Yesterday we celebrated the midsummer together with friends at their cottage. It was a gorgeous, sunny, warm day. In the evening we went down to the lake where the local bonfire was supposed to start at 10 pm. But as it has been pretty dry here for the last weeks or maybe a bit more than a month there was no fire this year. The material for it was there but, because the risk of forest fire was high it was forbidden. Despite no fire, everyone was in a good mood. Enjoying, the music, dancing, popcorn, grilled sausages, coffee, sweet buns etc. Nice !
As always a very entertaining event. This year we didn’t go to Senate Square because the day was very warm (plus 29 degrees Celsius) and there is no where to stay in the shadow. So we decided to rather stay on the Esplanade, to watch the parade, in the shadow of the trees. Lot of people. The music (very loud) , rhythm, singing, dancing, dancers all is so captivating. And all the colorful dresses. Uff, imagine, those who wore long dresses and heavy headpieces covering all of their head. Must have been sweaty.
The Classic Motorshow is a yearly happening held at Lahti Fair Centre. Lahti is an about one hour twenty minute drive from where we live. We don’t go there every year. We have been there twice, in 2006 and 2007, visiting the Caravan Fair and three times, in 2009, 2015 and now 2019 at the classic motorshow. My husband (I guess I have mentioned it before but, say it again) is a huge fan of all kind of old, classic vehicles. I like to go with him to the happenings. I like the atmosphere, the cars are nice and I get to take photos.
Last Saturday the line to the new Amos Rex Art Museum was very long. As it was raining and we already were soaking wet we decided to postpone our visit there. On Wednesday the weather was great and went to visited it. The line was much shorter but still it took us 30 minutes in line.
This is what it says about it on Wikipedia:
“Massles, the first exhibition at the Amos Rex museum, is made by the Japanese collective teamLab. It consists of an immersive interactive art exhibition rich of colours and leaded by creativity. The viewers are encouraged to interact and explore with the surroundings giving rise to different results.”
It was different, interesting. Visitor’s drawings of crocodiles, lizards, butterflies, parrots, flowers flying, crawling, mowing, floating around all over.
A few snapshots at the The Helsinki International Christmas Market on the way to the car.
On Saturday 1st we went to Porvoo/Borgå for the third time this year. This time to the Opening of Christmas in Old Porvoo event. It was very nice. The day was sunny and not too cold. The square was packed with people.
Yesterday, Sat 8th, we went to Helsinki/Helsingfors. The plan was to visit three different events. It was a gray day with light drizzle when we left from home. At first we visited the new Helsinki Central Library Oodi which opened on Dec. 6th. There was a lot of people. I tripped right at the entrance ! So embarrasing !
Next we walked to the “Narinkkatori” where the Coca-Cola Christmas truck was on display for the first time in Finland. Despite the rain pouring down there were a lot of people.
Then a visit to the newly opened Amos Rex Art Museum. Oh my, oh my ! The line seemed endless. We were already soaking wet and decided to visit the museum at an other time.