Monthly Archives: December 2013

Tango for the New Year 2014

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The year changes during the hottest season in the southern hemisphere. And tango is one of the hottest dances. – This ‘hot’ must be the worst pons asinorum (an awkward transition, “aasinsilta” in Finnish) to have a reason to post pictures on … Continue reading

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Seen on the streets of Tallinn

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Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is a city with many views and faces. This is a small compilation of pictures from my latest visit there last July.

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Season greetings 2013 for all my readers – Jouluterveiset 2013 kaikille lukijoilleni

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No snow during Christmas this year?

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Half of Finland will have no snow this Christmas. According to the weather statistics, this is not unheard but still uncommon. This was not the case some years back, when the Christmas season in Helsinki was opened in a real … Continue reading

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I can hear and see you play!

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Street musicians brighten up our day everywhere. Click any picture to open the gallery.

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Did Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus travel in disguise in Berlin tram?

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Top three photo exhibitions around Baltic Sea in 2013

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Well, I have to limit these to the exhibitions I saw. I selected two classic and one a bit more modern photographer. Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) is one of the brightest stars of the street and photo journalism. I never get tired studying … Continue reading

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The long-legged Angels at Gendarmenmarkt Christmas Market in Berlin

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Berlin is one of the best cities in Europe to visit christmas markets, and one of the most popular christmas markets in Berlin must be Gendarmenmarkt. It is a historical square surrounded by the Konzerthaus and the French and German Cathedrals. They all were badly damaged or … Continue reading

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Eight scarves in Berlin

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Berlin in Germany is the place to be hip, and a scarf – the bigger the better – you should wear too look trendy. Here are eight versions of the use of scarves I saw during a walk in Sophienstrasse … Continue reading

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Getting advice …

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… very recently near Berlin Alexanderplatz. He was really helpful.

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