Monthly Archives: April 2015

Let the carnival start! Walburgis Day Eve in Finland

It’s time for the biggest carnival in Finland, “Vappu” as we call it. Or May Day. Or Walburgis Day. These pictures are from today from the Aalto University School of Engineering’s “Vappuriehan julistus”, free translation something like “The Declaration of … Continue reading

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Tallinn street views in April

Early April in Tallinn, the trees are still leafless, the streets are not packed with tourists. Good time to roam aimlessly.

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The magic of the eyes (Koopa Galerii)

How mesmerizing animal sculptures! Look at their eyes, they are alive! Estonian artist Ülle Sink and Aare Freimann have created these very unique ceramic artworks. I have visited their showroom Koopa Galerii twice and was glad to have a short chat with both artists. … Continue reading

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Patarei Prison, Tallinn

Most of the tourists in Tallinn, Estonia will see only the Old Town. It’s fine but there is also more to see, if you just walk a couple of kilometers out of the city center. Towards north west from the center, in Põhja-Tallinn … Continue reading

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Whiplash remix

You’ve seen the movie Whiplash (three Oscars!) telling about young jazz drummer student? – Maybe you should. Maybe you should not. (I liked it.) – Trailer But if you are a natural talent, you don’t need a demanding teacher. You just play by heart. … Continue reading

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Kuinka tylsää olisi ollut ilman Spedeä!

Pertti Spede Pasanen täyttäisi tänään 85 vuotta, ellei olisi kuollut golfkierroksen aikana syyskuussa 2001. Spede Show oli minulle kuten monelle muullekin suomalaiselle neljännesvuosisadan kestävä hupisuhde Spedeen. Tämän lisäksi minulla oli hänen kanssaan pikainen henkilökohtainen tapaaminen eteläsuomalaisella golfkentällä noin vuonna 2000. Spede, tunnettu … Continue reading

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Calling home

Tallinn, Estonia, near Balti jaam (main railway station), during early April.

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