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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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Art for December 17th: Fighting with the Dragon

La Seu,  Barcelona Cathedral is a grand building (read more about La Seu here), like most of the gothic cathedrals. In the cloister garden of the cathedral is a medieval fountain dedicated to St. George, patron saint of Barcelona. In … Continue reading

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Fine Mexican Pottery in Helsinki, Arabia – Hienoa meksikolaista keramiikka

Surprisingly interesting exhibition in Design Museum’s Gallery Arabia, Helsinki: Fire and Clay The art of soft pottery in Oaxaca, Mexico. Design Museon Galleria Arabiassa on tammikuun 22. päivään asti mielenkiintoinen näyttely “Tuli ja savi – Mexicon Oaxacan haurasta keramiikkaa”. Se kertoo monipuolisesti tämän eteläisen … Continue reading

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Strange machine from the 1920’s – Outo kone 1920-luvulta

I got a bunch of old 6 x 9 cm negatives. I scanned those. Most of them were family snapshots taken around 1920 mainly in Mäntäsälä and also elsewhere in Finland. One image was something different: a caterpillar (crawler) pulling … Continue reading

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Spanish Fortress views in Hvar, Croatia

High on the mountain, looking over the seaside town of Hvar, is the majestic Spanish Fortress, built during the 16th century against Turks with the proceeds of the sale of salt and the help of Spanish engineers. The path climbing up the hill … Continue reading

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Blacksmith – Kyläseppä

Blacksmith showed his skills during a country fair last August in Mäntsälä, Finland. Seppä esitteli taitojaan elokuun maalaismarkkinoilla Sepänmäen käsityömuseossa Mäntsälässä.  Gallery

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Poster war: Soviet Union versus United States

Two posters, two superpowers, two objects … two success? * * * The first poster “нет!” (“No!”) I saw in flea market in Estonia. It has been drawn by Russian V. I. Govorkov, who was active from early 1930’s to late 1960’s. … Continue reading

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