Monthly Archives: April 2016

Barnacle goose – Valkoposkihanhi

Barnacle goose (valkoposkihanhi, Branta leucopsis) on the shore of Helsinki last Saturday. “They are like marsh geese but somewhat smaller. They are produced from fir timber tossed along the sea, and are at first like gum. Afterwards they hang down by … Continue reading

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Happy 70th birthday, Frank Robson!

Today is the 70th birthday of Frank Robson, one of the key influencer of the progressive rock in Finland. He was born in England in 1946, but moved to Finland already at his early 20’s. Frank has played e.g. in Mosaic … Continue reading

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Taidetta rantojen roskista – Shore trash to art

Aurinkoinen aamu eilen antoi lupauksen hienosta päivästä Helsingin, Turun, Tallinnan ja Pietarin kaupunkien yhtä aikaa järjestämille rantojen siivoustalkoille. Tallinnassa tällä huhtikuista tapahtumaa on vietetty jo 25 vuoden ajan. Helsinki on pääsemässä hyvään vauhtiin. Tapahtuman järjestäjinä olivat Itämerihaaste, Helsingin kaupungin ympäristökeskus ja … Continue reading

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Common Goldeneye in spring bliss

In March-April we can see Common goldeneye (Bucephala clangula, telkkä in Finnish) starting their nesting season in Finland. Most goldeneys spend the winter months in southern Baltic Sea and shores of the Gulf of Bothnia, but up to 20 000 stays in Finland … Continue reading

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Karoo Korhaan in late evening light

The Karoo Korhaan, also known as Karoo Bustard (Eupodotis vigorsii, “mustakurkkutrappi” in Finnish) is endemic to western South Africa and southern Namibia. As the name of the bird suggests, this picture was taken from a car window in Karoo National … Continue reading

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Silmät – Emma Ainala – Eyes

Kun sain Helsinki Contemporary -gallerialta kutsun Emman Ainalan (s. 1989) “Sensual World” -näyttelyn avajaisiin viime torstaina, epäröin. En tuntenut häntä enkä hänen töitään, Ja näyttelyiden avajaiset ovat usein tungokseen asti täynnä, mikä ei useinkaan ole paras hetki tutustua esillä oleviin töihin. Emma … Continue reading

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Great spotted woodpecker

The great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major, “käpytikka” in Finnish) is distributed throughout Europe and northern Asia, and usually resident year-round. This fine pecker was studying a dead branch hole during a spring day in Lestijärvi, middle Finland: “Maybe I can find something … Continue reading

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In the glittering sea

It was 35 ºC in Hua Hin, Thailand, sea temperature almost the same (March 2016).

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9th life of an old match factory

Graffiti, doodles, street art, scribbling – you name it. The location is an old match factory in Mäntsälä, southern Finland. Match making started there 1873 in a simple log house. This brick building was built next to it in 1922. Matches were made … Continue reading

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