Saturday, May 31, 2008

Cafe treats...

Pies, scones and more...

Friday, May 30, 2008

Caravan anyone?

Caravan rental and sale in Vantaa. Sales are high during the summer season...

Thursday, May 29, 2008


Another look at KISS with the drummer...

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


The legendary KISS performed in Hartwall arena, Helsinki today and yesterday. It was a sold out concert and was a great performance complete with 'fireworks'!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

kingfisher and gang

birds perched on poles in Kaivopuisto.

Monday, May 26, 2008


a tiny ladybird...

Sunday, May 25, 2008


Sweet summer flowers...

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Drive thru

Long queue at the Mac's drive thru on a friday evening. Ya.. i was there too...

Friday, May 23, 2008

Alfa Romeo on the waters

I was just taking the scenic sight and only later realised that there was this Alfa Romeo. This is at thr pier near Ullanlinna. The ferry to Uunisaari leaves from here.

Thursday, May 22, 2008


Summer means time for ice-cream. This was just one scoop of ice-cream and it was huge. Yummy almond chocolate...

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Kirjasto / Library

Public library building in Myyrmäki, Vantaa.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Just a tourist giftshop near the Market Square in Helsinki.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Headless Spidey

In the kids' park, Spidey's head was pulled out. Not to worry, it was found later in the sandbox.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

School's out

Exams are over and I'm done with school for this semester. Been busy the past week and haven't been able to catch up on my blog till today. Time to enjoy the Finnish summer while I work full-time for the hols. But it's not that bad since I work close to Kaivopuisto and near the sea. Beautiful days to look forward too...

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Screen ???

Directions for the Bar and Pool TrickShot located in Hakaniemi. ISO SCREEN CANAL+ = Big screen Canal+. Canal+ is a cable channel here, well at first glance you wouldn't think canal...

Friday, May 16, 2008

Notes from around the world

This stall sells chicken, beef and pork. Not sure how they managed to collect all these notes. I found a Singapore $2 note. Is your country's note there?

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Outside the Hakaniemi Market

In summer and late spring, the terrace space is open for a nice cup of coffee in the sun. This is next to Hakaniemi Market.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Hakaniemi Market

Hakaniemi Market has a mix of poultry, vegetable, fruit and dry food stuff shops. I visit this market at least once a month to get my supply of meat. The Finnish lamb available from here is good.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Monday, May 12, 2008


Interesting ad for a TV channel JIM.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Kaivopuisto 3

Another place not in use. These toilets are always shut. If someone needs the loo in the park, there is a coin - operated cubicle about 100m from here.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Kaivopuisto 2

Haven't seen this stage in use at all. Weird to have such a place in the middle of a park.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Kaivopuisto 1

Kaivopuisto playground. No kids around as it was taken on a weekday at about 1pm.

Thursday, May 8, 2008


A very bad accident this morning beside Pasila train station. Not sure if anyone was hurt. The red van was only towed away at 5pm. Here's the state of that van.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Pasila's Outdoor Gallery 2

This is the second piece that she was working on. I got to speak to her and she told me that it takes her about 12hours to complete one piece.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Pasila's Outdoor Gallery 1

Viva Granlund is a visual artist who has done numerous paintings and murals. At the moment, she is at work in Pasila train station. This is just one of the 21 pieces she will be painting at the station. This is a finished work.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Vappu 6

One more photo for Vappu. There was a demostration called 'Free Helsinki'. It had something to do with public transport. Well, i'm not very sure. Anyway the patrol car and some policeman were clearing the way for the demostration truck to pass.
This road is just next to the capped Havis Amanda statue. Just look at the rubbish!!!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Vappu 5

Kuusamon Muikut = Kuusamo's Vendace. Fried vendace is a very popular dish here and is usually sold in market places like this. Here the fish is also served with salad and potatoes or just alone.
Back to school after a long weekend of playing Packrat on Facebook. Two more weeks of school and it's the holidays. :) can't wait ...

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Vappu 4

No celebration is complete without balloons.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Vappu 3

May Day continues. This is Senate Square where most of the university groups like to gather, chat and have fun.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Theme Day: Numbers

It's the 1st of the Month and May's theme is Numbers. Since it is May Day, it is only appropriate to have a mayday photo... Here's my choice, Bike 470.
Biker 470 waved at us. This was taken yesterday at the Market Square in Helsinki during the May Day Celebrations. My friends and I were about to cross the street when we saw these cops in the middle of the street. We stopped and clicked. The cops saw us and waved back to us! :)

May Day is huge here and there were a lot of policemen patrolling the streets in every nook and cranny. People are allowed to drink on the streets here and walk around with their beer bottles. Littering and peeing on the side of streets is pretty common. No arrests for these kind of incidents, the police are more concerned with aggresive behaviour and under-aged drinking.
Get evil for Vappu, but don’t forget your coat! ( Must read about May Day Celebrations here!)

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