Monthly Archives: January 2014

Not enough water to fill the icy rapids

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Finland has been under an arctic high pressure during the last weeks. Temperatures have dropped below -20 celsius in large parts of the country. The freezing started after a rainy and warm autumn and December. The discharge of the rivers … Continue reading

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Massive waves in Port Nolloth, SA

During the last weeks the shores of Portugal have been hit by moster waves up to 30 meters. On September 1, 2008 we arrived in Port Nolloth on the north east corner of South Africa. We did not know anything about … Continue reading

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Sun pillar

This week in Finland we had an optimal weather — freezing temperature and lot of small ice crystals in the air — for sun pillars. I missed the brightest moment by some minutes, but this is such a beautiful atmospheric … Continue reading

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Roopert Savon kierroksella 1912

Tämä on neljäs osa isoisäni Roopert Laasasen kirjeenvaihdosta veteliläisen Heikki Tunkkarin kanssa. Molemmat olivat aktiivisia nuorisoseuralaisia. Aiemmat heistä kertovat blogini ovat täällä: 1908, “Olisiko tarpeellista” ja 1911. Kuopio, 24.1.1912 [Kirjepaperiin on painettu tyylitelty Suomen leijonavaakuna kruunun kera, eli keskiosa Suomen suuriruhtinaskunnan … Continue reading

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Ehrenberg Castle 1290 … 1999 … 2014

The first walls of Ehrenberg Castle were built around 1290 to protect Tyrol against Bavaria. The ruins of the castle are located in today’s Austria, where I was driving and photographing during summer 1999. Now, 15 years later, 2014 I … Continue reading

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Cedar Walton Quartet in Pori Jazz 1976

Last Friday, January 17 was Cedar Walton’s 80th birthday. He did not have the possibility to celebrate that as he passed away August 19 last summer. You can read more about his life here. Cedar Walton Quartet played on Saturday … Continue reading

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Taking easy in Tigre and Paraná Delta, Argentina

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Now it is a hot summer in Buenos Aires in Argentina. So it is time to go to Tigre. Tigre is a town in the Buenos Aires Province. Because Tigre is close to Buenos Aires, it is a popular weekend and free time destination … Continue reading

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