Category Archives: Happenings

West Side Story

This year the Raseborg’s outdoor Summer theater is playing the musical West Side Story from 28.6. – 5.8.2018. I think I was about 16-17 years old when I saw the movie. It was so different from other musicals. A few weeks ago it was on TV. Of course I had to watch it. Last week I read in the paper Raseborg’s Summer theater is playing it. We were there yesterday. Very nice and nostalgic.

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More Nostalgic Feelings

Here are some photos from yesterday of the steam train and Borgå old town.

Nostalgic feelings

For weeks we had been discussing whether to take the nostalgic steam train trip from Helsinki to Porvoo or maybe to go by car and make a stop to shoot a video clip and take photos at my childhood station Hinthaara/Hindhår. We decided to go by car. We made the stop in Hinthaara/Hindhår. Then went to Porvoo/Borgå to take some more photos of the train and also to visit the old town. 

Ice-racing

The traditional snow/ice-racing for old, vintage, museum age mopeds and motorbikes, arranged by Stadin Pärtsärit, was held in Helsinki at Tattarisuo go kart track yesterday. A perfect day for this kind of outdoor events. Sunshine, no wind, not too cold, only about minus 10 C.

Miniature Model Railway Exhibition

Last week we visited the largest miniature model alpine railway exhibition in Finland. Arranged by the Alppirautatieharrastajat/The Alpine Railway enthusiasts at Sello shopping centre. It was both interesting and nice. I liked the trains but suddenly found myself admire the alpine views. They were beautiful with the tiny buildings and animals. There was a lot of visitors. The children really loved it. A dad with his, about 4 years, boy said they had been visiting the exhibition for several times because his boy wanted to go there again and again.

Christmas Concert

We had the opportunity to go to a Christmas concert held at the St. John’s church in Helsinki. Listening to the beautiful Christmas songs sang by the boy and young men choir Cantores Minores in a church always is a powerful experience. On the way back home we made a quick stop just to shoot a couple of pictures of the Christmas decorations in Esplanade park. I am sure it will look even more beautiful in the dark.