sunnuntai 22. marraskuuta 2015

London, Spring


A strange thing this year was that I found myself wandering the streets London two times, once in Spring and once in Autumn. This post is filled with the pictures from the first trip, which was also my first time visiting London.

We made the trip namely to celebrate the birthdays of me and my travelling companion A, since we are both born in April, with only about a week's difference in days. A had been to London a few times, but she was more than happy to go there with me, while I had my eyes on an Alexander McQueen exhibition that was taking place in V&A, a museum for art. Our trip was altogether very lovely and one of my favorite things about it was that we walked a huge lot and had a habit of making an evening stroll each evening to a different part of the city. The McQueen exhibition was a high point for me, an experience beyond words. Sadly they didn't let me take pictures inside the exhibition, but what I saw there is now burned well to my memory and my admiration towards McQueen's art is even stronger than it was.

I'm sorry for the heavy load of images that this post includes, but I'll try to keep it short otherwise! Here you go!

Day 1

We arrived on the evening of the first day, but couldn't just go to sleep, so we went to visit Big Ben, a sight that easily identifies the city, as well as other well known spots.







Day 2

The second day was a shopping day and off to Camden we went! Mostly. Eventually we found ourselves somewhere quite else... haha!






Day 3

This day was for mainly the British Museum as well as some new shopping areas. The evening walk was to London Bridge and around the riverside.










Day 4

More museums! This time it was time for V&A and the McQueen exhibition as well as the Imperial War Museum. Our evening walk took us to Whitechapel and a Jack the Ripper tour.








Day 5

On the final day, we woke up early, walked down the Bakerstreet, through Hyde park and to slumber around casually.



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Even though I was travelling with low budget, I did end up with a few little things...

Dresses! Loved them all! The left-most one was actually worn in this year's Lumous Festival too. 


There had to be some tea, and that game was a complete accident! The shirt under them was a lucky hit, as it has become one of my favorites.

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Whew! There would have been so much more to write about this trip, but I wanted to fit it all into one post. Sigh. If you want to know about the hotel, the shops or other things, just ask away!

lauantai 14. marraskuuta 2015

Pyynikinajot 2015

Welcome [Vaskra] and Hightblack.!
I hope you both enjoy my blog~

Whew, my blogblock was a long one! Now, let's get back to the business...

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The autumn may be all around us, but I still have some Summer memories to share! It was a hot, hot Summer day as I swung my camera on my shoulder and jumped on a bike, in order to get close to one of my slight obsessions. That is, the motorbikes, haha! 

Pyynikinajot was a racing event in Tampere, Finland. The track of the original race ran on the public streets 1932-1939 and 1946-1971, after which it was banned due general safety concerns. Back in the day however it was big enough to host even the world championships.
[Official sites (Finnish)] for those who may be interested.

This Summer a memorial event was held on the same racing site and a good deal of old bikes were brought to the site. Followed by a nice amount of new bikes naturally, as many of the visitors arrived on their own motorcycles. Haha, me in my 50's coord accompanied by a black Yoshimite bike fit right in!

Some pics? Some pics:











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As for other things!
Oh, I don't even know. I suppose my brains have been wrapping themselves around school relates business for whole Autumn. Except the point where I escaped to London, UK, for few days. Maybe I'll share some pictures from that trip the next time I get to sit down to write here!