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Clouds on a Finnish lake n.4

This photo was taken last July while we were at our summer cottage in Eastern Finland. I liked to wait for the time of the day when clouds would appear and create nice contrast with the water of the lake.

Clouds on a Finnish lake n.3

This photo was taken last July while we were at our summer cottage in Eastern Finland. I liked to wait for the time of the day when clouds would appear and create nice contrast with the water of the lake.

Clouds on a Finnish lake n.2

This photo was taken last July while we were at our summer cottage in Eastern Finland. I liked to wait for the time of the day when clouds would appear and create nice contrast with the water of the lake.

Clouds on a Finnish lake n.1

Clouds over a Finnish lake

This photo was taken last July while we were at our summer cottage in Eastern Finland. I liked to wait for the time of the day when clouds would appear and create nice contrast with the water of the lake.

Clouds on a Finnish summer lake

Finnish lake

I took this photo from the pier of our cottage in Finland, last July. It must have been around 10:00pm. The clouds moved slowly as there was little or no wind. Enough time to capture their reflection in the calm water of the lake.

15 years, today. This is for you, with love.

Clouds reflection

Cloud reflection

I took this photo from the pier of our cottage in Finland, last July. This must have been at 10:00pm or so. The water was still and the clouds just reflected in it.

London underground n.1

London tube

I was in London for a week in late June. The usual week I spend there before the summer holiday, catching up with the colleagues at the Overseas Development Institute. This year I wanted to pay attention to two things while in London:  1) interesting perspectives of the urban landscape ; 2) people in their daily life. This photo was taken at Heathrow while walking to the Heathrow Express underground station. I like the perspective and reflections.

Summer sunset in Åland

The last stage of our summer trip last July has been a ferryboat ride from Stockholm to Helsinki. We left Sweden at about 4pm and by sunset we arrived at the Åland islands. Not a single cloud. The colours were incredible.

Dedicated to my Zia Antonietta.

People in motion in the tube in Singapore

The tube in Singapore transports ca. 744 million passengers per year. That is about 2 million per day. I like sitting in the tube stations with my camera and watch the people walking in and out the trains, up and down with the escalators, pushing a pram, running to catch a train, pulling luggages and shopping bags. There is energy in the tube stations in Singapore.

Near Pasar Ikan, North Jakarta

My photo on ODI’s web site

My photo has been used on the web site fo the Overseas Development Institute to to accompany the announcement of the book launch:

Aid on the Edge of Chaos: rethinking international cooperation in a complex world

Have a look.

Chinatown, Singapore

Love of light

Lights in the night

One evening, last year, we went out into the garden in our house in Dumaguete City (Philippines). I tried out writing into the night together with my daughters. It worked!

Amazing Gilis

On the north west tip to Lombok there are three tiny islands. Their name Gili, means ‘island’ in the local language. To distinguish them they have been called: Gili Air, Gili Meno, and Gili Trawangan. They are tiny. The largest island, Trawangan, has a circumference of just 7,5 km. There are no cars on the islands but small horse carts. There are many tourists and they put considerable pressure on them. I went for some great dives in the Gilis. Saw small sharks, sea turtles sleeping on the bottom of the sea, hundred of different fishes. However the strongest image is not from underwater but at the water surface. It was the end of the dive at Shark Point. Emerging on the surface. Nine thirty in the morning. The sea is flat as a piece of paper. Intense blue water that you could not distinguish from a blue cloudless sky. At the horizon the shape of the three volcanoes near and on Bali. They were like huge silent statues keeping an eye on the ocean. That image is a memory now. The images I have are to share what a great place the Gilis are.

These photos are dedicated to Mari-Anne Okkolin who has just completed her PhD at the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) with a thesis titled: Equality of educational opportunities? Experiences and insights by ten highly educated Tanzanian women. Well done Mari-Anne!

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