Friday, April 5, 2013

Spring sightseeing

I'm so happy my good friend Kulkuritar moved to Helsinki! One more friend in here and I'm less dependent of Tampere everyday. The amount of money spent on train tickets last year is beyond absurdity, I think at least 1/4 of my weekends was spent in Tampere. It's been fun but from now on the focus is here in the metropolitan area. I know some people probably hate me for saying this but I have come very fond of Helsinki, just wish I could move closer to it. The appartment hunting is insane here...

Happy me at Senaatintori (Helsinki Senate Square)

Kulkuritar feat. Senate Square

Marika present via phone while sitting at the stairs of Helsinki Cathedral.

Anyways, on Wednesday me and Kulkuritar grabbed some yummy bubble tea to go and accidentally took a nice walk around Helsinki. I said accidentally because first we were going to Hakaniemi but then, thanks to my excellent navigation skills, walked in the opposite way. But no harm done for no one was busy and so we went around the coastline to Hakaniemi. And boy was it pretty, spring has truly arrived. Still a lot of snow but all the sunshine makes me so serene.

Cameraman lamp with boxers in its head, priceless!

Some limos with a police escort arrived to Senate Square, took a picture of the important people, maybe Russian politicians, looked so very important!

Uspenski Cathedral and Kulkuritar checking out the goodies in the stream.

And spotted this old shopping cart underwater! So enchanting I had to take a picture just before that ice floated there.

And this place is Ravintola Sipuli (Restaurant Onion), it's super expensive! But someday we'll visit its beautiful halls.

crummy hair but had to take some pictures beside the lovely scenery!

I took some pictures of the boats and ships along the way. Inspiring beauties.... So I guess this is another inspirational post but oh well. One boat was named Domina. Interesting but whatever rocks that person's boat. Hehehe that was a bad one. I wonder what name would I give to my boat...?

My favorite. I want to go sailing so bad!!!

View from Hakaniemi bridge

Art below the bridge. "Imagine you wake up tomorrow and all the music has disappeared". Worst nightmare ever! But then I guess that's the everyday life of a deaf person, so sad...

Another below bridge art, reminded me of intestines. Kinda strange and cool in way.

We saw this like a mile away in Hakaniemi and were so stunned, what is this?? So cool and so unfitting and so right at the same time. More of these please. And someone had written UFO at the corner of this... Hmm.

This week has been such a nice change, so much to do. Though today started with a wrong foot since my stretching lesson was canceled and I had terrible back pain but found materialism happiness (see the photo below), the sun is shining and I managed to stretch the pain away and even compose my song, one step taken again! And yesterday I walked like crazy again and visited the Finnish Museum of Natural History and took over 80 photos, I try to cut them into a decent amount for the next post :D

Finally got it and ten euros only! I think I have mentioned here several times that I'm a pirates maniac.

And then yesterday I bought also three books! One about all minerals and rocks, perfect for a jewel loony like me. Then as you can see a book present classical mythology characters like Venus and Heracles, lately I've been more and more interested in history. And then this gorgeous looking old book is Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights! One of the finest classics of English literature.

All in English, I always desperately search for English literature for I like reading with the original language and besides it improves my English skills even more. Rarely buying Finnish books except some schoolbooks, though maybe I should, my Finnish is getting weaker. I would like buy some books written in French, Spanish, Swedish and Japanese, but they would have to be something easier.

I want to talk more about books and reading. I learned to read really early but I never really got THAT interested in reading, except for Donald Duck and other comics and later manga. Finished reading the last Harry Potter what, two years ago? So I haven't been reading that enthusiastically and at some point they even checked if I had dyslexia because I was such a slow reader, though I had no problems at school, just a feeling of a slight word-blindness. Well, nothing appeared and now that I think about it, I guess the slow reading was just because I haven't had read that much. The more I've read during the years, the faster I've gotten and just loving it, enjoying reading like never before.

And now I'm a book lover! During last few years and especially this year I have been screaming for joy for the sight of antiquarian bookshops. Especially old books appeal to me,their old ornate covers and the smell of old paper. And usually they are cheaper than brand new books as well, or that depends but I still prefer old books. Even with some papers hanging off, that's actually even more fascinating, hahah!

My dream now is to find a really old, big ornate book, preferably in English. Perhaps some play, poetry book or grimoire... Or all of them. But oh, where will I find the space for all the books? Desperate need of a little bookshelf.

The book lover who finally managed to put up the mic stand! Mike still hiding in its box but SOON...

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