Monthly Archives: September 2012

Four seasons of a river

Rivers are the veins of the earth. Without rivers we would not have our civilization. Rivers provide us energy. Rivers can be rough. Rivers calm my mind. Rivers are aesthetic. I love rivers. This is a photographic study of a … Continue reading

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Haluanko miljonääriksi?

Sain sähköpostia: Minun rakkaani, Sallikaa minun informoida teitä minun halustani menemistä liiketoimintasuhteeseen teihin. Minä sain teidän nimeänne ja yhteyttä internet-sivustosta selatessani. Minä rukoilin sen yläpuolella ja valitsin teidän nimenne muiden nimien joukossa luonnon ja suosituksien se kunnioittamisen, jotka on annettu … Continue reading

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Streets without cars

Today is World Carfree Day. How do streets look like without cars? Here are some examples.

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Aung San Suu Kyi’s World: Portraits of Burmese Dissidents and Activists

Impressive pictures and stories of Burmese freedom activists.

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Leccinum versipelle: myrkyllinen – toxic?

Viime viikonloppun kävin pikaisesti sienessä, saaliina vähän suppilovahveroita, pari keltavahveroa sekä muutama koivunpunikkitatti eli leccinum versipelle (alla olevassa kuvassa keskellä). Last weekend I picked up some mushrooms: a small bucket of Yellowfoot, a couple of Chanterelles and some Orange Birch Boletes or leccinum … Continue reading

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Over the Andes to Santiago, Chile

The Andes are the longest – about 7000 km – mountain range in the world. That is like from London, UK to Kabul, Afghanistan. Flying from Argentina to Chile over the Andes is  a hop up to 4000 meters over only … Continue reading

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Mexico – 202 years of turbulent independence

Congratulations, Mexico! On 16th of September 1810, 202 years ago, you declared your independence from Spain. You have great challenges e.g. with crime, drugs, freedom of the press and human rights (even we Finns have been directly involved in that via Jyri Jaakkola’s … Continue reading

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Burma, the fairest place in the world

I just saw the film telling the story of pro-democracy activist and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who has spent 15 years of her life in Burma in house arrest and was released  late 2010. A touching film, … Continue reading

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Welcome to Salentein’s World of Wines

The title of my blog is partially quoted from the website of the lovely winery of Salentein in Mendoza wine region, Argentina. Last night we had a bottle of Salentein’s Malbec Reserva 2010, not the top line of Salentein’s wines, … Continue reading

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Happy 1711th Independence Day, San Marino

San Marino, the world’s third oldest independent country after Japan and China, celebrates its 1711th independence day today, 3rd of September. Congratulations! “Our neighbours themselves do not clearly know the happiness of this Republic. At a distance, they only know us … Continue reading

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