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My Finnish tango series continues with this second photo!

Finnish tango

In 2005 I was the local guide to a Swiss documentary team who were spending a week in Finland in order to cover the phenomenon called Finnish tango! Among other places we visited the annual Tangofestival which I went back to quite a few times. Here is the first of my upcoming series on Finnish tango.


Views of Delfiinikortteli (dolphin block, under construction) - 21.3.2021.


Offshore, a few glimpses from my walk on the Baltic Sea, which in early 2021 froze, just off Vuosaari, Helsinki.

Robinson Crusoe

offshore, out and about on the frozen sea just off Vuosaari, Helsinki - 21.2.2021

MS Finnmaid

The MS Finnmaid is arriving at the Port of Helsinki on Feb 2nd 2021.


Avanto - winter swimming 15.1.2021, Rastila, Helsinki.

Another random weekend

Another random weekend, some running and swimming.

winter swimming

winter swimming 2.1.2021

MTN Racer

On the trails, short review of Topo Athletic's MTN Racer trail shoe.

wide feet looking for shoes

Me and my experiences with running shoes, 2020.

Kaunissaari 2020

Kaunissaari August 2020, camping.

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Two nights on Kaunissaari, an islands just off Vuosaari, Helsinki.

hanami Vuosaari 2020

Cherry trees blooming in Vuosaari, Finland - 2020

Vuosaari landfill

Views from running up and down Vuosaari landfill on a snow less Sunday while Helsinki braces itself for storm Dennis.

winter shots

Waiting for winter! a winter that never came. Southern Finland's winter 2019-2020.

sunrise at Uutela

The following takes are from this morning, January 2 2020, taken in Uutela, Vuosaari situated in east Helsinki.

Retkipäivä – guided walking tour in Meri-Rastila

The guided walking tour in the woods of Meri-Rastila was a part of the Retkipäivä happening which took place on the Rastila camping ground. September 1st, 2019.

walking around Kivinokka

A few photographs from a walk in Kivinokka, Helsinki on 10 August 2019.

Sinne ja takaisin – sähköautollakin pääsee

Matkasuunnitelmani piti ja itse matka Lapin Juoksenkiin onnistui kaikin puolin. Sähköauto edustaa nykyaikaa ja Konalla ajaminen oli minulle kuin kurkistus tulevaisuuteen. Lue lisää Swim the Arctic Circle -kisastani ja miten sähköauto rullaa Suomen teillä.

Kalasatama back again

From time to time I revisit the area of Kalasatama, Helsinki which is undergoing heavy reshaping and rebuilding, taken on June 16, 2019.

Kontula electronic 2019

Kontula electronic 2019, Helsinki. The festival kicked off with a gig in the metro from Tapiola to Kontula on Friday May 17. Here are a few select takes from Friday's metro trip and Kontula.

south Kallio

Views from along a walk from Pasila to Kalasatama, Helsinki.


Matkasuunnittelmani Lappiin kehittyvät, majoitus on varmistettu.


Kuinka päädyin vuoden urheilulliseen 2019 haasteeseeni ja alkava matkani sen toteuttamiseksi.


Aerial views of Itä-Pasila, Helsinki. Taken on 25 November 2018.

Mannerheimintie 22 November

Aerial views of Mannerheimintie, Helsinki. Taken on 22 November 2018.


From Helsinki by train to Astana, 2018.

Cirrus in October 2018

The highrise Cirrus in Vuosaari, Helsinki in October 2018.

Finlandia Hall

Photographs of are from within the Finlandia hall.

Pasila to Kalasatama

Views from along a walk from Pasila to Kalasatama, Helsinki.

from the west

Views of Vuosaari, east Helsinki - from two different locations.


Mannerheimintie, Helsinki. One of the central avenues leading into the city centre.


Bridges connecting Helsinki's south with its north.

September 9

Views of Vuosaari, east Helsinki - from two different locations.

Vuosaari rooftops vol. 2

Here are some more rooftops of Vuosaari, Helsinki.

Central Vuosaari

Central Vuosaari lit by the evening sun, Helsinki.

Vuosaari rooftops

Some rooftops in Vuosaari, Helsinki.


Ramsinniemi, east Helsinki.

REDI – majakka

REDI shopping centre and the high-rise majakka being built.

random views of Vuosaari

Random aerial views of Vuosaari, as seen on August 12 2018.

Helsinki in July 2018

Parts of Helsinki city centre from below 150 meters, as seen in July 2018.


#Helsinkifromabove, but below 150 meters, now Punavuori and Kamppi, Helsinki.

pizza oven

An outdoor pizza oven built in the middle of nowhere in Finland.

Koski TL

Rural views of Koski Tl, Finland.


Helsinki from below 150 meters, I visited Tähtitorninvuori, Helsinki.

on a Monday

Helsinki from below 150 meters, this afternoon I visited midtown and Hakaniemi, Helsinki.


Kalasatama the former harbour area now heavily re-built and turned into a liveable neighbourhood, Helsinki.

Port of Helsinki, Vuosaari

Uutela, Port of Helsinki

Aurinkolahti panorama

Famous Aurinkolahti beach in Vuosaari from a bird's eye view.

bird’s eye view

Looking at your neighbourhood from a bird's eye view.

sun set at Uutela

Sun set caught from Uutela, Vuosaari, Helsinki.

Vartiosaari 2017

Glimpses from Vartiosaari, 2017.

trail running in the Swiss Alps

Up there and back again, a trail runner's journey.

Flow 2017

Flowfestival 2017

project Alps

First it was an idea or rather a simple joke which at some point - once you repeat it enough times - becomes something you cannot back off anymore.

Kaunissaari 2017

Kaunissaari 2017


The Kaisa library in Helsinki.

panoplano – how to

A step by step guide for your own small world or tiny world photograph.

Sea lives

Sea lives - Helsinki Festival, Night of the Arts, 2016.

Jimmy Webb

Jimmy Webb and Dave Lindhol on stage of Huvila, Helsinki Festival, 2016.


Mexrrissey and Talmud Beach on stage of Huvila, Helsinki Festival, 2016.

Everything by my side

Everything by my side by Fernando Rubio in Helsinki hosted by Helsinki Festival.


August 14 2016, swimrun event called Lake to lake in Luukki.

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Kuvia vuodelta 2003 ja 2016 ja kutakuinkin samat ihmiset.

Söderskär 2016

Trip to the Söderskär lighthouse, 2016.


Moving on - my endurance endeavours in transition - exploring swimrun.

Openwater week

Super swim week - five days of swimming.


Luomus, the Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden

Bodomtrail 2016

Bodom trail running 2016.

views from a walk

views from a walk in Vuosaari

beetroot brownies

This recipe is a variation. Inspiration is taken from the vegan cookbook Vegaanin keittiössä by @chocochilinet.

Super Saturday

SuperSaturday - full of swimming and running.


Views of a mighty venue called Huvila, Helsinki.


An abandoned area in Helsinki.

mökki 2015

We spent a week in a cottage in central Finland, here are some impressions.

Wedding in May

When you are alone for days or weeks at a time, you eventually become drawn to people. Talking to randos is the norm. I’ll never forget the conversation with the aquarium fisherman, forest ranger, and women at the Thai market. It’s refreshing to compare notes on life with people from vastly different backgrounds.

a classic redone, the vegan way – lasagne

A classic redone, the vegan way – lasagne