Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

April 24, 2018

Steam locomotive park / Parque de locomotora de vapor / Parc de locomotive à vapeur / Parque de locomotiva a vapor

In English:

Steam locomotive park in Haapamaki

In this post, I also tell about our hidden tradition / culture- dancing on a dance pavilion (open-air dance) and present one of our unknown, but popular, happy Finnish music played there – Humppa. This amazing small (length 1:15) video shows You the steps of Humppa and it is sung in French, yes You read it correct in French. Finnish singer’s voice is as clear as the nightingales chirp. After seeing it, You may ask in Your mind, why nobody ever told about this when I visited summer Finland and thus I missed a unique experience from Finland.

Haapamäki. The distance from Helsinki is 266.90 km / 165.8 mi to the north. It can be reached many times a day by train from Helsinki with one change. Haapamäki is a small locality, which once was a lively railway intersection, but when the trains started to travel along new tracks, Haapamäki gradually slowed down. It is a population center of Keuruu having less than 1000 residents. The distance between Keuruu and Haapamäki is 16.6 km / 9.98 mi. It has normal social services and some small business firms.

Steam Engine Park is in Haapamäki. This year 2018, it celebrates its 30 anniversary. Park is open only in summer. Sadly many steamers are rusty, which means that they have seen better days. Park offers food, coffee, accommodations etc. Special accommodation is to spend a night in a railroad car. There is also a dance pavilion (open-air dance) with live music on Saturdays. If You never had experienced this kind of dancing, then this is typical Finnish happening for young and old. Yet today there are many tens dance pavilions in Finland. If You are traveled everywhere and experienced everything, but this not, then …

After my photos, I give a link, which tells about unique Finnish tradition. It is incredible and no travel page ever has told about this. Now it is time to inform You about this Finnish “hidden” tradition!

En español:

Parque de locomotora de vapor en Haapamäki

En este post, yo también vos cuento sobre nuestra tradición / cultura oculta: bailar en un pabellón de baile (danza al aire libre) y presentar una de nuestras canciones finlandesas desconocidas, pero populares, felices que se tocan allí: Humppa – joie de danser. Este increíble video pequeño (duración 1:15) vos muestra los pasos de Humppa y se canta en francés, sí lo lees correctamente en francés. La voz del cantante finlandés es tan clara como el trino de los ruiseñores. Después de verlo, puedes preguntar en tu mente, por qué nadie me ha hablado de esto cuando visité Finlandia estival y por eso me perdí una experiencia única de Finlandia.

Haapamäki. La distancia desde Helsinki es de 266.90 km / 165.8 mi hacia el norte. Se puede llegar a ella muchas veces al día en tren desde Helsinki con un cambio. Haapamäki es una pequeña localidad, que alguna vez fue una animada intersección ferroviaria, pero cuando los trenes comenzaron a viajar a lo largo de nuevas líneas de ferrocarril , la vida de Haapamäki se volvió más tranquila gradualmente. Es un centro de población de Keuruu que tiene menos de 1000 residentes. La distancia entre Keuruu y Haapamäki es de 16.6 km / 9.98 mi. Tiene servicios sociales normales y algunas pequeñas empresas.

Parque de locomotora de vapor está situada en Haapamäki. Este año 2018, celebra su 30 aniversario y está abierto solo en verano. Lamentablemente, muchos vapores están oxidados, lo que significa que han visto días mejores. Park ofrece comida, café, alojamiento, etc. El alojamiento especial es pasar la noche en un vagón de ferrocarril. También hay un pabellón de baile (danza al aire libre) con música en vivo los sábados. Si nunca has experimentado este tipo de baile, entonces este es el típico evento finlandés para jóvenes y mayores. Sin embargo, hoy en día hay muchos pabellones de danza en Finlandia. Si viajaste a todas partes y experimentaste todo, pero esto no, entonces …

Después de mis fotos, voy a dar un enlace, el cual vos habla acerca de esta tradición finlandesa única en el mundo. Es increíble que ninguna página de viajes ha contado sobre esto. ¡Ahora es el momento de informarle sobre esta tradición finlandesa “oculta”!

