Saturday, March 31, 2018

No skinny dipping, yet

Årsta Havsbad Årsta Havsbad
Another photo from my recent visit to Årsta Havsbad. Aiming the camera at a piece of broken ice. In the background the beach area with the two piers. Second photo shows a private property that sits next to the public beach. I counted maybe ten people during my stay, on a hot Summer day it usually looks a bit different.

Friday, March 30, 2018

A day at the beach

A day at the beach
Whenever I visit Årsta Havsbad I usually sit on one of the benches overlooking the beach, and as I am a photographer I always snap a few photos while sitting there. Like this one.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Broken pieces of sea ice

Ice Broken pieces of sea ice Isvall Icy Beach
Four icy photos from my recent visit to the beach, Årsta Havsbad at the Hårsfjärden bay. This was the view that the happy couple on the bench were looking at during their picnic. The ice covering the frozen bay is breaking up. It was 10C when I snapped these photos but since then we have had couple of really cold days and nights. I took these photos with my new Sigma 105mm lens.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Give it a few days

Give it a few days
The ice is melting away quickly now at the Hårsfjärden bay in Haninge,(part of the Baltic sea). But maybe you should wait a few days until you try the dive tower. This was the scene from one of the piers at my favorite beach, Årsta Havsbad on Sunday.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Happiness

Happiness
Real Spring arrived to Stockholm yesterday and everyone was happy. This couple enjoyed a picnic, (first of the year), sitting in the sunshine on a bench down by the beach at Årsta Havsbad. The temperature reached 10C for the first time this year.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

What's The Plural Of Crocus?

What's The Plural Of Crocus?
Who cares, it is Spring. Great weather today. Which was nice after the long Winter.10C and a clear blue sky. Found these outside the library in Västerhaninge.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Haningeterrassen

Haningeterrassen
Same area s yesterdays photo. No idea about this building, could be part of the underground bus station. Or not. The project will be finished around 2023.

Friday, March 23, 2018

The Terrace

The Terrace
This massive project will take at least five years to finish. It is called Haningeterrassen and can be found in down-town Handen. The first building, Brf Blicken is up, many more to come, including the underground bus station. This is 4 photos stitched together, shot with my latest purchase, the Sigma 105mm macro lens.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

A sign of Spring

A sign of Spring
Two days ago snow cowered the lawn in front of the house here at Bergdalen in Tungelsta, but arriving home this afternoon I spotted the first crocus of the season. It has been two warmish days here with blue skies and maybe up to 7C. And that's all that this crocus needed. So hurrah for Spring!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Concrete Bridge

Concrete Bridge
I took ten photos yesterday. One was a selfie to celebrate Vårdagjämningen, and another was this black&white snap of a detail on the Krigslida bridge. Shot with the cheap Tamron zoom lens using the old Canon 550.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Gym

The Gym
Times change. This was a church building up until a few years ago, today it houses a fitness center called iFORM. I have to confess to staying away from both churches and gyms as much as I possibly can. You can find it along Allévägen in Tungelsta. Photographed with my old canon 550 using the cheap Tamron zoom lens at 300mm.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Trottoar

Trottoar
Swedish word of the day. Trottoar. Construction of a sidewalk, (or pavement if you like), and a roundabout, by the construction company Turbinen along Stavsvägen at Lillgården in Tungelsta. The new living area is just to the right.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

export.snowdrift.replacement

Äggröra.Vikbar.Givetvis
I tried unsuccessfully to find the address for this new apartment building at Lillgården in Tungelsta. When that didn't work I used the satellite view at what3words and came up with this. It is not totally accurate as the satellite images at both flickr and what3words are not up to date.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Beach Season Starts Again

Beach Season Starts Again
Sure, it's still a few degrees below freezing and there's a pretty hard layer of snow covering the ground, but inst that the sun shining from a clear blue sky?

Friday, March 16, 2018

Winter Shortcut

Winter Shortcut
New shortcut over the field at Lillgården. It will take you to and from the commuter station. There are plans to build what looks like a small city on the field, so a year from now this could be a busy building site.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
This was an interesting day. If you blinked the weather changed. From sunny to snowing. From a cloudy sky to a blue sky. From calm to windy, (ish). One minute it was warm, then bitterly cold, at least that was my experience during my promenade to the old tree. We normally call that April weather.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Babushka Dolls

Babushka Dolls
Not having any photo inspiration at all I tried my luck at photo stacking a while back, and what better than using Russian stacking dolls. This was six photos where i moved the focus a little after every photos before stacking them in PS.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Birdhouse

Birdhouse
Snowy birdhouse at Hagavägen in Tungelsta. As I'm typing this it is a bit warmer, around 0C, ice everywhere and it started to snow again a little over one hour ago.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Snowy Road

Snowy Road
Bus 835 photographed during a recent snow storm. In the background the old stationhouse at the commuter station in Tungelsta. I'm running out on photos now so I need to go out and shoot something new tomorrow. Looking at the weather forecast it says gray skies and crap weather for the next ten days.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Hammar in Winter

Winter Road
The Hammar estate at Allévägen in Tungelsta. Built by Frans Gustaf Upmark two hundred years ago. The same family still owns it today. I will often see and chat with the current owner, Charlotte when she's out on her daily promenade.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Herr Gårman

Herr Gårman
Mr.Walkman. Road sign for a pedestrian crossing. Herr Gårman is a word pun. It is a name and when you say it out loud it sounds like You Walk Here. The feminist movement were of course very upset about the lack of a female sign so now we have a Mrs.Walkman, Fru Gårman, in a skirt, but the word pun doesn't work there. This Mr.Walkman that stands outside the retirement home in Lillgården have been hit my a car.

Friday, March 09, 2018

Snow measurement

Snow measurement
One way to measure the amount of snow. Last time I did that here at Hagavägen 22 in Tungelsta they had a green mail box.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Gul&Blå

Gul&Blå
When I was a kid Gul&Blå was a very popular jeans brand. But I never owned a pair, I was more of a Wrangler kid. Gul&Blå means Yellow&Blue, which is a good title for this photo. The yellow letterbox is for national mail and the blue for local. As seen outside the kiosk near the Tungelsta commuter station a couple of days ago.

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Weather Update

Weather Update
The traffic sign for Road Work Ahead and a lot of snow made for a good Winter photo. As seen at the new park in Tungelsta few snowy days ago.

Monday, March 05, 2018

Sunday, March 04, 2018

Orange Crescent

Orange Crescent
Great bike. But I wouldn't ride it wearing sneakers when it's -12C and snowing. As seen along Allévägen in Tungelsta earlier in the week.

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Summer is still a long way away

Summer is still a long way away
If you have ever met a Swede, you know that we really like to talk about the weather. And that we really really love the Swedish Summer. Here's why.

Friday, March 02, 2018

Winter in Sweden

Winter in Sweden
-12C and snow falling from the sky. It was good to have a water-resistant camera. This is a house at Fornminnesvägen in Tungelsta.

Thursday, March 01, 2018

The joy of Winter

The joy of Winter -12C and a lot of snowing. The message from the Swedish transport administration was clear. Leave your vehicle at home. Don't drive in this weather unless you really have to. In my area two of the busier roads, Väg73 and Väg 225, was closed for heavy traffic all day. And there were accidents happening everywhere. This poor Volvo was parked along the Tungelstavägen. The owner no where to be found. More info about the weather at The Local.