Friday, October 31, 2008

Red Nose Day?

The Three Smiths were the only ones wearing red noses. I wonder if they felt conspicuous?

Thursday, October 30, 2008


An ad on the side of Stockmann, Finland's largest department store. I know it's supposed to be La Mer, but that's not what it looked like at the time.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Carnival in Kamppi

A carnival at Kamppi in Helsinki.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Why is that tree growing so close to the road?

I was driving through Vantaa today and saw the first sign of winter. The Department of Roads and Construction plant these trees at the edge of the roads in mid-October so the snowplow drivers know where to plow. We haven't had that kind of snow in a few years, though. Every time I see these for the first time, I'm hopeful that we'll have a lot of snow. Here's hoping!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Road work part 2

Aleksanterinkatu is virtually deserted on this Sunday afternoon. The only sounds were from the construction.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Road work

Some of the tram lines in Helsinki are having some repair work done.