Thursday, September 30, 2021

A Rose for Greta Garbo

A Rose for Greta Garbo
Born, Greta Lovisa Gustafsson, in Stockholm 1905. Dead in 1990 at a hospital in New York. Buried at Skogskykogåden in 1999. Garbo's only relative, a niece, Gray Reisfield couldn't decide where the actress should be buried. She was afraid that someone might steal the urn. It was kept at a funeral home in New York until it was decided that Garbo's ashes should be buried at Skogskyrkogården. Greta Garbo

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Moment of Zen

Moment of Zen
A moment of zen at Hammarby Sjöstad in Stockholm. A woman enjoying the fine weather at Södra Hammarbyhamnen. Just behind her yachts and speedboats were going through the lock either to Hammarby Sjö and Sickla, or to Årstaviken.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Keeping a safe distance

Two people enjoying the Brittsommar weather at a concrete pier at Södra Hammarbyhamnen, Hammarby Sjöstad in Stockholm. The last remaining Covid-19 restrictions will be removed in Sweden tomorrow. Facts here if anyone is interested.

Monday, September 27, 2021

e-scooter girl

E-scooter Girl
I have never tried riding on an e-scooter. And chances are I never will. In Stockholm, you see them everywhere. Mostly after someone just dumped them on the walkway, or in the middle of the bike path. This girl probably enjoyed her ride around town as it was a glorious Autumn day. Last time I checked, there were around 14 000 e-scooters in the Capital. The different companies that owns the ones you can rent will have to pay a fine for every e-scooter they don't properly park, which would be most of them.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

The Woodland Cemetery

Monumenthallen Skogskyrkogården Almhöjden Polish Instagrammer Skogskyrkogården The Seven Springs Way
The monument hall at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Skogskyrkogården at Enskede in Stockholm. The second and third photos shows Almhöjden, also known as the meditation hill. The cemetery was designed 100 years ago by two 30-year old architects, Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz. They won an international competition with their entry, called Tallum. The fourth photo shows the crematorium and the big cross. Funny story here, there are two people in that photo. I figured that they were shooting mobile phone photos to post to Instagram, so when I got home that day I did an Instagram search and found the photo they had just taken. I am that good! On the fifth photo you can see the path leading up to the cross. If you walk down from the meditation hill you can follow a path called Sju brunnars stig. In English, The Seven Springs Way. The 888-meter long path ends at a chapel called Uppståndelsekapellet. The path was there even before the cemetery was built, and that is how the architects worked, using the natural landscape. There are much more to see here and I will probably show you more soon.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

The Final Destination

The Final Destination
I have made three or four recent visits to a cemetery at Enskede in Stockholm. It is called Skogskyrkogården. One hundred thousand souls rest here. It is a very special place. World-famous, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I bike past it every time I go to and from Stockholm. As you can see, it has its own bus service. I will show you more photos from here tomorrow.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Climbing to the top

Climbing to the top
Reaching for the top of the world's largest spherical building, Avicii Arena at Johanneshov. I spotted these guys earlier in the week. They are from a company called Klätterservice. They have been busy cleaning the Globe Arena. You might remember a photo from early August titled SkyView. So it is up to you now, climb up with the help of these guys, or go with the Gondola.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

At the nature park

Autumn Colors The nature park Höst Autumn Promenade Autumn
I am a bit behind when it comes to my photos. We are in full Autumn now. It is getting darker, and colder. I shot these photos at the nature park Slätmossen ten days ago. It is a very popular park for both locals and wildlife.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Mother moose and calves

Mother moose and calves
Cycling home yesterday, I spotted a moose family on a field belonging to Nedersta gård. I shot this from the bike path, I didn't want to scare them away. The cow had her eyes on a man at the other side of the field.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Modern dads

Modern Dads
Three new dads chatting away at Götgatsbacken on Södermalm on a sunny Brittsommar day last week.

