Monday, September 15, 2014

A Cup of Chicory Coffee Anyone?

A Cup of Chicory Coffee Anyone?
During WWII from March 1940 you couldn't get real coffee because of the rationing. So people drank this stuff. Kaffesurrogat. Made from Chicory. So did I yesterday. At the old alehouse/district court building in Västerhaninge. These days that building is used by the homestead society, Haninge Hembygdsgille. I also enjoyed Kronans kaka. The recipe dates back to 1903, ingredients includes potatoes and almond. Served with lemon sauce. I also got a rye biscuit. All for 20SEK. Why? Because yesterday was a European Heritage Day.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

A little scandal

Bye Bye
Election Day. Sure is glad that it will be over soon. I have been trying very hard not to see all the election posters. That type of propaganda always get me angry. Locally and nationally it looks like a Red/Green coalition will take over, but you never know before that fat lady turns up I guess. I leave you with a local scandal. Everything was looking good for top politician and Social Democrat Robert Noord (blue shirt to the left). He was on his way to become the next Mayor of Haninge. But it's an election year and if there's something in your closet, chances are that it will come out. And it did, with just a week left to the election and today his career is history. So what did he do? He used his phone too much. He had the hots for a much younger woman in another political party (M), and in the end he sent her one too many text messages talking about how much power he had and what he could do for her if she just...

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Poisonous Toadstool

Poisonous Toadstool
That time of the year again when the photogenic mushrooms can be seen. This is a "Röd Flugsvamp". Or fly agaric.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Street Protest

Haninge Against Racism
The general election takes place on Sunday. The ruling Alliance are predicted to loose the election, but it's not much between them and the Social Democrats that have a loose alliance with The Green Party, supported by The Left Party and perhaps FI. One party that no one will do any deal with is the Sweden Democrats (far-right, anti-immigration party). They held a rally in Handen yesterday. The party secretary Björn Söder and a local representative tried their best to be heard, but as per usual there was also a street protest by a few left wing parties, including the Socialist Justice Party. Fifteen police vehicles and fifty police officers surrounded Poseidon's Square during the rally. I decided to stay and document the event. Police arrested one protester from the Socialist Justice Party, but other than that there was not much to report. In the slideshow you will find some of the photos I took during the one hour long rally/street protest. On the top photo you can see two members from The Left Party demonstrating against The Swedish Democrats.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Green Alley Road

Green Alley Road
Happy to report that we still have summer temperatures and that most of the Summer green is still around. But the evenings are getting a bit colder and it is getting darker a little earlier than I like. This is Allévägen in Lida. The trees were planted 200 years ago by the family that still owns the estate that you will find at the other end of the alley.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Emerging Patterns

Emerging Patterns A couple of years ago while taking a winter promenade around Lower Lake Rudan I found a tree branch stuck in the ice. One month later I took another photo when the ice had melted. Last week on another promenade I found what was left of the tree branch, and this is how it looks today.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Ye olde tractor

Ye olde tractor
They have been harvesting hay at the Nödesta farm recently. They use modern machines most of the time, but I noticed this old Ferguson? out on a field. It is used to transport the hay. Figured this might be a fun Brenizer Method photo. It is 22 photos stitched together, shot with the 85mm lens at f/1.8. Almost looks a bit like a miniature tractor.

Monday, September 08, 2014

A Portrait and a slideshow

Gunilla De luxe This portrait of Gumilla De luxe was the last photo I took at the Grand Prix Raggarbil this year. Gunilla arrived as I was leaving, so this slideshow with 163 photos will show what she missed. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Nice Tats

The Frog Nice Tats
Two post today as I was out with food poisoning over the weekend. I still have a few photos to go through from the big greaser meet. First photo shows Anna's latest tattoo. A frog. It's because of her mother who is nicknamed Grodan the Swedish word for frog. Second photo shows a very tired raggare taking a nap in his car. Notice the cassette tape tattoo.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Babe of the Day

Babe of the Day
One or two hot girls at the big "Raggarträff" (Greaser meet), at Vegabaren. Weirdly enough I felt the urge to photograph them. And here is one such photo.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Someone is getting married

Someone is getting married Private Party
Suddenly a double-decker bus showed up at the big Greaser meet (still a few more photos to show you). It stopped at a pedestrian crossing, and it turned out to be a hen party. The bus comes from a company called Partybussar.

Thursday, September 04, 2014


Stars And Stripes American Heels American Bedding With Fries
Raggare loves everything American. At least if it dates back to the 1950s. And possibly to the 1960s. Especially cars. Elvis. Rockabilly. And more.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Vintage Cars

Eldorado Ford Edsel 1960  Buick LeSabre 1956 Chevrolet Hundreds of classic cars at the big Greaser meet at the famous Vegabaren in Handen last Saturday. Cadillac Eldorado. Ford Edsel. 1960 Buick Le Sabre. 1956 Chevrolet.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Pretty in Pink

Pink Polka Dot Dress
Every year at the Grand Prix Raggarbil you can vote for Best Looking Greaser Girl. This is Petra Nyman. I don't know if she won, but I think she was in with a good chance with this pink polka dot dress.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Rusty but Loved

Forever 1955 Cadillac
You can be sure of one thing. No matter how a "raggarbil" (car owned and used by a member of the subculture), looks or sounds, it is loved. Seriously loved. A raggare lives for his car. And the 1950s music. And the greaser girls. There were many rusty American cars at the big meet, and here are two of them. Theme Day. Rust and Ruins.