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Cruising in the archipelago of Stockholm is a beautiful experience. The houses on on the islands – often second or summer homes – are all exceptionally well-kept. If you don’t mind that we tourists in the big ships are passing your … Continue reading
The new office buildings offer often a good opportunity for the high dynamic range (HDR) photography. I took these pictures in Ruoholahti, Helsinki. The building is HTC Helsinki, made of strikingly red and blue elements.
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Fair question for most of us: What is Wimansarannawamin? It is a pavillion in Chaloem Kanchanaphisek Park, also known as Golden Jubilee Commemoration Park in Nonthaburi province north to Bangkok in Thailand. The park was build to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the accession to the … Continue reading
Helsinki, two days ago. Almost like the art of Christo and Jeanne-Claude.
It is a wonder how imaginative some architects are. This is an old industrial building in Tallinn, Estonia, renovated into a modern shop and office building in Rotermann Quarter, an inspiring (or disturbing?) work by an Estonian architect Hanno Grossschmidt.
Yesterday was not the brightest in Helsinki. The weather made even the new buildings and architecture look like transported from ex-Soviet Union … This was the view in front of The Finnish Museum of Photography. Two great exhibitions there now, … Continue reading
“It was late in the evening when K. arrived. The village was deep in snow. The Castle hill was hidden, veiled in mist and darkness, nor was there even a glimmer of light to show that a castle was there.” (What … Continue reading
Posted in Artsy, Estonia, Fun, Photo, photography, Travel
Tagged architecture, book, Castle, Franz Kafka, Kafka, kirja, Tallinn
The National Library of Finland, previously Helsinki University library, is a beautiful, seemingly small library, designed by renowned architect C. L. Engel. What we visitors can not see are the over hundred thousand meters of bookshelves underground. Studies are showing … Continue reading
Posted in Country, Finland, Photo, photography, Valokuvaus
Tagged architecture, building, C. L. Engel, culture, Helsinki, Kirjasto, library, National Library, rotunda
Estonia is one of the few (only?) countries in Europe which has zero tax for cars. Though GDP in Estonia is still one of the lowest in EU, the Estonians can afford to buy nice cars. I took the picture … Continue reading
Posted in Country, Estonia, Photo, photography, Valokuvaus
Tagged architecture, car, GDP, Old Town, Tallinn, tax, Travel
Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic is full of magnificent buildings. Here are a few of them, in slightly distorted form. (Click the images to see them in larger format.) Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic Loreta (or Loreto) … Continue reading