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Lion and moon

Lion by moonlight

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Above is the crowned and sword-armed lion that decorates the top of Skansen Lejonet (the Lion Redoubt), taken at night. I admit to a certain degree of Photoshoppery here, trying to remove the worst of the artifacts that creep in with poor light. It gives me the opportunity to include my photo of the moon, below, taken at the same time with the same camera and lense, at the very furthest extent of the optical zoom. Lion and moon!

Nearly a full moon

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Kvillebäcken swans

Kvillebäcken swan

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A pair of swans seems to have taken up residence on Kvillebäcken, the stream that runs by the new residential district under construction. I think is a good sign about the quality of the water in this little beck despite its muddy colour.

Swan preening

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Burned out

Burned out

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A burned out caravan standing in a car park at Sankt Sigfridsplan. I was taken by the contrast between the burned, tortured body of the caravan and the calm suburban green all around. The wreck has been parked here for at least a couple of weeks now, I wonder if anyone is planning to remove it.

Burned out

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Burned out

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Dandelion seedhead

Dandelion seedhead

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Dandelions, the prettiest weeds in gold and green, so quickly go to seed. There’s a British folk-custom of blowing on the seedheads to “tell the time”. The hour is the number of breaths it takes to blow off all the seeds. I was surprised to discover this is unknown in Sweden when I previously published a photo of a dandelion seedhead and asked “What’s the time?”
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Caw-caw the carrion crow

Caw-caw the carrion crow

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A carrion crow sat in an ash,
Hey-derry-down derry-di-do,
Watching a photographer using his flash,
Caw-caw the carrion crow,
Hey-derry-down derry-di-do.

Actually I wasn’t using my flash and don’t mostly, preferring natural light, but the rhyme was the best that came to mind. The original is an old English folk song.
You might also like this winter photo.
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Teepee frame?

Teepee frame?

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Not a teepee frame but the upper part of a monumental scuplture at the endtrance to Slottskogen park. I’ve been trying to photograph this for some time, but have always previously managed to be there when the light has washed out the patterned molding on the posts. Not sure who the sculptor is – I’ll get back to you on that!
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Bike in a tree

Bike in a tree

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When there just aren’t enough places to lock your bike – why not hang it in a tree? Or is this someone’s prank played on the bike owner? Photo taken outside the Bishops Arms pub at the corner of Järntorget.
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