Monthly Archives: June 2014

Anthony Jackson, the six-string bassist

Happy belated birthday, Anthony Jackson! American Anthony Jackson (b. 23 June 1952) played with Japanese pianist Hiromi and Brittish drummer Simon Phillips in April Jazz, Espoo Finland a year ago. I loved his energetic playing style with a six-string bass … Continue reading

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Clouds and lens flare

Two days ago, Midsummer eve, we had some sunshine in southern Finland (it has been quite cold and rainy during the last days). This is a combination of  two sets of three image HDR images (-2,0,+2) of the clouds – … Continue reading

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Midsummer Princess

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Happy Midsummer

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A delicacy

It’s hard to find better sausage than mustamakkara (black blood sausage) from Tampere, Finland. What is missing from the dish is lingonberry jam, that would crown the gourmandism. (The potatoes look a bit dry – they were re-warmed – but don’t care … Continue reading

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Clouds are my towel

May I introduce my self: I’m Havis Amanda, a nude statue in Helsinki. My father is Ville Vallgren, a Finnish sculptor. I was born in Paris 1906 and moved to Helsinki in 1908 where my home is at Market Square. … Continue reading

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Islands in front of Helsinki

In front of Helsinki in the Gulf of Finland there are some beautiful islands. Yesterday I spent some hours in one of those. Here are three different views from that trip. A thunderstorm is approaching Helsinki. Lauttasaari island seen from the shore … Continue reading

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My first days in the big world (Barnacle Goose)

I like to hide here! These early days of June are the best to follow Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis) chicks in the parks, shores and islands of southern Finland – there are plenty of those! The birds are quite used … Continue reading

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Franz Kafka is alive, 90 years after his death

Franz Kafka, one of my all time favorite writers, died today 90 years ago, 4th of June 1924. I guess Kafka could not imagine that the world would get more and more surreal, kafkanian, after his death. Just read his allegorical short story “A … Continue reading

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Simon Phillips, the Drummer

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A year ago The Trio Project lead by Japanese pianist Hiromi was performing in April Jazz in Espoo, Finland. The other two members of the band are Anthony Jackson in bass and Simon Phillips in drums. I have earlier posted pictures … Continue reading

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