None of Your Business

When the restrictions eased for the first time after the beginning of the covid pandemic, I travelled to my old home town for the first time in a while. I took part in a dance performance, met old friends, drank wine and in general enjoyed the small fragments of freedom, which had returned. One ofContinue reading “None of Your Business”

Let’s Go Back to the Beginning

After sitting at home for a month because of the pandemic, I was now free to go wherever I wanted because of my new summer car. I still hadn’t found a masterplan for the summer, but I did decide to start by going out on a May Day tour. My friend had promised that IContinue reading “Let’s Go Back to the Beginning”

The Miller’s Tale Part III

When I reached the second floor, I had my doubts about going up. The stairs and roof still looked solid, but I’m a little afraid of heights. But it turned out that the second floor wasn’t very large or exciting. A photo taken to look what lies ahead. The narrow stairs led to another partContinue reading “The Miller’s Tale Part III”

The Miller’s Tale Part II

Although the mill was old and had been abandoned for almost 30 years, its structures seemed solid enough for me to proceed further up the building. The wood seemed dry and no rotten parts were immediately visible. On the ground floor there were dark corners and boarded up windows. A lot of the original machineryContinue reading “The Miller’s Tale Part II”

The Miller’s Tale Part I

When the snow was finally gone, it was time to start exploring. Through Instagram I found an abandoned mill not to far from my home. My friend borrowed her father’s car and we went looking for the place. The recognizeable form of the old mill wasn’t too hard to find. The mill had originally beenContinue reading “The Miller’s Tale Part I”

Was Told to Expect Nature, Found This Part III

After passing the barracks it was all nature again. But after a while a fairly large seaport with imported cars appeared on the left side. What kind of a nature trail is this, I thought to myself. There’s more of everything else than nature here. Ah, now we are at it. Let’s take a momentContinue reading “Was Told to Expect Nature, Found This Part III”

Was Told to Expect Nature, Found This Part II

So this was my destination, the Tulliniemi Nature Trail. It’s located on a small cape and leads to the southernmost tip of mainland Finland. This was what I expected. A good trail, some forest and the sea just invisible behind the last trees straight ahead. What I didn’t expect were warnings about grenades and instructionsContinue reading “Was Told to Expect Nature, Found This Part II”

Was Told to Expect Nature, Found This Part I

Like I said at the end of my last post, 2020 would be a life changing year for everybody. For some it was for the good, but unfortunately not for everyone. Whatever the outcome, I doubt that life would never ever be the same for anyone. In early March I had my annual winter vacation.Continue reading “Was Told to Expect Nature, Found This Part I”

Deserted Lisbon

In early May I booked a week in Lisbon to go see a friend. Another holiday, another country, another beautiful town with lots of old buildings, beautiful architecture and rich history. I spent my days taking long, aimless walks, eating local food in restaurants where they didn’t speak English and visiting tourist attractions. But ofContinue reading “Deserted Lisbon”

Destroy the Press Part III

A look from the balcony towards the editorial office reveals, that the mushroom like thing in the middle still remains. The clock has stopped, though. A view from the other corner. Although things still look pretty intact, the demolition has progressed rapidly. Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t this a vending machine for condoms?Continue reading “Destroy the Press Part III”