Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Bus depot to be

Bus depot to be
Three new apartment buildings and an underground bus depot are currently under construction at the mess that we like to call Haningeterrassen in Handen. Photo made from a somewhat tricky panorama.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Safety Respect

Safety Respect
7C and non-stop rain. The schools are closed here this week for the Autumn break. The builders could have the Tungelsta school for themselves as they finish the roof on the old school building, but I'm guessing it's no fun working outdoors on a rainy Autumn day.

Monday, October 29, 2018

The Tower

Detail from the wood shingle roof, (which is leaning a bit), at the medieval church in Österhaninge. Nice with a decent zoom lens every now and then.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

That Old Tree

That Old Tree That Old Tree
My two most recent photos of the old tree. We are entering the dark period now.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

October 2018 vs. May 2013

October 2018 vs. May 2013
Walked over to the old tree earlier today. On my way down the familiar path I stopped for a photo of a birch and when I came home a little later I decided to match up today's photo with an early Summer photo I took here five and a half years ago.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Autumn Collage

Autumn Collage
Autumn photos taken from around Västerhaninge a week or so ago. Definitely colder now and all the leaves will be gone in a few days time.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Dryshod or not dryshod

Dryshod or not dryshod
The usual suspects picked me up early (ish), on Sunday morning. Our goal was this stream. Vitsån at Berga in Haninge, next to the military base, Haninge garnison. We were around fifteen people, plus our guide Oliver Karlöf, not seen here. The hope was to see Havsöring, (Brown trout) mating/spawning i.e. jumping out of the water. Everyone was wearing sensible boots, not counting me of course. Hasse can't tie his shoelaces so he had a bit of a mishap. Oliver knows everything you can possibly want to know about fish, he is a fiskekonsulent, good luck googling that! He has written one or two books and the information never stopped coming, which we can blame on my buddy Hasse, (not seen here), who always have to ask a lot of questions about pretty much everything. Anywho we walked through the forest down to the stream while Oliver talked and talked. There were a few other photographers there but no one seemed to take that many photos. Which is perfectly understandable because there was no trout to be photographed. Oliver blamed that on the lack of rain and what have you. After an hour or so this guy showed up on the other side of the stream. It was someone's brother. I got the camera ready hoping he would end up in the water as he tried to cross the stream, but no such luck this time around. Twenty minutes later we gave up and headed back to the cars, but if Hasse has any say, (he has not), we will go back after the next rain fall.

Monday, October 22, 2018

The cemetery

Family Headstone Cemetery Tree
Two photos from the cemetery in Västerhaninge. The headstone shows some of my relatives, including my paternal grandparents.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Autumn Golf

Very short tee shot of the day Fooore!
I'm no golfer but that has to be one of the shorter tee shots I have ever seen. As seen at the Fors golf course in Västerhaninge earlier in the week. I had been out shooting Autumn photos when I got a flat tire, despite my new kevlar tires, so while I was waiting for my ride home I snapped away at the course. Second photo is from the golf course at Husby. That tee shot looked much better.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Red Rose and Autumn Leaf

Red Rose Lönnlöv
Took a walk at the cemetery in Österhaninge. It is an interesting place for a photographer. The church dates back to medieval times and it has a leaning tower. A hundred or so photos can be seen in my flickr set.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Next to the art gallery

Next to the art gallery
A fine apartment building in Österhaninge, next to the art gallery. Originally a school stood here. Built back in 1905, in use up until the mid 1980s. That building, known as Kyrkskolan was destroyed in a fire in 1993. Three years later, in 1996 this building took it's place. Today quite a few of the artists working in the nearby galley lives here.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The old road

The old road The Bootleggers Place
This is the old road to Tyresta, up ahead you can see a building at the village where you today can buy a cup of coffee or visit the farm if you are so inclined. On your way to the village you will pass by the bootlegger's place which is the second photo. Ninety years ago the infamous bootlegger/Olympic footballer Algoth Niska had his headquarters at the Lillgården farm house here. He spent several years in prison, both in Sweden and Finland. In 1938 he began smuggling Jewish refugees out of Germany to Finland. He died in 1953 from a brain tumour.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018


