Saturday, July 21, 2018

A house with a view

A house with a view Bergsvängen 13
Not a bad place to live. This house sits up on a hill at Bergsvängen in Tyresö overlooking a bay that runs along Brakmarsvägen. It sold last year for around 8 000 000 SEK. If you buy a house here at it will come with a place to dock your boat.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Uddby Kraftverk

Uddby Kraftverk
Six hundred years ago there was a mill here at Uddby in Tyresö. Later, between 1620 to 1750 pulp was produced here. This water power plant dates back to 1898. It is still in operation. This a panorama from four photos, taken with the 18 to 135mm lens, using the Canon 77D. I took the photo last Saturday when I was out on a very long and very warm bike ride with my buddy Lasse. We met up at Åvavägen/Dalarövägen and biked our way towards Visvvassvägen in the neighbouring municipality Tyresö, before continuing to our goal of the day the little islet Notholmen that I showed you in a post earlier this summer. sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uddby_kvarn

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Sixteen Recent Snaps With The Canon 77D

Sixteen Recent Snaps With The Canon 77D
Girl on a moped. Golfers near Årsta Säteri. 22-Pistepirkko. Military vessels at Berga. Ambulance helicopter over Tungelsta. People enjoying the Summer at the beach at Årsta Havsbad. Lasse's new cool looking bike. Girl going the wrong way. She stopped me a few minutes later asking for directions so I helped her out. Photogenic dog at the art gallery. Sportscar at Dalarövägen. Corn field at Alby. Curious cat on a balcony above the cafe. Bus 839 to Dalarö at Klockarlötsvägen. The woman getting off the bus was on her way to a wedding or a funeral. She asked me when the return bus would come so I looked that up for her. Guided walk at the Art Promenade, (konststigen). That's a wrap. Well just one more then, a panning photo of a motorcycle, shot that one this afternoon.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Vegarondellen

Vegarondellen Vegarondellen Vegarondellen Vegarondellen
Took a combined drive and walk over the new roundabout at Trafikplats Vega in Handen over the weekend. Not yet open for traffic so it was just me and my camera up there. First photo is towards Stockholm. Second snap shows new houses at Vega. Third view is towards Norrby. In the fourth photo you can see Brandbergen in the background.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tanning Time

Tanning Time
It was a little too hot yesterday. Even for me. No energy to go out and take photos when it is 32C, at least not Swedish 32C. Stopped by the lakes at Rudan in the afternoon. There were a few sunbathers working on their tans, but not as many as you would think considering the weather.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Blimey, it's a Blimo X-Moto

Blimey, it's a Blimo X-Moto
Electric scooter for the elderly. Nice way to get around when you can no longer walk. Yours for around 20.000SEK. If you are lucky you can get 25 percent of that money back via the "Elfordonspremien". You can drive this thing indoors as well as outdoors. And it is legal do drive it on the sidewalks. Top speed around 18km/h.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Surrounded By Flowers

Surrounded By Flowers
Out on a walk near the old tree a couple of warm days ago I noticed a Roe Deer munching away at a field filled with ox-eye daisies.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Sporty Girl

Sporty Girl
Sporty girl walks by the cafe every now and then, I tried snapping a few shots of her last week but the focus was off on those photos. This time around I saw her coming so I was camera ready. But she fooled me by crossing the road so when I was ready to shoot she was a bit closer than I had anticipated. Next time I see her I will ask her if I can take a few posed portraits. It is another hot day here, I'm off to try a new bike path for the first time with a friend. Feels like it could be a tough ride.

Monday, July 09, 2018

Vimmel och Pannkaka

Vimmel och Pannkaka Do you want pancakes with that?
New cafe, (fik in Swedish), along Mulstavägen at Välsta in Tungelsta. Vimmel och Pannkaka. Opened by Veronika Nordh whom you can see in the second photo. It's a food truck in the garden at the horse farm near the old tree. Opened for business over the weekend. I was there yesterday. The coffee was just fine according to these two guys that accompanied me here. And very inexpensive at 10 SEK with included påtår! Will try the pancakes next time.

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Wood Shingles

Wood Shingles
Wood shingle roof at the medieval church in Österhaninge. A hundred or so more photos of the church can be seen in my flickr album.

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Garden feature

Garden Feature
The proud owner of Nylända gård in Österhaninge is just showing off now. This is the latest garden feature. Where can I get one of these!

Friday, July 06, 2018

Wildflower meadow

Wildflower meadow Ängsblomster
Poetic Swedish word of the day. Ängsblomster. In the early Summer a few thousand bloomed on this lawn in front of Poseidons gränd in Handen. That was just in time for the tulip festival. Today it looks like this. It is the third year in a row that the municipality have planted wild flowers here and there. Last years Traffic Island Flower Bed was a big hit with the locals.

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Which Way?

Which Way?
Roe deer running back and forth on a wheat field at Tjursta in rural Österhaninge. There's an ever busy shooting range a few hundred meters from where they were.

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Dry Hill

Dry Hill
Not much rain in Haninge this year. But a lot of very warm weather and sunshine, nice for people like me, but not for the local farmers. The hay harvest came early this year and it will not be enough. This hill at Snurrom is normally very green and during the Summer months there's usually a lot of horses up there, not so this Summer.

Monday, July 02, 2018

Summer Reading

Summer Reading
The fine Summer weather continues. Spotted this woman sunbathing while enjoying a novel at the green park in Handen the other day.

