tisdagspromenad

Gårdagen var en mycket vacker vårdag i Stockholmstrakten. Vi var ute på en promenad, det var varmt, men tyvärr också alldeles för slaskigt och lerigt ute i Lilljansskogen. Där det inte var lerigt, låg ännu ett överraskande tjockt lager av snö. Det kan man inte ana när man ser dessa hundar sitta i solen och vänta på en trottoar i stan.

En större version finns på flickr!

Laduvikens is smälter raskt; och blåsten tar tag i smältvattnet som flyger över isspegeln.

Vid Storängsbotten står byggnaderna som ska rivas (det förmodar jag att de ska) öppna för väder och vind.

Vid gasklockorna en bit bort ska det bli ett bostadsområde, byggstöket här har nu pågtt i flera år. Platsens något ödsliga karaktär är snart försvunnen. Jag befarar att inte heller skogen, Fiskartorpsområdet och Fisksjöäng kommer att förbli så fridfulla som de varit.

13 thoughts on “tisdagspromenad

  1. No.2 is a really evocative image of spring with the melt-water blowing over the ice.
    Nice to see Boberg’s gasometers again, they must be the most beautiful gas storage tanks in the world!
    I walked in the forest west of Bro last Friday. I was heading for ‘Rosaringen’. The snow was frozen under foot but all fallen from the trees around me. The freshness of a Swedish forest on the cusp between winter and spring is wonderful.
    I also like your picture of the old railway( on Flickr). I grew up in an indusrtrial wasteland in the north of England.

  2. The melting ice was a difficult picture because the contrast between light and darkness was so huge! (That’s the reason why big parts of the picture are so dark.)

    They are the really beautiful, these gasometers. Since they’re going to build in front of them and around them, I fear it won’t be possible to look at them like this anymore. They’re marvellous from the inside too — I’ve been in one of them, but I don’t know if it was the bigger or smaller one. You used to be able to walk along the tracks of the old railway, but with all the construction work going on in the area, it’s difficult. The railway picture is a year old — the old furniture and stuff is gone, and construction work has changed the place (to the worse), though the tracks themselves are still there. The railroad is actually not disused, though it’s easy to get that impression. Very occasionally one sees trains pass through the Lilljans forest!

    I was surprised to see so much snow left in the forest, and then all the ice/snow/slush and the frozen sheet of ice underneath. I wore shoes; I should have been wearing my boots!

  3. And, yes, the dogs, they were so cute. They sat there waiting for someone. There are seven of them, but one is pretty difficult to spot!

  4. If you hadn’t written that post on a Tuesday, I doubt I’d have figured it out :) “promenad” is almost the same in English.

  5. Actually, I wrote and posted it on wednesday! But tisdag and tuesday are quite similar, aren’t they?

    The tricky thing is that in Swedish, you can write it in one word, like I did (’tisdagspromenad’) or as two words (like ’tisdagens promenad’; but never ’tisdags promenad’!).

    ‘Promenad’ is easy, I suppose both English and Swedish borrowed it from French! Swedish has lost the silent ‘e’ at the end though.

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