Sunday, October 31, 2021


That is the name of the neighborhood that is hidden behind the greenery for most of the year. An area with row-houses, built back in the 1950s. Today, considered “culturally valuable". The architects were Nils Sterner and Erik F. Dahl.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Here, Kitty, Kitty!

Here, Kitty, Kitty!
This is either Timjan, or Mejram. One of the two cats at the fountain at Dalens allé. Made by the artist Aline Magnusson a couple of years ago. One cat went missing a few Summers ago. That story made it to the local paper. They investigated, and found out that it needed to be repaired. No water in the fountain now, probably because it is getting colder. I took this photo with my full frame Canon using the Sigma 1.4 50mm lens which creates a really nice bokeh.

Friday, October 29, 2021

Autumn Cycling

Autumn Cycling
A woman cycling down the 888-meter-long sju brunnars stig, the seven springs way, at the Woodland cemetery, or Skogskyrkogården as we call it.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Any Guesses?

Any Guesses?
As you can expect on such a huge cemetery, with 100 000 graves, there are quite a few famous people resting at Skogskyrkogården, including Greta Garbo. Any guesses as to what it says on the stone surrounded by the hedge here?

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

The Tallum Pavilion

The Tallum Pavillion Tallumpaviljongen Round Window Pavilion Window
Designed by the famous architect Gunnar Asplund, this is the visitors center at the World Heritage Site Skogskyrkogården, the big cemetery at Enskede. Usually quite crowded, but the outdoor café closed for the season a week or so ago, so it was just me and another photographer. Tallum was the name that Asplund and Lewerentz gave their winning contribution to the architectural competition a century ago.

Monday, October 25, 2021

The morning after

The morning after
Last weeks top story in Sweden was the gang-related murder of the 19-year-old rapper, Einár, Nils Einar Grönberg, outside his home in Hammarby Sjöstad. He grew up here at Dalen, where I took this photo, the day after his murder. Later in the day, people gathered here to mourn his death. He was as they say, huge on Spotify with millions of streams, but I for one had never heard his music, although I had read a lot about him. He was kidnapped a year or so ago, and another rapper was later convicted for that crime.

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Beer o'clock

Beer o'clock
People enjoying a beer, or a glass of wine on a sunny Autumn day at Kvarnen at Medborgarplatsen. The name of the square means Citizen Square. You will find it at Södermalm. It is a popular place year round and there is always something going on.

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Pavillion Stairs

There are two pavilions at Strömkajen in Stockholm where you can buy ferry tickets, or a cup of coffee at Grand café. You can also sit and relax on the stairs while enjoying an ice cream. All thanks to Mange arkitekter.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Let's take a selfie

Let's take a selfie
Tourists doing the touristy thing at Strömkajen in Stockholm on a sunny Autumn day.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Le déjeuner sur l'herbe

Le déjeuner sur l'herbe
Pablo Picasso at ArkDes, Skeppsholmen in Stockholm. The Swedish title is Frukost i det gröna. Picasso often looked at older artists, and this is his impression of Édouard Manet's The Luncheon on the Grass. This is one part of the sculpture group. Picasso made his work on cardboard in Paris in 1962. Four years later the Norwegian sculptor Carl Nesjar finished the sculptures series that were made of concrete. And since then the group can be seen on the lawn outside Moderna Museet, or what today is The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Autumn at Tanto

Tantolunden Autumn at Tanto Tanto Södra koloniträdgårdsförening Höstfärger
Four photos from the allotment garden with the long name. Tanto Södra koloniträdgårdsförening. I took the photos from the Årsta bridge. The allotment dates back a century. It sits on the southern side on the hill at Tantolunden, at Södermalm in Stockholm. It has a great view over the Årstaviken bay. There are 111 allotments here. It is open for anyone to visit as there are paths going up and down the hill. The church tower in the top photo is from the Högalid church.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Farmer's Market

Farmer's Market
Around thirty stalls at the farmer's market at Skånegatan over the weekend. I noticed two or three sellers from Haninge. And one or two clearly photogenic visitors. I thought it might be the muse from a few years ago, but I'm not sure.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Autumn at Vita Bergen

Vita Bergen Nytorgspalatset Autumn at Vita Bergen Mäster Pers gränd 4 Mäster Pers gränd
A few Autumn scenes from the park Vita Bergen at Södermalm in Stockholm. Top photo shows Stora Mejtens gränd where once the artist Carl Anton used to live. Second photo shows the century old Nytorgspalatset. Vita Bergen sits on a hill, and it is a very popular park year round. There are a few old wooden buildings near the church at Mäster Pers gränd as you can see on the last two photos.

Sunday, October 17, 2021


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

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.