Friday, July 31, 2020

Hammersta Oaks

Hammersta Oak Hammersta Oaks Roe Deer Spotting
A bike ride to Nynäshamn earlier in the week. As you enter the Hammersta nature reserve, before even noticing the runestone by the side of the road, your eyes are drawn to three majestic oaks out on the field. If you look closely you should be able to spot a roe deer on the third photo

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Urban Runoff

Urban Runoff
The urban runoff at what used to be Dammträsk, and the Mellanberg farm in Handen. Looks a lot nicer today compared with one year ago.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Half a barn

Half a barn
A bike ride through a rural part of Österhaninge a couple of days ago. I couldn't walk up the hill at Snörom as it was a horse pasture so I continued on to Kalvsvik where there's a little cliff overlooking the fields and what not and while sitting there I noticed that something was up with the old barn.

Monday, July 27, 2020

A moment in time

A moment in time
Sunday afternoon. The local team is playing a game of (friendly), football. Suddenly there's an injured player on the pitch. It looks serious so an ambulance is called. As it happens an ambulance helicopter is in the area and it arrives just as the ambulance does. Nice to see that things are working as they should in these Corona times.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

End Of The Road

End Of The Road
Time for some contemplating while waiting for the ferry at Årsta brygga. Or maybe just taking a breather like I did.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

A Summer Day on the porch

A Summer Day on the porch
It was a fine Summer day, although a bit windy. The owner of the red house overlooking the upper lake at the Rudan nature reserve at Sotargränd 13 sitting on the porch reading the morning paper. The house dates back to 1927.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Thursday, July 23, 2020

To Each Their Own

To Each Their Own Shiny Toy ASPES Harley-Davidson Eye Contact Ready to Race Softail Slim
Statistics from one year ago says that there were 323 148 registered motorcycles in Sweden in June of 2019. One year on and I'm sure there are a few more out on the roads. Here are a few that I photographed from the pedestrian bridge at Gudöbroleden in Handen. My favorite is the first guy on his Harley.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Brf Slänten

Brf Slänten Scaffolding Articulated Corner
A new apartment building at Vegastaden. Tricky to photograph. I stood up against a fence as I took the first photo. Tried my luck with a wide-angle lens, but the distortion gave me a headache. The top photo is nine photos shot with one of my nifty fifty lenses. I snapped the third photo from the other side of the commuter station.

Monday, July 20, 2020


The least poetic word in the Swedish language. This building at the Hammarby farm along Åvavägen in Österhaninge was used as a "sågverk", sawmill back in the 1930s. Today the farm is a horse farm run by the Norlin family.

Friday, July 17, 2020


Americana Amerikanare
Two American classic cars. Very popular over here. Snapped from the pedestrian bridge that crosses the Gudöbroleden in Handen. One 1959 Impala and one muscle car.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

A Rainy Day

A Rainy Day
Rain, sunshine. More rain. Sunshine. Massive rainfall, (when I cycled home of course), followed by a bit of thunder, (when I washed all my clothes, including my sneakers). Followed by a very short power failure. Your typical Swedish Summer day description. As seen at the Rudan nature reserve a couple of days ago now.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Big Sky

Big Sky
I took a photo of the clouds in the portrait mode, and just as I did that the commuter train passed the Krigslida bridge so I decided to shoot a panorama scene. This is nine photos shot in the landscape mode. Shot with one of my nifty fifty lenses.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Mystery Stone

Mystery Stone
One of six mystery stones at Sanda in Österhaninge. They have been there for a couple of centuries. No one knows who put them there, on a rock formation by the side of the old road, or why. You have to know where they are to find them.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Macro Mania at Kapp-Ekeby

Ovanifrån Blåklocka Insect Spotting Brainy Mushroom Ängsnejlika
Out cycling near Kapp-Ekeby at Fors in Västerhaninge I noticed that the cows from the Berga agricultural college were not in the pasture and that the gate was open so I headed that way. I usually visit this place three or four times every year. Two hundred years ago there were two small farms here but they are long gone. It is a good place for a stroll with the camera at any time of the year.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

The Friendly Cyclist

Friendly Cyclist
I had just jumped off the bike and was slowly walking along a field near Aspen Hill in Österhaninge when I noticed a cyclist climbing up Österhaningevägen at Husby so I quickly changed the camera settings to one that works for panning photos and had time to shoot four photos of this happy cyclist.

Friday, July 10, 2020

In Hiding

In Hiding
This hedgehog is a frequent visitor at my veranda. Usually after dark when it can enjoy some cat food without being interrupted. It must have been hungry today as I heard it just after dinner. So I put out some food under the table as pigge decided to hide behind the broom until the coast was clear.

Thursday, July 09, 2020

A rural setting

The Road Not Taken A rural setting
Summer at Ormsta. A favorite place of mine. This is where the road ends. Unless you are on foot or riding a bike like I usually am. And when people ask, where have you been today, and I answer Ormsta no one seems to know where that is.

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Macro Mania

Troubleshooting Smultron Butterfly Green Troubleshooting II
Five photos from the back garden. Shot with the Canon 60mm macro. The lens normally works great for both close-ups, landscapes, and portraits. It's acting up a bit at the moment, and for some reason, I can only shoot macro photos, the lens refuses to let me focus on more distant objects. But as long as I can take snaps like these I'm happy.

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

View From A Bridge

View From A Bridge
Back at the Slätmossen nature park in Handen for another photo from the wooden bridge at the pond. I had a feeling it would be very green after the recent rain and I guess I was right.

Monday, July 06, 2020

A man and a woman

Sweatband City Centre Shopper
Two recent candid snaps. The guy in the top photo is a local musician, as well as a new dad, and possibly a fan of Björn Borg. I have seen his band perform once or twice. Snapped that photo while at the cafe. I don't know the woman in the second photo but I found her photogenic in that orange top. I snapped that one outside the cultural centre at Poseidon's square.

Sunday, July 05, 2020


The highrise at Marieberg was designed by Paul Hedqvist back in the early 1960s. It was the headquarters for the newspapers Dagens Nyheter and Expressen for a couple of decades. At 84 meters high it was the tallest building in the country for quite a few years. If you look closely you can see the famous spiral staircase. Today it is used as an office building.