Sunday, February 28, 2021

The Beach in February

Årsta Havsbad Melting Ice A good day for fishing
This was the scene at my favorite beach, Årsta Havsbad, a couple of days ago. We still had winter 4 days ago. It was a really chilly bike ride. I counted around 8 people at the beach. Including the tough guy that you can see on the third photo here.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Weather Update

Weather Update
A bench on the grass in the big park in Handen. Shot earlier in the week, and what a week it has been weatherwise.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Winter Mist

Tree in Mist
I call this photo Tree in Mist over at flickr. Shot this one earlier in the week on a very foggy day. Once in a while I try to shoot the Swedish Whitebeam from a different angle and this was one of those times.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

The Plank II

I wonder what the Stockholm Beauty Council would say about this. This fence barrier can be found at Sjögläntan, part of a new housing area at Parkstråket in Handen. I first photographed it in early January which at least one of my readers noticed. If you happen to live on the first floor at the new apartment building this is your new view. Oh, and they wouldn't say anything because this is in Haninge and I don't think we have a beauty council here. Anyway without the fence barrier here you would see a lawn, a walkway and another, (temporary), housing area.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021


The church at Saltå kvarn (mill), in Järna, just down the road from the Anthroposophy centre at Ytterjärna. Built back in the 1960s. The architect was Walter Druml. Building materials include clay, straw, and fertilizer. There are around 300 members using the church.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Ytterjärna Architecture

Almandinen Ytterjärna Architecture Organic Architecture
A few more buildings from my visit to "Antroposoferna" in Ytterjärna. All three buildings that you can see here were designed by the Danish architect Erik Assmussen. The first photo shows a building he called Almandinen, the music house. After my walk with the camera I had my hopes up for a "fika", but the cafe was closed so we continued down the road and I will show you some photos from that stop tomorrow.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Architecture and Lifestyle

The Cultural Centre Robygge
How do you like these buildings? Funky is what I call them. The top one is a hotel, the second one a shop and a (closed), cafe at Ytterjärna. The architect was danish, Erik Asmussen. He got his inspiration from Goetheanum. These buildings are part of the Anthroposophy Centre at Ytterjärna. I don't do religion, but I do like my coffee and my architecture.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Luddes stuga

Luddes Stuga
This is Luddes stuga, (cottage), at Strandvägen in Nynäshamn. It is named after Ludvig Samuelsson. He was the last person that lived here. He died in 1935. The cottage dates back around 300 years and it is the oldest building in Nynäshamn. It was built after the Russian Pillage of 1719. Before the Russians attacked, another cottage stood on the same property, it was called Sandstugan.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

A winter walk

A Winter Walk
My buddy Hasse, one of the usual suspects, taking the lead during a recent winter promenade in Nynäshamn. I gave him a few meters because I knew that it would be a good photo with him walking under that tree.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Engsholms Castle

Engsholms slott
A short drive from the castle in yesterdays post, and still on the Mörkö island this is another castle. Engsholms slott dates back 700 years. Sort of. The Russians attacked in 1719 and did what they usually did back then, they burned down the place. The current castle is just over 100 years old, but it is built in the styles of Renaissance and national romanticism. The architect was Tore E:son Lindhberg. Today Engsholm is a popular hotel.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

The castle on the cliff

Hörningsholms Slott Hörningsholms Castle Hörningsholms Slott M/S Karin
Visiting the Mörkö island in Södertälje kommun with two of the usual suspects on a cold Winter day. We drove down to Skanssundsleden,(sea lane), in Grödinge where we took the very short ferry ride with M/S Karin to Mörkö. The ferry got it's name from Queen Karin Månsdotter. It is a picturesque drive through a rural country to get here. This is Hörningsholms castle. It sits high up on a cliff overlooking the Södertäljeleden. This castle dates back to 1750. It was built by Nils Bonde. A previous castle was burnt to the ground by Russian troops in 1719. The castle in not open to the public. It is still owned by the Bonde family.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Available Seating

The outdoor seating area at the Irish bar The Iron in Nynäshamn looks to be closed. At least when walked by there a while back.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Jannis cafe

Jannis cafe at Rostorget in Nynäshamn. Also know as the Banana square. If you have a good memory you might remember my Autumn version of the square, if not Press Here to compare with the Winter view.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Sunday, February 14, 2021