En francais:

Parc de locomotive à vapeur à Haapamäki

Dans ce post, je parle aussi de notre tradition / culture cachée – danser sur un pavillon de danse (danse en plein air) et y présenter une de nos musiques finlandaises inconnues, mais populaires, heureuses – Humppa. Cette étonnante petite vidéo (durée 1:15) vous montre les pas de Humppa et elle est chantée en français, oui vous l’avez bien lu en français. La voix de la chanteuse finlandaise est aussi claire que le pépiement des rossignols. Après l’avoir vu, vous pouvez demander dans votre esprit, pourquoi personne n’en a jamais parlé lorsque j’ai visité l’été en Finlande et j’ai donc manqué une expérience unique de la Finlande.

Haapamäki. La distance d’Helsinki est 266.90 km / 165.8 mi au nord. Elle peut être atteint plusieurs fois par jour en train d’Helsinki avec un changement. Haapamäki est une petite localité, qui était autrefois une intersection ferroviaire animée, mais lorsque les trains ont commencé à emprunter de nouvelles voies, la vie est devenue plus paisible. Elle est un centre de population de Keuruu ayant moins de 1000 habitants. La distance entre Keuruu et Haapamäki est de 16,6 km / 9,98 mi. Haapamäki offre des services sociaux normaux et quelques petites entreprises locales.

Parc de locomotive à vapeur est à Haapamäki. Cette année 2018, il fête ses 30 ans. Malheureusement, de nombreux machines à vapeur sont rouillés, ce qui signifie qu’elles ont connu des jours meilleurs. Le parc offre de la nourriture, du café, de l’hébergement, etc. L’hébergement spécial est de passer une nuit dans un wagon de chemin de fer. Il y a aussi le pavillon de danse (danse en plein air) avec musique live le samedi. Cela ne devrait pas être confondu avec le disque! Si vous n’avez jamais connu ce type de danse, alors c’est un happening typiquement finlandais pour les jeunes et moins jeunes. Encore aujourd’hui, il existe plusieurs dizaines de pavillons de danse en Finlande. Si vous avez voyagé partout et tout expérimenté, tout sauf ce, alors …

Après mes photos, je vous donne un lien, qui raconte la tradition finlandaise unique profondément. C’est incroyable que aucune page de voyage n’a jamais mentionné à ce sujet. Il est maintenant temps de vous informer sur cette tradition “cachée” finlandaise!

Em Português:

Parque de locomotiva a vapor em Haapamäki

Neste post, eu também falo sobre a nossa tradição oculta / cultura de dança em um pavilhão de dança (dança ao ar livre) e eu apresento um dos nossos desconhecido, mas popular, feliz música finlandesa tocada lá – Humppa. O este pequeno vídeo (comprimento 1:15) mostrar-lhes os passos da Humppa e é cantado em francês, sim. Você leu corretamente em francês. A voz de la cantora finlandesa é tão clara quanto o gorjeio dos rouxinóis. Depois de ver isso, você pode perguntar em sua mente, porque ninguém nunca disse sobre isso quando eu visitei o verão na Finlândia e, assim, perdi uma experiência única da Finlândia.

Haapamäki. A distância de Helsinque é 266,90 km / 165,8 mi para o norte. Você pode chegar muitas vezes por dia de trem de Helsinque com uma alteração. Haapamäki é uma cidade pequena, que já foi uma interseção ferroviária animada, mas quando os trens começaram a percorrer as novas linhas ferroviárias, a vida de Haapamäki gradualmente se tornou mais tranquilo. É um centro populacional de Keuruu que tem menos de 1000 habitantes. A distância entre Keuruu e Haapamäki é de 16,6 km / 9,98 mi. Tem serviços sociais normais e algumas pequenas empresas locais.

O parque da locomotiva a vapor está situado em Haapamäki. Este ano de 2018, celebra o seu 30º aniversário e está aberto só no verão. Infelizmente, muitos locomotivas a vapor estão enferrujados, o que significa que eles viram dias melhores. O parque oferece comidas, café, alojamento, etc. O alojamento especial é passar a noite em um vagão de trem. Há também um pavilhão de dança (dança ao ar livre) com música ao vivo aos sábados. Se você nunca experimentou este tipo de dança, então este é o típico evento finlandês para jovens e velhos. No entanto, hoje existem muitos pavilhões de dança ao ar livre na Finlândia. Se você viajou em todos os lugares e experimentou tudo, mas não isso, então …

Depois das minhas fotos, vou dar um ligação, que fala tudo sobre esta tradição finlandesa única no mundo. É incrível que nenhuma página de viagens mencionou isso. Agora é a hora de informá-lo sobre essa tradição finlandesa “oculta”!

