Travels in Finland and abroad

May 21, 2019

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In English:

Laajasalo – the biggest island of Helsinki and Helsinki’s 49th district in eastern Helsinki

Part 1.

Visiting Laajasalo (Degerö in Swedish) is easy. Take metro which goes to Itäkeskus or Myllypuro. Hop off at Herttoniemi subway station. Walk out of subway station and take some of these buses: 84 – Gunillankallio, 85 – Jollas , 88 and 88B – Kaitalahti and Kruunuvuorenranta, 89 – Yliskylä. There are other bus routes, but I suggest to You these routes. You can hop off anytime or at final stop. Where You decide to hop off, start walking. As soon as possible, choose a path. Everywhere on the island, there are cycling and walking paths. Selecting path, they give to You an excellent way to explore the island. Getting lost – no, because every path lead to some road and on roads there is traffic. When returning all the busses are marked with sign Herttoniemi(M).

The nature varies from well-kept parks to rocks and small forests. The building style vary from apartment house to detached houses. There are also semidetached houses. The architecture varies depending in which decades they are built. Some houses have beautiful gardens. The best of Laajasalo is its nature. Depending where Your walking tour takes, You can imagine that You are in the jungle on some areas. We love taking our walking tours wandering along the seaside paths. The island is not big, because You walk from the farthest place in an hour and ten minutes to Herttoniemi metro station, but enough big to explore its beauty and variety.

In the middle of Laajasalo, there is a place called Yliskylä, bus 89, the quite new two-storied shopping center called Saari (island). It is nice place where You can enjoy in all peace your coffee with some yummy. I suggest!. It offers of course everything for residents. Coffee shops and restaurants are of high quality and they offer a nice place to sniff the atmosphere on the island. If You want walk from Saari shopping center to Herttoniemi, it takes about 20 minutes walk. Well, there is a huge park, which I recommend, on the way and it is worth for a visit. Everywhere on the island there are also rentable city bikes.

Welcome and start Your adventure!

En español:

Laajasalo: la isla más grande de Helsinki y el distrito 49 de Helsinki en el este de Helsinki

Parte 1.

Visitando Laajasalo (Degerö en sueco) es fácil. Toma el metro que va a Itäkeskus o Myllypuro.Desembarque en la estación de metro de Herttoniemi. Salga de la estación de metro y toma algunos de estos autobuses: 84 – Gunillankallio, 85 – Jollas, 88 y 88B – Kaitalahti y Kruunuvuorenranta, 89 – Yliskylä. Hay otras rutas de autobús, pero te sugiero estas rutas. Puedes saltar en cualquier momento o en la última parada. En cualquier sitio decides saltar, comienza a caminar. Tan pronto como sea posible, elige un camino. En todas partes de la isla, hay rutas de ciclismo y senderismo. Seleccionando el camino, te dan una excelente manera de explorar la isla. No se perderá, porque todos los caminos conducen a alguna carretera y en las carreteras hay tráfico. Al regresar todos los buses están marcados con el signo Herttoniemi(M).

La naturaleza varía de parques bien cuidados a rocas y pequeños bosques. El estilo de las construcciones varían de casas de apartamentos a casas unifamiliares. También hay casas pareadas. La arquitectura varía según las décadas de construcción. Algunas casas tienen hermosos jardines. Lo mejor de Laajasalo es su naturaleza. Dependiendo de dónde lleve tu paseo a pie, vos puede imaginar que estás en la selva en algunas áreas. Nos encanta tomar nuestros recorridos a pie por los senderos del mar. La isla no es grande, porque caminas desde el lugar más alejado en una hora y diez minutos hasta la estación de metro de Herttoniemi, pero lo suficientemente grande como para explorar su belleza y variedad.

En el centro de Laajasalo, hay un lugar llamado Yliskylä, autobús 89, el nuevo centro comercial de dos pisos llamado Saari (isla). Es un lugar agradable donde puede disfrutar en toda su tranquilidad su café con un poco de delicioso. ¡Yo sugiero! Ofrece naturalmente todo para los residentes. Las cafeterías y los restaurantes son de alta calidad y ofrecen un lugar agradable para olfatear el ambiente de la isla. Si quieres caminar desde el centro comercial Saari a Herttoniemi, lleva unos 20 minutos a pie. Bueno, hay un gran parque, que recomiendo, en el camino y vale la pena una visita. En todas partes de la isla también hay bicicletas de la ciudad para alquilar.

