Wednesday, June 30, 2021


Canola Field
From a while back. I was cycling home on my new eBike and passing by the semi-abandoned farm at Högsta I noticed the blooming canola field, and as I can never not photograph a canola field I stopped for a photo. So Swedish word of the day is Rapsfält.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

The day after the party

The day after the party
Cycling through a park in Stockholm a while back I came upon this little scene. The day after the party.

Monday, June 28, 2021


The bronze sculpture The Archer by Carl Milles at Liljevalchs at Royal Djurgården in Stockholm.

Sunday, June 27, 2021


Skyttlar Skyttlar
Skyttlar. Sculpture group at the entrance to the Storkällan cemetery at Ältadalen in Nacka, made by Hanna Stahle. The material used is weathering steel. All made with lamella so when you walk around it you can see right through it from some angles. It is lit up with LED-lights at night and I am guessing that's how you should see it. The word Skyttlar has to do with people coming and going all the time.

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Social Distancing

Social Distancing
Social distancing the fun way. As seen at the big amusement park Gröna Lund at Royal Djurgården in Stockholm earlier this week. This ride is called Eclipse.

Friday, June 25, 2021

Lake Muskan

Flytbrygga Rowboats Lake Muskan Hunting Blind I see you Körunda Körunda Conference Center Sjötäppan Available Seating The beach Grusväg The Iron Age House No more ping-pong Clouds over the lake
I walked around Lake Muskan in Ösmo a while back, together with one of the usual suspects. It is a 9km walk, mostly through a forest, but still close to the water for most of the way. We set off from Breddal where I spotted this "flytbrygga". I saw quite a few abandoned row boats like the one in the second photo. From the far end of the lake you can see that floating dock again. This area is popular with both birdwatchers and hunters. The hunting blind pobably works for both interests. The local wildlife kept us under observation. The next photo shows a "herrgård" at Körunda. Built around 1730 for Johan Enanderhjelm. Photographed from the opposite side of the lake. Next to it the hotel and conference centre at the Körunda golf club. We made a pit stop at the nineteenth hole btw. The red cottage dates back at least 300 years, it is called Sjötäppan. Just after the cottage you walk over a little stream where you can rest your tired legs on a bench. It was a very warm day so we stopped for a swim at this little beach. We were the only ones there. I biked past it just a few days ago and on that day it was packed with people. Did I mentioned that it was very green everywhere? Next a reconstruction of a longhouse from the Iron Age. The Viking thing was big here with markets and what have you in the 90s, but it sure looks abandoned today. You will find the decaying ping-pong table at the golf hotel. We walked for a bit along the edges of the golf coure before walking by this sauna down by the water. Must be great on a cold Winter day! Last a look over the lake from a hill. This was a great walk. We only met one other person during our promenade which was a bit unsuspected as part of the walk goes along the very popular Sörmlandsleden.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Honey Anyone?

Honey Anyone? A nice surprise
Arriving at Sorunda after a 20 km bike ride I noticed a couple of honey jars on a table by the side of the road. Next to the jars was a note explaining that you could buy a jar for 100 SEK, and pay using Swish on your smartphone so that is what I did. It also said on the note that the busy bees that made the honey belonged to Ida Bille Larsen so now you all know that.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Girl at a Picnic

Girl at a Picnic
I showed you a couple of photos of this new skyscraper in a post from 2019 when it was still under construction. It is called Sthlm 01. You will find it at Mårtensdal which is at Hammarby Sjöstad. I really like the look of the building, and whenever I am in the area I usually try to take a few shots of it. It is part of a project by Skanska called Sthlm New and that big mural I showed you two days ago is the facade of Sthlm 04. I had already taken a photo of the building when I noticed the girl sitting on a blanket, busy on her smartphone, so I figured it would be a good way of showing the scale of the highrise.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Lake Magelungen

Boardwalk Farsta Strandbad Farsta Värdshus This way to the gym Clouds Farsta Sommaräng Old Barn Sjöstugan Cottage Stuvsta - Snättringe Rådjur A bit too modern
I took a walk at Lake Magelungen with one of the usual suspects. It was a great Summer day, 26C from a blueish sky. You will find yourself both in Stockholm and Huddinge during the walk. We walked from Ågesta Broväg along the boardwalk, past a beach and an old Inn, an outdoor gym and then continued over the old military bridge to Farstanäset where I decided to photograph a bunch of houses, new and old.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Like a Diamond

Like a Diamond
Artwork by Jesper Nyrén on the facade at the new office building Sthlm 04 at Hammarby Sjöstad in Stockholm. The mural measures 18 x 25 meters.The building is part of a project by Skanska that is called Sthlm New Creative Business Spaces.

Sunday, June 20, 2021

The Gravediggers Cottage

The Gravediggers Cottage
In October of 1832, around 1000 people at Södermalm in Stockholm died from cholera. The victims were buried at night at the Kolerakyrkogården at Skanstull. In total 3500 people died of the disease that year. Two decades later cholera killed another 2800 people here. This building from 1832 was known as the Dödgrävarboställe, the grave-diggers cottage. Today this is a little park.

Saturday, June 19, 2021


Tree stump Flower Bobäcken
Three photos from a recent visit to the Häringe-Hammersta nature reserve. It is that place with the many oaks and the impressive view from the lookout point that I have shown you a few times. One of my favorite places in Haninge. The last photo shows Bobäcken, I snapped that photo from a little bridge. It is a great place for birdwatching.

Friday, June 18, 2021


Rural Sweden A little cafe Västerby Bygdegård
Three photos from Västerby in Nynäshamn. Here you see a few houses in the Summer green, a little cafe, popular with cyclists and bikers, and the old village hall where they brew the coffee and bake the cakes for the cafe. Shot while out on a bike ride a few days before buying the eBike.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Gazelle Ultimate

Gazelle Ultimate C8
I know. But it looked so good. And I really wanted a new bike so I figured why not try an eBike? So that is what I did. This is a Gazelle Ultimate C8. Been out on three rides with it so far and I am happy to report that with this bike there are no more uphill climbs! The Bosch engine works great, the motor is silent, there are eight gears and no chain this is a belt driven bike. You have to pedal to get the motor running so it is still a real bicycle and there is a law in the EU that prevents anyone using a motor if you bike faster than 25 km/h. There is a way around that but I don't have any plans to test that just yet.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Windows & Balconies

Windows & Balconies
A new housing area called Parkstråket in Handen. This was a little forest with a couple of unused Summer houses a few years ago. Today there are a number of big apartment buildings here, plus a brand new school.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Summer Cycling

Källhagsvägen Källhagens Gård The Meeting
I sometimes ride my bicycle to Nynäshamn. It usually takes 90 minutes with a couple of stops along the way as I have to photograph something. Normally I ride on the old Nynäsvägen road that follows the new motorway for most of the way. But you can also ride on the old gravel roads through small hamlets like here at Hemfosa. Cycling here is very relaxing. You ride on bumpy roads through forests and there are a couple of lakes if you feel the need to cool down with a swim. I walked around one of those lakes recently and I will show you a few photos in a day or thhree.

Monday, June 14, 2021


Henriksdal Lugnets Terrass Henriksdal
Three photos from Henriksdal. A newish housing area at Sicklaön in Nacka that is part of Södra Hammarbyhamnen in Stockholm. I have to confess to never actually been there, yet. This is as close as I have come, but every time I see the new houses from a distance I feel an urge to check out the place. The architecture looks very interesting. I will have to ask the usual suspects if they are up for a visit.