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Going Over the Edge…

…illegally.

Finland cares so much about the safety of its citizens that things like bungy jumping, combat sports and motorsports have been illegal for several decades. That doesn’t prevent people from organizing events secretly and there are several fatalities every year due to poor safety standards. Most famously 9 time Olympic gold medal track & field athlete Tarja Halonen was badly injured 1991 when her bungy chord failed and she had to start a new career as a politician.

This is a City Daily photo theme day so click here to view thumbnails for all participants to see edges from all around the world.

To the Finnish Police: The people in the photo can no longer be prosecuted because the photo was taken on 1st April 2008.

My Favourite Place in Helsinki…

…is a bit difficult to visit: the Olympic Stadium when Finland wins a football match. Take off your glasses, Finland beats the Netherlands! This is a sport where it still takes a while before we win the World Cup.

It was unreal to hear the Champions League hymn at this stadium in 1998 and surreal when next semi-professional HJK trashed world class Benfica 2-0.

Here Denmark and Netherlands were beaten in UEFA WOMEN’S EURO 2009 and a place in the 2nd phase was secured.

Heavy rain in cold autumn weather didn’t matter when men were really close at qualifying for the first time to a major tournament…before a Hungarian flipper goal in the injury time.

This is a City Daily Photo theme day so click here to view thumbnails for all participants to see favourite parts of town from all over the world.

Photo of the Year 2010…


…from this blog is this image taken during Hiroshima anniversary when the victims of the two atomic bombings were being remembered. Will there be a third during his lifetime?

See the original post or more personal favourites from this year.

This is a City Daily Photo theme day so click here to view thumbnails for all participants to see photos of the year from all over the world.

My Body is Still Living…

…on a timezone somewhere between Japan and Helsinki.

This is a City Daily Photo Theme Day so click here to view thumbnails for all participants to see time from all over the world.

You can also return back in time through Life Magazine’s Vintage Finland photos (via Hellosinki blog).

Suomenlinna Ferry is the Most Unique…

…mode of public transportation in Helsinki. The capital is also the only place in Finland where you get a chance to ride a tram or a metro.

It’s a City Daily Photo theme day so click here to view thumbnails for all participants to see public transportation from all over the world.

You Wouldn’t Expect to Find Mannerheim…

…graffitis but during the past few years I’ve seen several similar small images in Helsinki of the man who led Finland or Finnish military during several crucial moments of Finnish history.

A few weeks ago another unusual graffiti was seen north of Helsinki (tuletko vaimokseni = will you marry me). The author has just posted photos and videos in his blog in Finnish. In the last video you see her response.

Today is a city daily photo blog theme day so click here to view thumbnails for all participants to see graffitis from all over the world.

Annual St. Thomas Christmas Market…

…at Esplanade park.

You foreigners might be thinking what the Helsinki is he already talking about Christmas in September. Today is a city daily photo blog theme day so click here to view thumbnails for all participants to see Open Air Markets from all over the world.

HS has a short article about the market that is an opportunity to buy handicrafts for “pukin kontti” (=the knapsack of Santa Claus i.e. as a Christmas present for someone).

Bright Colours Remind Me of…

…the annual Helsinki Samba Carnaval.

Today is the 2nd anniversary of the blog and the photo was taken when I was still thinking whether I should become part of this daily photoblogging madness or not.

It’s a CDP theme day again so click here to view thumbnails for all participants to see bright colours from all around the world.

Remembering the Victims of Hiroshima…

…and Nagasaki on the Hiroshima anniversary 2009. Every year on August 6th a large number of lanters are floated on Töölö bay.

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

-Albert Einstein

This is a City Daily Photoblog theme day so click here to view thumbnails for all participants to see reflections from all over the world.

Drivers in Kumpula Have Been Warned About…

…hedgehogs for years. Nearby is also another sign that says “Drive carefully! We have lot’s of children but not a single extra one.”

This is a City Daily Photo Blog theme day so click here to view thumbnails for all participants to see funny signs from all over the world.


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