Tag Archives: Mäntsälä

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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Icy details

One of my favorite spots: Myllykoski in Mäntsälä Finland. This time – late December – I photographed some details of the freezing rapids. Click and enjoy!

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Blow flies – Raatokärpäset

The Finnish name – raatokärpäset = “corpse flies” – is much less alluring than Blow flies. So  let’s use the family name “Calliphoridae“ – much more neutral. I know nothing about the flies, but they look great. All pictures taken in … 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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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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Midsummer eve 2015 in Finland

The morning of Midsummer eve last Friday looked rainy in Mäntsälä in Southern Finland, but the day turned to be dry but cool. But who cares about the weather, when it’s time to enjoy one of the biggest holidays in … Continue reading

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Redstart defies the cold spring – Leppälintu sinnittelee viileässä alkukesässä

We have far less migrating birds this spring than for many years in Finland. May was cool and now, early June, the summer temperatures are still only a dream. Birds who are eating insects can find less food now. We … Continue reading

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