Tuesday, July 07, 2015
A "smultronställe" is a favorite place that you want to keep a secret. It is also a movie by Ingmar Bergman. Smultron is also the Swedish name of the wild strawberry. It is a very tiny and sweet berry. Whenever I manage to find a few "smultron" I will eat them with my "filmjölk" for breakfast. Luckily for me there are a few "smultronställen" at Bergdalen where I live and that's where I took these photos.
Monday, July 06, 2015
The second biker from the cafe the other day. Patrik. His bike is a green Harley Davidson from the 1940s. It had a lot of interesting details, one of which you can see here, a skull.
Sunday, July 05, 2015
Two cool bikes were parked outside my favorite cafe on Saturday, so I had to grab a few shots. The initials on the gas tank, RC, stands for Royal Crowns. That is the name of the American football team in the neighboring municipality of Tyresö. The biker's son plays in the team. Next season starts one month from now. I have never seen a game, but maybe I should go to their next game.
Saturday, July 04, 2015
Ingemar was relaxing on the lawn near the shopping center in Västerhaninge. He was out shopping with his ex-wife. They had stopped for gas in Jordbro earlier, and when she was about to pay for some items at a store in VH she realized that she must have left the card at the gas station. So while she went back to try and find the card Ingemar decided to work on his tan. He told me that it was a good thing that he had bought lettuce, (isbergssallat), and not bacon, as he was using the sallad as a pillow, funny guy!
Friday, July 03, 2015
I knew there was a reason I colored my hair like this. That's what Stina said when I told her that it was her hairstyle I noticed first when I spotted her at Poseidon's Square earlier yesterday. Stina works as a preschool teacher. She enjoys singing gospel and will often sing at weddings, together with her husband.
Thursday, July 02, 2015
We have Summer! Finally. Not Perth Summer though, but the Swedish equivalent. That means that we might get 30C today. This is Småhamra in Österhaninge. Oxeye daisy next to the wheat field. I arrived via a bike-ride through the forest in the national park Tyresta. I had my buddy Jim with me. He is a nerd. Or a geek. So he had to shoot photos of the newly discovered runestone at Småhamra for a 3D-rendering. It was a warmish ride and Jim's bike broke down a little later so he had to walk it home. The tired horse lives at the Hammarby farm.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The commuter station in Tungelsta will get a face lift, again. The train service to Stockholm and Nynäshamn stopped one week ago and this is how the platform looks today. When they are done it will look very different compared with today. Illustration here.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Hey look, it's that guy on the bridge again, taking photos! Always fun when people, in this case a happy biker and a curious car enthusiast notice me. I'm standing on a wooden bridge that crosses Gudöbroleden, a busy road in Handen. The car is a Cadillac DeVille from 1970.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
This is Anna. She was with her friend Sandy when I spotted them in VH on Friday. They were waiting for a taxi to take them to the old castle at Häringe. She was going for some poolside hanging at the famous pool. Just like Greta Garbo and Joséphine Baker have done before her. Anna is a talented singer and will often perform at baptisms and similar events. She also enjoys painting.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
This is Sandy. I spotted her and a friend in Västerhaningw yesterday. She has done some modeling. Her hobbies include photography and painting. When we met she was on her way to the Lost &Found pool party at Häringe Castle. lostandfoundswed.com/
Friday, June 26, 2015
The silliest news article that I have read this year has to do with the Swedish Postal Service, or Postnord as it is called today. For as long as I can remember all their vehicles have been painted yellow, cars, trucks and bicycles. So they are very recognizable. But not for much longer. The brain trust in the company have decided to repaint all vehicles, so soon this mail carrier will be riding a blue painted bicycle. It will work so much better.And probably not cost anything at all!
Thursday, June 25, 2015
My tenth photo of the old farm house at the Välsta horse farm. And the first summer photo of three. Although you could ask, what Summer? So far this months we have had two (2), warm Summer days! It's been mostly cold, wet and windy. I could go on and on about the missing Summer, but I don't have the energy to do that!
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
That secret society in Handen is at it again. I have deciphered