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Social dancing in Finland

Video (1:15)

Learn Humppa steps / Aprende los pasos de Humppa / Apprenez les pas de Humppa / Aprenda passos de Humppa

After seeing this video, You can’t help but smile / Después de ver este video, no puedes evitar sonreír / Après avoir vu cette vidéo, vous ne pouvez pas vous empêcher de sourire / Depois de ver este vídeo, você não pode deixar de sorrir.

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79 Comments »

  1. Hello. Old steam locomotives are good. It is popular in Japan and moves for sightseeing.Have a good day!

    Comment by wakasahs15th — April 24, 2018 @ 07:26 | Reply

    • Hello wakasahs15th.

      Very nice to hear that also in Japan You have old steam locomotives.どうもありがとうございます。

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 24, 2018 @ 07:58 | Reply

  2. One of the things that is the same in every country is these remarkable steam trains.

    Comment by cindy knoke — April 24, 2018 @ 07:37 | Reply

    • Hello Cindy.

      You are right. I love them, because in my childhood I had possibility to see them and travel in them.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 24, 2018 @ 08:12 | Reply

  3. Bonjour Matti,
    Très jolis pas de danse, qui font passer au second plan la voix de la chanteuse !
    Un musée impressionnant.
    La rouille… voilà ce qui guette le parc ferroviaire français avec toutes nos grèves à rallonge…
    Bises et bonne semaine.

    Comment by Marion B. — April 24, 2018 @ 08:08 | Reply

    • Bonjour Marion.

      Merci beaucoup car ce sont des mots qui font chaud au cœur. Merci surtout de commenter la vidéo que je l’aime! Maintenant, vous pouvez danser Humppa et en profiter en Finlande, si vous venez un jour. 🙂

      Bonne journée à vous.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 24, 2018 @ 08:23 | Reply

  4. Lovely steam engines. Well that dance looks great, a happy dance and real fun. I would love to learn it ! Definitely made me smile for the day!

    Comment by utesmile — April 24, 2018 @ 08:17 | Reply

    • Hello Ute.

      Thank You for Your kind comment. I am very glad when reading that this Finnish (unknown) music made You smile.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 24, 2018 @ 08:32 | Reply

  5. There’s always a fascination with steam trains, isn’t there? So exciting to be around them. 🙂 🙂

    Comment by restlessjo — April 24, 2018 @ 08:42 | Reply

    • Hello Johanna.

      Thank You. I love steam locomotions. They bring many memories to mind from the time of my childhood.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 24, 2018 @ 09:15 | Reply

  6. ‘Those were the days’, I’m sure someone would claim? The days of pollution! (How could we?!)

    Comment by Seenorway — April 24, 2018 @ 11:15 | Reply

    • Hello Seenorway.

      Thank You. Yes, but our world cannot get shortcuts, but to develop thru many steps.

      Have nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 24, 2018 @ 11:20 | Reply

  7. Steam trains are so fascinating Matti, I’m a big fan of them. Thank you for posting.

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — April 24, 2018 @ 11:22 | Reply

    • Hello Marion.

      Thank You for Your kind comment and loving my photos. BTW, did You saw the video? It is worth for seeing and thus to better understand our habits and culture. I recommend You to experience and visit some dance pavilion when in Finland to test our dance culture. 🙂 First recorded Humppa in Finland was from the year 1930.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 24, 2018 @ 11:30 | Reply

  8. que de trains!!! il y en a vraiment une grande collection! quant à la danse, elle me plaît beaucoup! je trouve que c’est un mélange de valse et de tango 😉
    c’est très rythmé et moi qui aime danser, je vois que ce n’est pas facile à exécuter!
    merci tout plein pour cette vidéo…en français! 🙂
    belle journée, matti

    Comment by malyloup — April 24, 2018 @ 11:35 | Reply

    • Bonjour maly.

      Mon coeur chante en lisant ton commentaire élogieux. Notre musique n’est pas ennuyeuse, mais joyeuse. Pensez la première Humppa a été dèja enregistré en 1930! Encore une fois merci.

