Monday, 12 October 2015
Helsinki Music House lies just by the main railway station, locally better known as Rautatieasema. Music House or Musiikkitalo as it is called in Finnish is the concert hall built mainly for RSO Orchestra's and Sibelius Academy's needs. But there are more composers and conductors in Finland than just Janne 'Jean' Sibelius. Look at the picture with the magic wands of Finnish conductors of the 21st Century. Did you know the names already?
Sunday, 11 October 2015
One might wish I would translate the subjects to English, but Finnish isn't really that hard, I mean Kulttuurisauna is what it says - A culture sauna. You'll find the contemporary architectural gem at the far end of Merihaka. This isn't the most common type of sauna found in Helsinki, but it is open for public Wednesday through Sunday from 4 pm to 9 pm. Last entry at 8 pm.
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Unfortunately last year was the final year when Vossikkadriver (a horse taxi) Rede Kuhakoski rode around Helsinki and kept his fine Finnhorses and carts professionally at Annala. There are still some ponies left. Hats off to Rede, a true local hero.