Saturday, April 17, 2021

Viper

Viper
A viper enjoying the Spring sunshine at the Gullringskärret nature reserve. As seen a couple of days ago while obviously out on another bike ride.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Handenterminalen

Bus Terminal Haningeterrassen Waiting Area A work in progress Bus Terminal Bench
After a two year delay the new underground bus terminal, Handenterminalen, opened for traffic this week. Still, some work to be done both inside and outside the terminal which is part of the huge project that is Haningeterrassen in Handen, located near the Rudan nature reserve, the mall and the commuter station. When that work is done next phase starts. Building a number of apartment buildings on the roof of the underground terminal. The artwork seen here were made by Andreas Johansson. It is called Evig sommar, Eternal Summer. The artist's photos have been printed on enameled sheets which have then been mounted on the walls. Oh, and if you wonder why that is a big deal feel free to check out a photo of the old bus terminal.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Your eyes can deceive you

Your eyes can deceive you
Because when I left home for my bike ride a couple of days ago I was in full winter uniform. It was no more than 5C and very windy. Looking at this young guy cooling himself down in the water at the Upper Lake at the Rudan nature reserve you could think it was a Summer day. It was not.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The Jewels

The Jewels
Cycling through the Höglunda park in Jordbro yesterday I decided to check out the sculpture Juvelerna i Jordbro. Translated that means The Jewels in Jordbro. The artwork, in form of a six meter high metal tree, is a collaboration between 125 fourth grade school kids, and the two artists Mette Björnberg and Richard Johansson. The official unveiling took place on Walpurgis Night ten years ago, and I was there that day and remember it like it was yesterday. The jewels are of course all the kids, but also the many silhouettes including the ☮ sign. The sculpture is said to tell the story about how the kids came to live in Jordbro, a suburb with a big immigrant population. Ten years on and the sculpture loooked almost as it did a decade ago.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Farm Houses

Dahlgrensgården Tyresta Nationalpark
Two more photos from the old village at the Tyresta national Park in Haninge. Before the pandemic hit I used to visit the different exhibitions and what have you that used to take place in the Dahlgren farm house which you can see in the top photo. These days I do as the people seen here, I usually sit in the warming sunshine enjoying a bite to eat. The second photo shows the Jansson farm house on the top of the hill overlooking the little village. Today it is the caretakers office building. The flagpole is a mobile mast in disguise btw.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

A visit to the national park

Tyresta Tyresta Birdspotting
These photos and the one in yesterdays post are all from the Tyresta National Park that I visited earlier in the week. There are several old farm houses at the little village at Tyresta as well as a working farm. Ever since the start of the pandemic the national park has seen a lot of new visitors which is great I think. It is a unique park as it is so close to Stockholm, if you drive it is just 30 minutes away from the nations Capitol. I bike here and that takes me around 45 minutes one-way. On this visit I decided to walk over to the bird-watching tower.

Friday, April 09, 2021

Vitsippa

Vitsippa
Cycling through Gullringskärret, a nature reserve in Jordbro earlier in the week I spotted the first wood anemones of the season so I stopped for a macro photo. This means that the whole area will be a white sea soon, which is always a spectacular sight. And when that happens I will be back with both my macro lens and a wide-angle one.

Thursday, April 08, 2021

New Homes

Kalvsviksvägen
Brand new houses, (the red ones), at Kalvsvik in Österhaninge. If you climb up the hill you can find the remains of an old fort from way back when.

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Promenadväder?

Promenadväder?
Questionable Swedish word of the day. Promenadväder? This was the weather situation in Tungelsta 48 hours ago as I was ready for a promenade.

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Enjoying the view

Enjoying the view The View
The view from the lookout point at Häringenäs towards the archipelago. A favorite place for a combined bikeride/hike at the Häringe-Hammersta nature reserve.

Monday, April 05, 2021

La Forêt

La Forêt '
Taking a few photos in the forest while on my way up to the lookout point at Häringenäs last week made me think of that TV-show.

Sunday, April 04, 2021

How do you clean a marble statue?

How do you clean a marble statue? Häringe Slott
That is the question of the day. Whenever I visit the Häringe-Hammersta nature reserve I bike past this castle and that is what I did last week on a warmish day.

Saturday, April 03, 2021

Cutting Edge Living

Highrise
Newish sixteen story building with 105 apartments at Regnbågsgatan near Forelltorget, at what is today known as Norra Tyresö Centrum. Built by Botrygg, together with Semrén & Månsson. The cutting edge part comes from the builders web site.