Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Stockholm in June

Riddarfjärden Stockholm Norra Tornen Stadshuset Mälarpaviljongen M/S Lux
It was the warmest day of the year, so far. Closing in on 30C as I started the 4 km walk around Långholmen on Saturday afternoon. Långholmen is an island in Stockholm. A former prison island with an interesting history. I was there with a friend to look at the busy street life, or should I perhaps say the beach life. More of that to come. First, here are some of the views you get towards the central part of Stockholm from the island. You can see City Hall, Stadshuset. The two new towers, called Norra Tornen. The Mälar Pavillion. Kungholmen with Norr Mälarstrand. The Ekery ferry, and more. All classic Stockholm views.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Grand Theft Auto

Grand Theft Auto
One of my friends sublets a house on his property. Police were there with a couple of cars on Saturday. Pretty sure my friend's "houseguest" will be goon soon. Sad story really. I don't have all the facts but it looks like "his" Audi belonged to someone else. When we arrived the police had stopped another man who was driving away with the Audi hidden on a trailer, no idea how the police managed to be there just when that happened, so we speculated about that for a while as we were preparing the BBQ. My buddy had a long chat with the female officer before they searched the property. Twenty minutes after the police had left, the houseguest arrived home looking very worried and my buddy had a longish chat with him.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Poseidons torg

Walking down the street Stokke® A few minutes later Stokke® Walking into the shot Summer Dress
The best place for shooting candid portraits in Haninge would be the square Poseidons torg in Handen. I snapped these photos sitting at a table outside the cultural center. I gave my card to the woman in the first photo. The boy with the blue hair noticed me a few minutes earlier when I took another street portrait of him going the other way.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Friday, June 26, 2020

Perfection is a Moving Target

Perfection is a Moving Target
By Ilja Karilampi. The trick is to stand in front of the artwork and take a selfie with the flash activated, something I obviously didn't do. Art exhibition at Haninge Kulturhus.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Lidl Outfit

Lidl Outfit
Made by Vida Lavén, poet and artist born 1991. The current art exhibition at Haninge Kulturhus. I have to confess to never do any shopping at that particular discount chain.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Meanwhile in the Piazza

Meanwhile in the Piazza Mother&Child Woman with a cell phone earpiece
Three photos of Poseidon's square in Handen that I took while sitting on the stairs to the cultural center. The top photo gave me a Mediterranean vibe.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020


Amerikanare Harley-Davidson
A man enjoying the Summer weather while driving his Ford Galaxie and an Easy Rider guy on his Harley. Two photos I took while standing by the side of the busy Dalarövägen road a couple of warm days ago.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Summer Pastry

Summer Pastry
The adverbs just kept coming when the Hunter S Thompson lookalike decided to try this new pastry at the cafe a couple of days ago. A cinnamon bun with cream and strawberries! Unheard-of.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

This way to the top

This way to the top The View The coastline Morarna The rocks and the water
The walk Stora Gålöslingan starts at a pedestrian bridge down by the water at Morarna. The directions are simple enough. Follow the red markings. But it's easy to forget about these things on a beautiful Summer day, and all of a sudden we were looking at a steep cliff. So it was decision time. Walk back or climb up. And as the only way is up we decided to climb. Reaching the top a few minutes later I had time to tell a surprised hiker that we had decided on a more difficult trek, before snapping the photo of my buddy Hasse as he finished his climb. Had we fallen down there would have been a few broken bones, or worse.

Friday, June 19, 2020


Gålö Havsbad Heading to the beach Enjoying a good book at the beach Gålö Havsbad
Photos from the grassy beach at Gålö Havsbad. The weather this very unusual Summer can be summed up in one word. Scorchio.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Gålö Havsbad

Summer in Sweden Skälåker Kitesurfers Summer Sky Kitesurfers Kitesurfing
The Gålö nature reserve sees one million visitors per year. And there are many interesting places to check out. Whenever I visit I try to stop at the beach at Skälåker. It is called Gålö Havsbad. You can camp or rent a house very close to the water. As you can guess from these photos the area is popular with kitesurfers.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020


Back at my favorite cafe Malmens konditori in Handen after a visit to the Gålö nature reserve. Another warm and sunny Summer day. I noticed this girl a few seconds before the walked into the shot, nice when you can prepare a candid photo. It looks like she will enjoy a glass of wine with her dinner.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

There ain't no such thing as a free lunch

There ain't no such thing as a free lunch As good as new She really nailed it Salsiccia&Chorizo Moo! Princess 35 Lindgren
The caretaker Mikael and a few people working for him, including this teenage girl, were busy fixing the boardwalk and the jetty down at the Gravamaren beach in the Käringboda nature reserve in Nynäshamn when we arrived. We broke the rules and drove all the way down to the beach. Mikael gave us the evil eye before asking us if we were just unloading the car before driving the car back up to the parking lot, so we said, yes that is precisely what we are doing. When we left an hour later after our BBQ, we bribed the caretaker with a chorizo sausage that he gave to the teenage girl.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Djursnäs Allé

Djursnäs Allé
The tree-lined avenue at the Djursnäs Manor house in Nynäshamn. Spotted while on our way to the Käringboda nature reserve.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Where are we?

Where are we?
Two of the usual suspects, Jujja and Hasse, enjoying a cup of coffee down by the Nynäsviken bay, while simultaneously trying to figure out where exactly they are on the map.

Saturday, June 13, 2020


Barn at Grava Grava Gravamaren The Beach Ladugård A Green Walk
I made two visits to the Käringboda nature reserve in Nynäshamn in the last week. These photos are from a walk from Grava to the little beach at Gravamaren. Amazing weather. A perfect Swedish Summer day, which means that everything was lagom.