Something I noticed #17

Stairs, up and down. Come and go… Just something I noticed and really liked. The light play, leading lines. Three takes in color and black and white versions too, looking at the stairs from three different angles. Up, down and from the side. The darkest version is my favorite. That was not hard to guess,…

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Something I noticed #12

Window, I know again. Just something I noticed and really liked. Three takes color, and then two black and white ones with different exposures and contrast. The darkest version is my favorite. That was not hard to guess, it think 🙂

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Over the roof tops

We went and visited Helsinki this afternoon, it was a bright, warm, very spring like day with temperature of +9C , but even with that taken to consideration, there were not many people walking about. We just had to get out of the house. We even had the restaurant all to ourselves, we spent lots…

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Countdown to 2021-24

Christmas eve. Merry Christmas, stay safe! I I will be posting new and old photos somehow related to winter, Christmas and eventually anticipation of new year. My aim is to take one new photo a day, but not going to stress over it, if I don’t come up with anything. Would you like to join…

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Countdown to 2021-23

Tomorrow is Christmas eve. Yesterday we baked s Scandinavian ginger nuts, piparkakut in Finnish, they are tasty as they are but, apparently go very well with cheeses that we have for Christmas. We also wrapped some gifts  with Christmas songs playing in the background. I slept so well last night, after two really bad ones,…

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Countdown to 2021-22

Two days until Christmas eve. Yesterday we decorated the tree. Traditionally using the same decorations we have had for years, some that I have inherited from my childhood home. The lunch was delicious. Always a pleasure to have food prepared by someone else. Fried salmon andhorseradish yogurt sauce Mudcake with granberries and icecream Cappuccino I…

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Countdown to 2021-21

Today: Sunrise at 9:26- Sunset 15:16- Length of day 5:50 hours – time of dusk 0:58 minutes .Two minute less of daylight than yesterday. Today is winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. It is nothing to celebrate, but it marks the end this years voyage to darkness. Now towards the next goal counting…

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Countdown to 2021-20

Today: Sunrise at 9:25- Sunset 15:15- Length of day 5:50 hours – time of dusk 0:58 minutes . A minute less of daylight than yesterday. A day until winter solstice. Tomorrow! One more rainy, misty December day with drizzle and temperatures of +5c, no feeling of winter or Christmas. Slept late, woke up at the…

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Helsinki by night ~2

On a windy Monday evening I went to take photos of the city by night. First I visited Töölö. After that we drove to the center, I was going to try different locations but the wind was so strong that I decided that it isn’t the best of weathers to be taking photos. Considering that…

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Helsinki by night

On a windy Monday evening I went to take photos of the city by night. First I visited Töölö. The park between two streets, Hesperia Esplanade, was my main topic, while I waited for my husband to finish his business there. The name Hesperia is connected to the romantic trend in the early 1800s. Hesperia…

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How to survive November 2020-4

I had some errands to run in Helsinki and took my camera with me, so I could take night time. Photos of cities and buildings are something that look good as black and white. In this picture you can see in the front the the old market hall – it is still in use. In…

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A day walk in Seurasaari

Here are some photos from our day walk on a Beautiful summer Sunday in Seurasaari Island, Helsinki. Hope you have the time to go through all the pictures of this lovely place. The island provides a lovely setting for outdoor recreation, sun worshippers and walkers. The tame ducks, swans and geese swarming around the white…

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Looking out the window

Sitting in the cafe and watching people in the street

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CB&W – transportation

Editing Black and White images is fun, I have a limited amount of photos of public transportation’s but I did find few for CB&W theme this week. Trams seem to be my favorite public transportation to photograph. So there are trams from Helsinki, San Francisco, Melbourne. Buses and metro from Hong Kong. Ferry from Sydney…

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Sea fortress 2

I had so many problems with loading the photos into the last post at least 4 attempts to have them in a gallery of my choosing. So I got frustrated and I’ve stayed away for four days. Let’s hope this post is easier. Suomenlinna is a lovely place to visit so I decided to share…

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Sea fortress

Visited on of Helsinki’s most popular tourist attractions today. It has been years since I was here. The place has history Suomenlinna (Finnish; until 1918 Viapori), or Sveaborg , literal translation in Finnish is Castle of Finland inhabited sea fortress built on six islands and which now forms part of the city of Helsinki. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and also it as a picturesque…

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How to survive November~28

I have to admit, I have been busy at work, so the idea of sitting down and opening the computer again has been rather hard, so here I am catching up. I have taken photos daily, most of them crappy. That is why I am not going to post them,  I will cheat a bit.…

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How to survive November ~ 22

Saturday morning we drove the Helsinki, there is shoe store with very good service and knowledgeable personnel. In May,  I one tendon split and other was torn on my left foot,  unfortunately it has not healed. So,  as our trip to Australia is approaching,  I needed to find sandals / shoes that can accommodate my…

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How to survive November ~2

Music to beat November, Manhattan transfer in consert

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How to survive November 2018~1

It is that time of the year again that survival is definitely on my mind. The all consuming darkness drains me. I will survive, I have sunshine on the horizon in December. Most likely most of my photos will be by my mobile as the darkness does not really invite you to take photos unless…

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April 2

Two of the most well known Churches in Helsinki.  The first one is Helsinki Cathedral  is the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral of the Diocese of Helsinki, located in the neighborhood of Kruununhaka in the centre of Helsinki, Finland. The church was originally built from 1830-1852 as a tribute to the Grand Duke of Finland. Uspenski…

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