Spring Meets Art

Spring Meets Art

Helsinki, Winter

Outside the Ateneum museum in Helsinki is this installation by Kaarina Kaikkonen. The shirts have been hanging in the tree since February and when they first went up they were clear to see. Now, not so much.

For more comparisons in the seasons see HERE or HERE.

Spring Meets Art

Helsinki, Spring

Another Year in Lapland

In my last post I asked you where you had been in 2015 and what was your highlight. Thinking about last year I decided to post another summary of my year in photographs all taken throughout Lapland.

January

Another Year in Lapland

February

Another Year in Lapland

One of my favourite photographs from last year and part of my most popular blog post Changing of the Season.

March

Another Year in Lapland

In Finland it is common to have a dip in a hole cut into the lake, like this one, after the sauna. Have you done it?

April

Another Year in Lapland

Seeing the Northern Lights can be difficult, by being in Lapland a year the chances of seeing them were far more likely.

May

Another Year in Lapland

Tromsø, Norwary

Tromsø, my destination of 2015. Where was yours?

June

Another Year in Lapland

Yllasjarvi, Finland

July

Another Year in Lapland

One of the most idyllic cabins I have ever visited. Unfortunately it is only an empty shell, a prop left over from a movie. Visit my post A Cabin with a View to see more.

August

Another Year in Lapland

Nordcap, Norway

Another photograph from Norway, this time from the most Northern part. If you travelled by sea from here the next place you would reach would be the Arctic.

Read more about reindeer in my post Life of a Reindeer.

September

Another Year in Lapland

Kilpisjärvi, Finland

the 1,029m Saana fell towers over the small town of Kilpisjärvi in the Northern arm of Finland. See the 742 steps that lead to the top HERE.

October

Another Year in Lapland

Levi, Finland

November

Another Year in Lapland

December

Another Year in Lapland

Wandering reindeer are easy to spot but they never stay around too long.

For my other year in pictures visit my post HERE.

 

Winter in the City

Winter in the City

Last time I was in Helsinki during the summer I posted a photograph Summer in the City (seen above), now that I am back in Helsinki I have taken a similar image. The view was of Helsinki Harbor and the Finnair Skywheel. This time instead of a couple enjoying the sun I was greeted with an ice covered sea. See Winter in the City below.

Winter in the City

Winter is Coming

In Lapland winter is always coming. For a majority of the year the landscape is covered in snow and the temperatures often drop well below zero. After the Ruska period the leaves fall from the trees and the first frost isn’t far behind.

The collection of photographs below are an account of the Transition between autumn and winter.

Do you think this is a dramatic change? Is this what you would expect from life above the Arctic Circle?

Winter is Coming

Ruska

Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming

The First Frost

Winter is Coming

The River Begins to Freeze

Winter is Coming

Snowfall

Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming

The Winter Sun Barely Touches the Ground

Kittilä Church

Kittilä church was completed in 1831 and was the only building in Kittilä to survive the German’s Scorched Earth policy during the Lapland war in 1944. The church was designed by C.L Engel, the same man who designed the Iconic Helsinki Cathedral.

Which do you like, Kittilä church in summer or winter?

Kittilä Church

Summer

Kittilä Church

Winter

A great Transition.

This post continues HERE.

What a Difference a Month Makes

Over the last year I have enjoyed the opportunity to photograph places over time and show the differences the seasons can do. A little while ago I posted a series of photographs of a cabin and What a Difference a Day Makes, this photograph is a late addition to those.

What a Difference a Month Makes

Below is one of the photographs that I shared in the post What a Difference a Day Makes. A little over a month later it makes for a great comparison and shows the change that winter can do over a short period of time.

What a Difference a Month Makes

This post is in response to an Open challenge where I have chosen the theme time.