The Riddle Of The Station

I went on along the Eastern border and reached a municipality called Rautjärvi. The place is rather small, and the biggest thing there is a large cardboard factory. The municipality’s veins are highway number 6 and the Karelian railroad track, which go directly through it. The current Rautjärvi Municipality was formed in 1973, when theContinue reading “The Riddle Of The Station”

Up In Smoke

My weekend getaway in my home town was coming to a close. I was in no hurry to get back home, so I decided to make the most out of my trip. The Guardian’s article in January had listed the most beautiful rural railroads in Europe, and they had chosen the track between Oulu andContinue reading “Up In Smoke”

The Railroader’s Cottage Part II

I roamed around the downstairs looking for a stairway up, but was only walking in circles. This was the same room with the bicycle seen before from the opposite side. I finally found a way up. It was just a bit difficult to access the stairs because of the rubble. But before finally going upContinue reading “The Railroader’s Cottage Part II”

The Railroader’s Cottage Part I

The village we were on an adventure in had a railroad in it. No major trains had ever stopped there, as it was just the end of a line of a side track connecting a large local factory to the main network. The rails were still there although they hadn’t seen much use after theContinue reading “The Railroader’s Cottage Part I”

A Ruined Welcome

Welcome to Vaasa, the pearl of the Finnish West coast. This is the place, where the city was founded in 1606. The church was built way back in the 14th century, and it was expanded in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. In 1852 the city burned down. The fire spared only two buildings,Continue reading “A Ruined Welcome”