Friday, January 4, 2013

We simply blur into the foreground

Here is the last set of photographs from our trip, taken from a window in the Solo hotel in Paviljonki at Jyväskylä, 8th floor. Being so high up isn't probably the best for taking photographs of fireworks, but we had a nice time looking at the display, seeing a lot of fireworks being consumed.

Also, it is interesting how traveling makes you pay attention to things you would normally not note, such as the fact that there was a shooting in Joensuu on New Year's Eve, with one person dead and one injured, and at Jyväskylä a 7-year old boy got hurt when a rocket hit him in the face. And there were a lot of accidents on the roads due to slippery conditions. I guess you normally filter out most of such things, but when they are close to your personal experience, you pay more attention.

(Posting title is from the poem Blue Ridge by Ellen Bryant Voigt.)

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