Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Stolen, dumped and torched

Stolen, dumped and torched
This stolen, dumped and torched car has been parked at the commuter station in Tungelsta for a couple of weeks now. I have reported it to both the municipality and to the Swedish Transport Administration.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Åke

Åke
Someone needs to talk to that tagger. Looks like it reads Åke. As seen at the glass house at the Tungelsta commuter station.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Havspaviljongen

Havspaviljongen
Swedish word of the day. Havspaviljongen. The pavilion by the sea. The popular spa at Nynäs Havsbad on the Trehörningen island in Nynäshamn. Built at the turn of the last Century. Back then the newly constructed railway line Nynäsbanan had a station called Nynäs Hafsbad very close to Trehörningen. The King at the time, Oscar II arrived by train for a big opening of another planned hotel in May of 1903, but in the end that project was abandoned. Later the municipality asked the local architect Karl Güettler to come up with another idea for a few hotels and a casino. The casino is long gone as are a few of the hotels. But you can still book a weekend at the spa. I took this photo on a recent promenade along the picturesque Strandvägen .

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Good Advice

close enough
Some good advice about your photography from one of the masters. My coffee mug. A gift from my brother, he got it at the photography museum Fotografiska in Stockholm a few years ago now.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

2018 Winter Count

2018 Winter Count
For the last 9 years I have ended the year with a Winter Count. It is one photo from every month of the year. Last year was a year with many ups and downs, both personally, and weather-wise, which this collage clearly shows. The year started with a lot of snow, but the in May Summer arrived one month early, and stayed around much longer than usual. The first photo shows a skier at the very popular Rudan nature reserve in Handen. The second photo shows a man trying to clear the snow outside the restaurant across the road from where I live in Tungelsta. He had a tough day. I took the March photo on my first visit to the beach, there was ice everywhere at the Hårsfjärden Bay. April started with cold weather and the tree trunk stuck in the ice at the Lower Lake at Rudan shows just that. I met a very photo shy girl in May, Ronja. She did not want to have her photo taken. Two days later we met for a photo shoot/promenade around a lake in Handen and I think I cured her from that fear. You can see those photos here. June and July were hot! Seriously so. Which these two sunbathing females clearly shows. Photographed at Eskilsparken in Handen and at Nickstabadet in Nynäshamn. My favorite car event of the year for the last decade or so came to an abrupt end of sorts. The Vegabaren meet moved to Huddinge and Lissma park and it wasn't the same thing at all, although there were a lot of people and cool cars at the event. You can see those photos here. September was a fine Summer month last year as proven by the woman at my favorite beach. I took quite a few fine Autumn snaps in October. November arrived with cold days and a lot of mist. My photo of the old tree was a big hit over at flickr. Snow in December, back to normal I guess. Found the snowman across the road from the grocery store in Tungelsta.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Winter Tree

Winter Tree
A Winter visit to the old tree. Decided to show you the opposite view, compared to how I normally photograph the Swedish Whitebeam. So this is how the tree looks if you walk past it and continue down the path towards Klemms Hill, and then turn around.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

A misty day at Lövhagen

Misty Day at Lövhagen
No one in sight at Lövhagen. In the Summertime you would have seen yachts, motorboats, kayaks, sunbathers, joggers, cyclists, people water skiing, scuba diving, crowds would also be filling up every seat at the popular cafe, but on this day non of that was happening.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Mostly Snow

Mostly Snow
It started to snow earlier this afternoon. So I figured I should take a few Winter snaps, but I didn't have the energy for that. But here is the one photo I actually took. Sure looks like a wintery background and it is. And all that white is freshly fallen snow. But it is a bit of an illusion as that background is a greenhouse where the temperature is very low as nothing is growing in there this time of the year so the snow don't melt when it hits the glass.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse
I think it was four or five years ago that someone placed a number of miniature lighthouses along the picturesque Strandvägen walk in Nynäshamn. It is a copy of the old lighthouse at Landsort on the island of Öja. If you look closely you can see that the door is open. One of the better street art projects I have seen in a long while.

Monday, January 14, 2019

New Year's Eve Tragedy

New Year's Eve Tragedy
I took this photo on New Year's Eve. It was a cold, but beautiful Winter day. Sadly just a few hours into the new year a young man was murdered by another equally young man in the building in the background. I woke up in the middle of the night by the sound of the ambulance helicopter and learned about the tragedy a few hours later.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Christmas is over

Christmas is over
As seen in central Nynäshamn a few days ago now. I had been out on a 8 km walk with a friend and we passed this thing before walking into the Espresso House for a coffee. Turned out to be a horrible place so after complaining about the crappy coffee we continued to Ösmo where we enjoyed great coffee at Ösmo Plantshop, a place that's been around since my then best friend Peter's dad opened it for business back in the mid 1970s.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Var redo! - alltid redo!

Var redo! - alltid redo!
That is the motto of the Swedish scouts. Translated: Be Prepared! - Always prepared. This is the scout hall building at Hamnviksvägen in Nynäshamn. It dates back nearly 300 years and is today a listed building. The last farmer that lived here moved out in 1902. As seen on my winter walk with one of the usual suspects last week.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Lusthus

Lusthus
Swedish word of the day. Lusthus. Gazebo. As seen from Strandvägen in Nynäshamn, looking over the water towards the islet Trehörningen a couple of days ago.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

More than just a bun...

More than just a bun...
...the first semla of the year. Not bad at all for a Supermarket semla. Normally you wouldn't eat one before Fettisdagen, or Shrove Tuesday, but that tradition is long gone now, because who cares about that sort of thing these days.