Archive for the 'Finlande' Category

Crazy thoughts

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

First thing. If it hasn’t been removed yet, try to visit this page. This is right now holding hostages in a high school and has killed at least one person. I’ve read his text, I’ve tried to understand, but the guys is contradicting himself so much … For example: “When the gangsters of the corrupted […]

First snow day in Helsinki …

Friday, October 12th, 2007

… this autumn. But if you ask people here, this wasn’t snow (lumi -> “Ei sataa lunta“). It was räntä (“sleet”, in the UK and Commonwealth countries, but not in the US). Finns are quite precise about the snow, since they have experienced it more than many other countries (yes, it’s an understatement). This one […]

Suomenlinna (Sveaborg), Helsinki, FI

Saturday, October 6th, 2007

I was to talk about the islands of Suomenlinna, with references to history, and precise description of the place, but I realized that Wikipedia does it much better than me :) Instead, I’ll post a few pictures, and confirm that this is quite a popular place, even for Finns. The place is ideal for a […]

Elämä Lapselle concert and Ari Koivunen

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

It’s been a while I haven’t posted … All apologies ! a lot of work and even more laziness and lack of motivation lately are my excuses :-/ Don’t worry, I’m preparing a few articles. I was at a concert tonight in Helsinki, a charity kind of concert called “Elämä Lapselle”, for an organization called […]


Friday, July 6th, 2007

No, it isn’t the name of a fort ;) but that of a monastery. Not just any, actually, Valamo is the only orthodox monastery in the Nordics. You won’t find very old buildings there, because they used to live in that part of Karelia (Karjala) annexed by Russia during WWII, and had to move and […]

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