¡Bienvenido y comienza tu aventura!

En francais:

Laajasalo – la plus grande île d’Helsinki et son 49ème district à l’est d’Helsinki

Partie 1.

Visitant Laajasalo (Degerö en suédois) est facile. Prenez le métro qui va à Itäkeskus ou à Myllypuro. Descendez à la station de métro d’Herttoniemi. Sortez du métro et prenez quelques-uns de ces bus: 84 – Gunillankallio, 85 – Jollas, 88 et 88B – Kaitalahti et Kruunuvuorenranta, 89 – Yliskylä. Bien sûr que, il y a d’autres itinéraires de bus, mais je vous suggère ces itinéraires. Vous pouvez descendre à tout moment ou au dernier arrêt. Où vous décidez de descendre, commencez à marcher. Dès que possible, choisissez un sentier. Partout sur l’île, il y a des pistes cyclables et des sentiers de randonnée. En sélectionnant le chemin, ils vous donnent un excellent moyen d’explorer l’île. Se perdre – non, car chaque sentier mène à une route et sur les routes il y a du trafic. Lors du retour, tous les bus sont marqués du signe Herttoniemi(M), pas problème.

La nature varie des parcs bien entretenus à des rochers et de petites forêts. Le style de construction varie des appartements à des maisons individuelles. Il y a aussi des maisons jumelées. L’architecture varie selon des décennies de construction. Certaines maisons ont de beaux jardins. Le meilleur de Laajasalo est sa nature. Selon l’endroit où vous baladez, vous pouvez imaginer que vous êtes dans la jungle à certains endroits. Nous aimons nous balader dans les sentiers de littoral. L’île n’est pas très grande, Vous pouvez atteindre la station de métro Herttoniemi en une heure et dix minutes, mais elle est suffisamment grande pour explorer sa beauté et sa diversité.

Au centre de Laajasalo, il y a un endroit appelé Yliskylä, bus 89, le tout nouveau centre commercial à deux étages appelé Saari (île). C’est un endroit agréable où vous pourrez savourer en toute tranquillité votre café avec délicieux morceaux de gâteau. Je suggère! Il offre bien entendu tout pour les résidents. Les cafés et les restaurants sont de grande qualité et offrent un endroit agréable pour sentir l’atmosphère de l’île. Si vous voulez marcher du centre commercial Saari à Herttoniemi, cela prend environ 20 minutes à pied. Eh bien, il y a un immense parc que je recommande en cours de route et qui vaut le détour. Partout sur l’île, il existe également des vélos de ville louables.

Bienvenue et commencez votre aventure!

Em Português:

Laajasalo – a maior ilha de Helsinque e o 49º distrito de Helsinque no leste de Helsinque

Parte 1.

A visita de Laajasalo (Degerö em sueco) é fácil. Pegue o metrô que vai pra Itäkeskus ou Myllypuro. Desembarque na estação de Herttoniemi Metro. Saia do metrô e pegue algum desses ônibus: 84 – Gunillankallio, 85 – Jollas, 88 e 88B – Kaitalahti e Kruunuvuorenranta, 89 – Yliskylä.Existem outras linhas de ônibus, mas sugiro as essas rotas. Você pode sair a qualquer momento ou na última parada. Em qualquer lugar que você decidir pular, comece a andar. Assim que possível, escolha um caminho. Em todas as partes da ilha, existem ciclovias e trilhas para caminhadas. Ao selecionar o caminho, você tem uma excelente maneira de explorar a ilha. Não será perdido, porque todas as estradas levam a outras estradas e nas estradas há tráfego. Ao retornar a Herttoniemi, todos os ônibus são marcados com o sinal Herttoniemi(M).

