Sunday, June 30, 2019


Åtta (8)
A modern house across the Kalvfjärden bay from Notholmen at Brevikshalvön,(peninsula). A kilometre or so from the two houses in yesterdays post. This picturesque area of Tyresö used to be a place mostly for Summer houses, not so any more. This house looks brand new. and I'm guessing it is very expensive to buy a property here these days.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Servants' quarters

Servants' quarters
Built at the turn of the last century these are two of the servants' quarters at Tyresö Castle. Three families working at the castle lived in each of the two houses. The houses were known as "Parkvillorna". The people that lived here were "statare", contract-workers that ran the farm at the castle. The park ranger and the coachman also lived here. Snapped this photo after my visit to Notholmen.

Friday, June 28, 2019


I showed you a few photos of Marieberg back in February when I noticed that a lot of trees had been cleared around the old abandoned houses. Here is a photo from this week. A digger parked on the field in front of the old houses. Not sure what was going on so I asked my friend the local historian Sune Nilsson and he told me that two new houses will be built here in the near future.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Notholmen Marina

Notholmen Marina
Notholmen, also known as Fiskarholmen at the Kalvfjärden Bay at Tyresö Castle. There's a popular cafe here as well as a little marina and a hostel if you want to spend the night. I was here for the coffee earlier in the week when it was still warm and Sunny.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Wheat Field Camera Artistry

Blåklint Open Road Kyrktorn Kikarberget
Here is a good rule if you ever find yourself out walking in a very green wheat field on one of those hot Summer days. Try to take a few different or artistic photos. That's what I tried my luck at on a recent walk through, (but mostly around), a wheat field in a rural part of Österhaninge.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Getting Around

Chivalry? Magic Wheels?
The picturesque Strandvägen/Ringvägen road in Nynäshamn is popular year round. It is one-way traffic here and most people walk, but as you can see here there are other "smarter" ways to get around. If you are a bit on the lazy side.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

A Saab Midsummer

Saab 93 B De Luxe Saab 96 Saab 99
Midsummer is a genuine Swedish tradition so I decided to photograph a few Swedish cars during the celebrations at Sorunda. Top photo shows a 1958 Saab. Second we see a Saab 96 from 1975. Third photo shows a Saab 99 also from 1975. Sadly out of business since 2012. But soon we might see some news about NEVS.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Arriving in style

Lincoln Capri Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Mercury Eight
The Midsummer celebrations at Sorunda always feature a few classic cars. Top photo shows a 1955 Lincoln Capri. That was my favorite of the day. Second photo shows a Chevrolet Bel Air Sport from 1957. Third snap is of a 1941 Mercury Eight.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Midsummer at Sorunda

Midsummer at Sorunda Midsummer at Sorunda Midsummer at Sorunda Midsummer at Sorunda
Visited the Prästgårdsparken in Sorunda during the Midsummer celebrations. They have a very different take on how the "Midsommarstång" should look like. It's a tradition that dates back many years. Didn't stay for the dancing this time so this is as traditional as it got. But I did enjoy a bite of the famous Sorundatårta, a pastry with a very secret recipe.


Kram Swedish word of the day. Kram. Hug. As seen on a roundabout dog, (rondellhund), in Tungelsta earlier in the week.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Roe Deer

Roe Deer
The field that follows the bike path between Västerhaninge and Krigslida belongs to the Nödesta farm. This year it is in "träda", you might have to Google that. There's always a roe deer or two there and this time I decided to stop for a photo.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Crazy Golf

Crazy golf
The miniature golf course at Brandbergen. The background has changed a bit since I was last in the area. It used to be a parking lot where a couple of times every year a travelling tivoli would set up shop. There have been a few arson attacks here in the last few years. A car dealership was destroyed in a fire. The area was declared more or less unsafe by the locals. A man was found dead in an old caravan next to a preschool. Vattenfall's building was left abandoned before it was demolished. So quite a lot of bad news. But now Danator AB are building a four storey retirement home here and also sixty apartments. So I guess that is good news. The area will also get a new walkway and bike path.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Murphy's law

