<span>Yearly Archives</span><h1>2015</h1>

A Trip to Amsterdam

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One day I might learn to take photographs of the interesting places I travel to. Sadly, it didn’t happen in time for the short trip Taru and I made to Amsterdam in late November — thus, prepare yourself for another travelogue that is almost completely void of images. I say almost, because of course I have documented the results of our book hoarding. You’ll see. Overall the trip went really well. The weather was very windy and it rained a lot, but…

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Book Fair and Other Curious Things

Autumn has come, and once again it was time for the annual visit to Helsinki Book Fair. As always, the goal was to find interesting additions to our bookshelf, so on Friday Taru and I prepared for…

Book Journal

My Reading Habits

I found a list of reading-related questions floating about the internet and took time to answer them, mostly because it gave me an excuse to blabber about books and reading. I think…

Old Photographs

Kongo-Ville

Two rather small and blurred photographs taken in Congo Free State in the beginning of the 20th century, one showing a cheerful man on horseback, the other showing the same man sitting…

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Books from Berlin

Let it be stated first that I am horrifyingly bad at remembering to take photographs as proof from my adventures out in the great, big world! With the lack of photographic evidence…

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Introducing the Kitties

I am a cat owner, and like most cat owners, I, too, love to talk about my cats. It is not unlikely at all that I’ll mention these furry little critters again…

Old Photographs

Not Always So Formal

Two pictures of the same woman: the first one being a portrait of her on hew own, and the second one showing her with (most likely) her husband. I find the poses…

Gallimaufry

Moths

These ended up in my possession some years ago. My mother was going through some old boxes and about to throw the contents away, but luckily happened to ask me first if…

Old Photographs

The White Coffin

Picture of a horse-drawn hearse carrying a white coffin on a snowy country road. The photograph dates from approximately the 1920’s, and has most likely been taken in Finland. The photographer and…