Social distancing queue – Lahti, Finland – 27 June 2020

2020s, Finland, Lahti, Photography, Travel

The penultimate day of the road trip around southern Finland. First visit to Lahti and impressed by the vivality of the city. The weather is hot, maybe too hot. But summer is so brief up north that its imperative to take full advantage.

Back to life, back to reality – Helsinki, Finland – 05 June 2020

2020s, Finland, Helsinki, Photography, Travel

Back to life, back to reality – Helsinki, Finland – 05 June 2020
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Helsinki under lock-down – Video from 22 April 2020

2020s, Finland, Helsinki, Travel, Video

Another one of the skills that I am learning is editing video. Thanks to tutorials on YouTube,  I managed to put the video above together as a start using Lumafusion on the iPad. I’m interested to see how this skill can develop in combination with going on bike rides around the city. It was just shot on a Samsung S9 and even though it uses slow motion, the footage is quite shaky. Going to try some other cameras for comparable results.

Not like winter in Helsinki

2020s, Finland, Helsinki, Photography, Thought Provoking, Travel

The weather has been far too mild in Helsinki so far this year. Only a few days of snow earlier in the season. Nothing like the problems in Australia of course. Taking a walk in the centre during the weekend, even the market stalls don’t seem to fit the atmosphere.

Enjoying the James May travel series in Japan on Amazon Prime. Recommended!

2020s, Thought Provoking, Travel, TV

Japan is a fascinating place and I have loved visiting there. I would have loved to have lived there for a while but alas, it wasn’t possible. I’m thinking of going back there again this year. I just saw that James May of Top Gear fame has done a travel documentary on Amazon Video. I’m halfway through it and have really enjoyed it.

Loved the bits in Tokyo and Sendai so far.

I should start looking for flights soon…