Sunday, March 31, 2019


Ribby Ängar Red Row houses Balkong
Currently 116 apartments under construction at Ribby Ängar in Västerhaninge. Construction started in August of 2017, and this, the third phase of this project will finish in the next few months.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

A bit brutalistic...

A bit brutalistic... Sjögläntan
The Sea Glimpse. I guess it might be possible to see the lakes at Rudan here once the new houses are up (from the roof), but I seriously doubt it. The houses in the background dates back around a decade.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Walking on Thin Ice

Walking on Thin Ice
15C and some serious sunshine from a blue sky yesterday, so walking on the very thin ice that still covers the lower lake at Rudan might not be a very good idea. But you have to live dangerously every now and then.

Thursday, March 28, 2019


Serpentinväg Pedestrian bridge
Swedish word of the day. Serpentinväg. New hairpin turn at Vegastaden. The new pedestrian bridge crosses the railway line Nynäsbanan at the new commuter station that will open for traffic in April. There is only one entrance so if you live at the "wrong" end this is the path you will have to use to and from the new commuter station.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Before and After

Vega Station Vega Station Vega City Future Commuter Station Vegastadens pendeltågsstation
The new commuter station at Vegastaden opens for traffic next Monday. Work started on it back in 2015 and I remember walking around here back then thinking this is going to take some time to finish. When the work on the new "city" is finished ten thousand people will live here so the station will probably be quite busy. I took the top two photos last Friday. The last to in May of 2015.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Brf Tindra

Brf Tindra Vegastaden
Location location location. That is the words used to sell Brf Tindra at Vegastaden. The yellow structure to the left is the new commuter station that opens for traffic next week. If you jump on the commuter to Stockholm from there you will be in Stockholm 20 minutes later. The apartment building are built by Ikano that also owns IKEA. Tindra is also the name of my cat...

Monday, March 25, 2019

Raoul Wallenbergskolan

Raoul Wallenbergskolan
Ten thousand people will live in Vegastaden once it is completed. A few thousand people have already moved in. There are construction going on everywhere. As you can imagine you would need a few schools for all the children in the area. This is one of them. Along Vega Allé near Nynäsvägen. The company behind the school take their inspiration from the man that gave the school it's name. Raoul Wallenberg, the humanitarian that disappeared in January 1945 while working in Hungary.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Noise barrier

Jordvall Berm Noise barrier
Norrby Gärde in Handen. Famous for, not much really, but it has it's own runestone. Bit of a wetland, not used for anything at all for a very long time. Close to lake Drevviken, the highway to Stockholm and the huge Vegastaden project where 10 000 people will live so now it has it's own road and bike path, (since a few months). I snapped a panorama here a few years ago when the construction work had just started. Took these photos on Friday. This is a "jordvall", or berm used as a noise barrier. Photos from Vegastaden to come.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Bad for the planet
Flying is bad for the planet. But a good way to see the world in no time at all. Spotted this plane from Flygbra as I took the two photos for yesterdays post.

Friday, March 22, 2019

No More Birch Forest

No More Birch Forest No more bird song
Back when the highway, (Nynäsvägen), to Stockholm was built the municipality planted birches along what was supposed to be a green alleyway for pedestrians. For some reason the project was never finished. Later this part of Söderby in Handen was transformed to a shopping area that today houses ICA, Systembolaget and Biltema. One little birch forest was saved from the building plans and I can't remember how many photos I have taken there over the years. This past Winter the forest was levelled to make room for a bigger Biltema store. I have tagged a few photos from here with Söderby björkskog.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Beach Find

Beach Find Very Dead Gull
Two recent finds during my visit to Årsta Havsbad, my favorite beach earlier in the week. A dead gull and a seashell. Both photos taken with my Canon 60mm lens.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Jetty Remodeling

