Sunday, January 4, 2009

A walk in Kotka

Creeping, originally uploaded by jiihaa.

Cranes, originally uploaded by jiihaa.

Vellamo museum exhibition, originally uploaded by jiihaa.

Today was again a sunny, cold day, -10 °C and slight wind. We had a walk in the center of Kotka, and went to Vellamo, the Maritime Museum of Finland. There was a nice city landscape on the way, and a lot to see in the museum, even for the youngest one. The exhibitions showed pieces of history in going to the seas, and also the occasionally violent history of Finland under various regimes.


Thomas said...

The cranes and the "creeping house" certainly work for me. I enjoy the perspective, tha vastness with the very solid strucutres in the "cranes" photo - and the "creeping" photo kind of speaks for itself - with a smile... ;)

Juha Haataja said...

There was something about that house which was creepy and funny at the same time. Perhaps it was only the light.

Andreas said...

Juha, it's hopeless trying to keep up with you. You are too productive :)

I have been struggling reading my subscribed sites for about two weeks now, have been postponing sites with text that I actually want to read, and now I have a backlog on your blog of 38 entries. Help!!

The cranes are fine, of course, and the house is fine as well, but I guess you can get that even creepier. I've tried a quick B&W conversion using the red channel only, and that's not really bad, but ideally the sky would have dark clouds, and even better, behind some of the windows the light would be on. Or so.

Well, I guess this is not easy to be had, and I guess people like Ted Byrne would ruthlessly fake it in Photoshop :)

Juha Haataja said...

Perhaps active or hyperactive might be more descriptive terms.

I'm not sure whether I should be sorry for the backlog of postings or happy that you kept them waiting for to be read. But feel free to skip them, no need to feel quilty. I expect to write more...

Which reminds me that I have still about 300 postings to got at your blog. I guess I should finish the job of reading them in sequential order.

At lunch today we had a discussion about the recent casualties at the Alps. I trust you have it safer - some of the photos you have posted almost cause a vertigo attack. And just thinking about a mountain splitting in half gives me the creeps.

Andreas said...

Nothing to worry. The last time it happened was in 1348, and before sometime prehistoric. I guess it's much more dangerous to breath in any of our cities, or cross a street, or drive a car :)