Category Archives: Change

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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Interiors of a former mental hospital

Lapinlahti mental hospital in Helsinki was the oldest in Finland and one of the oldest European psychiatric care institutions, now under renovation. It was designed by Carl Ludvig Engel and served as hospital from 1841 to 2008. Today it is getting a new live … Continue reading

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Abandoned house and carriage

This could be a romantic place to live … … though the curtains have done their job … … and also the carriage … … but where is the horse?

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A farmhouse without the farmer

Farmhouse, no farmer. Snow on the ground, no traces. Summer comes, no crop.

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From sweets to cars – Hastings 1978 and 2014

What has happened on Alexandra Road in St Leonards-on-Sea, just up from Warrior Square Station in Hastings, UK? Is it more upper class area now? The large billboard displays candy bar, gum and sunblock cream in June 1978. In October 2014 the commercial message … Continue reading

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Cabaret Au Lapin Agile, Paris 1978

Summer 1978 I travelled by train and hitch-hiked in Europe. Now it’s easy to return to the same locations and compare some of the pictures I took then, with the today’s view using Google street view. The angle of the shot is … Continue reading

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Travelling in Europe 1978, and about now

I was interrailing and hitchhiking in Europe in 1978. I recently scanned some of the slides I took during the trip and wondered if could I find the same locations today. And I found, with the help of Google street view. … Continue reading

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Victor shows how to make a tealight holder from a soda can

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Victor Amoussou, an artist from Benin who lives also in Finland, shows how to make a tealight holder from a soda can. Victor likes recycling. He made the holder in a workshop organized and instructed by artist/consultant Hanna Rautio at Trash Pavilion (Roskalavapaviljonki) an … 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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Hot days in May

I took these pictures last Saturday in Lestijärvi, Central Finland during the last day of the hot spell. We had hot weather almost everywhere Finland. These May temperatures were close to 30°C (85° F). That was exceptional. Now, a couple of … Continue reading

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