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Spring Time in Finland – as Told by Photos

Posted by on April 10th, 2013 in Destinations, Europe, Feature, Finland, Jyväskylä, Photos | 8 comments

You can hear water everywhere in Finland right now, as it drops from roofs and hurries down little streams. The sun is finally starting to melt the snow, revealing things that had been long hidden under the white blanket; things that we thought were lost, things that we hoped were lost and things that we had already forgotten. Life appearing through the snow that still covers the ground; when you already thought it couldn’t had survived the harsh cold winter; plants and trees appearing from their hiding places, ready for the summer. It creates a pretty picture, but it’s more than that, people have to change with the season too. No more heavy winter clothes, no more ice-hockey or walks on the frozen lakes. No more snow ball fights and ice fortress. No more long ski trips, with a warm cup...

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Winter Wonderland

Posted by on January 18th, 2011 in Europe, Finland, Jyväskylä, Photos | 2 comments

It was the morning of Christmas Eve in a snowy Finnish city of Jyväskylä, the air was painfully crisp in the -27°C temperature. You could clearly see all the stars in the black open sky, as the sun was still hiding far away; the clock had just barely struck half five. Nothing was moving, it was like a ghost town, the whole city still sleeping, waiting for Christmas, waiting for Santa Claus. [Not a valid template] The emptiness was broken by a bus that pulled up to the side of the road. The tires creaking against the frozen snow as it came to a halt. A door opened and a single figure stepped out of the bus with his bags. He looked around, his lungs painfully aware of the frozen air, but there were no other cars in sight....

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