A natureza varia de parques bem cuidados as rochas e as pequenas florestas. O estilo das construções varia de casas de apartamentos as casas unifamiliares. Há também casas geminadas. A arquitetura varia de acordo com as décadas de construção. Algumas casas têm belos jardins. A melhor coisa sobre Laajasalo é a sua natureza. Algumas casas têm belos jardins. A melhor coisa de Laajasalo é a sua natureza. Dependendo de onde você levar o seu passeio a pé, você pode imaginar que você está na selva em algumas áreas.Nós amamos fazer as nossas caminhadas à beira-mar!. A ilha não é grande, porque você pode andar a partir do local mais distante em uma hora e dez minutos à estação de metrô Herttoniemi, mas grande o suficiente para explorar sua beleza e variedade.

No meio de Laajasalo, há um lugar chamado Yliskylä, o ônibus 89, onde há o bastante novo centro comercial de dois andares chamado Saari (ilha). É um lugar agradável, onde você pode desfrutar em paz o seu café com um pouco de gostoso. Eu sugiro! Oferece naturalmente tudo para os moradores. Cafés e restaurantes são de alta qualidade e oferecem um lugar agradável para farejar a atmosfera da ilha. Se você quer andar do centro comercial Saari para Herttoniemi, leva só cerca de 20 minutos a pé. Bem, há um grande parque, que eu recomendo, na estrada e vale uma visita. Em todas as partes da ilha há também bicicletas da cidade para alugar.

Bem-vindo e inicia a sua aventura!

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63 Comments »

  1. merci pour cette découverte, Matti! c’est un lieu charmant qui donne envie de se promener 🙂
    belle journée et bises

    Comment by malyloup — May 21, 2019 @ 07:34 | Reply

    • Bonjour Maly.

      Nous vivons sur cette île, mais nous déménagerons l’automne prochain. Il était donc temps de prendre des photos de l’île. Il y aura un autre post et peut-être troisième, mais différent. Merci pour ce joli compliment.

      Belle journée à toi et bises.

      Comment by Sartenada — May 21, 2019 @ 08:09 | Reply

  2. Beautiful houses and beautiful area! I can see well worth a visit. I can imagine it is fun on a bike. There are some big cruise ships around.

    Comment by utesmile — May 21, 2019 @ 08:04 | Reply

    • Hello Ute.

      I am glad that You loved my presentation of this “unknown” Helsinki, where tourists do not generally visit. No guides, but adventure which You Yourself make. Cruise ships are in Helsinki, but when standing on a high cliff, they can be seen well.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 21, 2019 @ 08:25 | Reply

  3. I love that little red cabin in the woods. How cute.

    Comment by the eternal traveller — May 21, 2019 @ 08:26 | Reply

    • Hello Carol.

      I am glad that You left Your kind comment. Well, that little red cabin is house, where people live round the years. How old it is, I cannot say. One of our weekly walking routes passes this cute house.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 21, 2019 @ 08:31 | Reply

  4. Looks like a nice place to explore.

    Comment by Photography Journal Blog — May 21, 2019 @ 08:33 | Reply

    • Hello Amy.

      Thank You for Your kind words. I am glad that You loved my photos.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 21, 2019 @ 08:37 | Reply

  5. Bonito passeio!

    Comment by dulcedelgado — May 21, 2019 @ 09:24 | Reply

    • Olá dulcedelgado.

      Muito agradecido por seu comentário. Obrigado.

      Tenha um bom dia!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 21, 2019 @ 09:38 | Reply

  6. Gracias a ti, Matti, podemos viajar sin movernos del sillón. Las fotos de las rocas son preciosas, así como todas las demás que acompañan este gran trabajo que compartes con tanta generosidad.
    Un gran abrazo.

    Comment by Isabel F. Bernaldo de Quirós — May 21, 2019 @ 10:10 | Reply

    • Hola Isabel.

      Me alegra que te haya gustado. Vivimos en esta isla, dónde traslaramos el próximo otoño. Esta es la razón he tomado fotos para que podría presentar “Helsinki desconocida”, donde los turistas no visitan. Aquí no hay guías de turismo, pero usted mismo tiene que aventurarse! Muchas gracias.

