Carnival of Lights

IMG_5321Linnanmäki, an amusement park in Helsinki, has arranged “Valokarnevaalit” (Carnival of Lights) for 10 years now. It means the park has opened some of it’s rides for a week outside the main season, and the park has been decorated with different lights. It’s a nice idea in the middle of darkening autumn.

As I’m a fan of amusements parks, I’ve always wanted to go, but I’ve never lived in the capital city area before at this time of the year! This week I finally got my chance.

I was waiting for the carnival because of the atmosphere but also because I though it would be great for photography. Photographing there was a bit frustrating for me though; I should have brought a stand for the camera with me and I should have had a better camera to begin with! I’ve been considering getting a new camera for quite some time already, but maybe now it really starts to be the time to get the wheels rolling… As much as I like my 50D, I’m starting to feel like development has driven past it.IMG_5456 IMG_5343 IMG_5327IMG_5355 IMG_5391 IMG_5394 IMG_5419 IMG_5427 IMG_5431IMG_5332

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Warm Memories

IMG_4833I’ll go back to the trip to Greece in August one more time. Now that it has gotten fairly cold in Finland already, it’s strange to remember how warm it was there. How the sun would shine from a bright sky, how the sand burned beneath the feet on the beach, how the cooling wind would feel like the most perfect thing on earth, how relaxed I felt and not to mention how delicious the Greek food tasted…

The autumn in Finland has it’s own charm too, but still it’s sometimes fun to think back those moments. Fortunately, I’ll get some new memories to think about soon, as I’ll get to travel away for an extended weekend next month! This time the destination will be far from warm though (at least this time of the year)… Prague awaits!

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