Wednesday, February 10, 2016

BMX Pump Track

BMX Pump Track Five Wooden Jumps
Someone has set up a BMX pump track with a number of jumps at Hanveden in Västerhaninge. I counted seven jumps, this being the largest one. I have updated the post with a collage showing the rest of the wooden jumps.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Iron Maiden Truck

Powerslave Iron Maiden truck Iron Maiden Eddie the Head
Someone at TSM i Järfälla is a big fan of Iron Maiden. I spotted the Scania truck at the Jordbro industrial area earlier today. The custom paint job was made by Nina Myllymäki from Finland back in 2010. The artworks on the first and third photo shows Eddie the Head, the bands mascot. The last photo is The Trooper.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Handenterminalen

Yellow Door Bus terminal Handenterminalen Bus Terminus No More
The bus terminus in Handen closed for traffic one year ago in preparation for the new massive Haningeterrassen project. And now a year later the station is being demolished. And for the next decade (!), this area, close to the mall, City Hall, and the commuter station will be a very busy construction site. When they are all done there will be 450 new apartments here plus an underground bus terminus, here at the old terminus there will be a new 18-story apartment building.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Winter Leaf

Winter Leaf
I found some snow on Friday. In a forest at Stav in Tungelsta. Up on a hill. I followed the deer tracks hoping to see some wildlife but they were long gone. So I had to make do with what I could find and that was this leaf.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Snowmageddon 2016

Snowmageddon 2016
I was out walking when the Snowmageddon hit. This was the scene on the walkway at the Krigslida commuter station. I made it home without any difficulties.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

A Good day For Skiing

AXA Sports Club Cross-Country Skiers -1C and a blue sky Skier at Rudan A good day for skiing
It was a good day for skiing at the Rudan nature reserve today. -1C and a clear blue sky. Luckily for the cross-country skiers the snow machines have had a few busy nights and this is one of the few places in Stockholm where you have been able to go skiing this Winter. This time it is an all male ensemble. Last time I showed you a few ski portraits it was an all female affair.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Fence & Rooster

Hankgärdesgård Tyrestatupp
No real inspiration for photography at the moment. And I do of course blame the weather for that. One day it's 7C and a blueish sky. The next it's freezing and snowing again. Yesterday was an in-between day so I took the bike to the Tyresta national park. This is a fence called Hankgärdesgård, this type of roundpole fence dates back to the Viking era a Millennium ago. It's a few photos stitched together, shot with the nifty fifty to get that shallow depth of field. The buildings in the background belong to the old village. They are a few centuries old, there's a working farm there and that's where I met the rooster.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Argos

Argos
Not too long now before the new occupants can move in to old City Hall in Handen. It will cost you a pretty penny to live on the top two floors and the view from up there is said to be a good one. You can see both Stockholm and the archipelago. The new apartment building is called Argos and sits in the middle of the Haninge mall so if you need to go shopping just use the elevator and you are there.

Monday, February 01, 2016

Wiener-Semla

Wienersemla I am actually yet to try this type of Semla at my favorite cafe, Malmens konditori in Handen. Today is theme day at CityDailyPhoto, the theme for February is scenes from a coffee house. Over the years I have taken hundreds of photos at the cafe and if you have a few minutes check out a few in the slideshow.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Windows

Windows
The new Attendo retirement home at Lillgården in Tungelsta will soon open it's doors for the pensioners queuing to move in here. It will probably be a little wile longer before they can open a window or sit out on the balcony for a coffee in the morning sun. My previous photos from this project can be seen by pressing this link.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

Birch Forest

Birch Forest
Nice with all the snow gone. But the weather isn't very photography friendly. Dark and rainy today. This is a little birch forest at Österport near Söderby in Handen. It will be history soon when the developers move in with their machines to build a shopping complex here. If you understand the local lingo you can read more about those plans here.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Swedish word of the day

Vindmölla
All our snow is gone now. It was a Spring like bike ride yesterday with 7C. Passing the industrial area in Jordbro I noticed that the Vindmölla (wind turbine), was rotating for the first time. It's been there for at least six month, but I haven't seen it in action before. I'm sure it is generating even more electricity today as it is very windy.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Bum Sliding Anyone?

Bum Sliding Anyone?
This is the green lung in Handen. A park called Eskilsparken. Popular with sunbathers during the Summer, and with bum sliding during the Winter, hence all the ice here today!