      Abrazos!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 21, 2019 @ 10:33 | Reply

  7. Deve ser gostoso andar por Helsinki😊Obrigada pelo passeio virtual🌻

    Comment by ludoevico — May 21, 2019 @ 11:42 | Reply

    • Olá ludoevico

      Fico feliz que você fez a caminhada através de minhas fotos. Obrigado.

      Tenha um bom dia!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 21, 2019 @ 11:47 | Reply

  8. Hello! What a wonderful island! I felt a long history on the rock surface. Besides, the green of the forest is also great. It is an island I want to visit. Have a good day!

    Comment by wakasahs15th — May 21, 2019 @ 11:49 | Reply

    • Hello wakasahs15th.

      How nice comment You left. Laajasalo is beautiful even in winter. In the second part I have photos. Very near to the metro station of Herttoniemi there is Marimekko outlet, which is popular among Japanese. We have guided hundreds of Japanese to Marimekko while waiting the bus (84 or 88) when shopping in Herttoniemi. If You do not know Marimekko, then here is the link in Japanese:

      https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/マリメッコ

      Thank You. Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 21, 2019 @ 12:16 | Reply

      • Thank you for the new information. I would like to visit if there is an opportunity.

        Comment by wakasahs15th — May 21, 2019 @ 12:30 | Reply

  9. It is wonderful to see different landscapes and views! As always, it’s exciting to learn more of your country 🙂

    Comment by T Ibara Photo — May 21, 2019 @ 12:45 | Reply

    • Hello Takami.

      Thank You leaving Your kind words. I thought that to show something different than normal tourist traps in Helsinki, could be interesting.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 22, 2019 @ 06:46 | Reply

  10. Hello (^^)
    The flow of a long time was felt in the pattern of a large rock surface. I wanted to go see the lovely houses and scenery. It is also good for a cruise ship trip.

    Comment by saganhama — May 21, 2019 @ 13:29 | Reply

    • Hello Saganhama.

      This Island is easy to reach from the center of Helsinki. Walking is safe, except if you are adventurous and go too close to the edge of the cliff to look around. I am glad that You loved my post. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 22, 2019 @ 06:54 | Reply

  11. Beautiful photos Matti reminding me of the summer we rented an apartment by the sea at Herttionemi. We visited this island and my sons enjoyed cycling around there. I don’t recall the shopping centre so I assume it’s a recent addition. Thank you for sharing.

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — May 21, 2019 @ 16:11 | Reply

    • Hello Marion.

      Herttoniemi and my unknown Island has been changed its faces quickly in two years. The seaside where the tram will come from Hakaniemi within few years, is now “full” of new houses, if not full yet, but new houses rise like mushrooms after the rain! The shopping center is “brand” new. In next post I will show some inside / outside photos about it. There is wonderful café / cake shop which we love! The library has a good selection of different books. Two barber shops, health club open 24/7, restaurants and much more.

      I am glad that Your son made bike tours around the Island. Very nice. Thank you commenting.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 22, 2019 @ 07:12 | Reply

  12. What a beautiful island! The texture and fissures in the rocks are fantastic. I really like that large wooden home you pictured.

    Comment by seniorhiker — May 21, 2019 @ 16:42 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      Thank You. Helsinki offers rocks around it, but this Island is surrounded by them! Thank You leaving Your kind comment.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 22, 2019 @ 07:15 | Reply

  13. Beautiful!
    You always show us great photos.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Comment by 洋子 — May 21, 2019 @ 18:15 | Reply

    • Hello Yoko.

      First, I feel very sad that You missed Kotla! If I remember back, I have seen many, many photos about it. It was very beautiful, wise and a real friend.

      Thank You commenting so kindly my post.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — May 22, 2019 @ 07:24 | Reply

  14. Plain and simply gorgeous! 🙂

    Comment by Pit — May 21, 2019 @ 21:16 | Reply

    • Hello Pit.

      Well said. Thank You for Your comment.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 22, 2019 @ 07:25 | Reply

  15. Wonderful photos of a beautiful place, Matti! You’ve captured the best of your adventure in Helsinki. Thank you! 📚🎶 Christine

    Comment by C.E.Robinson — May 21, 2019 @ 21:36 | Reply

    • Hello Christine.

