Monday, February 24, 2020

Tussilago

Tussilago
Cycling home from Östnora on Friday I noticed something yellow by the side of the road. It was the first Tussilago of the season.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Blue Water Blue Sky

Blue Water Blue Sky
I took the bike down to Östnora on Friday. It was a fine day with a clear blue sky, although a bit too windy for my liking. This is a beach from my youth. There's a camping, a marina, a big grassy area, sandy beach and a few jetty's.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Snowdrop

Snödroppe
Always nice when you can start shooting Spring snaps. Spotted this "Snödroppe" in Västerhaninge earlier in the week. Photographed with my 60mm macro lens.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Anna ♡ Igor

Anna ♡ Igor
One of only two love locks at the pedestrian bridge connecting Sommarvägen with the Rudan nature reserve. So no need to remove the padlocks anytime soon.

Monday, February 17, 2020

The not so ugly duckling

The not so ugly duckling
She is a bit of a celebrity this white Mallard. I have seen a few photos of her this last Winter. She hangs out with the other ducks at the nature park Slätmossen in Handen.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

After the storm

After the storm
Don't have too many new photos to show you. No real inspiration at the moment. Spotted this fallen tree at the tiny beach at the Lower Lake at Rudan. All thanks to the recent storm Ciara.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Not the Golden Gate

Not the Golden Gate
As I'm typing this there's a ship on its way to Stockholm from China. Last I checked the ship was stuck in the Mediterranean because of bad weather. The cargo, a golden bridge, 140 meters long weighing 3700 tonnes. This is not the old bridge btw, but when I noticed this thingy by the side of the road to Alvsta I started thinking about that golden bridge.

Friday, February 14, 2020

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
More storm damage to the old tree after Ciara. I had a feeling that might be the case. Since I started this project back in 2005 there have been at least five serious storms in the area. Including one lightning storm that I experienced firsthand.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Rumpbänk

Rumpbänk
Very new word of the day/year. Might even originate from Haninge for all I know. Rumpbänk. Butt-bench. Been there for a couple of weeks. You can rest here for a minute or so before continuing your walk around the lower lake. The municipality is busy setting up lampposts along the popular promenade to make it more safe.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Konstsnö

Konstsnö
Swedish word of the day. Konstsnö. Artificial snow. Last Thursday the temperature dropped just enough to get the snow cannons working at the Rudan nature reserve. The first cross-country skiers arrived Friday morning and were able to ski on the 800-meter long track. Fast forward a few days and this is all that's left.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Classic Car of the Day

Classic Car of the Day
A 1959 MG MGA. Not a car that you would normally expect to see out on the roads in Mid-Winter Sweden. But this isn't a normal Winter. Spotted at the Rudan nature reserve in Handen earlier today.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Sunday, February 09, 2020

Hesslingby Runestone

Hesslingby Runestone
This runestone from the Viking Era has been nearly invisible for a long long time, probably hundreds of years. It was lying on the ground behind Kikarberget near Kalvsvik in Österhaninge, and if you didn't know that it was there it would be hard to find it. The runic inscription is very basic. There is a cross and a few runes that could read "fadiirt". Translated that could mean Father T. More info in Swedish here: bit.ly/3754Keh

Saturday, February 08, 2020

Friday, February 07, 2020

Stone Steps

Stone Steps
The stairs at the commuter station in Tungelsta. Day 97 in my project 100 Days Of Darkness.

Thursday, February 06, 2020

The Man In The Window

The Man In The Window
That would be the name of my Nordic noir thriller. Did he witness the gruesome murder? Was he the brain behind it all? Where did he go? A "just in case" photo taken a few days ago. I could have used it in my Darkness project, but I took a photo of this building at the start of the project. It is the Attendo Retirement Home at Lillgården in Tungelsta.

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Övre Välsta Gård

Övre Välsta Gård
Christina's place just after dark. Day 96 in my project 100 Days Of Darkness. A real Winter view of the house can be seen by pressing here.

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Loviseberg

Loviseberg
This house along Nynäsvägen in Västerhaninge was built by Aron Alfred Kalin back in 1903. He was a general contractor back in the day. He named the property after his wife Lovisa, a nice touch I think. Ten years later the house was bought by another Lovisa! Namely Maria Lovisa Hallberg. She was a local woman who had moved back to Haninge after living and working in Helsingborg.

