Tagged sailboats

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 picnic site. Originally named Sveaborg. The Swedish crown commenced the construction of the fortress in 1748 as protection against the Russian expansionism. This particular day it was packed with locals as well as tourist as the day was just lovely. Here is some background on the place.

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St Kilda Pier

We also visited St Kilda Pier it’s history dates back to 1853. Providing panoramic views of the Melbourne skyline and Port Phillip Bay, the pier is a popular destination. I liked how I was able to capture the skyline behind the sailboats at the pier. The opportunity to see a penguin in it’s natural habit at a place like this was something unexpected.

A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE – Silhouette

I have thousands of pictures like most of us, but it was kind of hard to find silhouettes from  them. And if I was smart I would only post one, but as I did find few  – I am going to share more that a few ( I know its three) So I’ll have few titles – people, boats, trees

Trees  at the top, Ships and boats below

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Silhouettes with people in them

MORE   silhouettes at: A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE – Silhouette

Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Boats

I love the sea, boats, sailboats…here are few I’ve photographed.

First four are from Sri Lanka, Negombo,

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This Sailboat was in Hope Springs in Canada (below)

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These last three ones are  from Thailand

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Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Boats

Sunday Stills: Shades of Blue

More shades at: Shades of Blue and pieces of heaven at: ein stück himmel # 86

The Tall Ships Races

I spent an evening at The Tall Ships Races in Helsinki. Here are few photos from one of the – in my opinion most beautiful ship there

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See more pieces of heaven at;

ein stück himmel # 81

Reflections

I’m participating in the onlineadventure travel and photography magazineLetsBeWild.com’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggers This week’s Challenge is: Reflections!

These are reflections from on a lake in Vierumäki .

reflection on a lake In Heinola  heinola lake view

The end of a rapid in Kumianmylly, Nastola

Kumian mylly

Port in Helsinki

Port in Helsinki