Thursday, November 23, 2017

Glasshouse no longer

Växthuset
After 800 smashed and replaced windows, the local historical association, Folk & Trädgård in Tungelsta gave up. The new acrylic sheets should be a bit harder to break for the local kids. You will find this little greenhouse in the park in Tungelsta. It has been used for wedding parties and more. Not sure how appealing this new look will be, but the greenhouse will still be used for the upcoming Christmas market.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Winter Pattern

Winter Patttern
Winter, day two. Still cold, around freezing. No more snow since yesterday, but the little we got is still there. And I'm already fed up with it.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Winter selfie

That time of the year again
A thin layer of the white stuff this morning. Total chaos in the traffic as usual. All bus traffic cancelled in Stockholm because of the icy streets. Oh, and the glasses are new. Also bough bifocal contact lenses that were quite expensive.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Arturo Berly Montalvo

Skönhet, Arturo Berly Montalvo
New art exhibition at my favorite cafe Malmens konditori at Lillcentrum in Handen. Had a short chat with the artist, Arturo Berly Montalvo during a visit last week. His art can be seen at 300 locations in Stockholm alone. His paintings here has a 19th century feel to it. This oil painting is called Skönhet. Beauty. If you visit in person you can see the painting in color...

Saturday, November 18, 2017

High-rise

Highrise Highrise
Two abstract photos. Taken ten days apart at the Upper Lake at the Rudan nature reserve. The reflection is a new one, it's the 18-storey high-rise Brf Blicken, still under construction so I will aim my camera at it from all sorts of different angles.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Laxknut

Laxknut
Very old Swedish word of the day. Laxknut. Dovetail joint. As seen on an abandoned building during a very muddy walk yesterday in a forest behind the Hesslingby estate in rural Österhaninge.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Mikael

Mikael
This is Mikael. My barber going back a few decades now. When he first cut my hair I was your typical Swedish kid with blonde hair and he was the opposite with very black hair. Neither of us had a beard. Today we both have gray hair and a little beard. Weird that! Photo taken at his hair saloon earlier today. Shot with my new zoom lens at f/2.8, at 200mm.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

It's getting colder again

It's getting colder again
From a visit to the nature park Slätmossen. I often photograph the greenery from the little bridge but on this day I focused on the leaf on the railing.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

November Sun

November Sun Gorgeous and she knows it
Arriving to the Lower Lake at the Rudan nature reserve yesterday I noticed a familiar couple out on one of the piers. We met briefly in December of last year at the other end of the lake. The little dog knows that it is very photogenic so it struck a pose as I walked out onto the pier.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Empty Seats

Empty Seats
Times change. These stadium seats were used by the football club Tyresö FF at Tyrestavallen just a few years ago. That was back when Marta and a few other world class players played for the very successful team. Then the club went bankrupt and Marta lost a million SEK. All the players left, and that was the end of that. Earlier this year the Haninge municipality got a phone call from the neighbouring municipality. They wanted to know if IFK Haninge wanted the seats for free. If so, just come and get them. And now they sit at the football pitch at Torvalla since about a week or two. Go IFK!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
I hadn't planned to visit the old tree this week, but yesterday I got a request from a flickr user in Hyderabad, India. Abir Khalil, artist and animator, and she wanted to use an old monochrome photo of the tree for a painting, so I sent her the original file before heading over to the tree for an updated view. Photo taken with my Chinese 35mm lens.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Scaffolding

Scaffolding
Haven't been out much with the camera this last week, but here is a photo of Brf Blicken, the new high-rise building currently under construction at the huge Haningeterrassen project in central Handen. Shot with the new Canon zoom lens using one of my Viltrox teleconverter extenders.