Sunday, February 02, 2020

Winter activity

Winter activity
Mid-Winter in Sweden. Food-loving golfer out practicing his golf game at the driving range at Fors Golf in Västerhaninge.

Saturday, February 01, 2020

Cityscape

Nedre Rudasjön
Central Handen as seen from the Rudan Nature Reserve. Snapped this photo last week from a jetty on the Lower Lake. Theme Day at City Daily Photo.

Friday, January 31, 2020

The Blue Building

The Blue Building
It houses a cafe that is quite popular during the Summer months. Located between the lakes at the Rudan nature reserve. Day 92 in my project 100 Days Of Darkness.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Pizzeria Napoli

Pizzeria Napoli
Pizza place at Jägartorp in Västerhaninge. Never eaten there. But I have been inside a few times over the years. This was a print shop back in the mid-1980s. Day 91 in my project 100 Days Of Darkness.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Darkness Falls

Darkness Falls
The Lower Lake at Rudan would be a good setting for a horror movie. There's no outdoor lighting here at all so when it gets dark it gets really dark. But if you want to shoot that movie you need to be quick as the municipality are currently busy setting up lampposts around the lake.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Vita Huset

Vita Huset
Raining. Day 89 in my project 100 Days Of Darkness. The white house at the Rudan nature reserve. Been there for 300 years. It was a farm here for many years before it became a nature reserve.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Äldreboende

Äldreboende
Swedish word of the day. Äldreboende. Retirement home. Ros-Anders Gård. Named after Gustaf Andersson, who opened one of the first greenhouse nurseries in Tungelsta, on this property back in 1907. Snapped from the hill at Bergdalen where my great grandfather Johan Fredrik Jansson opened his greenhouse nursery the same year. That one is still in operation today, but under a different name, Blomorado. Day 87 in my project 100 Days Of Darkness.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Daisys

Daisys
Fast food place at the commuter station in Västerhaninge. Day 84 in my project 100 Days Of Darkness.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Coca Cola European Partners Sverige AB

Coca Cola European Partners Sverige AB
An office building at the Coca-Cola plant in Jordbro. The sugar train arrives at the plant every morning at nine o'clock filled with "sockerbetor" from Skåne. I don't think I have ever shot the train arriving, so I guess I will have to do that one day. Day 85 in my project 100 Days Of Darkness.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Recipharm

Recipharm
I don't know much about Recipharm, but I do know that Halina works there. Day 83 in my project 100 Days Of Darkness.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Sunset Ferry

Sunset Ferry
The ferry from Waxholmsbolaget leaving Årsta Brygga, heading for Utö in the Haninge archipelago. Day 78 in my project 100 Days Of Darkness.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Saltwater Bay Fishing

Saltwater Bay Fishing
Mid-Winter in Sweden. A lone angler fishing from the Horsfjärden bay at Årsta Havsbad just before sunset yesterday. I told him that he probably enjoyed the social side of fishing. He found it very relaxing but hadn't caught any fish on this occasion.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

The Power Plant

Power Plant
The Vattenfall power plant in Jordbro. There are two Christmas trees in this photo. Day 77 in my project 100 Days Of Darkness.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Two School Buildings

Two School Buildings
Two very different looking school buildings in Hanen. Centrum Vux in the foreground with Riksäpplet in the background.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Twilight

Twilight
I took a walk at the Upper Lake at the Rudan nature reserve just after sunset yesterday. It was an unusually warm Winter day with around 10C.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

That time of the year again

That time of the year again 400 Calories
Well not really, but who wants to wait until Fettisdagen? My only rule is that I have to take a photo of every semla.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Winter Afternoon

Winter Afternoon
8C as I made my way around the Lower Lake at the Rudan nature reserve. Cherry Blossom in Stockholm on the day that I took this, (two days ago). It sure is an unusual warm Winter this time around.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Moonrise

Fullmåne
Swedish word of the day. Fullmåne. Full moon at the Mulsta Länsmansboställe. Day 71 in my project 100 Days Of Darkness.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Closed For Business

Closed For Business
There used to be a Shell station here but it looks more or less abandoned these days. I have been to a couple of Muscle Car meets here in the last few years.

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Pizza

Pizza
I used to live in an apartment just 100 meters from this place a few eons ago. I can't remember how many evenings I spent at the then pub Jägaren, today Västerhaninge Kök&bar. Those were the days, (not really). Day 69 in my project 100 Days Of Darkness.