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Tunga Rallyt Åkarsvängen

Scania-Vabis Regent Bo Abrahamsson Bilspedition
150 vintage trucks and buses took part in the 2018 Tunga Rallyt Åkarsvängen this year. It was a 100 km trip around Södertörn, and I photographed most of them when they passed by Tungelsta along Södertäljevägen on Saturday. The vintage trucks and buses came from all over Sweden and a few other countries as well. The start and the finish took place at Scania in Södertälje. More cool trucks and buses to come in the next few days.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The good life

The good life
That was the theme for the Haninge Day this year. Here is a collage and a slideshow with all the photos I took at the event. Top left photo in the collage shows Freja, the winner of the Funkisfestivalen performing on the big stage. The guy with the canon strap is Micke Klein out strolling with his son, you have seen him in action here with his band a couple of times. The guitarist in the second row is Micke Vinsa he was playing with Freja here. The two girls in the bottom row are Bella &Cornelia from my favorite cafe, Malmens konditori. You can spot their boss Natalia in the third row. The dancing girls represent Haninge Dansstudio. The cheerleaders walking down the stairs are from Haninge Cheer Elite. And if you can't see the slideshow press here to go to my flickr album.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Accordion and double bass

Accordion and double bass
Nice when there are several scenes with very different music, one for every musical taste. That was the case during Haninge Day in Handen on Saturday. These guys are called Haningemusikanterna and they had a very different audience compared with the punk band, the rapper Linda Pira and the dynamic duo Samir & Viktor.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Linda Pira

Linda Pira
Rapper Linda Pira performing on the big stage during the Haninge Day celebrations. Together with her DJ and her two dancers Linda Pira was a big hit with the young crowd.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Samir & Viktor

Samir & Viktor
The duo Samir & Viktor took to the stage at Poseidon's square in Handen during Haninge Day, and just like that the square was filled to capacity with screaming kids and their poor parents. I have no idea who the duo are, but according to the Internet they are the shit. And on a personal note. I haven't been around to the other blogs in our little community for a while, and the reason for that was the passing of my mother earlier this Summer. Just got back from a memorial service that we held in the park in Tungelsta this afternoon so life is returning to normal now.

Sunday, September 09, 2018

An AcQuire (d) taste

An AcQuire (d) taste
AcQuire performing at the cultural centre, (Haninge kulturhus). I had coffee with a few of the guys that usually sits around complaining about whatever at Malmens kondirori as the choir sang a Coldplay song from the stage next to the cafeteria. Totally sure that the complainers didn't pick up on that. Because on this occasion they complained about the singing, before leaving and walking past the outdoor stage where another concert was under way, and while walking past me one of the guys told me that the music from that stage was horrible. It was not, it was in fact the highlight of the day so photos from that performance by Linda Pira and her dancers to come later.

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Out of My Way

Out of My Way Out of My Way
Skate Punk from the 1990s. That is what the band Out of My Way plays. They performed on a tiny stage during the Haninge Day celebrations in Handen today.

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Sixteen Recent Snaps

Sixteen Recent Snaps
The old tree. Woman shooting countless selfies at the port in Nynäshamn. The park in Sorunda during the market on Sunday. Girlfriend in control. At the Sorunda market. Food loving cyclist. Spotted! Golfers at Fors. 1968 MG. Big bag. Fail of the day. Sitting around at the market. The girl in red. Barn in Sorunda. Cyclist in Nynäshamn. Blåklockor.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Still Summer

Time for a Swim The Singer
Still Summer. Nice day for some singing&sunbathing on the bench and in the water at Årsta Havsbad. 16C in the water, 22C on dry land at Årsta Havsbad earlier in the week.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

The Strider

The Strider The Strider
The strider. I see her walk by the cafe a couple of times every week. Always on time. Always in a different outfit. Always a favorite.

