Tuesday, November 13, 2018

November Mood

November Mood
The lower lake at the Rudan nature reserve in Handen. Took a bike ride around the little lake yesterday afternoon. Spotted a couple of guys fishing from the jetties, other than that the place was deserted.

Monday, November 12, 2018

The Bridge

The Bridge
The Krigslida bridge as seen,(at least partly), on a typical November day. If you want to you can now sit down and enjoy the bridge from the new benches that I showed you in yesterdays post.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Two new benches

The perfect place for a new bench Who wouldn't wanna sit here and enjoy the view?
Who wouldn't wanna sit here and enjoy the view? As seen along the walkway between Krigslida and Västerhaninge earlier in the week.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Misty day

Misty Day Misty Row
The gray November weather continues. Here are two photos from earlier in the week showing the new row houses at Lillgården in Tungelsta. Built by Turbinen, who won a local architectural award for the project a few weeks ago. The architect was Elisabet Elmertoft at Structor.

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Stenberga

Stenberga
There are a few fine places at Hamnviken in Nynäshamn. This is one of them. This property is just across the bay from Villa Hamnvik in yesterdays post

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Villa Hamnvik

Villa Hamnvik Tänkarstugan
A picturesque villa from the turn of the last century at Lövhagen in Nynäshamn, just meters from the bay. The owner wanted to build nine new houses on the hillside behind this property but the municipality but a stop to that idea. Second photo shows a newer house on the same property. Villa Hamnvik, (Hamnviken is the name of the bay), is today used as a conference centre under the name Tänkarstugan. Translated to English that means The Thinking House or something like that.

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Rebuilding the tower

Rebuilding the tower
On a previous visit to Nynäshamn we decided to head over to the Trehörningen island and check out the view from the century old water tower. The driver, who will not be named, Hasse, used to work on the little island so it was a bit of a surprise to the rest of us that he couldn't find the way to the tower, despite breaking quite a few traffic rules while trying, but we figured that we could stop by on our next visit. A few hours later the tower was of course destroyed in a fire. Last time we were in the area all you could see was concrete, but now it looks like the repair work is progressing nicely. So hopefully we will be able to go there some time next year and last I heard Hasse was busy shopping for maps...

Monday, November 05, 2018

Big Red Lone Wolf

Big Red Lone Wolf
We had a seriously beautiful Autumn day yesterday. Blue sky, very calm, and warm, at least if you stayed in the sunshine. So together with a friend I went for a walk in Nynäshamn. We took the picturesque Strandvägen walk and made a pit stop at the Lövhagen cafe for coffee and a waffle. I took around 100 photos during the walk, although in reality it was more like 40 as I always shoot at least two snaps of every scene. It is one way traffic here and most people walk, run or bike so when I heard the sound of an Harley Davidson I turned around and snapped a few quick shots. The guy looked familiar but I couldn't place him so when I came back home I had a look in my flickr stream and realised that it was Christer and that he now rode another bike. You can see my previous blog post about him here.

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Högspänningsledning

Högspänningsledning
Swedish word of the day. Högspänningsledning. Power transmission lines in Västerhaninge on a misty November day. The houses to the left are located at Prästgårdsängen, and if you are curious about how they really look, press here to find out.

Friday, November 02, 2018

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
November is here. It will be dark and rainy and misty. This was the scene at the old tree a couple of hours ago.

Thursday, November 01, 2018

The bookbinders cottage

The bookbinders cottage
Many years ago a bookbinder called Ragnar Numan worked in this cottage or"enkelstuga" at Fors in Haninge. His wife Sigrid Numan was a very talented photographer. Her ICA camera from 1926 has been donated to the local historical association and can be seen at Tingshuset in Västerhaninge. The couple lived in a nearby building called Gästgiveriet.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Bus depot to be

Bus depot to be
Three new apartment buildings and an underground bus depot are currently under construction at the mess that we like to call Haningeterrassen in Handen. Photo made from a somewhat tricky panorama.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Safety Respect

Safety Respect
7C and non-stop rain. The schools are closed here this week for the Autumn break. The builders could have the Tungelsta school for themselves as they finish the roof on the old school building, but I'm guessing it's no fun working outdoors on a rainy Autumn day.

Monday, October 29, 2018

The Tower

Tower
Detail from the wood shingle roof, (which is leaning a bit), at the medieval church in Österhaninge. Nice with a decent zoom lens every now and then.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

October 2018 vs. May 2013

October 2018 vs. May 2013
Walked over to the old tree earlier today. On my way down the familiar path I stopped for a photo of a birch and when I came home a little later I decided to match up today's photo with an early Summer photo I took here five and a half years ago.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Autumn Collage

Autumn Collage
Autumn photos taken from around Västerhaninge a week or so ago. Definitely colder now and all the leaves will be gone in a few days time.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Dryshod or not dryshod

