Sunday, October 17, 2021

Ensamseglare

Ensamseglare
Swedish word of the day. Ensamseglare. Spotted and photographed from the Årsta bridge in Stockholm a few days ago.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Solar-powered headphones

Urbanista
Back in the early Summer, I read about a new pair of headphones that were on their way to the market. From the Swedish maker Urbanista. Cordless, of course. Sleek. And solar-powered! I saw myself riding my eBike wearing them all the time and never having to see them go out of power as they charge non-stop. They also have Noise-cancellation, so you have the option to hear the traffic while riding, which is vital. So I ordered them on the spot. And then I waited, and waited. And I received an email that said soon, very soon. Then more waiting until earlier this week when they finally arrived! You can quick-charge them using the charger I use for my smartphone, so forty minutes after I got them I was wearing them. And they sound great.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Autumn at the cemetery

Höströd Cemetery Cat Roe Deer Autumn Forest Cemetery Bench
I took the eBike over to the big cemetery in Österhaninge a few days ago. Autumn colors everywhere as you can see. If you have super eye-sight you might notice the roe deer in the third photo.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Stockholm Marathon V

A Royal Refill Shades and a smile Hôtel Reisen Dångerska huset Södermalm Onlookers Slussen Stockholm Marathon Stockholm Marathon She made it Folkungagatan
A last bunch of photos from Stockholm Marathon. Taken outside the Royal Castle, where the runners got a Royal Refill. Also, along Skeppsbron in Gamla Stan, where people enjoying a beer at the restaurants had the best seats in the house. And lastly, photos from Slussen and Södermalm. It was a fun day out with the camera, although I had to shoot at a high ISO, but you can't have everything.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The face of the marathon

Camilla Runfors Tomas Ring Top Hat Runner All Smiles Fighting faces
A few more Marathon runners. Top photo shows Camilla Runfors. She finished the race in just over three hours. She is a member of the club, Athletic Club Salt Lake, which is a bit of a word pun as it is a Swedish club with athletes from Saltsjö-Boo. Running in pink was Tomas Ring, who also finished the race in just over three hours. Then we have the top hat runner. I spotted him at a couple of places, always smiling, at least when he noticed a camera aimed at him! Next is the Belgian Kristiaan Horckmans and Emil Hammargren also enjoying the race, here at Strömbron near the Royal castle. Lastly two very different fighting faces.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

A few of the runners

Natalja Grigorjeva The Joker Kjell Magnusson Pink Tights!
Top photo shows Natalja Grigorjeva, she needed four hours and forty minutes to finish the marathon, she looked great all the way. Then we see the joker, Michael Hellström. He got a laugh from Jainy Fornstedt. The third snap shows Kjell Magnusson who was smiling, and walking at the same time.Fourth and last photo for today shows Karl-Alfred Erber. He is from Austria. He found my flickr photo and told me that he ran in pink tights because of a female goalkeeper from Norway who played @ St. Poelten some years ago. More runners from Stockholm marathon to come.

Monday, October 11, 2021

The Reporters

Bianca Salming The TV Crew How is it going?
Top photo shows Bianca Salming, a good heptathlete, but for people in my generation, she will probably always be Börje's daughter. She was interviewing runners at the Marathon event on Saturday. The second and third photos shows reporter and camera woman from TV4, waiting for, and finding someone to interview, in this case Danielle Müller at Strömgatan.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Stockholm Marathon

Stockholm Marathon Stockholm Marathon Stockholm Marathon Stockholm Marathon Tilde Dalle Stockholm Marathon
Normally held in June, but because of the pandemic cancelled last year, the Stockholm Marathon took place yesterday. The first time ever in Autumn. This can be a quiet event when held in early Summer. That was not the case this time around. Spectators lining the streets everywhere, cheering on the thousands of runners. It was a great show. I was on my eBike so I stopped at maybe ten different places around town photographing as much as I could. Here are a first bunch of photos. More to come as I am yet to look through all the shots I took yesterday.

Saturday, October 09, 2021

The music pavilion

The music pavilion
A century ago Stockholm had a few music pavilions like this one at Vita Bergen, a park at Södermalm. Orchestras performed here, and rumors have it that they often stored their instruments in a hole in the floor between gigs. Back then there was also a popular café here. Today this is the only pavilion left. And there's no café. Sadly the old pavilion is often vandalized, and I don't know if anyone uses it anymore.

Friday, October 08, 2021

Just in time

The Hunting Blind Husby Höst Ormsta Fors Gamla Nynäsvägen Höstfärger Skogsdunge Stavsvägen Autumn at Nedersta
The moose hunting season gets under way here today. So I was safe on the day earlier in the week when I took these Autumn photos at Husby, Ormsta, Fors, Berga, Stav and Nedersta. From today, it is not safe to just wander around on the forests as I often do. Oh and if you look closely, you can see a hunting blind in the top photo.

Thursday, October 07, 2021

Kashink

Kashink Kashink
Murals at Sickla in Nacka, made by the French artist Kashink. It was part of a project called Wall Street Nacka.

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Play Me, I’m Yours

Play Me, I’m Yours
Parkoperan. Street piano at Årstaviken. I think it must have been replaced recently. This girl knew how to play it so good to see that people are using it.