Today Finland votes in the municipal elections. At least over here in Helsinki the weather was excellent for the day and there seemed to be lot of people around. Municipal elections do bring out more people to vote as it is closer to home.
After enjoying my civil right of voting in a free and democratic state, I went for a long walk with my camera.
The continuing cold weather had made a thin ice on top of the seawater and it sparkled beautifully.
The birds were also visible, enjoying their daily lives. As winter comes, less and less birds can be seen here in the harsh northern climate, but some of the ones that do stay are absolutely beautiful.