Helsinki Panorama

The summer goes on in Helsinki this month. Just checked the weather forecast and the sun will be here for the foreseeable future.

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

Before sunset through a tree on the shore of the Baltic Sea – Helsinki, Finland – 23 May 2017

Before sunset through a tree on the shore of the Baltic Sea – Helsinki, Finland – 23 May 2017

Before sunset through a tree on the shore of the Baltic Sea - Helsinki, Finland - 23 May 2017 . . . . . . #helsinki #finland #suomi #nordic #baltic #myhelsinki #may2017 #lifeinhelsinki #snapseed #summer2017 #taivallahdenkesäteatteri #hietaranta #hietaranta

#helsinki #finland #suomi #nordic #baltic #myhelsinki #may2017 #lifeinhelsinki #snapseed #summer2017 #taivallahdenkesäteatteri #hietaranta #hietarant

Painters at Ruoholahti – Helsinki, Finland – 12 May 2017

Painters at Ruoholahti - Helsinki, Finland - 12 May 2017  #helsinki #finland #suomi #nordic #baltic #myhelsinki #may2017 #lifeinhelsinki #snapseed #summer2017 #artist #artists #painting #painterslife #painters #easels #may12 #12may2017 #12may #bluesky #friday #fridayafternoon

Nice view of painting students practising on a clear blue sky day in Ruoholahti, Helsink, Finland.

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.