Murphy's law
Stefan, for some reason decided to try the "Sommarsemla" at my favorite cafe yesterday. There's no such thing of course, you can only eat the original semla, and only during the Winter, we all know that. But he didn't so he ordered it anyway, and as he came around the corner, heading for the table, he dropped the pastry on the ground. I asked him if he knew about another fun myth, the five second rule, but he hadn't heard about that one either so he just ate the pastry anyway.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day
Ni går rakt in i ensamheten. Inte jag, jag har böckerna. A quote about books and loneliness from Marguerite Duras last novel. The bag is from Ellerströms förlag. They sell quality literature. Spotted the redhead girl from the cafe chair a couple of sunny days ago.

Sunday, June 16, 2019


Fuck Off Not at full throttle BMW The friendly biker 71
That time of the year again when I sometimes jump off my bike on the pedestrian bridge that crosses the busy Gudöbroleden for a few photos of passing motorcycles. Yesterday was one of those days. A fine Swedish Summer day, so maybe 20C cooler than an Aussie Summer day, but still kinda nice.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Four snaps from the cafe chair

Dying for a smoke? 22-pistepirkko Enjoy It While It Lasts Cessna 185 Skywagon
Four moments in time from my visit to the cafe yesterday afternoon. Not my cigarettes. I gave up that habit a quarter of a century ago. Belongs to the Hunter S. Thompson lookalike in the background. Two weeks from now it will be illegal to smoke at outdoor cafes and a few other public places in Sweden. Can't wait. The warning reads: Children whose parents smoked are likely to smoke themselves. Second photo shows a butterfly on my hand. The Finnish name is 22-pistepirkko. Not a bad band, not sure if they are still around. Flew in while I was chatting away with some of the usual suspects at the cafe yesterday afternoon. The couple on the Honda sat at the next table for an hour or so. Nice nails. The plane comes from Täby Sjöflygklubb. Krister, a contact at flickr usually comes a bit closer with his camera.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Buttercup Field

Buttercup Field
The ever changing Summer colors. A field at Stav in Tungelsta filled with blooming buttercups, or smörblommor as we like to call them. In the background the new houses at Kolonilottsvägen in Lillgården. This is the same field where the bonfire that never was stood back in early May.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Behind Bars

Behind Bars
Before watching the Seine Fishing at Gålö on Saturday I met this goat. He lives at the Frönäs Goat farm. If you live nearby check out their products and try the cafe, well worth a visit.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Musical paintings

Musical paintings Musical Paintings Art Gallery
Artist Gösta Engström next to one of his paintings at the gallery in Österhaninge, Galleri Kyrkskolan. He calls the works at the vernissage for Musical paintings. Gösta is still a very active artist and only 89 years old. Enjoyed coffee in the gallery garden with one of the usual suspects. Mid coffee another suspect called and wanted to know if anyone was up for some coffee so a few minutes later there was three coffee drinkers in the garden. Chatted away with three of the artists, one that we had met the previous day during the Seine Fishing at Gålö.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019


Pärlan Notdragning Seine Fishing Seine Fishing Seine fishing Notdragning at Frönäs Time to reel in the net Seine Fishing Seine Fishing Strömmingsnot Notdragning at Frönäs So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
The reason for my visit to Frönäs at the Gålö peninsula over the weekend was to witness my first ever seine fishing. An annual event here by the local historical association Gålö Gärsar. Top photo shows the row boat Pärlan and the big net used for the fishing. The whole fishing expedition took around 90 minutes. It was very interesting to see how the locals used to fish here back in the day. In the end they came back to land with around 75 kilo of strömming and nors. Everyone who wanted some fish got around one kilo to take home. I met with one of the members the day after the event and he told me that they had prepared a a very tasty fish dinner from their catch. If you want to learn more about Notdragning, or Strömmingsnot as it is also called you can read up at the wikipedia article about Seine Fishing. All in all this was a great experience. As the men took out the boat on the bay we followed them from land walking along the coastline and sometimes through a forest.