Thursday, November 30, 2006

Shop 'Til You Drop


The welcoming sign at the big shopping mall in Handen. I hate shopping, so I tend to avoid this place. But it has all the stores that you will ever need, including the Systembolaget, the most important of all Swedish shops. Handen is the seat of the Municipality of Haninge and 12 000 people call it home.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Redpoll up a birch tree


This is a Redpoll, Carduelis flammea or Gråsiska in Swedish. I didnt know that when I uploaded the photo to flickr, so I posted it in a few bird groups and it was identified whitin a couple of hours. It is very unusual for this finch to be seen in this part of the country. Normally they stay up North and when winter comes they migrate to Germany. For the last month I have had a few hundred of these birds flying around the birch trees just outside my window. It is a small bird, ca 12 cm long, and it weighs no more than 12 gram. There's more info at Wikipedia.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Reaching for the sky

Reaching for the sky

Something's up at the Supermarket Coop Forum in Handen. Hard to miss this big crane! No idea what they will build here, this is the parking lot. I googled it and found an aerial photo.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Waves rolling in

Waves rolling in

The waves rolling in from Hårsfjärden, in the Baltic sea at Årsta havsbad in Haninge. From my Sunday visit. 10C, a few people out walking. And me with camera. A nice day.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Sunny November Sunday

Roller Skier II

pale swede at the beach

A roller skier at Fors in Haninge enjoying the fantastic weather this Sunday. Guess what I did? That's right, I took a bike ride. It was around 10 C, not much wind, and a clear blue sky. I made another visit to my favorite beach. I rested on the big bench down by the water before starting to take photos. Not a bad day.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

November Rain

The old barn III

I took one of my MP3 Players for a walk in the rain. Because it was Saturday I stopped at Välsta for my weekly shot of the old oak. The rain started to pick up so I decided to turn back home after a visit to the old barn at the Nödesta Farm. Not that many people around, but a few of the sheep greeted me.

The same sheep that I met last week btw.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Distant Heating Pipeline

Unloading II

A truck arrives at Nederstaleden in Västerhaninge with pipelines for the distant heating project. Short explanation:
The idea behind distant heating is that one big source will be used instead of many smaller ones. From the power plant the water runs via the pipeline to the houses. After warming up the house the cooling water goes back to the power plant and the process is repeated. The Power Plant in Jordbro uses renewable fuel.

Thursday, November 23, 2006



This is the tamper Plasser & Theurer Stopfexpress 09-3X. Top performance, precision and reliability are everyday demands placed on modern maintenance machinery. In rail construction, Plasser & Theuerer has developed an asynchronous balanced-pressure tamping system for tamping at a frequency of 35 Hz that assures precise geometric positioning of the tracks and the efficient manufacture of tie supports.The Stopfexpress 09-3X three-tie tamping machine works more uniformly by processing a longer length of rail per tamping cycle. It is also 40 percent faster than the previously fastest machines. So now you know that. I shot this in Västerhaninge. The railway line is the Nynäsbanan.It goes between the nation's capital, Stockholm and the port city of Nynäshamn.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

What did you buy today?

what did you buy today?

This is what I came home with from my local grocery store, Konsum in Tungelsta. One Heineken beer, some milk and cream. Filmjölk (see link) and Orange Juice. Two Marsan Vanilla Sauce and some apples for tonights pie. Omega 3 Butter. Yoggi yoghurt. Shower Gel. Tomatoes. Echalots de Tradition. Rye Bread. In all it cost me 248 SEK. What did you buy today?

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Moose Encounter

Moose Encounter

I met a moose (Alces alces) today. I was on my bike and noticed the moose on a nearby field. He was heading for a garden with apple trees at Hammarbo. I took a few photos and a video. There's around 400 000 elks or älgar in Sweden. Every year 100 000 elks are shot during the hunting season which is now over. You can read more about hunting here. I don't hunt btw, I only shoot with my camera.

Monday, November 20, 2006

That Old Tree

That Old Tree

Only one month left on this photo project now. I've been walking up to this old oxel for eleven months now. Shot this at the weekend. A very misty day.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Revolving Gate

Revolving Gate II

Zooming in on the revolving gate at the industrial park in Jordbro. One of the companys on the other side is Recip AB a pharmaceutical company in. They focus much on the environmental issues. One popular product is Glucosine.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

At the farm

Sheep In the mist

Sheep in the mist II

A very misty day in Tungelsta today. I headed up to Nedersta and the old farm there. So today's photos comes from Nödesta, the farm has been here for 700 years.

Friday, November 17, 2006



■ verb look at thoughtfully. ▶think about. ▶think profoundly and at length. ▶have as a probable intention.