Fåglarna i Handen Old geezer on a bench
Two photos from Eskilsparken in Handen. The sculpture is called Fåglarna i Handen. The birds in Handen. Made by PYE Engström. I call the second photo, old geezer on a bench. Before this area was turned into a green park it was a busy gravel pit that also housed a cement factory and a lumber yard.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Chewing The Cud

Chewing The Cud Cattle
Cows hard at work at Tyresta national park. Info in English about the national park can be found here. Tyresta is located just 20km from Stockholm so it is very accessible for anyone visiting the nations capital.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
Two cold nights was all it took. I was here earlier in the week and on that occasion the leaves on the Swedish Whitebeam were still green, but after two cold nights they have now all turned to a golden brown and soon they will all be gone.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Autumn at Husby

Autumn at Husby
Husby is one of those places that I often return to with the camera. Today it is a horse farm in a rural setting near the golf course in Österhaninge. It has an interesting history. Back in the good old days, (Centuries ago), any farm named Husby was the place where local farmers had to go and pay their taxes.

Friday, October 12, 2018


Out shooting with the Chinese 50mm 1.4 lens. There's a bit of a problem with the autofocus and I had to delete quite a few snaps. This is a panorama made from six photos. Photo shows my bike parked under a big tree at åbyplan in Västerhaninge.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Le quattro stagioni

Le quattro stagioni
That is the name of this new residential area next to the Nödesta farm in Västerhaninge. In Swedish it is called De fyra årstiderna.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Indoor Arena

Åbyhallen Moss-Sedum Green Roof
New indoor arena, Åbyhallen, plus a new school for 500 students, Åbyskolan, are under construction at Bokstigen/Åbyplan in Västerhaninge. Second photo shows a section of the roof of the indoor arena. Both buildings will have a Moss-Sedum green roof. The builder is Fastec. You will be able to play volleyball, basketball, handball and floorball, here as well as enjoying a cup of coffee.

Monday, October 08, 2018


Fun bit of architecture at the new preschool building at Ringvägen in Västerhaninge. Shot this yesterday, and despite it being Sunday the builders were busy working on the building.

Saturday, October 06, 2018

Agricultural lines and curves

Agricultural lines and curves
The things we do for a photo. I had to walk over the newly ploughed field at Jursta to get this photo. Had to clean my boots after that effort.

Friday, October 05, 2018

The Magnificent Tree

Baa! The Magnificent Tree
Two photos of the magnificent tree. Taken just a few days apart. The tree used to stand next to a two Century old barn at the Nödesta farm, but a lot of snow and neglect helped that barn to collapse a few cold Winters ago.

Thursday, October 04, 2018

For Sale

Till Salu/For Sale
If you are looking to buy a pub and pizza place, Vaskos in Tungelsta is for sale at the moment. Oh, and it is just the business that is for sale not the property.

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Off the beaten track

Off the beaten track
Ormsta. A bit off the beaten track. I could easily see myself living here. The road actually ends here. If you want to continue past the tiny hamlet you will have to do that by foot or bicycle, which is what I often do when I'm in the area.

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Runestone Sculpture

Runestone Sculpture
The unusual runestone/sculpture at Ribby Allé in Västerhaninge. It appeared mysteriously on the hill back in 2007. There are two inscriptions on the sculpture. Written in the runic alphabet. Translated to English one of them reads. Each and every one of us stands alone on the heart of the earth. A mobile phone through the body like an arrow, suddenly the batteries dies out. At the time no one knew who made it or what it all meant. Today I know the name of the the sculptor, it was made by the artist Torkel Dahlstedt.

Monday, October 01, 2018

Early autumn in the pasture

Early autumn in the pasture
Horse pasture at Lillgården in Tungelsta. The colors are changing every day now. Theme day at City Daily photo. Change.