Sunday, June 20, 2021

The Gravediggers Cottage

The Gravediggers Cottage
In October of 1832, around 1000 people at Södermalm in Stockholm died from cholera. The victims were buried at night at the Kolerakyrkogården at Skanstull. In total 3500 people died of the disease that year. Two decades later cholera killed another 2800 people here. This building from 1832 was known as the Dödgrävarboställe, the grave-diggers cottage. Today this is a little park.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Häringe

Tree stump Flower Bobäcken
Three photos from a recent visit to the Häringe-Hammersta nature reserve. It is that place with the many oaks and the impressive view from the lookout point that I have shown you a few times. One of my favorite places in Haninge. The last photo shows Bobäcken, I snapped that photo from a little bridge. It is a great place for birdwatching.

Friday, June 18, 2021

Västerby

Rural Sweden A little cafe Västerby Bygdegård
Three photos from Västerby in Nynäshamn. Here you see a few houses in the Summer green, a little cafe, popular with cyclists and bikers, and the old village hall where they brew the coffee and bake the cakes for the cafe. Shot while out on a bike ride a few days before buying the eBike.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Gazelle Ultimate

Gazelle Ultimate C8
I know. But it looked so good. And I really wanted a new bike so I figured why not try an eBike? So that is what I did. This is a Gazelle Ultimate C8. Been out on three rides with it so far and I am happy to report that with this bike there are no more uphill climbs! The Bosch engine works great, the motor is silent, there are eight gears and no chain this is a belt driven bike. You have to pedal to get the motor running so it is still a real bicycle and there is a law in the EU that prevents anyone using a motor if you bike faster than 25 km/h. There is a way around that but I don't have any plans to test that just yet.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Windows & Balconies

Windows & Balconies
A new housing area called Parkstråket in Handen. This was a little forest with a couple of unused Summer houses a few years ago. Today there are a number of big apartment buildings here, plus a brand new school.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Summer Cycling

Källhagsvägen Källhagens Gård The Meeting
I sometimes ride my bicycle to Nynäshamn. It usually takes 90 minutes with a couple of stops along the way as I have to photograph something. Normally I ride on the old Nynäsvägen road that follows the new motorway for most of the way. But you can also ride on the old gravel roads through small hamlets like here at Hemfosa. Cycling here is very relaxing. You ride on bumpy roads through forests and there are a couple of lakes if you feel the need to cool down with a swim. I walked around one of those lakes recently and I will show you a few photos in a day or thhree.

Monday, June 14, 2021

Henriksdal

Henriksdal Lugnets Terrass Henriksdal
Three photos from Henriksdal. A newish housing area at Sicklaön in Nacka that is part of Södra Hammarbyhamnen in Stockholm. I have to confess to never actually been there, yet. This is as close as I have come, but every time I see the new houses from a distance I feel an urge to check out the place. The architecture looks very interesting. I will have to ask the usual suspects if they are up for a visit.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

A few minutes at a bridge

A Fashion Statement? A Smart Man Riding with his girlfriend Sahara Wrong Shoes? Porsche 911
Cycling to a friends house for a Summer BBQ I stopped at the pedestrian bridge that crosses the busy Gudöbroleden in Handen. My preferred place for panning photos since a number of years. People often walk up to me asking what it is I am shooting and that always surprises me. This time it was a guy from a company inspecting the bridge. Are you hoping to shoot some accidents he asked. Not sure why any normal person would like to do that. So I explained it to him, no I shoot convertibles, old cars, unusual cars, tough guys on motorcycles, tough girls on motorcycles or just anyone who I find interesting. And on this day it was three white cars and a bunch of Harleys.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Oak Trees

Oak Tree Majestic Oak Oak Tree
A recent visit to the Häringe-Hammersta nature reserve means that I came back home with quite a few photos of the oaks in that area, and here are three of them just to prove my point. After snapping these very green pics, two at Hammersta and one at Häringe, I went for a walk in a cow pasture shooting macro photos, before continuing on my bike down to the water where I climbed up a hill and then walked along the coastline for a bit. It was a great Summer day.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Katsan

White Arkitekter
Katsan at Hammarby sjöstad. The headquarter for the 300 people that work at White Arkitekter. They were the architects behind the Quality Hotel Globe that I showed you earlier in the week.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Who broke the glass?

Who broke the glass?
Three suspects attended the BBQ at Villa Blåmes last Sunday. No one is taking responsibility for this broken cognac glass. Was it the drinker himself? That would be me so of course not. And I also managed to drink up the cognac before whatever it was that happened, happened. Was it perhaps the grill master? He looks to have been too far away so he is probably in the clear. That leaves the man with the big feet on the dinner table. Did he do it? The guy that usually hides behind the cigar smoke? He swears his innocence. I guess we will never know what really happened that night.

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

The Thaiboat

Thaiboat
Sweden's first sail-through restaurant. The Thaiboat at Norra Hammarbyhamnen at Hammarby Sjöstad in Stockholm. So if you are sailing through the canal here which many people do on a daily basis, and there is a longish queue you can order food via an app and pick up your order at the Thaiboat. Or you can do as the guests that you see here and just walk in and ask for a table. Sure looks inviting.

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Quality Hotel Globe

Quality Hotel Globe
That is the name of this hotel at Arenastaden at Johanneshov in Stockholm. It sits between two big stadiums, the Globe Arena and the Tele2 Arena. And also next to that arty smokestack in yesterdays post. The architects were White Arkitekter, and as it happened I snapped a photo of their office at Hammarby Sjöstad a while back and I might show it to you in a day or three, it is also a building with a lot of glass. Oh, and I should explain that this is a tricky building to photograph. I stood on a traffic island and shot this as a panorama so this is 15 photos stitched together.

Monday, June 07, 2021

The Girls

Flickorna
This is a forty-meter-high smokestack.You can find it next to the Quality Hotel Globe at Arenastaden in Stockholm. It used to be gray but thanks to Cilla Ramnek and 400 liters of yellow paint today it is a sculpture called Flickorna, The Girls.

Sunday, June 06, 2021

Mind the frogs

Mind the frogs
A warning sign by the side of the road at the Hammersta nature reserve to mind the frogs. I minded the frogs, no injuries reported. They move from one place to another other during mating season in April and May so they are probably where they should be by now in a nearby pond.