Vappu balloon sellers in Helsinki

It’s Vappu  today, the most enjoyable day in Finland. Gifting a balloon is a custom here and buying one is expensive on the street, €25 is what I hear. Not surprising that lots of vendors are around already. 

Tech in a Madrid Café in 2003

Madrid Café 2003
Madrid Café 2003

This is what I used for on-the-go tech in 2003 sitting in a café in Madrid. A Psion 5mx and a brick Nokia mobile phone  The Psion had a great form factor that had a keyboard that was just big enough for touch-typing and small enough to fit into a jacket pocket. It also had the wonderful benefit of being distraction-free. 

Not forgetting the camera, a Canon Powershot S30. A remarkably pocketable device for the time. 

Shades of blue on a Sunday evening – Helsinki, Finland – 23 July 2017

Shades of blue on a Sunday evening - Helsinki, Finland - 23 July 2017 . . . . . . . #summer2017 #samsungs7 #galaxys7 #helsinki #finland #suomi #nordic #baltic #myhelsinki #lifeinhelsinki #snapseed #july #july2017 #23july #23july2017 #hietaranta #bulevardi | by polnamara

Shades of blue on a Sunday evening – Helsinki, Finland – 23 July 2017

#summer2017 #samsungs7 #galaxys7 #helsinki #finland #suomi #nordic #baltic #myhelsinki #lifeinhelsinki #snapseed #july #july2017 #23july #23july2017 #hietaranta #bulevardi

Yellow Boat heading out in the Baltic Sea – Helsinki Finland – 08 May 2017

Yellow Boat heading out in the Baltic Sea
Yellow Boat heading out in the Baltic Sea

Biking to work yesterday, I caught this scene of a boat heading out to see on a Monday Morning. The mixture of the clouds, sea, the tree line on the shore and the yellow boat was a look that I liked.