Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

February 15, 2010

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

In English:

When driving to the North of Helsinki, there is a quirky rest place (stop and go, gas station, service station) for car drivers. This place called “Vaskikello” is full of bells. Huge and small. What is the best that one can play them! Have You ever played church bells?

En español:

Al manejar al norte de Helsinki, hay un lugar de descanso (gasolinería, estación de servicio) raro para conductores de carro. Este lugar se llama “Vaskikello” y está lleno de campanas. Inmensas y pequeñas. ¡Lo que es mejor es que se puede jugarlas! ¿Has alguna vez jugado campanas de la iglesia?

En francais:

Lorsque on conduit vers le nord d’Helsinki, il ya un drôle lieu de repos (station-service, poste d’essence, essencerie) pour automobilistes. Ce lieu est appelé “Vaskikello” et il est plein de cloches. Grandes et petites. Mais c’est que est le meilleur qu’on peut jouer avec elles! Avez-vous quelquefois joué cloches de l’église?

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bells / Campanas / Cloches

Bronze bells in winter

25 Comments »

  1. Each bell is a work of art. They are very colorful and I love the embossed emblems on them. I enjoyed the Bell Telephone Booth. I don’t see too many telephone booths anymore since the cell phone has come about.

    Comment by Preston Surface — February 15, 2010 @ 15:04 | Reply

    • Hi Preston.

      It was nice to read that You found Bell Telephone Booth. They are “vanishing world” around us and in Helsinki I have found one in the center of it. I guess that it is some kind tourist oddness. In the photo, You mentioned, the bell is great umbrella for that telephone booth.

      Comment by sartenada — February 15, 2010 @ 15:11 | Reply

  2. Happy to have found your blog after your comment in my own. So interesting to see things in such a different part of the world from where I am. This is a neat place with an impressive collection of bells. I also like the telephone booth under the bell, quite imaginative.

    Comment by Jim S. — February 15, 2010 @ 17:08 | Reply

  3. Hi Jim.

    Thank You for Your visit and interest. If You do not know my country which is in the North, then take a look at world’s biggest snow castle.

    Comment by sartenada — February 15, 2010 @ 17:11 | Reply

  4. What a marvelous rest stop! That’s a major attraction! I would think to would be a great way for a traveler to relax for a bit before going on.

    Comment by montucky — February 15, 2010 @ 18:24 | Reply

    • Hi Montucky.

      It is quite popular place to stop and go. Those bells are so impressive that they attract people to “study” them closer.

      Comment by sartenada — February 16, 2010 @ 07:19 | Reply

  5. Bonjour Matti,
    ma préférence va à la n°3, pour sa beauté, mais comme Jim S. je trouve l’idée de la cabine téléphonique vraiment rigolote !! 😛
    Dis donc, c’est un peu Pâques avant l’heure !🙂
    Bonne soirée.

    Comment by Marion B. — February 16, 2010 @ 18:16 | Reply

    • Bonjour Marion.

      La numéro trois est vraiment comme la vieille et même temps “précieus”. Je me réjouis que mon poste t’as plu.

      Bonne journée.

      Comment by sartenada — February 17, 2010 @ 08:02 | Reply

  6. What a great idea. That makes a very different stopping place. I bit like your ‘Silent People’, that would have made a good travel stop too.

    Comment by jackiequeen — February 16, 2010 @ 23:50 | Reply

    • Hello Jackiequeen.

      So nice to read Your comment. Thank You “Silent people” is really a very special place with it figures or nearly “scarecrow” or “turf heads” which are dressed different clothes acording to the season of the year. The place is situated on a marsh, but anyway walkable any and far away from “civilized world”.

      Comment by sartenada — February 17, 2010 @ 08:14 | Reply

  7. Good evening, Matti
    of these beautiful bells, I am thrilled. I especially like the pink bells with holy pictures. How could I recognize there are also some inscriptions in German. The telephone bell is a good protection against rain and is immediately striking. This phone can not be missed and will remain all the good memories that visited this place. I live not far from our church and hear the bells often ring. Even at night suggests the church clock. It gives me a comforting feeling that I can not explain. I think this feeling can only mean good. I am grateful that I could look at this page. It was very impressive and I felt at the sight very well. I wish you and Anja all the best and health for your daily routes and look forward to the next pictures of you. Thank your very much for all your comments. Dear greetings Christel

    Comment by Christel — February 17, 2010 @ 00:26 | Reply

    • Hello Christel.

      Thank You making a visit here and I as a matter of fact, I waited for Your comment, due to those german textes on bells. So nice to hear that You found this interesting and liked it.

      Gruß.

      Comment by sartenada — February 17, 2010 @ 08:06 | Reply

  8. Yes I like the pink bells…your country looks so pretty and with all the things to visit and see it is like a big open air museum

    Comment by Sean Fraser — February 17, 2010 @ 01:18 | Reply

    • Hi Sean.

      Hmm, I like Your idea to find my country as a big open air museum. THank You for Your nice comment.

      Comment by sartenada — February 17, 2010 @ 08:16 | Reply

  9. Wow! What an assortment of beautiful, and I mean beautiful bells! I sure would love to see these! What was interesting is the one bell hovering over the telephone booth. Yes, I hear church bells a lot where I live because there is one church that is the bell ringer in our little town. It would be something to hear a series of the bells ring. What a lovely country in which you live. I sure do enjoy your posts and photos sharing about where you live as it is beautiful, educational, and informative.

    Comment by Anna Surface — February 18, 2010 @ 20:01 | Reply

    • Good morning Anna.

      So lovely comment. Thank You.

      Comment by sartenada — February 19, 2010 @ 07:46 | Reply

  10. What a marvelous place. Quirky places show a courage and imagination that’s often lacking elsewhere.

    Comment by flandrumhill — February 21, 2010 @ 17:24 | Reply

  11. What an unusual rest stop that is, quirky, as you say. The bell over the phone booth is very funny–practical yet funny.

    Comment by Candace — February 21, 2010 @ 19:53 | Reply

    • Hi Candace.

      So nice to read that You found this “stop and go” place with some interest and funny.

      Comment by sartenada — February 22, 2010 @ 07:48 | Reply

  12. Enormous bells !

    Comment by Sylvie — January 24, 2011 @ 18:48 | Reply

    • Bonjour Sylvie.

      That is right. When seeing this place for the first time, one has to stop to admire them and to take a break.

      Thank You.

      Comment by sartenada — January 25, 2011 @ 07:27 | Reply

  13. What a fantastic display! I can see why one would always have to stop and try all the different sounds. Cool!

    Comment by Marilyn Albright — January 22, 2016 @ 15:30 | Reply

    • Hello Marilyn.

      Thank You for your kind comment. The place is as good as our most popular gas station called ABC. ABC is on the other side of the road, but in this, I prefer this place to drink a nice cup of coffee and thus I provide employment for a private entrepreneur who takes care of these bells.🙂
      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 23, 2016 @ 12:24 | Reply

  14. Looks like a fun place! Who would have imagined so many bells?!

    Comment by bigbertha — July 9, 2016 @ 00:20 | Reply

    • Hi Denise.

      It is fun indeed. The best is to hear their sound when played. Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 10, 2016 @ 08:10 | Reply


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