Friday, January 20, 2017

Swedish Sea Rescue Society

Swedish Sea Rescue Society
The Swedish Sea Rescue Society station at the seaside resort Dalarö is quite new, it opened in 2003. They have seven vessels here, although you can't see more than one of them here! You can read more about their work in English here if you are interested.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Baldersro Plaza

Lighting
I have walked by this building many times since it was built four years ago. I often say to myself that I really should stop and take a photo of this big lamp. It hangs in a window above the entrance. So on my ten km walk yesterday I stopped for a snap. Baldersro Plaza (great name), is a retirement home along Nynäsvägen in Handen. The plaza is a big room here where all the people that live, work or visit can meet.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Cross-country skiing

Happy Skier Eyes Closed Cross-Country Skiing
Gray skies. -3C and no wind to speak of. I stopped at the Rudan nature reserve yesterday to see if I could get a few photos of any cross-country skiers. And here they are.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Ultralight Aircraft

Ultralight Aircraft
On my way to the old tree I could see and hear a small plane circling the skies so I snapped a quick shot with the silent zoom lens. After identifying the plane SE-VMS I found the owners web site and I emailed him about my photo. The plane is an Ultralight Aircraft. Made of wood. The model is French and called Jodel D18. The pilot Kenneth Pettersson told me that he lives in Västerhaninge, (pretty much where he was in the sky), and that he keeps the plane at Trosa Flygklubb.

Monday, January 16, 2017

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
Closing in on 500 photos of the old tree, this is № 497. There will be a celebration at the cultural centre in Handen on the sixth of April. A few bands will play and a couple of dancers will perform as a slideshow with photos of the tree can be seen on two big screens. The event is called Soppa&Surr and is organized by Gunnar Borg.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Half A House

Half A House Modular Home
The first of 85 row houses to be built at Lillgården in Tungelsta by Turbinen is almost up. If you have a working memory you might recall that I showed you the crane earlier in the week.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Exterior Lighting

Exterior Lighting
Three new (arty), light fixtures at Poseidon's square in Handen, near the cultural centre and the mall. No idea if they are permanent, or an artwork, but anything that will light up the dark part of the year will get my approval.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Oversnowed

Översnöat
After a recent snow fall I decided to go for a photo promenade around Tungelsta. I didn't have any real inspiration but I did come home with a few photos. These mailboxes belong to a biker club, Eager MC. Their headquarters can be found along Södertäljevägen.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Snow Storm &Power Outage

Ultra
We had a snow storm yesterday. My bike ride home took twenty minutes longer than usual. It was very dark. I rode straight into the wind and was tossed right and left here and there. There was also a lot of tree branches on the walkways so I had to keep an eye out for those. In Västerhaninge I noticed that a big traffic sign was lying on a lawn close to the bike path, I'm guessing that the strong winds did that. Arriving home I decided to make a quick dinner, just in case. I then chatted to my brother who is in Nicosia, Cyprus, and he told me that he had just received a power outage warning for Tungelsta on his smart phone, (I used to have that app but had forgotten to install it on my new phone), so I warmed some water for a cup of tea and five minutes later everything went dark. So I sat in the dark with my tea before lighting a few candles. The power came back three hours later.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean
Spotted this truck parked at the indoor driving range in Jordbro. The Curse of the Black Pearl. The guy driving this truck must really like that movie.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Winter Construction

Building Site
This was a big field at Lillgården a few years ago. Now it is a building site with the new road to and from Lillgården going through it. I have showed you photos from here a couple of times. This big crane arrived last week so I'm guessing it will be another Winter with a lot of construction here as Turbinen plans to build a hundred or so apartments here.

Monday, January 09, 2017

Turn Right

Turn Right
The last "plankorsning",(railroad crossing), in Tungelsta is history now. Replaced with an underpass along the Nynäsbanan, so if you want to continue down Karlsrovägen you need to turn right here, go through the underpass and then drive on a new stretch of road that will connect you with the old road in a few hundred meters. The traffic opened on the second rail track late last year but there are still a lot of work left nearer the commuter station.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Multitasker

Multitasker
Plowing snow from the road. Talking on the phone, and keeping an eye on the photographer that was walking on the side-walk at Allévägen in Tungelsta.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

A Winter View

Winter View
From -20C yesterday to more snow and -5C today. This is a horse farm at Söderbyvägen in Tungelsta. As I took the photo I could hear a helicopte. a little later two police vehicles drove past me. Looks like it was an accident on the commuter railroad just south of Tungelsta.

Friday, January 06, 2017

The White Forest

The White Forest
It is a bit chilly as I'm typing this. -20C outside at the moment. It was a few degrees warmer yesterday when i took this photo while trekking through deep snow in a forest at Välsta in Tungelsta.