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.

Monday, August 20, 2018

He Hears Everything

He Hears Everything
The Prime Minister Stefan Löfven hears everything with the help of his antenna ears. But will it be enough to win the general election? As seen at the Krigslida commuter station a couple of days ago.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Time Flies

Time Flies
The "midsommarsång" at Årsta Havsbad. Midsummer feels a long time ago. But it was just two months ago.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

The Optimists

The Optimists
I noticed a few optimists at the beach, Årsta Havsbad yesterday. The meteorologist was quoted to saying that Friday might be the last real warm Summer day. But they are usually wrong.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Summer Evening Fun

Summer Evening Fun
I was sitting on the veranda after dinner when I heard a motor up in the sky. It was a powered paraglider out on an evening flight.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Crooked Nose

Crooked Nose
I noticed that someone had put a crooked nose on quite a few election posters in Tungelsta yesterday. The politician seen here is Sven Gustafsson from the Moderate party. I have met him a couple of times. Turns out that it is another politician that is responsible for this. Martin Hagwall who represents Alternativ För Sverige. He was confronted about this and responded that it was a certain type of people that looked like this. The Swedish general election is three weeks away now. goo.gl/bGn98N

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Ice Cream Photographer

Ice Cream Photographer
A candid snap from the pier at the guest marina in Nynäshamn last week. The marina is a popular place for both locals and tourists/visitors. There are a couple of nice eateries, pubs, music scenes, kiosks and a good place for fresh fish, and while my travel buddies for the day queued for some tasty salmon I went for a photo promenade.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Bat Boy

Bat Boy
Socialist Bat Boy scaring away passers-by at the entrance to the Haninge mall. The Swedish general election is four weeks away. Batboy represents Rättvisepartiet socialisterna, ( Socialist Justice Party).

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Two Dudes

Cool Daddy of the Day Plata Plomo
Two candid snaps from Poseidon's Square. Cool dad of the day on his inline skates, and heavily tattooed skateboarder. Plato Plomo translates to, Take the money or I will take your life, but you already knew that.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Babels Torn

Babels torn Ankaret
Very picturesque villa at Dalarö. I could move in tomorrow. It is called Babels torn. It is a four storey high building, although that is tricky to see from this angle. The house was built a century ago by Carl Carlsson who also built another house, (second photo), where he had a department store for many years, Carl Carlssons Diverseaffär. Today that building houses a popular eatery called Restaurang Ankaret. Facts provided by Lars Palmgren, via Sune Nilsson two members of the local historical society Haninge Hembygdsgille.

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Jutholmen

Jutholmen
The view from Amerikaberget at Dalarö is a good one. You can see a lot of water, boats and ferries crossing the bay, and also this little islet, it is called Jutholmen. In total there are 19 building on the islet, and at least, (4), people live here year round.

Monday, August 06, 2018

Elskåp

Elskåp
I enjoy shooting utility boxes. Mostly they are the places where the local graffiti artist will leave a mark. Not so here just a stone's throw away from the church at Dalarö.

Sunday, August 05, 2018

The female of the species...

The female of the species...
..is more photogenic than the male. As noted while having coffee at the cultural centre (Kulturhuset), at Poseidon's Square in Handen earlier in the week.

Friday, August 03, 2018

Kör För Livet

Kör För Livet
Nine traditional small horse-drawn carriages travelled from Nyköping to Haninge this week. I met up with them this afternoon near the Medieval church in Österhaninge. They were on their way to Tyresta National Park to take part in the annual "Nordsvenskens Dag", the North Swedish Horse Day. The reason for this ride, Kör För Livet was to collect money to the Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund. Stefan and Kate Nilsson, that breed this particular horse, lost their son to cancer a few years ago. And for those of you that understands Swedish, and want to learn more, and perhaps donate some money, read more here. As per usual, if you can't see the slide show press here to open the album at flickr.

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Sail boats

Spinnaker Sailing Summer in Sweden
Sailing in Sweden. Very popular this time of the year. More facts here. Spotted these three boats while walking down the picturesque Strandvägen road in Nynäshamn recently.

Wednesday, August 01, 2018