Visiting Tampere

Last week I managed to visit the Finnish city of Tampere, once famous for its dolphins, it is now becoming a much visited destination in Finland. My photo is a very typical one for anyone visiting the industrial city.

If you would like to see an alternative view head over to my Facebook page for a panorama from pyynikki viewing tower. Enjoy!

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

A Year in Lapland

After a year it is time to leave the Arctic Circle and head south for the winter. It has been an excellent experience to see Lapland change throughout the year with its dramatic seasonal extremes.

As well as the difference in climate there is also a difference in lifestyle, a more back to basics living. Nature is a large part of living in Lapland and during the long summer days you can make the most of it. To really enjoy Lapland you have to come to terms with the dark and cold days during the winter.

I have shared many of my photographs with you over the year but there are stills some I haven’t. I have compiled a list of the last year, a photograph for each month. Some you might have seen but many you wouldn’t have.

What month (or months) do you like the most?

A Year in Lapland

January 

A Year in Lapland

Ice hole swimming in Ylläsjärvi

February

A Year in Lapland

The top of Ylläs

March

A Year in Lapland

Kakslauttanen

April

A Year in Lapland

Lets race!

May

A Year in Lapland

The melting of the ice, Ylläsjärvi

June

A Year in Lapland

The Midnight Sun

Other photographs of the Midnight Sun HERE and HERE.

July

A Year in Lapland

Reindeer are free to roam in Lapland. See more photographs HERE.

August

A Year in Lapland

Featured in my post Three Nations Border Point

September

A Year in Lapland

Äkäslompolo

October

A Year in Lapland

For more Northern Lights

November

A Year in Lapland

December

A Year in Lapland

Rovaniemi

Changing of the Season

I have been working on this post for a while now and this seems like the prefect time to show the changing of the seasons in Lapland. I have been to the same spot in Yllas for the last year in order to take almost identical photographs of the fell. I have done similar posts before with the comparison of summer and winter but they have never been on this scale before.

Changing of the Season

Winter

Changing of the Season

Spring

Changing of the Season

Summer

Changing of the Season

Autumn