Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A game of golf?

Eleventh Hole Par-3 To the 14th Tee
Anyone up for a game of golf? Okay. Lets try the golf course at Fors in Västerhaninge then. This is the 11th hole. A Par-3. Playing into the snow today so you better bring a shovel. And a pair of snow shoes. Oh, and try not to use white golf balls. Half the course is on the other side of the road, so mind the traffic when you cross the road to get to the 14th tee, okay?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
During a snow fall a few days ago I decided that a promenade to the old tree was in order. Especially as it is always fun to walk in deep snow.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Snow Ball Umbrella

Snow Ball Umbrella
My second ever arty photo of a "Björnloka" (common hogweed). Found on a recent snowy promenade where I used my (real), umbrella every time I used the Canon. No real problems with that even when switching lenses, but somewhere out in the snow you can now find one of my lens caps.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Ye Olde Farm Building

Ye Olde Farm Building
Five months in on this project now. A very wintery scene this time. A bit different from the December photo. You are looking at an old warehouse at the Välsta horse farm in Tungelsta. I'm taking one photo here every month for one year.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Winter Portal

Winter Portal
I'm not sure exactly how the Winter Portal works. Maybe if you walk through it Winter stays for another three months? Not wanting to risk that I walked around it.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Public Seating

Färdigsuttet
Photographing benches is often fun. You have to think a bit and find the best angle to shoot from and figure out the best settings. I'm guessing that designing them is even more fun. I used the word Färdigsuttet as a title for this photo at flickr. It means that no one will sit here no more. These benches are history. They can still be found at the now closed bus terminus that I showed you two days ago, but not for much longer. For the next decade (!), this area will now be a busy building site.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Argos

Old City Hall
In my youth I was once questioned by the police in that building, (guilty as charged). Old City Hall in Handen has been empty for a few years now. But it is now being rebuilt into an apartment building. The location is not too bad. It sits in the middle of the Haninge mall. The view from the top of the building (115 AMSL), will be spectacular with views over Stockholm and the archipelago, and you will have to pay good money to live in any of the 115 apartments. The construction work was delayed for more than a year because of parking issues, but that has been fixed. The name of the new apartment will be Argos (from Greek mythology), don't ask me why!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Handenterminalen

Handenterminalen Bus Terminal
That is the name of the now closed bus terminus at the commuter station in Handen. Anyone arriving with the commuter train from Stockholm used this bus terminal if they needed to take a bus anywhere in Haninge. This area and a big parking lot near the City Hall building will soon be a busy construction site. This whole area will be decked-over and in the not too distant future you will find a lot of new buildings here. Around 450 apartments, a cinema and of course a new bus terminus. To see the panorama much bigger press here.

Monday, January 19, 2015

A Tropical Garden

Roof Framing Bovieran
Back in September I told you about the new living concept Bovieran at Ribby in Västerhaninge. On that visit I took the photo with a zoom lens from faraway. This time I took the bike to the building site. A lot had happened since September. I wanted to see how the big indoor garden looked, and as you can see on the top photo they are busy working on the roof framing at the moment. This is the tenth Boviera in Sweden. All available apartments here are sold out, and they are already planning a second and third site in Haninge. I like the idea with all the different themed indoor gardens, especially on a cold day like this. If you look closely you can see a few workers climbing around the roof frame.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Willys Jeep

1953 Willys Overland
All the way from Detroit. You don't see too many Willys Overland out on the road these days. This one is from 1953. The owner had stopped at a grocery store so I told him that I was going to take a few snaps.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Icy Road

Icy Road
I use this road on a daily basis (yes, it's that same road again Grace), and I have biked here many times when it has been snowy and icy, but as the Winter tires I bought recently didn't fit my Steel Horse, my bike has been parked for a while now. I told the guy that you can see here that he was the tough biker of the day, and he said something I couldn't hear. I took this earlier in the week and it has been a few warm day since so I will try to get out with the bike now. And I will bring the camera!

Friday, January 16, 2015

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
Walked over to the old tree on Wednesday. Ice everywhere. But not so much snow. As I'm typing this it has rained non-stop for a few hours.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A Concrete Wall

A Concrete Wall STAV 1:38
The first building emerges at STAV 1:38 at Lillgården in Tungelsta. Haven't been able to find a name for this new area yet. Pre-school, row-houses and a retirement home here when they are done. A bit cold to work construction during the Winter is my guess.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Pain Barrier

Pain Barrier
Found this pain barrier on a recent winter promenade. It didn't stop me from shooting and it was a pain free experience, not considering the snow fall.