Photography

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Weekend Fun at the Manor

[More blog entries about Sweden, photography, manor; Närke, Askersund, foto, herrgård.] I was headed for a lonely November weekend with wife & daughter abroad and son with his mom. So I rounded up three friends (though Paddy K was kept from coming along at the last minute by a big meltdown at work), loaded my…

October Drizzle

October drizzle can be quite photogenic in my part of the world. Here’s a view from the bridge to Fisksätra holme. (I just discovered Pixlr, an excellent free on-line image editor that runs in your browser.)

Badger Carcass, Stunted Corn Cob

Psychedelic Circus

Somebody calls you and you answer quite slowly: a girl with kaleidoscope eyes.

Swiss Auto Graveyard

From Aard regular CCBC, a heritage management conundrum to ponder. This is a curious situation that I heard about on metafilter.com. I have included some of the links. Near Kaufdorf, Switzerland there is an auto junkyard that was in use from the 1930s to 1970. It has become overgrown with various forest flora and people…

Stjernsund Manor

[More blog entries about Sweden, photography, manor; Närke, Askersund, foto, herrgård.] My part-time employers, the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, sometimes receive rather hefty donations. This is how they came to own Stjernsund manor near Askersund in the province of Närke / Nericia. (Don’t confuse it with Christopher Polhem’s early industrial centre Stjärnsund in Dalecarlia.)…

Phone Pix October-April

29 October: Sunny autumn morning among the sailing boats hibernating along Pålnäsvägen. 21 December: The dark spot marks where our feet and the wheels of our office chair have damaged the flooring over 7½ years at the home desk on Lakegatan. 9 January: Skating on Lake Lundsjön. 6 April: Fiddling with my smartphone in my…

Phone Pix September-October

13 September: Samuel and Ludvig play the piano at Ludvig’s aunt’s house in Viggbyholm. 12 October: Playing Pandemic at a gaming convention in Gröndal. 21 October: A mechanical excavator is delivered to my dad’s property to start work on the new sauna. 21 October: Seminar about Open Access at the Research Council.

Tuscan Photographs

I’ve put some pix from my recent trip to Tuscany in Italy on-line. In other news, my wife has suggested a brilliant and radical re-interpretation of the Swedish 70s dansband pop hit “Margareta”, by Sten & Stanley. Comprehensible only to speakers of Scandy, I’m afraid.

Snakes and Saints and Ants

Got up early this morning, six thirty, and slipped out for an hour’s walk. The sun was already pretty high but still veiled in mist. I walked past vineyards and olive groves toward a farmhouse until yapping guard dogs made me turn on my heel, and then I left the road. The area is heavily…