      Bisous. Matti.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 24, 2018 @ 11:54 | Reply

  9. Beautiful photos of this historical steam trains!

    Comment by Amy — April 24, 2018 @ 14:01 | Reply

    • Hello Amy.

      I am glad that You loved my photos of historic steam trains. Thank You commenting.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 25, 2018 @ 07:07 | Reply

  10. I very much enjoyed seeing all these fascinating steam locomotives. I’ve been fortunate to ride several trains pulled by steam locomotives and it has always been a pleasure. Thanks, too, for the video of the dance.

    Comment by seniorhiker — April 24, 2018 @ 15:54 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      Thank You leaving Your kind comment. I am glad that You also checked the video, which showed a small bit of our social dancing.

      Have a god day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 25, 2018 @ 07:10 | Reply

  11. Hienosti kuvattuja vanhanajan vetureita! Ja resiinakin oli paassyt mukaan 🙂 Muistan viela hyvin resiinat joita kulki kotijarven toisella puolella olevalla radalla. Nyt vaan pikajunat pyyhaltaa ohi.

    Comment by Tiny — April 24, 2018 @ 16:39 | Reply

    • Hei Helen.

      Monet kiitokset kommentista. Itse olin Varkauden tehtailla viitenä kesänä veturitallissa töissä, joten junat ovat minulle lähellä sydäntä. Pienenä muistan matkustaneeni junalla Helsinkiin, jota veti höyryveturi. Voitko kuvitella, että joskus junissa oli jopa kolme luokkaa? Kolmannessa luokassa oli tosi kovat puupenkit. 🙂

      Hyvää viikonjatkoa.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 25, 2018 @ 07:17 | Reply

  12. I loved the dance. It was so well done, both the music and the dance steps. Delightful!

    Those old steam engines are a wonderful reminder of the early days of locomotives. I am old enough to remember seeing steam engines on the railroads here and I always loved them. There was a certain romance about that era.

    Comment by montucky — April 24, 2018 @ 17:50 | Reply

    • Hello Terry.

      How glad I am, when reading that You checked also the video, which shows a little bit of our social dancing. I also have danced on some dance pavilion Humppa. Dancing has always been important to Finns. I remember steam engines also from my childhood – those were the day! Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 25, 2018 @ 07:24 | Reply

  13. Beautiful trains and beautiful photos!

    Comment by 洋子 — April 24, 2018 @ 17:57 | Reply

    • Hello August.

      I am glad that You loved my photos and left Your kind comment. ありがとうございます.

      良い 週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 25, 2018 @ 07:26 | Reply

  14. Thanks for showing these old and impressive steam engines! It’s often the problem to maintain these old locomotives. If there had not been quite a lot of people who were prepared to volunteer their time it would even be more difficult to preserve these witnesses of the past. My husband is building models (locomotives, trains as well as ships) as a hobby and he enjoyed it very much to see your today’s photos taken at Steam Engine Park of Haapamäki!

    I had a look at your link about social dancing in Finland and I watched the short video about the Humppa! It’s a very cheerful type of music and dancing! A lot of light-footed hopping and jumping! ^^ I try to remember the Finnish expression for women’s turn. Naisten haku …?

    What a nice mixture today, Matti! I enjoyed it very much. Thank you!

    Have a nice week!
    Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — April 24, 2018 @ 19:26 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      Thank You. It was so nice to read Your praising comment. Your husband has fantastic hobbies. My late father, profession “Schumacher” made only one tall ship model. It was the model of Suomen Joutsen (Finnischer Schwan).

      Finnischer Schwan

      I loved it very much, but when I was young and moved to Helsinki and a lighting burnt our house soon. All was burnt, Suomen Joutsen and all which I left to my father’s house. I do not have a photo of it, but it stays in my memory rest of my life. The model was 1:100. He made it, because he had bad luck. Suomen Joutsen made many trips in the 30s and once my father was selected among the crew. He became badly ill before the trip and so he missed the trip to South America. He mourned it many years. This was the reason, why he decided to make the model of Finnischer Schwan in the 50s.

