Monthly Archives: October 2013

Happy Halloween!

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

No need for a hairdresser

This gallery contains 5 photos.

Here are five gorgeous birds which have beautifully crested heads. Victoria Crowned Pigeon (Goura victoria) is native to the New Guinea region. Its name commemorates the British monarch Queen Victoria. (Captive, Safari World, Thailand, 2007) Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum)  lives in dry savannah in Africa south of the Sahara, … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Happy National Day, Czech Republic!

With this picture of Prague Castle, claimed to be the largest ancient castle in the world, I concratulate Czech Republic  for getting independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire on October 18th, 1918. At that time Czech and Slovakia were united until they peacefully separated … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Tapani Länsiö – onnittelut!

Tapani, täytit 60 vuotta 22.10.2013. Myöhästyneet onnittelut! Olit Kalevan Laulajien – joka nykyään on osa Helsingin Lauluveljiä – kuoronjohtaja 1980-luvulla. Kuvasin sinut siinä roolissa 7. syyskuuta 1983.  Olit silloin lähestymässä 30-vuotispäivääsi. Hieno kuoronjohtajaurasi jatkuu, kun johdat nyt Musiikkitalon kuoroa.

Posted in Music, Photo, photography, Valokuvaus | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Laundry time

This gallery contains 3 photos.

Sometimes the ideas for new blogs come very unexpectedly. My fellow blogger Alessandro posted today pictures from Trastevere in Rome, Italy. One of the pictures reminded me about the walk I once had there – and windows I saw. One … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Paroni Paakkunainen 70 vuotta – onnittelut!

This gallery contains 4 photos.

Ensimmäisen kerran näin Seppo “Paroni” Paakkunaisen esiintyvän livenä Vaasan nuorisotapahtumassa (Vaasa Youth Festival) kesäkuussa 1971. Olen blogannut aiemmin laajan kuvakavalkadin sieltä. Toinen kerta kameran kera oli Pori Jazzissa 1972. Paroni Paakkunainen, one of the giants of Finnish jazz, pop, rock, … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Classic New Orleans jazz by Preservation Hall Jazz Band in Pori Jazz 1976

In Pori Jazz 1976 we could enjoy the original and traditional New Orleans jazz, played by Preservation Hall Jazz Band (PHJB). The members of the band in Pori were: Dave Williams (April 26, 1920 – March 13, 1982), piano Emanuel Sayles (January 31, … Continue reading

Posted in Finland, Music, Photo, photography, USA, Valokuvaus | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

United Nations has designated this day, October 17, to promote the awareness of the need to eradicate poverty. Did you know that of the world’s population about 1.4 billion – 20% – lives in extreme poverty, with less than 1.25 dollar … Continue reading

Posted in Change, Photo, photography, Travel, Valokuvaus, Yhteiskunta | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Phrynocephalus arabicus

This lizard is also known as Arabian Toadhead Agama. I met this c. 10 cm long reptile at dawn in the desert near Ai Ain in United Arab Emirates. Wikipedia tells that “all representatives of this genus [Phrynocephalus] have adopted the so-called “sit … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Country, Nature, Photo, photography, Travel, UAE, Valokuvaus | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

The largest market in the world?

This gallery contains 19 photos.

It is Chatuchak in Bangkok, Thailand, the huge weekend market. Most of the 15,000 stalls are open only on Saturday and Sunday. You probably can find there everything and a lot more you need for living. Though there can be … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments