Author Archives: Olli Laasanen

About Olli Laasanen

Eyes and ears open. New and old. Jobs and hobbies. Pictures and music. Entertaining and serious. Change and stability. Nature and urban.

Robben Island, for the memory of Ahmed Kathrada

Robben Island in front of Cape Town seen from the Signal Hill. Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed “Kathy” Kathrada spent 18 years on this island prison of his totally 26 years of imprisonment 1963-1989. Later he served e.g. as the member of the … Continue reading

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About photorealism

“As a full-fledged art movement, Photorealism evolved from Pop Art and as a counter to Abstract Expressionism as well as Minimalist art movements in the late 1960s and early 1970s in the United States. Photorealists use a photograph or several photographs to gather the … Continue reading

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Iskelmän ihanuutta 1940-luvulta 1970-luvun kautta nykypäivään

Viime tiistaina Savoy-teatterissa esiintyi Kodinkynttilät-laulutrio Maija Hapuoja, Monna Kamu ja Irma Tapio – kaikki kohta seitsemänkymppisiä upean uran luoneita laulajia. Konsertti Muistojen bulevardi oli viehättävä paluu 1940, -50 ja -60 luvun iskelmiin, uusina hienoina sovituksina. Taustayhtye ei ollut yhtään vaatimattomampi, näyttävimmässä roolissa … Continue reading

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Willow ptarmigan in winter plumage

This bird has somewhat complicated name in English (maybe only for me), the willow ptarmigan, also know as willow grouse or red grouse (Lagopus lagopus, riekko in Finnish). The bird is shown in it’s white winter plumage. The black throat and the … Continue reading

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A tree in December (it’s Christmas today)

A tree during christmas time, though not a spruce. Merry Christmas to all my followers! A daily countdown to Christmas, with eight photo posts, some are more, some are less “Christmas-like”. All pictures taken during this December.

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The time for giving and sharing (1 day for Christmas)

Helsinki, Aleksanterinkatu, the main shopping street during December. Some of us are doing well, some are less lucky. The Finns might find similarities with the work of Kari, the icon for political cartoonist in Finland. His drawing was published 62 years … Continue reading

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A wet Merry-go-round (2 days to Christmas)

Merry-go-rounds are fundamental for European Christmas Markets. So in Tallinn, Estonia as well. A daily countdown to Christmas, with eight photo posts, some are more, some are less “Christmas-like”. All pictures taken during this December.

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