Jetty Remodeling
The wobbly jetty at Årsta Havsbad is still wobbly, but it is currently being remodelled. Parts of it was unsafe according to Svenska livräddningssällskapet, (the life saving society). After a bit of lobbying from the local samfällighet, (you might have to Google that), the Haninge municipality have decided to chip in with 750 000 SEK for that work. The dive tower that used to be here has been moved to another jetty closer to the military base.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Fuchs Lubricants Sweden AB

Fuchs Lubricants Sweden AB Fuchs Lubricants Sweden AB Kranförare
A few more photos from Fuchs Lubricants new plant currently under construction at Vitsåvägen in Västerhaninge. Looks like good progress, I showed you a few snaps from this construction site last month.

Monday, March 18, 2019


Spring is on hold for the time being. It snowed today. Then it rained. The temperature still reached 5C.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
Crap weather all weekend. Gray skies with rain and snow falling off and on, so I decided to stay indoors and watch lot of Netflix, (After Life), and HBO, (The Good Fight). Before that, (on Wednesday), I made a quick stop at the old tree for my 555th photo of the Swedish Whitebeam.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Not so symmetrical

If you have too much free time on your hands here is how to spend some of it. Take a selfie with one eye open and the other eye closed. Preferably outdoors somewhere. Back home a few hours later open the photo in Photoshop. Copy the left side of your face and paste it so that you get a portrait made from that half of your not so symmetrical face. Then do the same with the right half of your face. Save both portraits and create a diptych from the portraits. Upload to the internet and wait for the applause or laughter.

Friday, March 15, 2019


Haningeterrassen Haningeterrassen Haningeterrassen Haningeterrassen
The never ending project that is Haningeterrassen continues. At the moment they are working on a few new apartment buildings and also on the underground bus terminal.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Nynäs Havsbad

Nynäs Havsbad The Spa
I have a new,(ish),rule. Every time I take a walk along the picturesque Strandvägen in Nynäshamn I have to stop and take a few photos of the century old spa at Nynäs Havsbad, and here are two photos I took last weekend

Wednesday, March 13, 2019


Illustration Parkstråket Sjögläntan I'm guessing it will be a year or so before this illustration will become reality here at Parkstråket in Handen. The project is called Sjögläntan. Two hundred new apartments are currently under construction here.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Rocky Beach

Rocky Beach Knappelskär Biking to the bay
The rocky beach at the Knappelskär peninsula in Nynäshamn. It will be a little longer before the bay fills up with yachts, sunbathers and kayakers. On my visit I counted around 50 people out walking.

Monday, March 11, 2019

The Gym

At The Gym The Gym
You can do a full workout routine if you stop at all the gym stations along the picturesque Strandvägen walk in Nynäshamn.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Spring strikes back

Spring strikes back
Most of the snow that fell last week is gone. Walking over the lawn on Sunday afternoon afternoon I could see quite a few crocuses in the afternoon sunshine. But it is still qiute cold.

Saturday, March 09, 2019

Public Toilet

Public Toilet
There are a few public toilets along the picturesque Strandvägen walk in Nynäshamn. Sadly it looks like someone decided to burn down this one over the weekend. The fire even made it into the local paper which I guess is good news as it means that nothing worse happened.

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Foggy Day

Foggy Day
The fog rolled this afternoon after last nights rain. Not too cold, a few degrees above zero. Stopped for a photo of the colorful row houses at Lillgården in Tungelsta. Read somewhere that they were up for a second architectural award.

Wednesday, March 06, 2019


We ate six million Semla's in Sweden yesterday during Fettisdagen. Fat Tuesday. It is a seasonal bun,(not really), with many names. Fettisdagsbulle, semla, hetvägg. I only eat the traditional version but there are people out there,(no names), that create and enjoy new versions of the semla.

Tuesday, March 05, 2019


Been waiting for this since I snapped that Safety Respect photo in late October of last year. No idea why it took them five month to finish the job. A Thailand vacation maybe? That is my old school btw. Second and third grade student in that school.