Friday, October 31, 2014

Brutal Design

Brutal Design
The most brutal park bench I have found on my photo excursions around Haninge. And it is facing the wrong way, away from the soccer court/basketball court.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Border Stone

Gränsröse This type of border stone in known as a Gränsröse in Swedish. You will find this one in Brandbergen in Handen. Back in the day it was a boundary stone in Österhaninge socken,which was part of Sotholms Härad. The guy in the background is my friend Jim. And while I shot this Brenizer Method photo of the gränsröse with my 85mm lens, Jim was busy shooting a 3D type of photo. Also known as Hyperlapse.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Snake Road

Snake Road The warm Autumn weather continues. Although it rains too much for my liking. New temperature record yesterday. Warmest Autumn day since they started measuring some 155 years ago. So it wasn't all that surprising that I found this viper relaxing on the warm bike path asphalt in Handen. It posed for a few photos before it used that cool serpentine method and disappeared into the grass.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Swimming Alone

Swimming Alone
Walking through the Eskilsparken, also known as Olof Palme's Park yesterday I noticed this skrubbskädda swimming all alone in the fountain next to the amphitheatre.It is part of an artwork which funnily enough is called The Birds (Fåglarna), by PYE Engström.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Just a muddy field

Pålplintning panorama Top photo is from yesterday. It's a muddy field at Lillgården in Tungelsta. A few years from now you will find a pre-school here near Söderbyvägen. Next to that will be a retirement home. There will also be a park here, and around 130 new homes next to the new Stavsvägen. I took the panorama photo six weeks ago just as the work got under way. All the new buildings will be to the left hand side. The yellow dot to the right is the old station house. One of the architects behind this project is the now retired Rikard Lundin whom I photographed a few years ago. More info in Swedish here. And here.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Birch Forest

Birch Forest
Took a walk in a birch forest at Välsta in Tungelsta this afternoon. Didn't spot, or scare away any wildlife this time. When I walked here back in May I was greeted by a bunch of horses. You can see a photo of that if you press here.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Just a coincidence

The Commuter
Non-stop rain for days now. Managed to take this photo from a pedestrian bridge in Västerhaninge while there was a break in the downpour. Nothing special about the photo, just the commuter train heading towards Krigslida. I spiced it up with a fake tilt-shift. But I got a fun comment on the photo at flickr. One of my contacts saying that it is probably him driving the train! And it's even more fun because it was a little over four years ago that I spotted a wedding couple in Handen and asked if I could get a photo. And the groom is the guy driving the train.

Friday, October 24, 2014

The border between the living and the dead

The border between the living and the dead
The passage to the underworld is closed off at the moment. That might be good news, or bad news. The sculpture is called The Tower. Made by Jan Håfström. You can find it in the park in Tungelsta. I have showed it to you before. The first time was back in 2007.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

An optical and meteorological phenomenon

Rainbow
I had just shot the old tree when the light suddenly shifted. When I turned around it was hard to miss the rainbow over the railway tracks at Krigslida. I wonder if there's a pot of gold hidden somewhere at the end of that rainbow? If so I might use some of that gold to buy a rain poncho as it started to rain hard just a few seconds after I took this photo. Arriving home ten minutes later on the steel horse I was soaking wet.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Autumn Path

The Narrow Path
This is how the narrow birch path at Söderby Gård in Handen looks today. The trees were planted back when the motorway to Stockholm, Road 73 was being constructed. It was meant to be a long walkway along the road, but the plans were scrapped for some reason, and this is all there is here today. It is used as a short-cut between Vega and Söderby. Although a while back when I was out shooting with my friend Jim, who first pointed out this narrow path for me, we saw a weird person running over the motorway, he made it but it was a close call. Click here for a Spring version.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Apartment Buildings

New Apartments Stora Arken
The new apartment buildings at Stora Arken in Handen are taking shape. Here is another update. The last time I showed you this was in July. Shot the panorama with the pancake lens and used panorama corrector as a finishing touch. The building to the far left was constructed in 2006. Since then a new neighbourhood has been established here, and the buildings to the far right are the last ones to be built. There are more houses behind the ones you see here. I have a flickr set with more photos in case you are interested.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Red & Yellow

Red & Yellow
It has been a colorful few weeks, and it ain't over just yet. Spotted this burst of Autumn colors at the Eskilsparken in Handen over the weekend. Oh, and I haven't seen any Russian submarines or mini-submarines or even divers in the water in the Stockholm archipelago, but apparently they are out there!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Vernissage

At The Vernissage
There was a vernissage at Poseidons Gränd in Handen yesterday. The official unveiling of the artwork i gestaltningens tid, or The Moving Box which I called it in a post ten days ago. Made by Johan Thurfjelll. A small group gathered and three people spoke. First a local politician, Michael Fridebäck. Next to speak was Åsa Mårtensson from the cultural centre. She told us that the project had taken nearly three years to fulfil, and that it had been great working with Johan. And then, just as the artist himself started his speech, a moving truck arrived! It wasn't part of the act, but everyone laughed, and the artist mentioned it while telling us about his idea for the moving box made by bronze. The sealed box is filled with dreams written down by some of the people that live here today. The box will last for a Millennium. As he continued to talk a group of people started carrying out furniture from the truck. Very fitting. Last to speak was an actress, Anna Persson from RoJ-teatern who read a poem written by the artist. It can be seen on the granite walkway on the square. When the talking was over we had coffee and apple cake. Made by members from Tungelsta Folk & Trädgård.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Welcome!

Welcome!
Welcome to Haninge Golfhall. We offer indoor golf. We have a popular driving range. You can also practice your putting skills and enjoy a nice lunch at the restaurant. And if you are a car thief, feel free to dump your stolen vehicles in our nice surroundings.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Autumn Bike Rack

Bike Rack
I was looking to take some new photos of the Bovieran that I showed you a while back but there was nothing new to report so I walked over the schoolyard at Ribby in Västerhaninge and found this unused bike rack.