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In Photos: Autumnal Colour Explosion in Helsinki

During the past few weeks mother nature has given us the best front seats to watch the playful autumnal game of changing of the foliage colours here in Helsinki.helsinki_autumnhelsinki_autumn_hakasalmenhuvila

A couple of weeks ago a strong autumn storm swept over Helsinki, the capital of Finland, and I was so afraid of loosing all colourful leaves that trees were carrying but luckily not too much damage was done.helsinki_autumn_uutela

By now most trees have already changed colours from green to all shades of yellow, orange, red and auburn. Some trees are still dressed in full green whereas some trees, especially birch trees, have already lost their leaves.helsinki_autumn_foliage

In addition to my post last week, Best Places to See Autumn Colours in Helsinki, I want to share some of my favourite autumnal photos with you as there is still plenty of colour to admire. Some of these photos feature colourful autumn foliage combined with city life and architecturally stunning buildings, and some autumn foliage with magnificent seaview. Some photos are just simply with stunning and bright foliage.

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Spectacular Carnival of Light and Colour in Helsinki

As autumn evenings turn darker and nights longer up here in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, people are starting to prepare themselves for the dark and cold winter with warm clothes, gloves, hats, wooly socks, candles and hot drinks. Luckily there are also fun-filled events with colour, light and joy to ease our way into the dark winter season.fotor_14764750797366 Continue reading


Best Places to See Autumn Colours in Helsinki

Every year summer in Finland ends with an autumnal explosion of colour in nature. This special season even has a name in the local language Finnish called ‘ruska’. It is when nature changes colours and foliage turns yellow, orange, red and auburn. Air is crisp. Days are windy and cloudy with occasional sunshine, rains and storms. Nights get darker and longer. This is autumn in Finland.helsinki_autumn_töölönlahti

In Helsinki, the capital of Finland, autumn foliage has just burst into the brightest of colours during the last few days. Therefore I want to take you on an autumnal photo walk to my favourite places in Helsinki to see the best of Continue reading


A Sunset Visit to Oil Silo 468 in Helsinki

Last night at sunset I took the opportunity to visit Oil Silo 468, a retired oil silo on the sea shores of Helsinki, that a couple of years ago was transformed into a permanent urban light installation.helsinki_oilsilo468Oil Silo 468 is most definitely a hidden gem of Helsinki, the capital of Finland, as it is rarely open to the public but now during Continue reading


Stepping Back in Time in Medieval Rhodes Old Town

Medieval Rhodes Old Town is surrounded by a 4 km long medieval wall with seven impressive gates and a wide moat. Entering any of these gates is like stepping centuries back in time to a completely different world.rhodestown_mandrakiharbour Continue reading


Rhodes in Blue and White

When you think about Greece what is the scenery that you picture in your mind? I always picture Greece with whitewashed houses with blue doors and blue windows by the shimmering Mediterranean Sea. Or narrow lanes dotted with small traditional Greek tavernas with blue chairs and tables.Rhodes_chairs_blueIt is not surprising that blue and white are the national colours of Greece and also colours of the Greek flag, which I am sure Continue reading


Best Things to See and Do in Rhodes New Town

Rhodes Town, situated on the northeastern tip of the island is without a doubt one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval fortress towns. Rhodes Town can be divided into old and new quarters: medieval buildings and narrow streets within the old town walls as well as vibrant and historical attractions by the waterfront in the new town.rhodestown_mandrakiharbour_01rhodestown_01

There are so many interesting things to see and do in Rhodes New Town that it is difficult to decide where to start. I want to Continue reading