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Frozen Sea in Finland

Thursday January 31st, 2013. 11:49 AM. Published under Winter, helsinki. 1 Comment.

Some photos of January 2013, having a walk in front of Eira-Kaivopuisto area in Helsinki.

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Christmas coming …

Sunday November 20th, 2011. 11:44 AM. Published under Funny, Music, Photos, Spain, Winter, helsinki. No Comments.

Having a walk today on Sunday in Helsinki we found a small celebration: Helsinki’s centre was lit up with the annual Christmas Street opening. In this article of YLE says that this year Helsinki’s Christmas Street Aleksanterinkatu is illuminated with LED lights for the first time.


Can you see the red-dressed chorus?

It was quite original that one of the songs was a rap with beat-boxing. Poor guys were freezing and my hands too, sorry for the shaky image.

Finnish people are used to this, but foreigners could not know that in winter, when temperature starts to go below 0, means that it’s time of long underwear (kerrasto).


Coming back to home, sunset already at 5 PM.


I will spend this Xmas in Finland, so probably I will post more pictures, hopefully white Christmas again like last year.

South Harbour Helsinki - Eteläsatama

Friday October 22nd, 2010. 12:29 PM. Published under Photos, Winter, helsinki. 1 Comment.

Really nice panoramic view of Sourt Harbour Helsinki.


Credit: Found in Naturagate (number 2). See there more great panoramic views and photos of Finnish nature. (via www.elblogdefinlandia.com)

Photo is from February, Here is a webcam view of this moment. (Refresh the page to see again or see in real time in portofhelsinki.fi)



Sunday October 10th, 2010. 11:09 AM. Published under Autumn, Music, Photos, Winter, helsinki. 3 Comments.



Monday June 7th, 2010. 11:46 AM. Published under Music, Photos, Spain, Winter. 2 Comments.

A couple of pics from Estepona, my hometown. It was great to go see family and friends. It’s definitely the hardest part of being away.



Winter Finishing

Monday April 12th, 2010. 09:54 AM. Published under Photos, Winter, helsinki. 8 Comments.

At least in Helsinki. Very few snow left in the streets. Still there is ice pieces floating in the sea. Sunset at 20:00, 21:00… and temperatures about 10º. Yes. plus ten degrees.

Finnish people like ice cream, they are leading consumer of ice cream in Europe. And they start early in the year. You can see already long queues on Sundays in ice cream shops in the harbour. They wear cap and gloves.. but eating ice cream. Such a contrast.

Now the good weather is coming. Spring is just around the corner. :D


Limpieza de tejados durante el invierno en Laponia

Sunday March 21st, 2010. 03:16 AM. Published under Finland culture, Photos, Winter. No Comments.

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Snow Plow skidding

Saturday March 6th, 2010. 11:02 AM. Published under Videos, Winter, helsinki. No Comments.

Small snow plow in a street of Helsinki.

Quite related: List of last 30 years winners of World Rally Championship (WRC).

Hymyile! olet Espanjassa

Saturday February 13th, 2010. 12:57 PM. Published under Ads, Photos, Spain, Winter, helsinki. 2 Comments.

Smile! You are in Spain.
Fast Finnish lesson: -ssa means ‘in’.


Good way of promoting my country. Congratulations to the creator. It reminds me to this other advertisement about traveling: Routine sucks


Natural History Museum photos in Helsinki

Sunday February 7th, 2010. 03:11 AM. Published under Photos, Winter, helsinki. No Comments.

We went last Sunday to the Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen keskusmuseo). It has 3 open exhibitions, but specially the Finnish Nature part is awesome. Many and very realistic stuffed animals. If you want more information, schedules, prices, etc this is official website of the Museum.

Also “The History of Life” exhibition was good for refreshing my memory about history. (There is a English paper guides in the entrance). Did you know that Finland was in a time by the Equator line, so it had a tropical climate? It was in the Devonian age, 390 millions years ago, when first amphibians came out of the water.


img_7397img_7400img_7403img_7410img_7422(A simple glass made a cool “water” effect)

img_7436img_7440Have a pigeon ever shit on you? Imagine this.

img_7447Outside. Confirmed. Finland is not anymore in tropical latitudes.