Aug 7, 2013

evening walk

took a walk this evening in my home town. it's strange how i remember this river as smelly and muddy. they told us kids way back when that the smell was the smell of money. there was / is a paper mill upstream, they certainly have cleaned up their act. the river has sprung back to life and there are fish in it.

dad used to have a boat, not as huge as these ones, but big enough to sleep in. my brother and i enjoyed the summer holidays and weekends on the boat. poor mom got sea-sick, therefore we now have the cottage.

this piece is called "distance" by jari-jussi voijola. there is someone across the river.

my reason for heading out for the walk is this...looking upstream

and downstream 

yep, she is over there

another look at the setting sun

noticed that some had made promises on one of the bridges

one of these days i will take a cruise on the river, just to see how well i remember the bends along the way to the big lake.

this post was done on my iphone and i have no idea how crappy the pics might look on a big screen.


  1. Photos are so lovely. Wonderful ample sculpture gazing upon the reflections. So pretty! Winter shots would look good I should think.

    1. thank you! yes, i really should take time in the winter to go there again.

      bellyrub for dexter!

  2. so pretty, i hope that statue isnt peeing

    1. thanks! gosh, i didn't even think to check!!!

  3. Beautiful !
    How wonderful that they have cleaned it up and I see (I think) water lilies just lovely.
    I have always wanted to live on a boat (unpractical) but at lest for a trip.

    cheers, parsnip

    1. thanks! house boat would be cool, just perhaps not in finland ;)

      i wish i could send your way some of the rain we've been having...3 days pouring down is quite enough!

      bellyrubs for square ones

  4. I think the photos look really nice. I found the address for your blog on your Instagram profile. It's nice to see full size photos, instead of just the small ones on my iPhone Instagram feed. The dog is very clever. Hahahaaa.


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