Sunday, July 01, 2018

16 Summer Snaps

16 Summer Snaps
The wooden bridge to and from Notholmen at Tyresö Palace. We enjoyed birthday cake at the cafe, Malmens konditori a while back. A fun,(?), water ride on the Norwegian Breakaway. Boyfriend&Girlfriend on a bike, snapped while enjoying coffee at the cafe. Family outing with the boat at Kalvfjärden, Tyresö. Lots of Summer flowers blooming in Handen, in the background City Hall. Lasse at the cafe, he took the bike to Nynäshamn, 40km the other day, no traffic on the old road! Sunbathers at Nedre Rudasjön in Handen. The strider, again. Tiny boat passing the cruise ship in Nynäshamn. Jujja on his bike before the crash. Old shed near Tyresö palace. Abandoned factory building at Stora Vika in Nynäshamn. Isabelle on her way home from work. Giant wooden butterfly at the nature promenade at Stora Vika. Macro flower.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Tyresö Church and a slideshow

Tyresö Kyrka
The Tyresö church dates back to when the Tyresö palace was built. It stood ready back in 1641 when Gabriel Oxenstierna was buried here. The building is a heritage building. It is situated a few hundred meters from the castle. If you have the time have a look at the slideshow with all the photos I took during my visit. Having trouble seeing the photos press here.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Notholmen

A little marina Fiskarbostaden Notholmen Bridge Café Notholmen
From the English garden at the Tyresö palace it's a short walk to the little islet known as Notholmen. The wooden bridge is a popular spot for fishing. On the islet itself you will find the very popular Café Notholmen. There's also a marina if you happen arrive via yacht or motorboat. And if you are of the sporty kind and get there kayaking, or on a bicycle you can spend the night at Fiskarboden which has twelve beds and a little kitchen. If you visit during the Summer weekend evenings there might be live music if you are lucky.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

The park wardens cottage

Åliden
This is the park wardens cottage at Tyresö Palace. The property is known as Åliden. It can be found down by the water in the English park. It is a new addition, built by marquess Lagergren back in the 1920s in the style of an old French cottage for the Willix family that lived here.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Tyreslö Palace

The Palace
I visited Tyresö palace over the weekend. It's in the neighbouring municipality and the palace overlooks a very picturesque bay. The statesman Gabriel Gustafsson Oxenstierna inherited the land here in 1620 and had the castle built. Fredrik Magnus Piper added the English garden in 1770. The castle has changed owners a few times during the centuries. The last private owner was Claes Lagergren and his American wife Caroline, born Russell. The owner today is the Nordiska Museet and it is open for the public. I will show you more photos from the surroundings in the coming days.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Peekaboo!

Peekaboo Peekaboo
Two photos from the garden at the art gallery in Österhaninge. It's from two weekends in June. The funny guys are my coffee drinking buddies Jujja and Hasse. The Peekaboo is part of this Summers art promenade. Made by Marie-Anne and Kjell Kronkvist.

Monday, June 25, 2018

The Strider

The strider
This woman walks by the cafe, Malmens konditori in Handen on a regular basis. I think of her as the strider.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Deck Chair Cruising

Deck Chair Cruising Norwegian Breakaway
Spotted the cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway in Nynäshamn yesterday. It's home port is in New York so it is a long way from home. Here are some facts about the ship. You have 17 restaurants to choose from. If you enjoy musicals, ( I don't), you can watch Rock of Ages aboard the ship. If you want to cool down after a hot day there's an ice bar where the temperature is always -8C. If you enjoy fireworks there's at least one on every cruise. And if you don't want to mingle with the riffraff, (and I know that you don't want to do that), book a suite high up where there's a private deck, gym, pool and what have you. How much does it all cost then I hear you ask? No idea, try here for some more info. I shot the photos with my new Canon 77D, using my new 70-300mm Canon zoom lens. First photo taken at 300mm. Second one is a panorama from nine photos. I snapped the photos from a parking lot a couple of hundred meters away from the ship while a friend was shopping for pain killers at the Sjötelegrafen shopping centre.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty
I have seen this woman walk by the cafe a few times this Summer. If I would have to guess I would say that she has a small collection of Hello Kitty handbags.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Midsummer

Midsummer
It was a very quiet affair this year. Just me and my brother. It rained off and on during the day. We ate a traditional Midsummer dinner and this was on the table. Didn't feel like celebrating with our mother on palliative care at Malmgården.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

North American Native Indian Motive

North American Native Indian Motive
Airbrushed truck, artwork made by Terho Niskanen. Spotted the truck parked at Bragevägen in Handen a while back.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Wrapped bales

Wrapped Bales Country Life Hösilage
Feels a bit early for the hay harvest in mid-June, but it has been a strange year weatherwise, so why not. As seen near the old tree a week ago now.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

How we roll

How to travel
As you probably know by now I have to stop and take a few photos of passing traffic every time I bike over the pedestrian bridge that crosses the ever busy Gudöbroleden in Handen.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Crossfit For Beginners

Crossfit for beginners
Several of the local gyms in Haninge have realised that it could be nice to workout outdoors in the fine Summer weather. I heard this group laugh and chat away as I made my way through the Eskilsparken the other day so I stopped for a photo.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Park Animals

A Popular Bench
I visited the official unveiling of a new sculpture group, Parkdjur,(Park Animals), at Åbyparken in Västerhaninge yesterday afternoon. It is one of the oldest parks here, it dates back to the 1950s when most of the land here was just a big forest. Fifteen sculptures can be seen and admired in the park, and they are all very good. Made by Anna Lindgren and Sofia Lagerkvist from the design group Front. They wanted the park to be filled once again by the animals that could be seen here before the park was built. The design group wants people to stop and relax in the park, instead of just walking through it. They hope that kids that sees the sculptures will want to stop there and play. If you are having problems seeing the photos in the slideshow press here to open the album at Flickr, it is well worth watching.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Break the honour-shame culture

Break the honour-shame culture
By Ingwar Åhman-Eklund. Part of the 2018 Art promenade at the arte gallery in Österhaninge, Galleri Kyrkskolan.