Daily Archives: November 17, 2013

Interesting Day

I was in Tampere yesterday. We are four friends since many years back in time. We get together now and then . One moved to Tampere about a year ago. We thought it would be fun to go there this time. Tampere is about 1 hour 45 minutes journey by train from Helsinki.

We arrived at 11:52 am and our friend met us at the station. She had booked a table for us at the restaurant Tillikka for lunch at 1:00 pm . On the way there we had time to take a walk to see, among others , the port, many old factory buildings,The Tammerkoski bridge and the rapids. A beautiful, sunny, plus 8 degrees day.

We had time to enjoy the lunch for about two and a half hours. The food was really good . We talked and talked and laughed.

We all were interested in visiting The Terracotta Army and Treasures of the First Emperors of China exhibition at The Museum Centre Vapriikki. It’s been open since 14 June and will close 1 December. I am glad we were able to go there. There were lots of visitors . Of course as open only two more weeks. Good thing photographing was allowed. Bad thing, there were so many people , it really was hard to get some good pictures.

The museum closed at 6:00 pm . We still had time , before the train back to Helsinki , for a coffee at the railway station cafeteria.

Thank you dear friends for an incredibly nice day. And thank you dear husband and dear Canelo for picking me up at the railway station at 9:00 pm.

Tampere IMG_5055C Tampere IMG_5056C Tampere IMG_5059C Tampere IMG_5065C Tampere IMG_5067C The Terracotta Army Exhibion in Tampere at Museum Vapriikki IMG_5075C The Terracotta Army Exhibion in Tampere at Museum Vapriikki IMG_5076C The Terracotta Army Exhibion in Tampere at Museum Vapriikki IMG_5080C