Burg Stahleck

Burg Stahleck

Gutentag from the Rhine valley, Germany! We saw this Burg Stahleck and several other fairytale castles during last days when driving around the Rhine and Mosel river valleys.

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Pispala Derelict

This is another photo from Pispala where we visited last autumn. I’m sorry I have not had any time to take new photos right now, because we just bought a new house! Moving and renovation takes lot of time, but stay tuned…

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Sea-Buckthorns

I have absolutely no idea why this berry Hippophae (in Finnish “tyrnimarja”) is also called as sea-buckthorns. Anyway, there was still these berries in our summer residence couple of week ago before covered by snow.

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Yellow Fall

Fall is here once again and days are going darker. This year the autumn colors were very strong and picturesque. I took this photo in a park close to my home in Tampere.

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Abandoned

We were exploring few weeks ago an interesting abandoned area in the Pispala district, Tampere. There is a real weird world of ruined factories decorated all around with graffiti, sad abandoned homes of junkies, down-and-outs etc. I took this panorama of myself in the former match factory, today probably the most painted building in the region.

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Small Frog

I was picking apples last Sunday on our summer home in Jämsä and Päivi borrowed my camera. In few minutes she was able to capture this lovely tiny creature!