Independence Day of Finland 2019

Finnish flags under 2 candles
Taken with Windows Phone by me 2019

Today it’s the Independence Day of Finland. There’s a Ball on TV (which I don’t watch) and we lit 2 candles. Which is not about being a scrooge but because it’s a Finnish tradition.

Winter should be cold and snowy

winter collage
Photos by me

Today we got snow for a change. The winter in Southern of Finland is mixed. One day there is snow and the next rain. Winter is my favourite season but not when it’s like that. The first photo is from Lapland some years back. The last is one I took at the beginning of this years November but only stayed for a while. They say there will be less snow over here in the future because of the climate change and that’s not good. Snow makes outside much brighter than this grey we have now.

Architecture in Saint Petersburg

saint nicolas church
Saint Petersburg, Russia 2016 ©Mia Salminen

The architect who designed this Saint Nicolas Cathedral, Bell Tower in Saint Petersburg, Russia was a genius. There is a lot of beautiful architectures in the country and city with interesting history.


Repost: Berlin Wall 25 years

Today (November 9) it’s been 30 years since the Berlin Wall fell down. Let’s have some punch to remember it.

It’s been 25 years since the Berlin Wall fell down. I was in Berlin in 2008 when we (parents and me) travelled to Germany. You could still feel the atmosphere there. At the time I only had a video camera so the quality of the photos are not the best. Really nice city. It’s one of my favorites. One day I will go there again.

A secret door in The Winter Palace

door in Hermitage museum
A door in Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia 2016 ©Mia Salminen

The Secret door in The Winter Palace. It’s in the Armorial Hall of the palace. There were several doors like this. I assume t’s probably another room. The doors got handles like this one.