Moomin Madness

Moomin is a well-loved children’s cartoon. My friends and I have fond memories of watching the show in Afrikaans when we were kids (some of them can still sing the entire intro song). I was surprised to discover that Moomin

Moomin Madness

Moomin is a well-loved children’s cartoon. My friends and I have fond memories of watching the show in Afrikaans when we were kids (some of them can still sing the entire intro song). I was surprised to discover that Moomin

Design Capital 2012

My mother and I arrived in Helsinki at the end of September – exactly a week after the Design Week that served as the closing event of Helsinki’s status as the World Design Capital 2012. Luckily for us, the city

Design Capital 2012

My mother and I arrived in Helsinki at the end of September – exactly a week after the Design Week that served as the closing event of Helsinki’s status as the World Design Capital 2012. Luckily for us, the city

Architecture in Helsinki

The appropriate soundtrack for this post is Architecture in Helsinki. (I had their 2008 hit ‘Tiny Paintings’ in my head while I was there). The buildings are strange in the way that their designs are similar to pre-World War One

Architecture in Helsinki

The appropriate soundtrack for this post is Architecture in Helsinki. (I had their 2008 hit ‘Tiny Paintings’ in my head while I was there). The buildings are strange in the way that their designs are similar to pre-World War One

Helsinki!

It’s been more than a month after my my weekend in Helsinki, but I still want to share some of the things I saw. Here are a few photographs of this cool city. All photographs by myself

Helsinki!

It’s been more than a month after my my weekend in Helsinki, but I still want to share some of the things I saw. Here are a few photographs of this cool city. All photographs by myself

Autumn Flea Market

On Sunday I visited a proper flea market. My friends and I were a bit dazed from our dancing the night before. Hanging out in the sun at the market was the perfect way to spend the day, even if

Autumn Flea Market

On Sunday I visited a proper flea market. My friends and I were a bit dazed from our dancing the night before. Hanging out in the sun at the market was the perfect way to spend the day, even if

Turku Cathedral

I have already posted a photograph of Turku Cathedral. This post is about the interior of the church. The designs inside are fascinating, very awe inspiring. Turku Cathedral is the mother church if the Lutheran Church of Finland, and the

Turku Cathedral

I have already posted a photograph of Turku Cathedral. This post is about the interior of the church. The designs inside are fascinating, very awe inspiring. Turku Cathedral is the mother church if the Lutheran Church of Finland, and the

Michael’s Church

Turku’s Michael Church was consecrated in 1905. It’s beautiful. Read more about it here.

Michael’s Church

Turku’s Michael Church was consecrated in 1905. It’s beautiful. Read more about it here.

Turku Castle

The castle is a must-see in Turku. It’s huge, and parts of it houses different exhibitions. I enjoyed the rooms renovated to show the way the royal family lived in the seventeenth century. In general, I find historical Finnish design

Turku Castle

The castle is a must-see in Turku. It’s huge, and parts of it houses different exhibitions. I enjoyed the rooms renovated to show the way the royal family lived in the seventeenth century. In general, I find historical Finnish design

Ruissalo

Ruissalo is an island next to Turku. My Finnish friend Leena was kind enough to take me there on Sunday. We had a relaxing time strolling through the nature reserve and having a picnic. The water in the photographs form

Ruissalo

Ruissalo is an island next to Turku. My Finnish friend Leena was kind enough to take me there on Sunday. We had a relaxing time strolling through the nature reserve and having a picnic. The water in the photographs form