Archive for 'Winter'
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.
Really nice panoramic view of Sourt Harbour Helsinki.
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)
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.
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.
Sorry, this entry is only available in español.
Small snow plow in a street of Helsinki.
Quite related: List of last 30 years winners of World Rally Championship (WRC).
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
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.