An old Rikstelefon phone booth, or telefonkiosk as we liked to call them back in the day. You will find it next to the old stationhouse in Nynäshamn. The state owned company that made it started out as Kongl. Elektriska Telegraf-Werket. A few name changes later we all called it Televerket. The telephones came from Ericsson. Sadly you can't call anyone from inside the booth unless you use your own smartphone. The old pay-phone was removed a number of years ago.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Winter at Gröndalsviken

Gröndalsviken Gröndalsviken Winter in Sweden Waiting For Spring
A short walk from the beach at Nicksta in yesterdays post, this was the scene at the picturesque Gröndalsviken. There is a popular marina here and I spotted a couple of frozen-in sailboats.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Winter Beach

Nickstabadet Icy Water Slide Skate sailing The off-season Ice Fishing
On a cold and beautiful winter day I took the commuter train a few stations south to Nynäsgård. From there I went for a walk down to the Nickstabadet beach. The dive tower is very popular during the Summer as is the water slide. In the Winter time,not so much. The colorful dot on the third photo is a skate sailer out on the frozen Nynäsviken bay. On the last photo what looked to be a father and his daughter ice fishing on the same bay but closer to land.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

How Dare You?!

How Dare You?!
Dinner with two of the usual suspects at Villa Blåmes over the weekend. Enjoyed this Haninge made Greta Thunberg-inspired beer with the excellent spaghetti carbonara.

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Winter Minimalism

Winter Minimalism Winter Minimalism II
Detail from an old barn. Two photos taken just a day apart. Winter minimalism from a barn roof at Krigslida.

Monday, February 08, 2021


Winter Weather Winter at Sveaborg Snowstorm The old stable
Four snowstorm photos from a real Winter walk in Tungelsta last week. I had three different lenses with me, (fairly normal), but it was of course impossible to change lenses in this weather. The first three photos are from Skogs-Ekeby. The top photo shows a beautiful house along Södertäljevägen. The second photo shows a place called Sveaborg. The third photo shows what today is a Summerhouse, the little cottage dates back more than 300 years, it is known as Hagstugan. The last photo is an old stable at a property that once had a mill at Kvarnvägen, (Mill Road). When my mother was a young girl back in the 1940s her family used to go there to get cut up ice from the stream. That's when they had really cold Winters...

Sunday, February 07, 2021

Ekeby Hage

Winter Photography Winter Road
Walking down Skolvägen at Skogs-Ekeby in Tungelsta as the snowing intensified. This is an area with many new houses. Among them seven new houses built by Mecon Bostad in a project called Ekeby Hage. They are very tiny, no more than 20 square meters! But there's a place to park your car and a storage area. And you get your own veranda, the house comes with large windows, very modern and energy-efficient. Might have to wait a few days before you can use the veranda again though. There are also a number of more normally-sized homes here and I'm not 100% sure which I managed to get in this photo. If you follow my link you can see an illustration of the area.

Saturday, February 06, 2021

Mirror Mirror

Mirror Image
Out walking again. It started to snow just as I left the house. No plowed roads or sidewalks on this day so it was a good workout. Had to be careful with the traffic on the snowy roads. This is a traffic mirror along Skogs-Ekebyvägen. I will show you a few snowstorm photos tomorrow.

Friday, February 05, 2021

Someone Has to Do It

Winter fun
it's a dirty job, but someone has to do it. Guy hiding behind the snow blower at the local Gulf filling station here in Tungelsta on a very snowy day earlier in the week.

Thursday, February 04, 2021

To The Snowmobile!

To The Snowmobile!
Can you describe the vehicle? Yes, it was totally covered by the snow. And it did have two side mirrors.

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Viking Runner

Viking Runner
Nice day for a run. -10C and a blue sky. As seen along the walkway where we had that waterfall a while back.

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

Gone Skiing

Ski Sunday
It was -10C when I decided to go for a winter promenade on Sunday morning. The sky was blue and it was a very beautiful,(but cold), Winter day. Lots of people out skiing, walking and running. This ski track at Nedersta seems to be quite popular. Made by an happy amateur it goes across a couple of fields belonging to the Nedersta farm. During the Summer months the farmer Janne, (you have met him here on the blog a few years ago), don't want anyone out walking over the fields destroying his crops but this time of the year you can ski pretty much anywhere you like.

Monday, February 01, 2021

Winter Jogging

Winter Jogging
My plan was to walk over to the old tree for a photo but as I closed in on the Swedish Whitebeam I realised that there was too much snow on the path so I continued my Winter promenade along Mulstavägen and just a few seconds later this woman came running towards me. I took a few quick photos and I am really happy with the photo. I shouted to her that I liked her hat and that was that.