Monthly Archives: January 2013

The shady side of Helsinki

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

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Laid-back stay at Bitterpan wilderness camp in Kalahari

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I posted earlier a panorama from Bitterpan wilderness camp in Kalahari, South Africa. A fellow blogger and photographer Rory A made me return to the photos I took in September 2008 in and around this camp. We did not see … Continue reading

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Happy National Day, Australia!

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Australia celebrates its 225th National Day today, 26th of January. Congratulations! From Wikipedia: In 1770, James Cook sailed along and mapped the east coast of Australia, which he named New South Wales and claimed for Great Britain. With the loss of its American … Continue reading

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I have superpowers

My friend made a long bike tour around Europe last year during his sabbatical. In his Seasons greetings he described his feelings in a poetic way: “When I ride a motorcycle, like when humans first got on the horse, I find … Continue reading

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It was -30 Celsius this morning

Hirvihaarankoski, Mäntsälä, Finland, 19 January 2013 (Canon 5D2, EF 24-105@24mm, 1/2500s, f/4.0, ISO 400) This is the same place as in my posts 4 Feb 2012, 30 Sep 2012, 28 Oct 2012 and 11 Nov 2012. Clearly one source of my inspiration.

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A cottage under the half Moon

A cottage under the half Moon, hiding behind the  the thin clouds. If you click the picture and look carefully, you can see a slightly brighter spot left to the Moon. That is the Mars, and further left are the … Continue reading

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Early morning in Springbok, South Africa

I liked to see Springbok during early morning hours: quiet streets, random people preparing to earn their daily bread, houses not awakened yet. The first night of September had been freezing, not uncommon at this altitude of 1000 meters. The … Continue reading

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Under the African night sky

It was the first day of September 2008. After  the sunset the the hot day was cooling down at the bank of Orange River. The night was falling in Sendelingsdrif Rest Camp at |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park in South Africa. The … Continue reading

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Naisen seitsemän ikäkautta

Löysin kirjahyllystäni pienen punakantisen kirjan. Kirjan selkämys on repeillyt ja sitä on paikattu teipillä. Sen kannessa lentelee sydämiä ja kukkia jakavia puttoja, kuvataiteen siivekkäitä alastomia poikalapsia. Tanskalainen Kai Berg Madsen on koonnut tämän aforismi- ja sitaattikokoelman “Sellaista on rakkaus, Madame. Pieniä … Continue reading

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Jama Masjid, Old Delhi

Jama Masjid is the principal mosque in Old Delhi, India. We took a rikshaw ride (nice blog about that here) to see it during the dawn, but we never entered the mosque itself. The market in front of the mosque … Continue reading

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