      I am glad also about it that You looked the video and read the link telling our social dancing. Naisten haku was hard to me, because, I was afraid if no Lady wanted dance with me. Happily there were some every time. I could make a post about Suomen Joutsen someday, if You are interested in it.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 25, 2018 @ 08:35 | Reply

      • Sorry to hear about the lighting which burnt the house! And it’s a great pity that the model burnt, too …
        I could imagine that apart from myself also many of your other readers would be interested in this story as well as in the “life” of the Suomen Joutsen! Even if you don’t possess a photo of the model built by your father, you alternatively could show a photo of the ship today and tell a bit about the Swan e. g. since the ship arrived in Finland. As I learnt it became a museum ship at Turku but was overhauled in autumn 2016 at Naantali. Is the ship back at Aurajoki/Turku meanwhile?

        Comment by ladyfromhamburg — April 25, 2018 @ 17:19 | Reply

        • Thank You Michèle for the great idea. I will do it. When talking about model ships, do you remember my post presenting Ships inside churches? I think that Your husband could be interested in to get some ideas when seeing them. Matti.

          Comment by Sartenada — April 26, 2018 @ 10:30 | Reply

          • I remember the ships very well and already at that time I presented your post to my husband and he had a look at your photos! He liked them a lot! – Michèle

            Comment by ladyfromhamburg — April 28, 2018 @ 20:41 | Reply

            • Thank You Michèle.

              I am glad that You husband loved them. At this moment, I do not have similar post. Then when You have time, I know that You are busy, read this post. It present quit unique museum in Finland. The town is Varkaus, which my town of younghood. The owner of museum is German and he wrote also in German, because I asked it.

              Mechanical Music Museum

              Happy Sunday.

              Comment by Sartenada — April 29, 2018 @ 10:59 | Reply

  15. La Humppa est très gaie, et les photos sont superbes 👍Merci pour ce partage et très
    Bon week end à vous 😊

    Comment by chantaki — April 24, 2018 @ 19:56 | Reply

    • Bonjour Chantaki.

      Merci de m’avoir fait un commentaire si gentil. Je suis heureux aussi que tu aies aimé Humppa!

      Bonne journée à toi.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 25, 2018 @ 08:39 | Reply

  16. Beautiful this wooden lion

    Comment by 365dniwobiektywielg — April 24, 2018 @ 22:18 | Reply

  17. There’s something about trains that make them so much fun to look at! Great photos in this post.

    Comment by Aixa — April 24, 2018 @ 22:48 | Reply

    • Hello Aixa.

      Thank You. They present living history of our world – everywhere.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 25, 2018 @ 08:53 | Reply

  18. Belo post! Amei admirar estas lindas fotos de belas máquinas.

    Comment by Ideias em Blog — April 25, 2018 @ 06:13 | Reply

    • Oi Ideias em Blog.

      Obrigado você por ter visitado meu blog e deixando comentário.

      Bom dia!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 25, 2018 @ 09:03 | Reply

  19. Moi !!
    I love trains and railroads.
    You know that many Japanese people love them. We take many pictures, we enjoy to ride trains.
    When I visited to Helsinki, I enjoyed riding trams, and went to the station to watch many “VR” .
    I am very excited to see your steam locomotive pics.
    Thank you very much to up your wonderful weblog today, too.
    Kiitos 🙂

    Comment by Misa — April 25, 2018 @ 13:33 | Reply

    • Hello Misa.

      How nice that You commented my post. If You will once more visit Finland, then You can take a short train ride to Hyvinkää (45 minutas). Here is links to its page and to Wikipedia:

      http://rautatiemuseo.fi/en

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_Railway_Museum

      I am sure that You would love it. Museum is very near to the railwaystation.

      こんばんは.

      P.S. Can You write here how to say in Japanese? Marimekko is in that direction. At same time, I show it with my hand. This is why many Japanese tourists coming from Itäkeskus metro station search where to find Marimekko.

      ありがとう.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 26, 2018 @ 11:36 | Reply

      • Thank you for the museum information. I’d like to go to there very much, I hope I will so.

        You ask me how to say in Japanese when you teach the way to the Japanese who goes to Marimekko, yes, I propose to say like this.

        ” Marimekko wa achira ni ari masu”
        (At the same time you point to that direction.)

        It mean “Marimekko is over there” in English.

        I am glad to hear that you are very kind to Japanese, when I visites to Finland, I was kindly taught the way to the Finnish people many time.

        Kiitos oikein paljon! 🙂

        Comment by Misa — April 26, 2018 @ 17:01 | Reply

        • Hello Misa.

