2 2 2 2 2 2 TRAIN or in plain English…

Monochrome Maniac

Steam Engine

Steam Engine

 

“I would like to  have – two II class tickets for the 13.58 train.”

I tought that was so funny whwn I was a small girl, well I still think it is  amusing.

Say it,  2 2 2 2 2 2 train and this train is a 2 2 train called Hamra.

 

It’s a steam engine that I saw on my trip to Mariefred.

 

“This is the heart of Östra Södermanlands Järnväg  (Ö.S1.J). The line was originally the SJ standard gauge line from Läggesta to Mariefred, which the Swedish State Railways (SJ) operated until the mid-1960’s when the line was closed. Ö.Sl.J., which began on a small scale at the Lina brick works in Södertälje in 1959, took after a few years over the track and station in Mariefred and rebuilt the track to 600 mm narrow gauge.” Text from wikipedia.

 

Mariefred – Läggesta Nedre

Stationerna längs banan heter Gripsholmsviken (tidigare Folkhögskolan) som passeras ca. 600 meter efter Mariefreds station. Efter 1 kilometer passerar man Hjorthagen med ett litet stickspår på sidan och litet stationshus. Därefter åker man mot Marielundsviken och passerar stationen Marielund där det förekommer tågmöten på lördagar, stationen har två spår samt ett litet stationshus. Efter Marielund kommer tåget in i skogen och om man tittar noga kan man på höger sida se hållplatsen Ekudden som passeras utan att stanna. Nu kommer tåget ut ur skogen och bredvid fanns tidigare ett 1435 mm spår fram som leder till Taxinge-Näsby. Nu har vi kommit till Läggesta Nedre efter nästan 4 km. Från Läggesta Nedre kan man ta SJs tåg eller helt enkelt åka samma tåg tillbaka. Wikipedia

 Have a great Monday.

Greetings from TYRA in Vaxholm

 

Just blow

Nica having fun blowing bubbles at a picnic in Mariefred. 
  Breath in…..blow
Bubbles

Bubbles

Have a great week my friends/ LOLove Tyra

Highgate Cemetery LONDON

Monochrome Maniacs

Today I’m going to show you some pictures from my visit to this amazing place called Highgate Cemetery, just about one hour from the City of London’s hectic pulse. I’m a huge fan and admirer of this enchanted spot on earth. It lush, green, so very beautiful and calm.

Highgate Cemetery

Highgate Cemetery

Highgate Cemetery - details

Highgate Cemetery - details

The cemetery’s grounds are full of mature trees, shrubbery and wild flowers all of which have been planted and grown without human influence. ( I don’t think that is completely true) I found a numerous wild flowers like for instance Bluebells Scilla non-scripta and Ramsons Allium ursinum. The guide told me that in a few weeks the wild poppies Papaver will bloom and can you imagine the red ‘lanterns’ lighten up the grounds. It must be wonderful. The grounds are a haven for birds and small animal. The cemeterys tree crowns form a wonderful most amazing canopy and the sound in the cemetery or the lack of noice is overwhelming.

Highgate Cemetery 'Sir Basil'

Highgate Cemetery 'Sir Basil'

‘Although its most famous occupant in the east cemetery is probably Karl Marx (whose tomb’s attempted bombing in 1970 is still recalled by some Highgate residents), there are many other prominent figures, Victorian and otherwise, buried at Highgate Cemetery.’ Facts from Wikipedia read more here
Tranquil Sleep Highgate Cemetery

Tranquil Sleep Highgate Cemetery

If you want to visit The Highgate Cemetery I recommend you to go to the official website of Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust


Highgate Cemetery
Swain’s Lane
Highgate
London
N6 6PJ

Telephone No. (+44) 020 8340 1834

Have a great week my friend/ TYRA

 

MORE LONDON

Monochrome Maniacs

The More buildings.

The More buildings.

LONDON The MORE

LONDON The MORE

 

Morning are my favourite time of the day and this morning was no exception.

 

TYRA

 

 THE MORE LONDON 

Visst gör det ont när knoppar brister.

 
 
Honeysuckle
Honeysuckle
 

YES, OF COURSE IT HURTS

Yes, of course it hurts when buds are breaking.
Why else would the springtime falter?
Why would all our ardent longing
bind itself in frozen, bitter pallor?
After all, the bud was covered all the winter.
What new thing is it that bursts and wears?
Yes, of course it hurts when buds are breaking,
hurts for that which grows
                         and that which bars.
 
Yes, it is hard when drops are falling.
Trembling with fear, and heavy hanging,
cleaving to the twig, and swelling, sliding -
weight draws them down, though they go on clinging.
Hard to be uncertain, afraid and divided,
hard to feel the depths attract and call,
yet sit fast and merely tremble -
hard to want to stay
                    and want to fall.
 
Then, when things are worst and nothing helps
the tree's buds break as in rejoicing,
then, when no fear holds back any longer,
down in glitter go the twig's drops plunging,
forget that they were frightened by the new,
forget their fear before the flight unfurled -
feel for a second their greatest safety,
rest in that trust
                   that creates the world.
translated by David McDuff from a peom by Karin Boye.
~~~
 
SVENSKA orginaltexten av Karin Boye
 
Ja visst gör det ont när knoppar brister.
Varför skulle annars våren tveka?
Varför skulle all vår heta längtan 
bindas i det frusna bitterbleka?
Höljet var ju knoppen hela vintern.
Vad är det för nytt, som tär och spränger?
Ja visst gör det ont när knoppar brister,
ont för det som växer
                              och det som stänger.

Ja nog är det svårt när droppar faller.
Skälvande av ängslan tungt de hänger,
klamrar sig vid kvisten, sväller, glider  –
tyngden drar dem neråt, hur de klänger.
Svårt att vara oviss, rädd och delad,
svårt att känna djupet dra och kalla,
ändå sitta kvar och bara darra  –
svårt att vilja stanna
                              och vilja falla.

Då, när det är värst och inget hjälper,
Brister som i jubel trädets knoppar.
Då, när ingen rädsla längre håller,
faller i ett glitter kvistens droppar
glömmer att de skrämdes av det nya
glömmer att de ängslades för färden  –
känner en sekund sin största trygghet,
vilar i den tillit
                              som skapar världen.

 
 

Dikt av  Karin Boye

 
 
 
 

Have a great Monday/ TYRA

 

 

Mister Baby

Supermario

Supermario

An old photo from the early eighties of  Mister Baby Supermario.

I wish you a great Monochrome Monday/TYRA

Winter Pictures

© This post – ‘Winter Pictures’ , was originally uploaded and written by Tyra at the blog MONOCHROME https://potager.wordpress.com/
Winter Walk by the sea

Some of my pictures from a winter walk out by the coast line. This wonderful place on earth is called Ängskär and during the summertime there are lots of people here. People come here to bath in the sea, sunbath, camping or to have a nice picnics on the rocks or on the small beach. At this time of year there are none here, it is a very quiet and serene place, great for walks. I walk here is like a session of meditation

 'Stone' Ängskär, in the nothern part of Uppland, Sweden

'Stone' Ängskär, in the nothern part of Uppland, Sweden

'Viken' Ängskär, in the nothern part of Uppland, Sweden

'Viken' Ängskär, in the nothern part of Uppland, Sweden

' Straws' Ängskär, in the nothern part of Uppland, Sweden

' Straws' Ängskär, in the nothern part of Uppland, Sweden

'East' Ängskär, in the nothern part of Uppland, Sweden

'East' Ängskär, in the nothern part of Uppland, Sweden

 

Don’t be a stranger/ Tyra