Friday, August 31, 2007

Helsinki Week: Linnanmäki 3


This is called the Raketti. (Rocket) I tried this once, the first time I went to Linnanmäki and that was enough for me. It's scary when it just shoots up and then it comes down suddenly and hangs in the middle for a while.
As you can see, the legs are left dangling out. It is 60m in height and has a seating capacity for 12. The ride lasts 2.5s.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Helsinki Week: Linnanmäki 2


Here's a view from the tower before. You can see the ferris wheel and the roller coaster.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Helsinki week, Linnanmäki 1

This is the Panoraama ride in Linnanmäki Amusement Park in Pasila, Helsinki. The park is very busy during the summer season. Though the weather has turned a bit chilly now, it is still open till mid September.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Helsinki Week, Pasilan linkkitorni


Pasilan linkkitorni (Pasila's linked tower) is a 146m high TV and radio tower in Pasila, Helsinki. It was built in 1983 and is Helsinki's tallest construction.
More photos and info in finnish here.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Helsinki Week, Metro

Something that is unique to Helsinki, is the subway line. They call it the metro here. The term train is used for the trains that actually run on railway tracks.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Taxi anyone?


As in most airports, there is no problem finding a cab from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Lost!

LOST!
Male German Shepherd. Well-behaved.
2 years old. Lost in Viherkuja on 17.8.
Inform possible sightings.
REWARD
Dog lost in Martinlaakso area in Vantaa.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

In Helsinki

The first photo from Helsinki for this blog. This is Helia Campus in Pasila. Helia merged with another school last spring and is now known as Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences.
I start school next Monday but had to go down to school today to get some paperwork done. As you can see, it was a nice and sunny day. No jackets needed. :-)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Berries Galore


Selling berries from this kind of stall is a summer activity here. At this stall, she is selling black currants, buckthorn berry juice, strawberries, plums, blueberries, raspberries , sweet peas and
cantharellus.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

New Beginnings


Hi all, I’m back in Vantaa. It was a wonderful 3 month holiday in Singapore. I had wanted to post some pictures of my holiday but that didn’t take off too well. So hopefully I’m back to posting regulary for this new site.

First, a change in the blog title. Why Helsinki-Vantaa? I live in Vantaa and go to school in Helsinki. The cities are very close to each other. For example my school is 30 minutes away and i spend a considerable amount of time in Helsinki: be it shopping, visiting friends or dining out. Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo, and Kauniainen make up the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. View the map.

The apt start for this new site would have to be the Helsinki-Vantaa airport which is situtated in Vantaa. The airport however is internationally just known as Helsinki (HEL). This was taken yesterday on my arrival here.