Category Archives: Finland

Along the shore on Lauttasaari – Drumsö


DSC_5240On our last journey together to Finland I took this picture along the shore on Lauttasaari – Drumsö in Helsinki, Finland. The picture is taken in August 2017.

To the memory of my husband who shared the journey with me to Finland in August 2017.


Memory from the beach on Lauttasaari /Drumsö

Beautiful colors by the sea on an overcast day in August 2017 on the beach on Lauttasaari – Drumsö in Helsinki, Finland.  I share this post with The Daily Post´s weekly Photography Challenge: Liquid.

Easter Witch on Lauttasaari, Helsinki, Finland


Walking on Drumsö – Lauttasaari on Maundy Thursday in 2016 I saw something odd on a roof of the little café by the road just before the bridge to central Helsinki. After all it was Maundy Thursday so what should you expect but an easter witch. These pictures are taken in Finland but they have the same traditions as Sweden. In Sweden children, mostly girls or almost always girls dress like the easter witch and go from door to door with a basket of candy. They often get a candy or a coin on their tour, much like children do on Halloween in countries that have that tradition. Well this witch sat still on the roof of the café with her broom and her black cat. Otherwise it was as you see a grey day and cold as well.

These pictures are taken on Drumsö or Lauttasaari in Helsinki in Finland and was originally published last year on From My Horizon in response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: Landscape. For the location look below on the map.

Happy Easter!


On Sveaborg – Suomenlinna in Helsinki


On Sveaborg – a sea fortress whose construction started in 1748 by Augustin Ehrensvärd who was a Swedish military officer and an architect. Finland was a part of Sweden until 1809 when Finland was occupied by Russia. Sveaborg means “fortress of Svea”. The name “Svea” is female and a symbol for Sweden. Finland became a sovereign state in 1917 and the fortress was renamed Suomenlinna – “castle of Finland”. Sveaborg – Suomenlinna is a UNESCO world Heritage site. More about Sveaborg – Suomenlinna at wikipedia.

The picture is taken in december 2015 and originally published on Weekly Weather.

Christmas market in Helsinki

Tomasmarknaden on Senatstorget – Christmas market below the Orthodox cathedral in Helsinki.
Tomasmarknaden on Senatstorget – Christmas market below the Orthodox cathedral in Helsinki.

We are in Helsinki in Finland just before Christmas 2015  and looking up at the Orthodox Cathedral in Helsingfors. I originally published this picture on Weekly Weather.