Summer at the Big Dam

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Summer at the Big Dam Photo: ©nini.tjader.2019


Yesterday neighbor and I took a walk in the woods by the Big Dam (in Tumba, Sweden). We do that now and again at different times of the year. There and back is about 8 kms.

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Summer at the Big Dam. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2019

It is a magical place. I shoot almost the same pictures of it every time we are there. Yesterday was no exception. Water was still, no wind and the sun was shining.

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Summer at the Big Dam in Tumba. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2019

The water was TOO still. Brown stillstanding. Smelled rotten. The flow down to the creek was blocked by treestumps and dead branches.

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Summer at the Big Dam in Tumba, Sweden. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2019

Still, it is a beautiful spot. As there was no wind, the clouds got mirrored in the water.

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Summer at the Big Dam in Tumba, Sweden. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2019

The trees in the middle of the summer are as green as they can be. There is fish in the dam.

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Summer at the Big Dam. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2019

The dam seem endless when you stand at this point. It is supposed to flow down into the creek and further on to the Small Dam further down. There is a place there with logs to sit on to contemplate the view. I wouldn’t recommend swimming in this brown still-standing water though…

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Flower by the Big Dam with bumble bee. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2019

By the dam there was a group of these flowers. Have no idea what it is but the bumble bees seemed to love them.

On out way back home we always pass this old treestump by the path. I take a picture of it every time to see the change of it. It is the remains of a large tree that fell over the path during a storm some years ago.

Treestump by the path we follow from the dams. Photo: ©nini.tjader.2019
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The nearby countryside

The countryside is really nearby to where I live. This time of the year it is at its most beautiful when the rapeseed is in full bloom. The place is Tumbadalen in Tumba, Sweden, not far from the center of Tumba. Here are some pictures. Enjoy.

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Occasional Beauty

Sometimes I just happen to take notice of objects and buildings and other things around me. Usually when waiting for a commuter train, or walking along a path from point A to point B. We can call it seeing the occasional beauty of objects and buildings around you. Here are some examples.


This is the wall of the bike parking at Älvsjö Station towards the rails and the railway platform which you see when standing there waiting for the trains. The house itself is actually interesting for how you park bicycles inside it.

Tumba Station

Then there is the northern building at Tumba Station. I kind of like the form of the building. It is something with the arc above the rails… Building is presently closed for renovation but… The southern, main station building, is equally imposing but not as beautiful. I don’t have a picture of it at the moment.


And this beauty… It is a lid over one of the many communal water well and pipes in the Stockholm area. This particular one is along the path between Heron City and City Gross in Kungens Kurva. Iron. Beautiful design and typography, very iconic logo of the city… yeah, I’m a nerd. I admit.

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A walk in the woods

Took a walk in the woods yesterday to get som much needed light and fresh air. Went around the dams as many times before. Below are some impressions from the walk. Click image for a larger version.

[Originally this page had as lider that I was experimenting with. I have removed that and made a regular gallery instead].



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