Monday, 30 April 2012


Another artificial lake in the area of Seinäjoki, Varpula. This is a popular fishing lake.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Kaarakan talo

This is a house called "Kaarakan talo". It was built by Viktor Kontusaari for a place to live and work. The year was 1932. Later eye specialist Kaarakka lived and had a practice there.  Now there it is the home for handicraft activities and the shop Rustoopuori.


I don't even know what this building is. Still it has a nice well in it's yard.

Friday, 27 April 2012


This the river Seinäjoki, floating trough the park Myllypuisto.

Thursday, 26 April 2012


This is from one of the artificial lakes of Seinäjoki. Kyrkösjärvi.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Sahalampi "rapids"

This water falls over a small weir. Behind it is the popular beach Sahalampi.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012


This is a guest blog post from Akseli Niemelä

Rauhaniemi beach and public sauna is a popular place to spend time among the people of Tampere. It is located two kilometres from downtown and for those who don't walk there's a regular bus connection. In wintertime there's ice-swimming and in Summer a typical sand beach and also a rocky beach with a little diving platform. Water depth is only 3 metres below the platform so one should take care when diving there.

I think my friend who used to frequent the beach knew this since he never hurt himself. When I was there a fellow bird photographer was present checking out mergansers so one can check winged fellas at Rauhaniemi also.

About the guest poster: Akseli Niemelä is a hobbyist Finnish photographer with interest in HDR photography. You can see more of his work on his photo blog.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Officers house

This house is from the 1930's. It was originally the residence of military districts commander and other staff. Later it has served as a military office.

Saturday, 7 April 2012


This barn is almost falling apart. I believe only the contents are holding it together.

Friday, 6 April 2012

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Itikka factory

This factory area called Itikka is soon going to vanish. It has been agreed that some apartment houses are going to be built instead. Itikka, nowdays known as Atria, is a big foodstuff company.