Thursday, 8 August 2013
A place where it seems to make more sense to have a boat than a car. Maybe a boat and a bicycle. Even a short walk from the centre of Helsinki will bring you to forests and lakes that felt to me like summers in "the bush" in Canada. And after a bit of walking in another direction you find the ocean dotted with tiny islands with only one or two houses on them. Looking at all the photos we took while in Finland, a rather overwhelming amount of them feature islands, boats, lakes, rivers, the sea and harbours. These are just a few of them.
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And back here the days have been mild and sun-filled. Strolling in the evening, we discovered a place like Big Rock Candy Mountain, with forests of wayside raspberries (red and white!) and maybe even a cigarette tree. And so the house is full of the scent of baking pies and roiling jams. And sometimes some linseed oil too.