Dryshod or not dryshod
The usual suspects picked me up early (ish), on Sunday morning. Our goal was this stream. Vitsån at Berga in Haninge, next to the military base, Haninge garnison. We were around fifteen people, plus our guide Oliver Karlöf, not seen here. The hope was to see Havsöring, (Brown trout) mating/spawning i.e. jumping out of the water. Everyone was wearing sensible boots, not counting me of course. Hasse can't tie his shoelaces so he had a bit of a mishap. Oliver knows everything you can possibly want to know about fish, he is a fiskekonsulent, good luck googling that! He has written one or two books and the information never stopped coming, which we can blame on my buddy Hasse, (not seen here), who always have to ask a lot of questions about pretty much everything. Anywho we walked through the forest down to the stream while Oliver talked and talked. There were a few other photographers there but no one seemed to take that many photos. Which is perfectly understandable because there was no trout to be photographed. Oliver blamed that on the lack of rain and what have you. After an hour or so this guy showed up on the other side of the stream. It was someone's brother. I got the camera ready hoping he would end up in the water as he tried to cross the stream, but no such luck this time around. Twenty minutes later we gave up and headed back to the cars, but if Hasse has any say, (he has not), we will go back after the next rain fall.

Monday, October 22, 2018

The cemetery

Family Headstone Cemetery Tree
Two photos from the cemetery in Västerhaninge. The headstone shows some of my relatives, including my paternal grandparents.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Autumn Golf

Very short tee shot of the day Fooore!
I'm no golfer but that has to be one of the shorter tee shots I have ever seen. As seen at the Fors golf course in Västerhaninge earlier in the week. I had been out shooting Autumn photos when I got a flat tire, despite my new kevlar tires, so while I was waiting for my ride home I snapped away at the course. Second photo is from the golf course at Husby. That tee shot looked much better.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Red Rose and Autumn Leaf

Red Rose Lönnlöv
Took a walk at the cemetery in Österhaninge. It is an interesting place for a photographer. The church dates back to medieval times and it has a leaning tower. A hundred or so photos can be seen in my flickr set.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Next to the art gallery

Next to the art gallery
A fine apartment building in Österhaninge, next to the art gallery. Originally a school stood here. Built back in 1905, in use up until the mid 1980s. That building, known as Kyrkskolan was destroyed in a fire in 1993. Three years later, in 1996 this building took it's place. Today quite a few of the artists working in the nearby galley lives here.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The old road

The old road The Bootleggers Place
This is the old road to Tyresta, up ahead you can see a building at the village where you today can buy a cup of coffee or visit the farm if you are so inclined. On your way to the village you will pass by the bootlegger's place which is the second photo. Ninety years ago the infamous bootlegger/Olympic footballer Algoth Niska had his headquarters at the Lillgården farm house here. He spent several years in prison, both in Sweden and Finland. In 1938 he began smuggling Jewish refugees out of Germany to Finland. He died in 1953 from a brain tumour. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algoth_Niska

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Eskilsparken

Fåglarna i Handen Old geezer on a bench
Two photos from Eskilsparken in Handen. The sculpture is called Fåglarna i Handen. The birds in Handen. Made by PYE Engström. I call the second photo, old geezer on a bench. Before this area was turned into a green park it was a busy gravel pit that also housed a cement factory and a lumber yard.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Chewing The Cud

Chewing The Cud Cattle
Cows hard at work at Tyresta national park. Info in English about the national park can be found here. Tyresta is located just 20km from Stockholm so it is very accessible for anyone visiting the nations capital.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
Two cold nights was all it took. I was here earlier in the week and on that occasion the leaves on the Swedish Whitebeam were still green, but after two cold nights they have now all turned to a golden brown and soon they will all be gone.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Autumn at Husby

Autumn at Husby
Husby is one of those places that I often return to with the camera. Today it is a horse farm in a rural setting near the golf course in Österhaninge. It has an interesting history. Back in the good old days, (Centuries ago), any farm named Husby was the place where local farmers had to go and pay their taxes.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Åbyplan

Åbyplan
Out shooting with the Chinese 50mm 1.4 lens. There's a bit of a problem with the autofocus and I had to delete quite a few snaps. This is a panorama made from six photos. Photo shows my bike parked under a big tree at åbyplan in Västerhaninge.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Le quattro stagioni

Le quattro stagioni
That is the name of this new residential area next to the Nödesta farm in Västerhaninge. In Swedish it is called De fyra årstiderna.

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Indoor Arena

Åbyhallen Moss-Sedum Green Roof
New indoor arena, Åbyhallen, plus a new school for 500 students, Åbyskolan, are under construction at Bokstigen/Åbyplan in Västerhaninge. Second photo shows a section of the roof of the indoor arena. Both buildings will have a Moss-Sedum green roof. The builder is Fastec. You will be able to play volleyball, basketball, handball and floorball, here as well as enjoying a cup of coffee.

Monday, October 08, 2018

Pattern

Pattern
Fun bit of architecture at the new preschool building at Ringvägen in Västerhaninge. Shot this yesterday, and despite it being Sunday the builders were busy working on the building.