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your regular programming

- Anything on the tube today?
- Not much. Just City Hall, as usual.

Strömkajen (map) 11 April 2009


relaxing at Lappis

Mr Walker enjoys a moment of rest before the hectic summer season
Stora Lappkärrsberget (map) 10 April 2009


vallentuna kyrka (4)

Flowers on the altar, angels in the window but still winter outside Vallentuna Church
Vallentuna kyrka (map) 1 March 2009

Aussi football on Anzac day

Aussi football played at Årstafältet on Anzac day. Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand held on 25 April every year to honour those how fought at Gallipoli. After a traditional remembrance speak and trumpet taps was the game started and the barbeque lightened. Playing teams. In read Bromma Vikings in White Årsta, Bromma Vikings won with 86 to 48.


On time

Prunus 'Accolade' is a ornamental cherry or in Swedish "Japanskt körsbärsträd", This particular tree is from plant-nursery in Canada. Rumours say that Japanese cherry trees shall be enjoyed with green tea. I can tell it's much better with black coffee or a large espresso and a good Grappa, yes they exists. 


another grand hotel

Per has already given you a glimpse of this Grand Hotel (Saltsjöbaden) and here's another one to conclude our journey. There's a lot of different statues out here. I'm sure this one has a name and artist too, but none were to be found.

Saltsjöbaden (map) 15 March 2009

kulturhuset by stone (2)

Back in Kulturhuset, another glimpse of the stone relief from 1971 by Rolf Blylods
Kulturhuset (map) 30 March 2009


ok - so I'm a cow

This pair of cows (swedish = KO) are found grazing (?) on the premises of Vår Gård in Saltsjöbaden. Both are of the race Belgian Blue I gather? At least one thinks it's OK as well. These two were once part of the Cow-parade in 2004 and were later auctioned. Apparently they ended up here.

Saltsjöbaden (map) 15 March 2009


bad timing in saltsjöbaden

The skating season is definitely off, even in Saltsjöbaden
Saltsjöbaden (map) 15 March 2009


Nils was here

...and he left his friend "Mårten Gåskarl", the tame goose, behind to tell about it. The whole statue is covered with pictures from "The wonderful adventures of Nils" by Selma Lagerlöf. The statue is created by Edvin Öhrströms and is actually called "the big white", which leads the thoughts more towards a shark than a goose, IMHO. Edvin is perhaps more renowned for another piece - Surprised ?

Neglingeparken, Nacka (map) 15 March 2009


two to go

Waiting for their turn at Saltsjöbanan, are these two blue trains. The location is Neglinge.

Neglinge station, Nacka (map) 15 March 2009


Who can imagine Why

This construction is located close to a even more strange object not used any more, why it was built and why it looks this way is today a challenge for the imagination.

Remnant from the past

Yet another remnant from the defence line for Bromma Airport  This is located more to the south.  This artificial rock is a bunker, my best guess is that it is a shelter.

on track in neglinge

A surprisingly colourful railroad switch in Neglinge
Neglinge station (map) 15 March 2009


staying in the flow

Snow, water and ice - Neglinge has it all. Everything a birch tree could ever ask for.
Neglingevägen, Nacka (map) 15 March 2009


remnants of a defence line

Remnants of a defence line at Bromma Airport. This foundation was most likely populated with Bofors 40 mm Air gun, they were at the time considered state of the art. Walking round in the area uncovers more installations on the surface as well as underground. The concrete pipe is located where the gun was bolted to the ground.

igelboda by day

The Saltsjöbanan rail system isn't frightfully complex. You basically board your train at Slussen and hold on to your hat while traveling eastwards through Nacka Municipality. Much like we're doing here on plenty , if you've been following our trip. But in Igelboda, there's actually a choice to be made as Bernt pointed out yesterday. You could change train and continue the short distance to Solsidan. Or stay the course, like we did.
Igelboda, Nacka (map) 15 March 2009


transfer for "sunny side"

At Igelboda the track is divided. One part goes to Solsidan (Sunny side) and the other towards Saltsjöbaden. Some passengers departed here and I guess a few of them went on the next train to "Sunny side". Seems like a good place to live.

Igelboda station (map) 15 March 2009


one down - more to follow

One boat is already in the water (or has it been there all winter long, perhaps) and the rest are waiting under white plastic, for their turn to get wet

Fisksätra Marina (map) 15 March 2009


kulturhuset by stone

There are multiple reasons to pause at the ground floor of Kulturhuset. While you're pondering investing 5 SEK in a visit to the restrooms, why not admire this stone relief by Rolf Blylods.
Kulturhuset (map) 30 March 2009


conflict of interest ?

Convenient to have both school and youth recreation center located next to another, but hopefully they're not open at the same time. Who knows where the students would spend their time?

Brantvägen 1, Nacka (map) 15 March 2009

fisksätra kyrka

The church from 1974 is adjacent to the center square of Fisksätra
Fisksätra torg, Nacka (map) 15 March 2009


resistance is futile in Saltsjö-Duvnäs

Winter, giveth way! Here's a drift of dirty, soon-to-be-forgotten snow in Saltsjö-Duvnäs.
Saltsjö-Duvnäs, Nacka (map) 15 March 2009

'...mind the gap'

The expression has seldom been more apparent as on this picture of the platform. Usually this angle would mean a certain element of imminent danger, but on this day it was fairly OK.

Saltsjö-Duvnäs (map) 15 March 2009


time out at konserthuset

In cricket, if the next batsman does not arrive at the wicket within three minutes, he's timed out. At the Concert Hall, they settle for a cup of coffee between Haydn's Sinfonia concertante and his 94th symphony.

Konserthuset (map) 5 March 2009


No yachting season yet

The jetty is lying empty there - waiting....waiting....waiting.....but soon, there will be boats en masse again, and life worth living.

Saltsjö-Duvnäs (map) 15 March 2009


bound for kårsta

Roslagsbanan is a narrow-gauge railway system connecting the city with the northern outskirts of Stockholm County. Here's some serious train spotting in downtown Vallentuna. The 42 km line from Stockholm East to Kårsta is served twice an hour on a winter Sunday.
Vallentuna station (map) 1 March 2009


space according to Storängen

In a tree at the local daycare-center, I found this rather cute mobile. Apart from that, there wasn't very much going on there.
Storängen, Nacka (map) 15 March 2009


comfy storängen

All you need in a quiet place like Storängen is a comfy bench and here it is!
Storängen, Nacka (map) 15 March 2009


growth in Saltsjö-Järla

A tree grows frantically by the station in Saltsjö-Järla while piles of pizza boxes keep growing inside the windows of a local restaurant
Saltsjö-Järla station (map) 15 March 2009


Forbidden love ?

Actually not, even if it looks that way. There's a flight of stairs right beside the statue, and a fence to stop people from falling down(?). I'm standing quite low here. The statue is called "Youth" by Carl Eldh. It's situated in Saltsjö-Järla, the next stop on our journey on Saltsjöbanan.

Saltsjö Järla (map) 15 March 2009


vallentuna kyrka (3)

...previously on plenty

More from Vallentuna Church, looking kind of odd from this angle
Vallentuna kyrka (map) 1 March 2009

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