Thursday, November 16, 2006

Group Living

Tony the builder

Man on Ladder

From Vintervägen in Västerhaninge. This is a new building that will be used as a group living for a few young disabled people. On the ladder is Tony the builder. As always when I take photos of people, I gave him a MOO MiniCard.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Spot the dog

Spot the Dalmatian

I met this woman and her Dalmatian at the nature park Slätmossen in Handen. I was taking some snaps of the ducks when this photogenic dog crossed the bridge ready for a photograph or two. The park is located in a forested area between Handen and Jordbro and is very popular with both, birds, dogs and people!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Christmas Already?

Christmas Already?

Not really. But the poinsettia plants are ready. Blomorado will open later in the week and I was there yesterday to take some photos for their website. This is greenhouse number six. The newest greenhouse built in the spring of 1990. Posing among the poinsettias are the new gardeners Ingemar and Danuta. Fact: There's 9 million citizens in Sweden. This year around 9 million poinsettia plants will be sold in december. CLICK HERE to see how the plants looked in October.

See where this picture was taken. [?]

Monday, November 13, 2006

din X gas station

din X will open here soon

Earlier in the year the Shell Station in Tungelsta closed. For many years it was managed by the Mikkos family that today lives in THIS house next to Kryddgården. They later sold to another family but they decided to go separate ways. Now preparations have finally started for the new din X Station. It will be open 24/7 and claims to be more economical. It's a swedish chain, they have 150 stations around the country and have been in business for more than 40 years.This is another composite, made of 4 photos.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Pentecostal Church

Winter Church

This is the Pentecostal Church in Tungelsta. I have never been inside, I just take pictures!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Walking in the rain

Walking in the rain

A rainy and windy saturday in Tungelsta. I was up at the old oak tree for my weekly photo and on my way home I met this couple dressed in matching rain coats. These days when I take someones photo I always give them one of my MOO MiniCards. With my name, flickr site and email info.

Friday, November 10, 2006

At the construction site

Zooming in on the builders


Lifts, cranes and workers at the new Frigoscandia warehouse in Jordbro. I follow the progression at this building site and thought that the shadows looked great on this visit. Here is the building shot from the other side, from Lagervägen (Warehouse road in translation). This is a composite made by four photos.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Moonshine over Bergdalen

Moonshine over Bergdalen II

My neighbour Danuta was out walking her dog, Benny, when she phoned me. You have to come out and look at the moon she said. So I did. This is shot from were our mailboxes are, looking back at my home. There was a halo above the moon, but I had the wrong camera (Ixus instead of the Digital Rebel) so this is what I got.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

My neighbour the squirrel

Squirrel (but we say Ekorre)

A squirrel (or ekorre as we like to call them) enjoying it's lunch. I can see this tree (it's a common hazel) from the kitchen window, so all I had to do was go out and zoom in on this little guy. This was as close as I could come with the Ixus. I have quite a few photos if this little guy and his friends.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

In the news


This is the Pressbyrån kiosk at Jordbro Commuter Station. I usually stop here for a newspaper or something to drink. The other evening a madman armed with a syringe robbed the place. He ran away with some money but was later arrested.

See where this picture was taken. [?]

Monday, November 06, 2006


Gravel Road

All the snow gone! 7 C in Haninge today and a clear blue sky. I stopped at Kalvsvik in Österhaninge at the riding centre for a few photos. It's called Kalvsviks Ryttarcenter. On the old viking road at Kalvsvik I met Gerd and Winnie. Gerd lives in Stockholm and have her horse here at the riding centre. If you take the freeway from the nations capitol to Kalvsvik, it's no more than 15 minute ride.

Gerd and Winnie II

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Just after sunset

Glowing Greenhouse

In November it gets really dark in Sweden. Today sun up was at 07:18. Sun down this afternoos at 15:46. It's not my favorite time of the year. But you can get some great photo opportunities. Had you lived in Tungelsta say 30 years ago this would have been a very familiar view. A glowing greenhouse. Today there are only 11 greenhouse businesses left. This is Blomorado. Shot half an hour after sunset. The poinsettia plants needs all the light they can get.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

A Bergdalen Sunset

A Bergdalen Sunset

November is a good month for Bergdalen sunsets. Took this from the stairs. The greenhouse belongs to blomorado and is filled with poinsettia plants.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Spot the lion

Spot the lion

Can you see the lion? This house on Ålstavägen in Tungelsta used to look like it was haunted. Not so today. I have heard stories about the previous owner to this old house that i can not tell you about...

Thursday, November 02, 2006

The Pub

Vasko's Pizza Place

Shot this on my morning walk. We had our first snow yesterday. This building was moved to it's current position in Tungelsta a little over a century ago, when the railway track Nynäsbanan was new. Before the move, this house was located in Fors. For many years it was known as Svin-Kalles affär, in english Hog Kalle's Store! Today we buy pizza here and enjoy a beer or three.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Don't put your tongue here, ok?

Don't put your tongue here, ok?

We had a little snow in Tungelsta this morning. But it will dissappear. I guess it's just a warning, letting as know that winter is around the corner. Like we didnt know that. Took this photo of the frosty chain on a truck parked at the commuter station.