Wednesday, September 30, 2020


Hammerstahus Medieval Ruin Anyone good with a chainsaw?
Anyone good with a chainsaw? The Hammersta castle was built by the Knight Eringisle Nilsson d.ä 800 years ago. The castle was abandoned after just 100 years. Back when it was built it was surrounded by water on all four sides. Today the old ruin sits on a field. I have shown it to you before once or twice, I snapped these photos a few days ago. This is a nature reserve so there are rules as to what you can and can not do. I would like to remove the dead trees. I have asked the Skärgårdsstiftelsen, The Archipelago Foundation about that and they told me that they would tro to fix it this Autumn.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Low Autumn Sun

Low Autumn Sun Autumn at Östnora
Altocumulus Boats on the Bay Östnora
This is Östnora. This is a very familiar place to me. These days I don't come here very often, and when I do it is only to take photos. But growing up this was the beach everyone visited. During Summer break I would often take the beach bus to Östnora. The bus picked up kids at a few different places in Haninge and we then spent most of the day at the beach. That was back in the 1970s.

Monday, September 28, 2020


A balancing act (two coffees to go) Klövbergstrappan Noret Sailing Tyresö Slott Noret Summerhouse Höstfärger Klövbergstrappan
My plan was to take the bike to the Brevik peninsula in Tyresö. My guess was that it would have taken me around two hours to get there on my bicycle. In the end, I decided to go with a friend so we took his car. And I'm very happy with that decision because this was a very hilly peninsula, never seen anything like it before this close to Stockholm. Our goal was to visit a newish nature reserve at Klövberget. Even with the help of Google Maps on my smartphone, it took us a few wrong turns before we finally got to the nature reserve. There is a big cave here but we decided that the climb to the top would be enough on this first visit. To get there you climb a wooden staircase. My buddy Hasse did a good job balancing the two coffees to go for all the 150 or so steps. The weather was as spectacular as the view over Noret, the bay, Tyresö Palace, and Notholmen. I had to be a little careful as I made my way around the steep cliffs as the wind picked up a bit during our visit. We stayed for maybe 45 minutes. We were both very impressed with the view and decided on the spot to check out a few more places in the are in the future.

Sunday, September 27, 2020


I read up about a place last week. I had seen it from a distance a number of times but knew nothing about it. So I called a friend and asked him if he had ever been there. He had never heard about it. So we decided to check it out. It turned out to be a newish nature reserve. I snapped this photo at the top of the Klövberget hill a few days ago, and I will show you the rest of my photos from there tomorrow.

Friday, September 25, 2020


Swedish word of the day. Liggcykel. Recumbent bicycle. Met this happy chap on my way to Nynäshamn earlier in the week.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Body Language

Body Language
Back at the Banana square in Nynäshamn. No drone photo just yet. I shot this candid scene earlier in the week. Two women sitting on the bench in a similar position. Pretty sure they both noticed me as I shot several photos around the interesting square. Autumn is everywhere now.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020


Vandraren Eknästorp Bobäcken Häringe Bobäcken Bobäcken
Five photos from my recent hike at Häringe. I snapped these views after my visit to the lookout point. I met the wanderer near the Eknäs farm. The cottage on the second photo is called Eknästorp. There are many majestic oaks in this nature reserve. The fourth photo shows the property Häringe Bobäcken.The bridge took me over Bobäcken into an area very popular with bird watchers.

Monday, September 21, 2020

The view from the lookout point

Utsiktsplats/Lookout Point View towards Nynäshamn Utsikt Tall Häringenäs
A few photos from the top of the hill at Häringenäs, part of the Häringe-Hammersta nature reserve. I arrived at the lookout point after a bike ride around the nature reserve and a 500 meter hike to the top from the path below. It was a fantastic Autumn day. Warm and sunny. It was just me up there, not counting the circling birds. I sat down at one of the benches and enjoyed my lunch. I could hear laughter from somewhere and half an hour later as I made my way down I met a group of people on their way up. What you can see here are a couple of islands including Muskö, Herrö and Yxlö in the Haninge and Nynäshamn archipelago. The two Super-post Panamax cranes are located at the brand new port in Nynäshamn.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Rocks in the forest

Rocks in the forest
While out walking in the forest at Häringenäs earlier in the week I walked by these rocks. I will show you where I was going tomorrow.

Saturday, September 19, 2020


Naturum Tyresta
A naturum is a visitor center with activities and exhibitions, located at several of Sweden’s national parks and nature reserves. This is the naturum at the Tyresta National Park. Snapped this one earlier in the week.

Friday, September 18, 2020

A brief pause

A brief pause
A construction worker taking a break. As seen at the busy construction site that is vegastaden a while back.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Empty Beaches

Empty Beach Sandstrand
Summer is definitly over. Here are two empty beaches to prove my point. The first one is at one of the lakes at the Rudan nature reserve in Handen. My buddy Jim's blood pressure rises every time he sees this little beach. He is confident that the owner of this property, a friend of another friend of mine, has stolen it from the "allmänheten". The second photo is the smaller beach at Årsta Havsbad at the Hårsfjärden bay.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Östnora Gård

Östnora Gård
The farmhouse at Östnora Gård, a little horse farm in the southern part of Haninge. Very picturesque with that red fence if you ask me.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Monochrome Mania

No diving The Stranded Ship
The Jetty Trasig Summer's End A few images that I decided would look good in black and white. The first one is a No Diving sign at the little beach at the Upper Lake at Rudan in Handen. Second photo shows the ceremonial funeral building at the Österhaninge graveyard. It is built in the shape of a stranded ship, turned upside down. At least according to the architects. The design is also meant to look a bit like the medieval church in Österhaninge. I took the third photo at the open-air dance floor overlooking my favorite beach Årsta havsbad. The fourth snap shows a broken jetty along Strandvägen in Nynäshamn. In the background the old spa at Nynäs Havsbad. The fifth photo shows the floating dock at Nickstabadet in Nynäshamn on a recent Summer morning.

Sunday, September 13, 2020


Nynäshamn Boat Life in the Archipelago
Biking along the picturesque Strandvägen ring-road on a recent visit to Nynäshamn I stopped at a few places to enjoy the view and take a few photos. Not sure what type of sailboat that is but I do approve. On the top photo you can also see the observation tower that I visited earlier in the Summer.

Saturday, September 12, 2020


The Lighthouse Fyren Fyren
Windows Four hundred and seventy five new apartments under construction in Nynäshamn. The 19-story building in Nynäshamn is shaped like a wave and is situated very close to the water. It is called Fyren which means Lighthouse.