          Thank You. We will learn it and help Your people when we see that they need help. We see them often, when waiting our bus 84 or 88 to go home.

          よい週末を!

          Comment by Sartenada — April 27, 2018 @ 07:39 | Reply

  20. Wow! What a lot of grand steam engines! 😀 Are any of these running? Old trains are popular here in the UK and many are up and running for tourists and sometimes they put on theme days for outings. I enjoyed watching the dancing video, with its lovely lively music and full of energy. Social dancing is still popular in Sweden but there isn’t anything really like it here in England (alas!) An interesting and informative post with great photos, Sartenada!

    Comment by Annika Perry — April 25, 2018 @ 14:59 | Reply

    • Hello Annika.

      Thank You for Your praising comment. Occasionally some of them have been seen in movies. Many thanks also loving our music and reading information of our social dancing.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 26, 2018 @ 11:44 | Reply

  21. La serie de fotografías de las máquinas de vapor es excelente, Sartenada. Personalmente me gustan mucho y aquí he podido disfrutar de modelos muy bonitos. Muchas gracias y un abrazo.

    Comment by Isabel F. Bernaldo de quirós — April 25, 2018 @ 20:56 | Reply

    • Hola Isabel.

      Me alegro que te hayan gustado las fotos. Amo las locomotoras de vapor. ¡Representan el mundo que se ha ido, pero que podemos ver en los museos! Muchas gracias.

      ¡Que disfrutes de una estupenda jornada!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 26, 2018 @ 11:22 | Reply

  22. S team locomotives are more colorful than Japanese
    Humppa! What a fun dance!

    Comment by kanaconnie — April 26, 2018 @ 04:47 | Reply

    • Hello Connie.

      Thank You for Your kind comment. Special thanks to You when telling that You loved our music! My heart sings.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 26, 2018 @ 11:25 | Reply

  23. Oh the dancing video made me smile from ear to ear. It looks like a lot of fun and so joyful. Gorgeous photos of the locomotives. What a collection!

    Comment by Sue Slaght — April 26, 2018 @ 19:03 | Reply

    • Hello Sue.

      I am glad that You looked at our “inside hidden” information – Humppa. The joy of dance was obvious. Thank You for Your comment and praising my photos.

      Happy upcoming weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 27, 2018 @ 07:42 | Reply

  24. Wao! retro steam loco!
    There are premium photos!
    and My favorit article!

    Comment by キース — April 28, 2018 @ 11:50 | Reply

    • Hello Keith.

      Thank You loving my photos and leaving Your kind comment.

      良い 週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 28, 2018 @ 12:04 | Reply

  25. Moi!
    Oh, that is so dear place to me. I’ve been many times in “Haapamäen höyryveturipuisto”, (mainly in my childhood and younger years). That’s nice place where usually weekend’s is performing good artists and also there is good food!

    As you may remember, we have a summer cottage at Keuruu, so that’s close to this place and that’s why we have visited there many times in the summertime.

    Comment by tanssityttö — April 28, 2018 @ 17:09 | Reply

    • Hello Tanssityttö.

      How nice. I have confess that when I prepared this post, then I did not remember You – sorry. Keuruu is beautiful place. I took a look at our discussion on Old wooden church of Keuruu. I have not told that we have spent few nights in Keurusselkä Hotel and it was in March 2007. We skied from there to the center of Keuruu. Thank You very much for Your comment.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 29, 2018 @ 10:20 | Reply

      • I understand! Sure you didn’t remember it before your post but obviously right after I told you. That’s fine! I never visited in Keurusselkä hotel. (Never needed hotel there 😉 but I think it’s quite fine).

        Happy Sunday you too!

        Comment by tanssityttö — April 29, 2018 @ 11:47 | Reply

        • Yes, it is. Surprise there was also possibility to make a cruise onboard of a paddle ship. This sounds ideal for us. 🙂

          Comment by Sartenada — April 29, 2018 @ 12:03 | Reply

  26. What beautiful steam engines! And the Humppa. Yet another fun fact about Finland I would not have learned without you. Thank you very much for sharing! The song is so upbeat and catchy.

    Comment by Emily — April 28, 2018 @ 18:45 | Reply

    • Hello Emily.

