Food is a great way to learn more about the country you are visiting. Is it spicy? What kind of vegetables and fruits are used? Is the meat fried or steamed? What the local desserts are like? We’ve recently been to Thailand, where for breakfast … Continue reading Finnish Breakfast Food
Hello! You might remember from my previous post that Loviisa is a small wonderful city about an hour away from Helsinki. In December they host a joyful Christmas houses event, where you are invited inside beautifully decorated houses. In summer the city hosts Open Garden days, … Continue reading Open Garden Days at Loviisa
A friend of mine invited me to join her on the Christmas tour of Loviisa, a small town on the southern coast of Finland, approximately 1,5h away from Helsinki. Loviisa was founded in 1745 as a border fortress against Russia. Most of the fortifications survived … Continue reading Christmas Up: Old Houses of Loviisa
I’ve been blogging on and off for quite a while now. I miss it a lot, but I don’t seem to have enough time to write a proper post, although I have some interesting ideas. While I’m juggling all the things that are in my schedule, here are a … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Tiny
This week’s task is to share photos with our take on “narrow.
When I think of “narrow”, streets of old towns in Europe comes to mind first.
Here is one of the streets in Tallinn:
Or this one in Stockholm:
It also reminded me about narrow tranches around the old fortress of Lappeenranta:
And the narrow dome of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona:
And the narrow strips of land along the ocean all the way down 101 road in California:
Have a nice week, everyone! Hope you enjoyed this collection of images featuring “narrow” topic 🙂
This week’s photo challenge “Cherry on Top” is about something extra that makes an already good thing even better.
I thought about the photo below. It was taken in Carmel Bay, CA. We stopped there for a night on our road trip to Los Angeles. We woke up to a nice sunny day, and spotted these guys on the rock enjoying their sunbaths. It was the first time I saw seals in a wild nature:
And this photo is from the recent trip to Budapest. We were climbing up the hill on a very hot day. I was happy when we reached the top, and the view was totally worth it:
Have a nice weekend, everyone 🙂
Weekly photo challenge is a new exercise in improving my photography skills and imagination. Every week I’ll be posting photos in response to a prompt. Let’s see where this challenge takes me 🙂
This week’s prompt is curve. I think it’s in human nature to prefer and to chose simple things over complicated. Same goes for photography. Straight lines are easy to spot and to capture. Curves are trickier. They take more space, they tend to look different on the photo compare to how you see it in a real life. Also, they are much more fun to deal with 🙂
The first curve photo is from Helsinki, Finland. A lot of old houses in Helsinki have a name. This one is from Tehtaankatu, and its name is Koivu, which means a birch tree. It was built in 1904, and designed by Paul Björk.
And the second curve is from Rio de Janeiro. We were on our way to the top of the mountain and about to see the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer, while breathtaking views opened on the left and on the right. It’s hard to not go full crazy and start taking photos of everything you see 🙂