Monthly Archives: February 2013

Thinglink: interactive image

Have you already heard about Thinglink images? Maybe not, because those can not (yet) be embedded into WordPress.com blogs (WordPress.com doesn’t support third-party plugins). I like this concept and see a potential for it here in WordPress also, so I have … Continue reading

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Coffee time

Finland, February 2013

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Horses, horses, horses

Europe is in the middle of a horse meat scandal. It is more about business ethics and the traceability of what we eat than about the ethics of eating horse meat. When you know what the meat is, then you … Continue reading

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Katse – Eyes

Kansallisteatterin Lavaklubin himmeät valot ja taustalla Ella Erosen (1900-1987) salaperäinen katse. The dim lights of the Finnish National Theatre‘s Lavaklubi and the mysterious eyes of actress Ella Eronen (1900-1987).

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Wandering on the cliffs of Beachy Head

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The white chalk cliffs at southern England are breathtaking. Beachy Head in East Sussex is the highest of all, reaching over 160 meters. There are two lighthouses. The one in the main picture is 43 meters high and started operation … Continue reading

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A church and a lighthouse

In Suomenlinna, the fortress island in front of Helsinki, there is a church which is one of the few such buildings in the whole world serving also as a lighthouse. The light signals the letter ‘H’ for Helsinki in morse … Continue reading

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In the center of the catholic world

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Not only the catholics but also many others are following intensively what happens in Vatican during the next weeks. Pope Benedict XVI surprised the world and said he will step down on 28 February, something that has not happened in six hundred years. There … Continue reading

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Ikuinen ** Perpetual ** Everlasting

“Yksi Espanjan ylpeys on katalonialainen Prioratin viinialue, jonka täyteläisiä punaviinejä myydään tätä nykyä hyvällä hinnalla ympäri maailman.”  Arto Koskelo: “Viinipiru ja lupa läikyttää – Toisinajattelijan viiniaapinen” * * * Last week I had the pleasure to taste some of the top … Continue reading

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From old to new: contemporary architecture in Tallinn

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.

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Through the ice

The Port of Helsinki in Finland is almost every winter icebound. The cruise ships and ferries entering the port will pass the Fortress of Suomenlinna  through the fractured ice via narrow Kustaanmiekka strait which leaves no extra space for big ships. … Continue reading

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