Yesterday we visited the Finnish Railway Museum where was held open day. Free of entrance. It was very nice and interesting. The old steam locomotives are huge, impressive and beautiful. In the end of the 1950’s I went to school by train. Those steam locomotives were much smaller. But they only needed to pull a couple of wagons.
Below text is from their leaflet.
‘‘The Finnish Railway Museum, a national collection specializing in rail transport, is situated at Hyvinkää, about sixty kilometres from Helsinki. The museum presents the history of Finnish railways within the pleasing and authentic railway setting of the station and engine shed of the former Hyvinkää-Hanko Railway, a private line built in the 1870s. The permanent exhibition, concentrating on rail travel, locomotive and rolling stock development, and railway occupations, is spread out in the various buildings within the museum grounds. The buildings include three exhibition halls, engine roundhouse, station building and railwaymen’s barracks.”
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Yesterday morning there was three more flowers on the same stem. The other plant, with two stems, which I thought would be in a different color is today in bloom. Two flowers in the same yellow/orange color. Nice. These photos are from yesterday.
I, today, bought this green butterfly. I think it looks so nice in the Dahlia pot.
The first flower of the red/white Dahlia is flowering. There will be many more. This red/white has been with us already for thirteen years. Also the red will flower in a couple days.
It has been my dream to see a deer who has a baby. Imagine my feelings when I saw this mom with, not just one baby but two. I was so excited that my hands were shaking. I still was over excited and happy when when I told my husband about the shots. I said believe it or not but, I think I have just taken the best ever photo of a deer with her two babies. I uploaded them to my computer. and Oh no ! I almost cried when I saw the photos. All five photos blurry ! No editing made the one with babies look good. It will take time to get over this. It was a once in a life time opportunity. I failed it.
The second flower of the yellow/orange daylily in bloom. The flower is 8 cm x 8 cm There are still 15 more buds.
Seurasaari/Fölisön is an open-air museum which celebrates its 110th anniversary this year. There are many old buildings transported to there from all around Finland. There are coffee shops, a museum shop and a church. There are held different events during the year. Workshops, events for children and Midsummer bonfire. Yesterday there was a crafts market. I can’t believe it’s 35 years since last time we visited the island.
After Seurasaari we went to visit Tamminiemi/Villa Ekudden which is situated close to Seurasaari. It was the residence of Finland’s presidents from 1940 – 1981. It became the Urho Kekkonen museum in 1987. He was the last president to live there. It was on our list of places to visit for many, many years. My husband have visited it a couple of times before but, yesterday was my first.