Waiting for the summer

Helsinki, Pohjoissatama Harbour in February 2015

Helsinki, Pohjoissatama Harbour in February 2015


About Olli Laasanen

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5 Responses to Waiting for the summer

  1. Rigby says:

    Oh Ollie! This is so beautiful. Even better in its romanticism than your Venice photographs. The placid water, the haze worthy of Turner, the textures of the masts and the classic architecture with the cheeky wind-vane atop the dome, lit up while the opposite shore descends into dusk, are perfect. If I tell myself that the red and green lights are purely decorative – not indicators of noisy, smelly cars and traffic, then It’s the sort of place I’d love to see. The tree looks almost like a palm, making me imagine it isn’t as cold as it probably is. This is a publicity shot worthy of the tourist board.

    • Should I make Visit Helsinki (http://goo.gl/SNeQpF) aware of this? 😉

      Interesting reference to J.M.W. Turner. Studying this image so positively as you, one can see some unwitting resemblence to his style (e.g. http://goo.gl/gNcScH)? You’ve seen the recent movie of him?

      • Rigby says:

        Yes I saw it… Turner was a man to admire in many ways, not only for his art. As for the photos on the Visit Helsinki site, yours appeals to me more than those. I no longer want to “Feel The Urban Flow” 🙂 It is interesting to see that the water in the harbour is clean enough to swim in. That’s an achievement for a large port city. Their photographs lack subtlety, in my opinion. They make the place seem rather brash. Even the one trying to attract me to The New Old Town, looks more like a stark prison than a soft and gentle place of memories.

  2. Great photo with the muted lights and the misty feel.

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