Gathering leaves – Literary quote

Robert Frost’s poem is very timely now that the leaves are yet again turning and falling down. Last few leaves cling to the trees here in Finland.

Edelfelt’s quaint atelier

A visit to a famous painter’s atelier makes me want to pick up a paint brush. Albert Edelfelt was one of Finland’s most celebrated painters in the 19th century.

Summer town Porvoo

Originally posted on Near Here Way Away:
There they are: red riverside warehouses. That row of small red cottages by the river is Porvoo’s trademark. They appear on postcards and school textbooks and welcome visitors to the town, just like they did already hundreds of years ago. Painted houses and boutique shops Porvoo is an…


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