Yesterday we were at the Red Bull Soapbox Helsinki Grand Prix. The 5th time in Helsinki. We were there in August 2012 when the event was arranged for the 3rd time. Two years ago we planned to go as the event again was held in Helsinki. But, something came up and we were couldn’t go. So, I was happy to, a couple of weeks ago find out the event is back. The Red Bull Soapbox Race is an international event in which amateur drivers race homemade soapbox vehicles. It was just as fun as I remembered it from the last time. Also this time there was a lot of people. Over 60 teams racing. The vehicles/the team’s out fits were crazy and others even more crazy. Anything you possible could imagine. Some vehicles were very fast, some needed to be pushed all the way down the hill, some crashed, a couple lost a tire, one had to be carried down. No matter what, everybody in good mood, smiling, laughing, cheering.
We were in Helsinki in the beginning of this week. Outside the former Post Office building we saw the car parked. I said to my husband, look, look the car we saw a photo of in the news paper. I did not read the article only looked at the image and thought, who would want a car with holes all over it. Later I read somewhere it is a piece of art, called ‘Autokulta’ / ‘Dear Car’ by the Finnish sculptor Anna-Kaisa Ant-Wuorinen. Pretty cool, eh !
Yesterday we visited the Helsinga Medieval Day. I think it is the fourth time it is arranged. I had not heard about it before. Just happened to see an ad about it in the news paper some time ago. The event is taking place in the Helsinki Parish Village, in the park around and outside of the Church of St. Lawrence.
When I got this Dahlia five years ago the label said ”Dahlia, Fire and Ice”. I have looked for photos of Fire and Ice. None of them look like mine. They all are in white and red. The white dominating. So, Fire and Ice or not, I think mine really look like fire.
The first tiger lily is in bloom. Soon there will be many, many more.