Friday, November 21, 2014

Did a cave Troll live here?

Ice Age Rock
If you had the strength to remove this big rock you would enter a Troll's home. The troll was sometimes big, and often mistaken for a giant. Other troll's looked very much like us humans. They were very strong, and good with magic, hence their name. They were rich and kept all their possessions in their homes, so if we could somehow remove this big rock we would be home free. Either that or this is just an erratic moved here by the ice during last ice age, Weichsel, that started some 115 000 years ago and ended 90 000 years later, give or take. In any case you will find the big rock that has been cut in half near Bergsvägen in Handen.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Calm and rainy

Lakeside
The grey November weather continues. I decided to head down to the Rudan nature reserve and ride around the lower lake and stop for photos on the way, but as soon as I arrived it started to rain. So I only took a few snaps from the tiny beach before jumping back onto the bike for a rainy ride home.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hashtag of the day

#Purjolök
The local graffiti amateurs seems to have run out of ideas and have now turned to hashtags. This one is a little odd as purjolök means leek. I found it on the bike path that follows the Nynäsbanan's rail-track between Västerhaninge and Krigslida. I tried my best to art up the photo so this is three photos stitched together. Shot with the pancake lens at f/2.8.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Haninge Golf and Junkyard

New Junkyard?
So roughly one month ago I took a photo of a stolen and dumped car near the indoor golf range, Haninge Golfhall in Jordbro. It was a Volvo. I can now report that a second stolen and dumped car has been placed next to the Volvo. Maybe not so strange as cars are stolen most every day all around the world. But what is kinda peculiar is that this second wreck first stood on the parking lot for a few months. And then a couple of days ago someone moved it 50 meters to this new location. It could of course mean that the people that run the indoor driving range has decided to open a junkyard!

Monday, November 17, 2014

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
It's the 17th of November. So far this month Stockholm has seen 90 minutes of sunshine. Have I mentioned before that I'm more of a Summer person, and that I prefer to shoot when there's blue sky around? Anyway this was the scene at the old tree the other day when it was very misty.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Old Smithy

The Old Smithy
The old smithy in the mist. I tried my best to recreate two previous photos of the old building. I took the photo standing on the ghostly path I showed you yesterday. Oh, and the flickrverse seemed to like it. Closing in on 12,000 views now so I must have done something right.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Back at the farm

Ye Old Farm Building Ye Old Farm Building
So back in September I showed you this old warehouse at the Välsta farm, and I informed you that many moons ago I had a photo project planned here, but that the old tree happened instead. Karl from Bolzano (a very wise man),said in a comment that a monthly series could work. Kay from Sequim ( a clever woman) figured that a photo every season would work. So I decided to shoot one photo per month, and here are the second and third photo from the new series. The misty shot is the November photo, taken this week. The one with a few leaves left dates back to the middle of October.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Sunshine!

The Sun Shone Today
The sun was out for at least two hours the other day. Can't remember when that happened last. I took a ride down to my favorite beach. No one else around. I like it that way. I had a look for the Russian submarines but I guess they were hiding under water or on their way back home.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Fountain

Fountain
The old sandpit gravel pit in Handen was turned into a green park (Eskilsparken), many years ago. This fountain, next to the amphitheatre is part of an artwork made by PYE Engström, called The Birds. Oh, and my photo is also art, I took 20 photos with the pancake lens and stitched them together just because I could.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

P&T

P&T
A couple of years ago I stood on a former parking lot turned into a busy construction site talking to the site manager about this project. He told me that they were building a passive house where the energy comes from body heat, electrical appliances and lighting. I think I took his portrait and shot a panorama. Now there are seven buildings here with 200 apartments. Six storeys high, or rather eight, as two are under ground. This side is made as an arcade. P&T stands for Puls och Träning. In English, Pulse & Workout and it is of course a gym. Oh, and I have a before photo which is a fun read.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Nice rack

Bike Rack Bike Shelter
Nice rack. One of my favorite phrases. Very useful sometimes. And it works fine here as there are several brand new bike shelters at two of the commuter stations in Haninge. You can find this one at Krigslida. Both photos shot with the pancake lens.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Vertical Support

Vertical Support
These square columns are part of the Hantenterminalen building at the commuter station in Handen. The building houses among others, Haninge X-cons. The Rudan School. A restaurant/night club, many offices, gym, banks and what have you.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Temporary Sculpture

Temporary Sculpture
Noticed this temporary artwork in the Eskil's park yestoday. It was created by an unknown artist two days ago and it will soon be history.

Friday, November 07, 2014

That Old Tree

That Old Tree That old tree (Dec 25, 2005)
This was the scene at the old tree yesterday. It was snowing when I woke up, and that continued all day. The temperature was hovering around freezing, so the snow melted upon impact with the ground. This was my 400th photo of the Swedish Whitebeam since I started taking photos here. I have added the second ever photo I took of the tree, because that's when I started the series. I shot that on Christmas Day back in 2005 and I can still remember that promenade. A lot has happened with the tree since that day a decade ago and I still expect to see something different every time I visit the old tree.