Just walking

Sometimes its great to just take a camera with one lens and stroll at your own pace through the city. It can be liberating or frustrating depending on the viewpoint. I find that it is mostly liberating in that I can focus on just the one focal length and not bother with changing lenses or cameras. Also this forces the mind and the eye to see the details that the chosen lens can illustrate.

Flowers

Flowers from Kallio, towards the center of the city.

Scenery

A street in Kallio facing Merihaka

Balconies

I loved the colors and the architecture in this view.

Ympyrätalo

One of the buildings that exhibit a little daring architecture, the Ympyrätalo (Roundhouse :D) is located in Hakaniemi. I have also worked in that building for a couple of years so there is a certain sense of nostalgia when I look upon it.

yellow

Just nice colors in this tunnel to a inner yard.

windows

The windows of houses are sometimes very interesting. Especially older architecture seems to have a lot of nice details

Gold

Some quite flamboyant buildings along the way as well.

Sushi

Sushi seems to be all the rage in Helsinki at the moment. Smaller and bigger sushi places can be found all over the city.

Iceman

Nice little boat, eh? Belongs to a certain fellow countryman who goes by the nickname Iceman.

Lovebridge

A walking bridge between Katajanokka and the center of the city.

Lovebridge pt1

The bridge is full of locks proclaiming lasting love. In the background is a nice restaurant called Sipuli which has great food.

Missing someone you love?

I felt moved by this older gentleman. Somehow I think he was remembering someone very dear to him.

Merihaka

The view from Katajanokka towards the north. Merihaka has its own architecture, of which I am not exactly a fan of. But it has its own uniqueness of course and the people living there have a great view of the city center.

Trees

Cross

Church cross backlit as the sun is being blocked by storm clouds.

Sunrays

Finally even as the sun is setting, Rays of pure light break through the massing clouds.

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2 thoughts on “Just walking

    1. Thanks for commenting 🙂
      The light was indeed lovely, and somehow the yellow paint seemed to gradient into gold. The courtyard belongs to a hotel actually so I could have walked in but I felt this was the interesting view to try and capture 🙂

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