Wednesday, August 31, 2011

How to Stop a Runaway Train

How to Stop a Runaway Train by Rollofunk
How to Stop a Runaway Train, a photo by Rollofunk on Flickr.

Because Helsinki Railway Station has had it's share of those over the years.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Erosion Laboratory

Erosion Laboratory by Rollofunk
Erosion Laboratory, a photo by Rollofunk on Flickr.

Our nearby street has been the site of a less successful central heating pipe installation project pretty much all summer, and the recent rains have not been helping much; Water constantly flows into the dig, eroding the compacted sand that should cover the pipes, and forms a nice dirty pool at the bottom of the slope where the connection to the grid should be done sometime before winter, hopefully.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Beatbox Duo

Beatbox Duo a video by Rollofunk on Flickr.

One of the many cool and seemingly ad-hoc gigs we stopped to watch. Others included a bagpiper (in Kilt), some Hare Krishnas, several guitars and a very funky all-girl brass trio.


Audience by Rollofunk
Audience, a photo by Rollofunk on Flickr.

Modern Folk Music concerts at the Esplanade Stage

Humongous Bubbles

Humongous Bubbles by Rollofunk
Humongous Bubbles, a photo by Rollofunk on Flickr.

For one night only: Dark, warm and all of downtown seemingly a big picnic place/party/live jam/art event. Helsinki was living up to the title of being the most livable city in the world, as Monocle Magazine claimed recently.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Ad-Hoc Crêpes Stand

Ad-Hoc Crêpe Stand by Rollofunk
Ad-Hoc Crêpe Stand, a photo by Rollofunk on Flickr.

Today it's been Restaurant Day here in Helsinki, meaning anyone can create a pop-up restaurant of personal choice for one day. These guys made a big hit with their Crêpes stand in Kaisaniemi.

Happy Campers

Happy Campers by Rollofunk
Happy Campers, a photo by Rollofunk on Flickr.

Burger Barbecue party in Teemu's garden last night. Perhaps the last garden party for this summer. Getting dark already at night.

Sunday, August 14, 2011


Umeshu by Rollofunk
Umeshu, a photo by Rollofunk on Flickr.

Put down some Japanese style plum liquor to mature. Not at all sure about the alcohol base we used and the proportions of plum and rock sugar, but we'll know if it works by Christmas perhaps.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Off-Trail by Rollofunk
Off-Trail, a photo by Rollofunk on Flickr.

This year's route: Didnuelva (Norway) - Lossujärvi - Halti - Pitsusjärvi - Meekojärvi - Kuonjarjoki - Termisjärvi - Kilpisjärvi

Unreal Morning

Unreal Morning by Rollofunk
Unreal Morning, a photo by Rollofunk on Flickr.

More like unreal week. Never had such good hiking weather before: Five days of warm and sunny, and a few rain showers on the last morning; Just enough to justify bringing some rain gear.

Home (For five Nights)

Home (For a Night) by Rollofunk
Home (For a Night), a photo by Rollofunk on Flickr.

Been a bit quiet here in the blog recently. Reason is I spent six days outside most networks last week up north of Kilpisjärvi hiking with the usual team. A bit of change in scenery when fresh off the Tokyo plane.