Posts from the ‘travel’ category

Winter wonderland series / 2

Meditating, 2018

A large lake. Frozen landscape. The sky promising more snow. No cars. No roads. Only the sound of the wind

Meidän matkaa Euroopassa

Tämä meidän loma oli Euroopassa. Minä ja minun kaski tyttäriä haulimme matkaa Euroopassa ja junalla. Me tarkistimme internetissa ja ostimme Interrail liput.

StartMeidän ohjelma oli lentää Espanjan, Bilbaon, ja sitten junalla matkaa Ruotsin ja Suomen. Meillä oli kaski ja puli vikkot.

Olga, Venla, ja minä lensimme Bilbaon lauantaina 21 heinäkuu ja saavuimme Bilbaon lentokenttä illalla.

Miksi Bilbao?

Bilbao on kaupungin pohjoinen Espanjaa, Pais Vasco-ssa. Minä asuin Bilbaossa 20 vuotta sitten kun minä olin työssä Bilbaon yliopistossa, Universidad del Pais Vasco. Minä olin työssä siellä ehkä kuusi vai kahdeksan kuukauta. Bilbao on teollisuuskaupunki. Ei ole kaunis mutta hänellä on carachter. Bilbao on merellä ja lähellä vuoria. Bilbao on vanha keskusta paljon baarin kanssa. On iso ja kaunis Plaza. Minä pidin asua siellä.
Olgan and Venlan kanssa, minä savuin Bilbao lauantaina illalla ja meidän matkaa alkoi…..

Santa Lucia, Honduras

Last Sunday I went for an afternoon walk to Santa Lucia. It is a small village about 15 km out of Tegucigalpa. There was a nice bright light. The sun was shining, but it was not too hot. Families were in restaurants having lunch and enjoying the good time together. It was a nice day.



Halte Senayan, Jakarta

18 seconds of sunset in Belitung



I took this sequence of photos at sunset on the island of Belitung, on the east of South Sumatra, Indonesia.

Royal Botanical Garden in Kandy

I have been looking into my photos database to look for photos to add to my black&white series. Here few photos I took at the Royal Botanical Garden in Kandy, Sri Lanka in 2005.

Sri Lanka

Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya

Sri Lanka

Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya

Sri Lanka

Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya

Sri Lanka

Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya

Sri Lanka

Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya

Suitcase 26/35 – 35 days 35 photos 35mm

35 days 35 photos 35mm


The school year has ended. The summer break has arrived and it is time to prepare to go back to Europe to see family and friends. First things first: prepare the suitcases.

Coffee morning 25/35 – 35 days 35 photos 35mm

35 days 35 photos 35mm

Coffee morning

During the month of Ramadhan it is really different to go to malls on Saturday mornings. There are few people around. The coffee places like this Starbucks are almost empty. It is a different atmosphere, like being in a different city..

Go-Jek 22/35 – 35 dasy 35 photos 35mm

35 days 35 photos 35mm


I left the office this afternoon and hit a very busy and traffic-jammed Jl. Sudirman. This bus appeared behind the Go-Jek driver (a smartphone app mototaxi) and I liked the three guys cheering the behind.

Buka puasa or breaking the fasting 19/35 – 35 days 35 photos 35mm

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Buka puasa or breaking the fasting

We are  is the Ramadan. Every day here in Jakarta at around 6pm these little food stalls appear in the streets. They were hidden during the day. Invisible to people. Suddendly, as the sunset approaches, they are there all over the city. The people who are fasting gather around them waiting the signal from the mosques that the time has arrived to break the fasting.

Preparing for the party 18/35 – 35 days 35 photos 35mm

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Preparing for the party

The preparation started at 8:30am and the first guests arrived at around 11am. It was a good time preparing together the decorations, deciding where to put these paper flowers. It was a good birthday party.

Catching a Kopaja 17/35 – 35 days 35 photos 35mm

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Catching a Kopaja

Kopaja mini busses stop for just few seconds under the pederstain bridge near Senayan. People have to jump off and jump in sometimes when the bus is still moving. They cannot really stop as the road is very congested in the morning.

Mosque entrance 12/35 – 35 days 35 photos 35mm

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Mosque entrance in Kemang Timur

It was nice to walk along Kemang Timur searching for furniture shops. We walked by the Masjid Nurul Huda and I asked the old man sitting at the entrance if I could take a picture of him and his friend. He smiled and said: ‘Boleh’ (You can). Tomorrow the Ramadan begins.

Outside a school 11/35 – 35 days 35 photos 35mm

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Outside a school

The end of the school year is approaching fast here in Jakarta. Sometime I cycle through streets that are closed to traffic because of year-end ceremonies . That brings food sellers outside the gate of  schools where kids go and buy a snack.

Bicycle reflection 9/35 – 35 days 35 photos 35mm

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Bicycle reflection

It has been raining hard yesterday afternoon. Today on my way to work there were still many puddles in the street. At stop at this one because I like the image of the clouds in the sky.

Bird cage 7/35 – 35 days 35 photos 35mm

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Bird cage

There was this bird cage hangin on a wall nearby my house this morning. They are quite common in Jakarta. People put the cages out in the morning. Sometime they clean them with water and dry them as the one you see here. There are birdsong contests (here) and bird cages can be seen quite often on teh back of motorbikes travelling across the city.

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