      It was a great joy to read Your praising comment. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 22, 2019 @ 07:40 | Reply

  16. I enjoyed seeing your world through your walk! The tulips arranged in a star shape is a nice idea!

    Comment by Deb — May 22, 2019 @ 03:08 | Reply

    • Hello Deb.

      I love that You picked an idea from my post! Very nice. Thank You commenting so nicely.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 22, 2019 @ 07:42 | Reply

  17. Looks like a great and fun place to visit!

    Comment by Marilyn Albright — May 23, 2019 @ 05:57 | Reply

    • Hello Marilyn.

      Thank You leaving Your kind words. Laajasalo has diverse faces and it just makes it interesting.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 23, 2019 @ 06:48 | Reply

  18. Hello! It is a place full of nature. The air looks good. I can feel refreshed. I hope you have a good place.Have a nice day.

    Comment by tiara — May 23, 2019 @ 06:50 | Reply

    • Hello Tiara.

      Fresh winds from the make the air fresh indeed. This is lovely place, its nature is beautiful and exploring it is a great joy. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — May 23, 2019 @ 06:55 | Reply

  19. I’m definitely going to visit this summer! I can’t believe we used to live so close and never explored this beautiful island! Thank you for sharing your lovely photos, Matti. I hope you write more posts like this.

    Comment by Emily — May 23, 2019 @ 15:35 | Reply

    • Hello Emily.

      Thank You having Your interest in Laajasalo. If You will visit it, I suggest that You will start Your visit by first visiting the shopping center and enjoying there a nice cup of coffee. There You can select different routes / paths. One beautiful are is going to the beach. You can find it passing the Laajasalo church. There are nice paths for walking.

      Walking back to Herttoniemi would be nice. I suggest You the right side of the road. The road passes nearby the beautiful park. Anyway, there are many possibilities You to explore the area. I will make second post also and much later the third one, in which I will show how to visit, well, I will tell it in my post.

      Have a wonderful day!

      P.S. Did You visit Messukeskus in April. There was a nice happening for children, clothes and animals. I shot a short video about Alpacas high jumping contest:

      Alpaca High Jump Competition in Helsinki

      Comment by Sartenada — May 24, 2019 @ 07:17 | Reply

      • Wonderful! I look forward to exploring the island. And I love coffee, so I will finally stop for a cup.

        I didn’t know there was anything happening at Messukeskus. (It might have been going on when we were traveling.) Alpacas are some of my favorite animals. In the state of Maine, there is a fiber festival every summer where they have llama limbo competitions. It’s great fun.

        Comment by Emily — May 24, 2019 @ 08:33 | Reply

  20. Stunning, hard to believe this is a metro ride from heart of a large city.

    Comment by surfnslide — May 24, 2019 @ 12:28 | Reply

    • Hello Andy.

      Thank You. It is true. In 2026, Laajasalo gets tram connection from Hakaniemi to Kruunuvuorenranta (Crown hill waterfront). The construction begins in 2020. Tram connection needs three bridges of which the longest bridge Kruunuvuorensilta (Crown hill bridge) is 1200 meters Finkensilta 300 meters long and Merihaansilta 400 meters long. Bridges are reserved for trams, cyclists and pedestrians.

      Video, voice in Finnish, but video is fantastic:

      Crown bridges – Tram connection to Laajasalo

      As You noticed in my post, I did not show bus route roads, but walking / biking paths. When You look at the photo number 41, then You see the oil tank and my wife. From the top, You can see see Helsinki on the other side as following photos show. There the tram will be connected to this island. Roads leading to the center of Laajasalo are nearly ready.

      Thank You being the first noticing this. Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 24, 2019 @ 12:37 | Reply

  21. I like archtect photos.
    I feel finland.
    I want to ride big ship viking line
    I find japanese site
    https://www.sales.vikingline.com/my-booking/good-to-know/general-info/japanese/

    Comment by キース — May 25, 2019 @ 10:08 | Reply

    • こんにちは キース

      ありがとう. Very nice that You did find Japanese pages of Viking lines. There is another Tallink & Silja, but no Japanese pages. Finnlines goes to Germany and we have used it few times.