Monday, September 20, 2021

Brittsommar/ Indian summer

Brittsommar Strandvägen Summer & Autumn Hairstyle of the day Long-armed sweater
Street photos from last week. The guy lying down enjoying the Brittsommar weather was waiting for the ferry at Nybrokajen. The couple out walking looked interesting, spotted them at Strandvägen, the guy has a massive body tattoo. The girl also out walking along Strandvägen summed up the weather perfectly, both Summer and Autumn at the same time. The last two photos are from "Kungsan" , short for Kungsträdgården, or King's Garden.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Protecting and Serving

Keeping the streets safe Sjöpolisen
Two law enforcement photos. The young officers were on a break after controlling the crowds outside the Royal castle the other day. I shot the second photo from the other side of Stockholms ström. It is the first of it's kind. The Marell Boat M15. In use by the Nacka Strand Police since 2020.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

City Hall Park

She's on the phone The redhead Two People Talking Elle A sunny day Taking in the views Stadshusparken
On one of those warm September days that we like to call Brittsommar, I decided to go for a stroll in the park at City Hall, Stadshuset in Stockholm. A great place for street photography as it is always filled with locals and tourists.

Friday, September 17, 2021

King & Queen & The Royal Guards

King & Queen Beridna Högvakten Mounted police Sabel The Royal Guards Högvakten The Royal Guards Feather duster?
By sheer luck, I happened to be at the Royal Castle at Gamla stan in Stockholm just as the Royal Guards were leaving, so I decided to stick around for a while. On the top photo, you can see H.M. Konung Carl XVI Gustaf and H.M. Drottning Silvia on their way to the Swedish Parliament for the opening of the Riksdag session. Riding in the "Sjuglasvagnen". The following photos show the Royal Guards, or Högvakten as we like to call them. I was on my fast eBike, so I managed to shoot them from a few different locations. Oh, and on the last photo that thingy on his head looks just like my feather duster!

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Modern Parenting

Modern Parenting
Parenting Children in the Age of Screens. Spotted at a bus stop at Slussen recently. We have experienced a few warm summer-like days, when that happens in early Autumn we call that Brittsommar, after Birgitta's name's day. The baby in the stroller was talking, or at least trying to talk a few seconds before I took the photo, because everyone in the photo were laughing then.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Hug a Transformer

Waiting For a Hug Hug a Transformer...
This Transformer, Bumblebee was standing at the commuter hub, Slussen in Stockholm, a couple of days ago. He wanted hugs, and he got them, mostly from teenagers. He also wanted some financial help, because it was not just a photo-op. His wife, who had defeated cancer, now needed help paying her living conditions. There was a Swish number for anyone who wanted to help. I Googled the number and a few people had reported this as a scam, but it looked legit there on the square.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Whose car is it?

Whose car is it?
A flashy Porsche, parked outside Butiken, at Hotel Diplomat, at Strandvägen in Stockholm, on a very warm and sunny day. So, whose car is it? My money would be on the guy to the left, working on his September tan.

Monday, September 13, 2021


Lång näsa. Up yours, the Swedish way. Kasper has been standing there at Medis, doing that for half a century by now. Medis is short for Medborgarplatsen which means Citizen Square. It is a popular meeting place at Södermalm.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Mother Goddess

Mother goddess
A sculpture down by the water at Liljeholmen. Made by Lena Lervik. I have shown you the highrises in the background a couple of times, but photographed from another angle. This sculpture is one of three along the very popular promenade here.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

The Minesweeper

The minesweeper
I got a friendly reminder from one of the readers of this photo blog. It was Roger who informed me about an event happening at the Gålö peninsula in Haninge today. He is a member of Föreningen M 20. They operate the military museum Veteranflottiljen at the Gålö base, and they are having an open house today. I won't be able to make it as I'm on my way to a car meet, but here is a photo of one of their ships, the minesweeper M 20. Shot not too long ago at Örlogsdagarna in Stockholm.

Friday, September 10, 2021

The Trobadour

Evert Taube
There he is Evert Taube, at Järntorget in Gamla stan, not far from his favorite Inn, Den Gylldene Freden. Waiting for his taxi ride home.

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Nynäshamn Collage

A Summer Collage
The last Summer visit to Nynäshamn this year. It was a beautiful day. Warm, sunny and not too much wind, perfect for a longish eBike ride around the coastal city. I stopped at a couple of beaches, not too many sunbathers out and about despite the great weather. I noticed more people along the picturesque Strandvägen road that follows the water. I made a last stop at the guest harbor, looking at the different ships there, that is always fun, at least for me. If you would like to see more photos from Nynäshamn I have 800 photos in my flickr set.