      How nice to read that You loved my post. Special thank loving the Humppa music video. Social dancing is yet popular in Finland and it is good.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 29, 2018 @ 10:32 | Reply

  27. This is why it is good to be friendly with the locals when visiting! 😆 There is a chance they will reveal secrets to their lifestyle one would otherwise miss out on.

    Comment by Bespoke Traveler — May 7, 2018 @ 19:19 | Reply

    • Hello Bespoke Traveler.

      You are right. Thank you visiting my blog and leaving Your comment.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 8, 2018 @ 08:05 | Reply

  28. Wow, what an interesting place, great photos, I especially love the close ups.
    Happy dancing and singing 😉

    Comment by Tokeloshe — May 12, 2018 @ 22:38 | Reply

    • Hello Linda.

      🙂 Thank You. I am glad that You loved my post.

      Thank You.

      Comment by Sartenada — May 13, 2018 @ 07:31 | Reply

  29. Such nostalgic scenes

    Comment by de Wets Wild — May 25, 2018 @ 15:20 | Reply

    • Hello de Wets Wild.

      Thank You visiting my post. In Finland, we have museums which do not exist elsewhere (this was not).

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 26, 2018 @ 08:02 | Reply

  30. My husband would like it to see these steam locs in real life. That yellow rail bike is funny and I like it 🙂

    Have a good night, Heidi

    Comment by mariposa — May 28, 2018 @ 22:44 | Reply

    • Hello Heidi.

      Thank You. When being young boy, I worked for local paper factory and my job was onboard of locomotive as brakeman. When building railway man needed a draisine / handcar for short movements and carrying some things. It was very useful. At those days we udsed our hands, not machines! 🙂

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 29, 2018 @ 13:32 | Reply

  31. What a great collection! I loved the first green steamie. You have a lovely series of images here.

    Comment by circadianreflections — May 30, 2018 @ 14:44 | Reply

    • Hello circadianreflections.

      Thank You praising comment. Yes, the green is somehow “odd” looking.

      Have a god day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 31, 2018 @ 09:42 | Reply

  32. The video was wonderful! It is a thing of beauty to watch people who can dance well … I’m definitely not one of them 🙂 I’m confused about the French song though. Is it just a coincidence that this video is shot dancing to French music?

    Great photos of the trains – in spite of the rust. I noticed that some of the engines have side panels on them. I’ve never seen that before. Do you happen to know what the purpose is?

    Comment by Joanne Sisco — May 30, 2018 @ 15:06 | Reply

    • Hello Joanne.

      First music.

      Thank You commenting. This music was a Finnish Song sung by a Finnish Lady in French. Humppa exists exists in Finland only! In Finland, we have very rich traditional music culture. We have Jenkka, Waltz and Tango. In 1968, our special type Jenkka was popular in many countries in the World. For example, I heard it sung in Portuguese in Brazil n 70s. It was called Letkis or Letkajenkka, but people living abroad translated it in Letskiss. Here is Letkajenkka from 1968:

      Did You know that in Finland every summer we have Tangomarkkinat (Tango markets) is the world’s oldest tango festival. We have our own Tangos. Here is presentation of this year (English)

      http://www.tangomarkkinat.fi/in-english/

      Jenkkka dance from 2001 (example how to dance):

      Our most popular Tango is

      Satumaa (fairy tale) tango

      Our most popular Waltz is Kesäillanvalssi (summer evening’s Waltz)

      Of course we have:

      Samba in Helsinki

      On next week’s Saturday is the next one. My daughter is participating in it, so she told to me.

      Second trains.

      I do not know the meaning os side panel. I worked during five summers in the locomotion of local paper factory as a brakeman. One possibility is that they are for the safety of a person who connects wagons. On moving train it was a “dangerous” job.

      Comment by Sartenada — May 31, 2018 @ 12:19 | Reply

  33. What a lovely,entertaining post,Matti!I so much enjoyed all the Tango and Waltz videos you included,I was carried away by the sweet melodies!What a nice vintage feeling filled with nostalgia.
    The Steam Engine Thematic Park is also an interesting open museum with wonderful old team locomotives.Happy anniversary,it’s already 30 years old.Enjoy every moment of it.Happy day.

    Comment by DG MARYOGA — June 9, 2018 @ 16:07 | Reply

    • Hello Doda.

      I am glad that You checked this post and loved it. Thank You.

      Happy Monday!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 11, 2018 @ 06:48 | Reply


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