Monday, September 03, 2018

The Invisible Man

The invisible man
The Invisible Man made an appearance at the market in Sorunda yesterday. He was hard to see of course but all of a sudden there he was. Nearly naked but because he was wearing a pair of jeans I managed to track him down. But as soon as he saw me he froze and didn't move as long as I stuck around!

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Men and their animals

A man and his goat A man and a calf
Visited a market in Sorunda. It was a fine Summer day. The park where the local historical association can be found was packed with people looking to buy and sell locally produced food and what have you. I also spotted these two guys that seemed to be popular with kids and photographers of all ages. The goat man wins because of his outfit.

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Just one more cake...

Just one more cake...
Together with the usual suspects I visited the annual "Det stora kafferepet" last weekend. Held at the local historical associations headquarters at Nyble hembygdsgård in Ösmo. Everywhere you looked there were homemade cakes, pasties and what have you. You really have to plan ahead for this event. The cardinal rule is to skip breakfast. We were the first guests to arrive on Sunday morning. Which meant that I could take photos before all the hungry cookie monsters took over the room. We sat outside in the Summer sunshine eating cakes and sipping coffee for around one hour. Chatted away with the chairman Jan Jonsson who informed us that they had 400 cake eating guests the day before.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Elvis Tribute & Slideshow

Anders Karlstedt
My last post from this years Grand Prix Raggarbil event. This was the eleventh year in a row that I attended the big meet, held for the first time this year at Lissma park in Huddinge. Always a lot of fun of course with all the different type of cars and many interesting people, including Anders Karlstedt who has his own Elvis Tribute show. I have uploaded 182 photos from the greaser meet and if you can't see the slideshow here follow this link to my flickr album.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

På hösten faller löfven

På hösten faller löfven
Could be a correct guess in more ways than one this. It is a clever word pun. The sentence means that the trees lose their leaves come Autumn, but also that the prime Minister Stefan Löfven will lose the general election in early September. As seen on a 1958 Pontiac at the Grand Prix Raggarbil event at Lissma park in Huddinge.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Attacking Lion

Attacking Lion Mercury Monarch
Two photos of a Mercury Monarch from 1949. Shot the hood ornament photo using my Yongnuo 50mm f/1.4 lens. Haven't used the lens much this Summer but decided to give it a try at the car event.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Dressed for the occasion

DFTO The Sound Guy
Two candid photos from the 2018 Grand Prix Raggarbil event at Lissma park in Huddinge. Both styles fits in perfectly at this event. There's usually a price for best dressed "raggarbrud" and this woman was my favorite. Not sure if there was a price for best sound guy. This guy is a member of the Moonshine Cruisers club, (the organisers), and I have seen him with the microphone ready at previous visits to this event.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Hearses

Sex, Dodge and rock'n roll ✞ Olivia ✞
As far as I know no one died at the big greaser meet at Lissma park yesterday. But I did see a couple of hearses at the event. The white one is a 1959 Dodge Coronet. It is owned by a member of the Scandinavian Hearse Society. He seems to be looking for a good woman. The second one is the Deadtour. That one is a Cadillac dedicated to the departed ✞ Olivia ✞ by the looks of it.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Grand Prix Raggarbil 2018

1939 Ford Deluxe Star Chief Safari
The annual greaser meet, Grand Prix Raggarbil took place today. Hundreds of raggare from all over arrived in their old cars. I walked around with two cameras for a couple of hours, saw quite a few familiar faces and cars. The event had moved this year and was held at Lissma park in Huddinge. I will show you more photos in the days to come. The first photo shows a 1939 Ford Deluxe. Second snap is of a 1955 Star Chief Safari.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Ribby Ängar

Ribby Ängar Apartment Building
Two new apartment building currently under construction at Ribby in Västerhaninge, an area that has undergone a lot of change in the last decade as you can see in my flickr album.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Coffee&Candids

Coffee&Candids
The female of the species photographed while enjoying coffee at two different cafe's in Handen.