      良い 週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 25, 2019 @ 11:03 | Reply

  22. your photos are so beautiful…congratulations!
    I love Photography.
    best regards from Italy

    Comment by novecentomilaepiu — May 25, 2019 @ 17:19 | Reply

    • Hello Antonio.

      Good Morning. Thank You praising my Helsinki photos. Italy is beautiful, full of art and friendly people.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 26, 2019 @ 07:17 | Reply

  23. I love your photography. The photos are so clear and colourful and bring ‘Unknown Helsinki’ to life. Thank you so much for all the work you put into your articles. They really are lovely. Bless you, my friend.

    Comment by Welcome to Wales — May 26, 2019 @ 16:54 | Reply

    • Hello Isabella.

      Thank you leaving so nice comment. I glad that You loved my photos.

      Happy new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 27, 2019 @ 06:26 | Reply

  24. Hello Matti, thanks for introducing this special part of Helsinki! Laajasalo is such a versatile island as I learnt not only from your pictures but also from your written description. A lot of nature but actually it’s rather close to the metro and as a consequence also to other parts of the city. It must be nice to live in such a natural environment.
    I just have noticed in a comment above that you mentioned bridges planned to be built between 2020-2026 in order to connect the island and to install a tram line. Probably this connection will make it still much for comfortable to reach or to leave Laajasalo – but hopefully it will not cause a kind of building boom to the disadvantage of the nature (wonderful forests).

    Thanks for showing your photographic impressions of the island!
    Have a nice sunday!
    Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — May 26, 2019 @ 17:40 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      Thank You leaving Your praising comment. The bridge will bring new life to the island, it is sure. Then in future this island will be visited by many tourists. I wish that tourists do not spoil it. The bridge is reserved only to trams, bikes and walker – no cars. Passing over the water, the bridge, gives a new point of view over Helsinki.

      The idea to show this kind of post, I got from You! You have presented me “Unknown” Hamburg!

      Happy new week,
      Matti

      Comment by Sartenada — May 27, 2019 @ 06:41 | Reply

  25. This place looks beautiful! Love the nature! I’ll remember this in case I ever return to Helsinki 🙂
    Have a nice day!

    Comment by a world of destinations — May 26, 2019 @ 18:44 | Reply

  26. Lovely post, and wonderful to have our capital featured in text and photos! There are so many beautiful ilttle islands about, and the downtown area with old jugend houses and little coffee shops is great for summer strolling.

    Comment by Naturepic Production — May 28, 2019 @ 15:10 | Reply

    • Hello Maria.

      I am glad that You loved my post and left Your praising comment. I have presented Helsinki quite much many years ago. I decided to show Helsinki photos after my long tour in Mikkeli, Oulu, around in Finland and our northern areas. I have found that Finland is interesting and offers “hidden” gems for those who wants experiences. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 29, 2019 @ 06:32 | Reply

      • Same to you! Wonderful to hear you have found our hidden gems :).

        Comment by Naturepic Production — May 31, 2019 @ 00:11 | Reply

        • Thank You Maria.

          Finland is “full” of hidden gems, but people are too busy to notice them. I have presented few of them in my blog and my readers around the world love them.

          Comment by Sartenada — May 31, 2019 @ 06:40 | Reply

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  28. Lovely! What beautiful rock formations. Great photos as always. Does Helsinki always have clear skies, or are you lucky ?

    Comment by Tokeloshe. — June 15, 2019 @ 01:45 | Reply

    • Hello Linda.

      Thank You again praising my photos. Well, we were lucky when shooting photos, but the area is quite sunny anyway.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 15, 2019 @ 07:19 | Reply

  29. Thanks for liking my post on Buenos Aires!

    Comment by Moira — August 3, 2019 @ 03:25 | Reply

    • Hello Moira.

      You are welcome. Hopefully You did love my “Unknown” Helsinki. Thank You.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 3, 2019 @ 07:18 | Reply


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