Sunday, April 21, 2024

Caught in the spider's web

Caught in the spider's web
-1C this morning. Took a short promenade in the forest just now, so this photo is ten minutes old. Because of the very light snow fall, you could see the many spiderwebs covered with the white stuff.

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Another Stockholm street collage

Sixteen recent street scenes
Horrible weather here at the moment. Freezing as I am typing this, so I will continue with another sixteen-photo collage from a few days ago when it was warm and sunny. In the collage, you can see people sitting at an outdoor café at a square in the old town. Also people on benches at Tegelbacken, which is close to Stockholm Sheraton. Seven photos from a walk along Vasagatan near the Central Station. Also, four photos from Kungsträdgården, The King's Park.

Friday, April 19, 2024

Sixteen recent street scenes

Sixteen recent snaps
A collage of street photos. Snapped on a warm and sunny day last week when the temperature got up to 15C. Views from Vasagatan, Kungsträdgården, Hamngatan, Skeppsbron and Regeringsgatan. Top left photo shows a model being photographed by several photographers.The guy in orange is resting on a bench at The King's Garden. I snapped the runners while also shooting the panning photos that I showed you last week.

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Uniformed

Uniformed
I could outrun at least one of these guards any day of the week. Just saying. Spotted while sitting at the stairs at Stockholm City Hall.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

How many officers does it take...

How many officers does it take...
In this case, six. Four police officers and two security guards. Not sure what the issue was, maybe he just needed some help. A few minutes later when I walked past them, the man was helped into the police van. As seen at Vasagatan in Stockholm. The building was once known as the Central Post Office Building. I "worked" there for a couple of weeks as a ninth-grader. Today a Government building.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Spotify HQ

Unlucky number
Walking past Spotify HQ at Regeringsgatan, (Government street), in Stockholm. Known as Urban Escape, a very modern office building, designed by White Arkitekter. The street is one of the oldest in the city, just over a kilometer long. It starts at the Royal Palace.

Monday, April 15, 2024

Ten photos from Lake Drevviken

Swan Lake Drevviken Bird Photographer Terrasshuset Spot the rooster Vattenspegling Hökarängsbadet Badbrygga New jetty Drevviken
It was one of those rare calm days this cold and windy Spring. I decided to make a few pit-stops at Lake Drevviken, at Larsboda. First at the circular pier where I spotted another photographer. I walked out for a few reflection photos of buildings at Sköndal, including the terrace house that you have probably seen before. I then continued over to the boardwalk, where I got a closer look at the swans and a nice view over the beach with some of the new apartment buildings as a backdrop. My next stop was the beach, Hökarängsbadet, where I tested the brand-new jetty. The old one had been taken over last Autumn by a large group of Canada Geese, which I showed you back then. This is the same area, btw, where I have shown you a number of Winter views with ice skaters out on the then frozen lake.

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Kristineberg from Fredhällsparken

Kristineberg Glass facade Kristineberg Hjalmar Söderbergs väg Facades
I always carry something to eat with me on my long bike rides. That is probably a little unusual in this day and age when you can buy food to go everywhere, but that is how I prefer to do it. And I am yet to order a coffee to go in my life! Anywho, here are five photos taken at a park at Kungsholmen in Stockholm a while back. The park is located at Fredhäll and is therefore called Fredhällsparken. I ate my snack sitting on a park bench while listening to two guys chatting away at the tennis court behind me. After my pause, I walked over the green lawn to take these photos. They show a number of new apartment buildings on the other side of the busy Drottningsholmsvägen. Situated next to the Kristineberg palace, and metro station. They were built on a property where there used to be a rather ugly hotel that was built in the late 1940s.

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Cyclists & escooter riders

Rex Skeppsbron We are not amused Nishiki e-legance Girly Voi All Swedish Scooter dude The Whistling Cyclist Evobike Peak Orange is the new black Skeppsbron Another cycling project
We had two really warm April days this week. At least for this cold Spring. The temperature reached 15C. Sitting on the bike, I began to feel warm, as I am usually dressed for colder weather. So I had to stop twice to remove garments, and that gave me an idea for a new photo project. So I parked the bike at the statue of Gustav III across the street from the Royal Palace in the Old Town and began taking panning photos of passing cyclists and the odd e-scooter rider. These are most of the snaps from the first day of shooting. To not overcomplicate things, I shot using Auto ISO at 1/100th of a second.

Friday, April 12, 2024

The definitive proof of spring

Blåsippa Blåsippa Blåsippa Blåsippa
Two days this week with real warm weather. It was 15C when I decided to cycle through the Iron Age grave field in Jordbro to look for a special sign of Spring. The liverwort. Or, blåsippa in Swedish. The only problem was that I didn't have my macro lens with me, so I had to shoot with the 24mm lens.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

People and architecture

The sunny spot Stockholms Stadshus Vårtecken
Three photos taken on a sunny Spring day in the Stockholm City Hall garden. The famous building where every year the Nobel Prizes are awarded to scientists and authors was designed by Ragnar Östberg. It is always worth a visit.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Haymarket

A future photographer Holding hands Red Phone Flipping pages Cash is King At the market Runy nose Neck Tattoo Stick Guy Sten Berglind Lumix shooter Flea market Candid Camera Street food
A second bunch of street photos from the weekly flea market at Hötorget. It was a typical April day. Only 5C from a very gray sky when I jumped on the bike. A few hours later, cycling home, it started to rain. But then 5 km from home it cleared up and when I ate a late lunch on the veranda it was 13C from a clear blue sky, so this was the day when the real Spring arrived.