Snowfall

Photograph First snow by Jere Ketola on 500px

I just adore winter in all its coldness. The light is always so beautiful!

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Sauna time

We Finns are a bit nuts when it comes to saunas. This tradition is very important as can be maybe guessed from the fact that there are aproximately 3,2 million saunas in Finland, with around 5,4 million being the Finnish population..

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Naturally it also means we have different sauna experiences, whether it be floating on a raft in the sea or like this one in the photo, a movable sauna which was in the courtyard of a house..

Christmas Fair (Tuomaan markkinat)

Its almost Christmas and its time for present buying frenzy and time for enjoying the Christmas lights and the atmosphere of love and giving.

The traditional Tuomaan markkinat ie Helsinki Christmas Fair is now a place to visit if in Helsinki. The fair used to be in the Esplanade park, but it has moved to a better place which is in the Senate Square with the Cathedral dominating the view. Added benefit is it is a bit more accessible by the Metro and thus more people will maybe visit it.

Attached are some photos for your enjoyment. Enjoyed a bit of very good goat-cheese soup as well as a pulled pork hamburger from the small street food vendors there.

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Tuomaanmarkkinat 14

Tuomaanmarkkinat 14

Tuomaanmarkkinat 14

Tuomaanmarkkinat 14

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Tuomaanmarkkinat 14

Tuomaanmarkkinat 14

Tuomaanmarkkinat 14

Tuomaanmarkkinat 14

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