Between the Blocks

Sculpture of Helsinki #19 From top to bottom is a memorial to Finland’s second president, Lauri Kristian Relander (1883-1942), and is situated in the Töölö neighborhood. The sculptor was Matti Peltokangas and he was the winning entry in competition for a memorial. The four blocks are much bigger than they look, each side is just overContinue reading “Between the Blocks”

Bath Reflections

It’s opinion time. I took this photograph during my trip to Bath and have already posted one version of it to my Instagram but as Instagram isn’t really built for multiple images and making comparisons I wanted to get your opinion. Which one do you prefer? Go and check out my Instagram to see which version IContinue reading “Bath Reflections”

Door to the Abbey

Is there still a Thursday door challenge that people are following along with? I remember reading about it a while back but haven’t seen much lately. Anyway, here is a great door from Bath Abbey. Even though this is an excellent door situated in the front of the Abbey, visitors enter through a side doorContinue reading “Door to the Abbey”

High Ceilings

Now that I have finally been able to get things together after the hectic holiday period, I can start sharing with you my photographs from my trip to England and especially those from the beautifully city of Bath. Out of the many photographs I took this one inside the Bath cathedral has to be oneContinue reading “High Ceilings”

A visit to Porkkala and 1950’s Era Russia

I was lucky enough to accompany Global Degree and Day With A Local on a tour of the Porkkala region in Southern Finland as part of a YouTube series that will be released next year. After catching an early train from Helsinki we arrived in Kirkkonummi where we were driven to Sjundby Manor. When weContinue reading “A visit to Porkkala and 1950’s Era Russia”

Mannerhiem

Sculptures of Helsinki #18 Mannerhiem, or by his full name Baron Carl Gustav Emil Mannerheim (1867-1951), is known to be one of the most influential figures of the 20th century in Finland. He started his military career in the Russian Army, during the years when Finland was an autonomous part of Russia. Finland declared its independence inContinue reading “Mannerhiem”

Seurasaari

Seurasaari is a small island close to the Helsinki city center and serves as an open air museum. You are only allowed to enter the island by foot and once there you can enjoy the natural surroundings. Throughout the island there are different buildings which have been brought from all over Finland to show howContinue reading “Seurasaari”

Alexsis Kivi

Sculptures of Helsinki #15 This week saw Finland celebrate Finnish literature and the birth of national writer Alexsis Kivi on 10th October, flags were flown on every street. Kivi was born in 1934 and became a writer when he moved to Helsinki for university, his most notable work was Seven Brothers. Even though Kivi sawContinue reading “Alexsis Kivi”