Thursday, June 30, 2016

Sixteen Snaps From the Nature Park

Sixteen Snaps From the Nature Park
It's a busy time at the nature park Slätmossen in Handen these days. Collage made from two visits this week.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Engine Guy

The Engine Guy
Met a cool biker guy yesterday. I was standing in the green by the side of the bike path near the Slätmossen nature park in Handen shooting butterflies and other insects when I heard an engine closing in. It was a guy on a vintage motorized tandem bicycle! Not something you see every day so I waved him down for a chat and a few snaps that you can see in the slideshow. This is Tommy. From Västerhaninge. The tandem bicycle was a King from 1946. The engine a Victoria from 1952. The bike had a few interesting details and most of it was original. Tommy told me that vintage engines is his big hobby and he is currently working on another old bike. He also owns a vintage Harley Davidson and a Ford Model A from 1929. Tommy informed me that he visits the annual car meet at the nearby Vegabaren so it is possible that I have a photo of that Ford somewhere in my flickr stream. This is my eight portrait for the Human Family.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Brazil Jack

Brazil Jack
The oldest circus in Sweden stopped by for a show in Västerhaninge yesterday. Circus Brazil Jack was started by Carl Max Alexander Rhodin, better known under the name Brazil Jack. Back in the 1880s he watched Wild west Shows and decided to make something similar. The circus that tour the country today are operated by relatives to Brazil Jack.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Sixteen Midsummer Snaps

Sixteen Snaps From Saturday
A collage of photos from Saturday, showing people out and about. It was a very quiet day. And warm, the hottest one of the Summer with 29C. I stopped on the pedestrian bridge that crosses the Gudöbroleden for a few photos of cars, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians. I then continued to the big green lung that is Eskilsparken where I zoomed in on a sunbather and a couple playing kubb. At the park I met my buddy Jim who suggested we ride to the old tree. On the way I pointed out the Cardboard Box for Jim and while he took a photo of that I zoomed in on the magnificent tree that I have showed you a few times. Arriving to the old tree I had a look around for the owls and the foxes but no news there.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Rural bus stop

Rural bus stop
A rural bus stop in Österhaninge with a picturesque setting. I remember seeing it in a TV commercial a few months ago, but I can't remember what they wanted me to buy. The number 869 bus goes between Stockholm (Gullmarsplan), and the seaside resort of Dalarö in Haninge. From here it is around 10 km to Dalarö. The 839 bus will also take you to the resort, but only from Handen. But if you take the commuter from Stockholm you will be in Handen in about 15 minutes.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

The morning after the day before

Midsommarsnaps
We celebrated Midsummer yesterday. The most important day of the year in this country. Facts here if you are interested. I downed a couple of these "Midsommarsnapsar" during the evening so I am a bit hungover today but that is nothing that a shower and a bike ride in the Summer weather can't fix.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Bleu de France

Summer Blue Cornflower The Silo Blåklint
I took a walk in an azure colored cornflower field earlier in the week. The Blåklint is probably a bigger favorite among photographers than with farmers as it is seen as an invasive herb.It was me and a bunch of busy bees and other insects. The first two photos were taken with the Canon 6D with the nifty fifty lens. The first one is a panorama made from four photos so I was lucky that it was a very calm day. I shot the last two snaps with the Canon 550 with the silent zoom lens.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Sommarmoln

Sommarmoln
Swedish word of the day. Sommarmoln. Summer clouds. Midsummer is here. Sweden is out of the Euro tournament. Can someone please hand me something to drink? Preferably with a lot of alcohol in it. This was the sky over Alvsta yesterday as I made my way to my favorite beach, Årsta Havsbad.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Juvenile Coot

Juvenile Coot
I'm sure this juvenile coot's mother thinks it's cute. As seen in the Slätmossen nature park in Handen yesterday. We call this bird Sothöna.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Sixteen Recent Summer Snaps

Sixteen Recent Summer Snaps
Well known artist Conny Karlsson Lundgren at my favorite cafe Malmens konditori. He wanted local legend Tompa Eken to tell him about the legendary Ultrahuset. Unstolen bench at Stationsvägen. Speeding motorcycle at Hanveden. Happy cyclist back in the saddle after a nasty injury. Artist Jonas Nobel and two friends looking at one of is new sculptures. Anna walking away from the cafe, claiming to have no new tattoos for me to photograph. 70s moped. Yellow Saab 900. Woman on bike after shopping flowers at Blomorado. The cleaner up a tree. Butterfly & plant at Nödesta. Horse in a pasture at the Nödesta farm. Graffiti-covered noise barrier at Haninge park. My neighbour Danuta, the Greek and Bork the dog. Classy woman walking by the cafe after a visit to H&M. Two women discussing a Jonas Nobel sculpture.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Norrby gärde

Roller Norrby Gärde Trafikplats
The big grassy field at Norrby in Handen. Close to the motorway to Stockholm, road 73, Nynäsvägen. More of a marsh really, nothing on it except for a runestone that I have showed you before. But that will change now with the construction of a new road, bike path and more. Trafikplats (traffic junction), Handen will change the landscape a bit with two new big roundabouts, one pretty much where i was standing when I took these photos. If you want to see how it might look when they are done, press here.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Retro Limo

Yellow Cab Limo
If you feel the need to call a cab with a difference, you could try this Checker Aerobus NYC Taxi style Limousine. Available at retrolimo.se. Spotted at Biltema in Handen a while back.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Pyramids in the cloud

Pyramids in the cloud
Another artwork from the Art Promenade at Galleri Kyrkskolan in Österhaninge. By Anders Reuterswärd. No matter the theme Anders will always make one of his pyramids, however, as the theme this year was meetings, he decided to make two!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Where Roads Meet

Christmas in June Lets talk about art
That is the name of this artwork by Titti Hassela. From the 2016 Art promenade or Konststigen, at the Kyrkskolan gallery. The theme this year was meeting. I don't think I could have guessed that. The guy in the second photo was our guide. He was good as he had a few words to say about all the artworks. Here it was something about the artists husband finding a box up on the attic filled with Christmas balls.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Green Hill

The Green Hill
Raining as I'm typing this. So no new photos today. This is a hill in Österhaninge. I have photographed it before. I sometimes walk up the hill, (a little more to the left than you can see here), because you have a good view over Kalvsvik and Husby from up there. And it's a quiet spot to sit and reflect on life as you eat a light lunch. If you are lucky the local wildlife might walk or fly by.