Only now, I feel summer coming to the end. Time passes quick and yet weather was grateful and I kept myself in the summer winds. It was easy especially then we traded first cold week at home for trip to Paris.
… And just because of the theme of this blog I’ll say: I did, I did visit #PRW. Score (!)
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From all the things I am, I can call myself a great dreamer first. Every new city is full of adventures and the moment you leave it, it becomes the greatest memory. Anyhow, Helsinki had the most special place in my heart forever, yet it was always bookmarked with ‘someday’.
-(Putting more into today instead of endless planning pays off (most of the time). )-
We came to the capital of Finland after… 16 hours on bus and two hours on a boat. We were crushed; my spine has turned into question mark and eyes poped out trying to keep us awake. But the excitement was taking over and in six little hours we visited:
x Suomenlinna – the island that can be reached by ferry which leaves at port next to Market Square. Island is one of the world heritage sights and is historicly important sight. Yet, for me as an Easter european it wasn’t much of an excitement, since the grounds of island tells stories of World War II monuments and Russian influence. I’m all familiar with that from my own backgrounds, anyways, it is a beautiful place covered in rocks and geese are everywhere. First two pics are actually taken there, peacefull, isn’t it?
x Market Square – the most famous market in Finland, offering lovely souvenirs from natives, it’s a good place to get something like horn pendant. Also, you can get a bag of berries or mushrooms in there.
x Tavastia + Semifinal – it was a day time so we managed to take a peak only from the outside. Yet we are really happy we found two greatest rock clubs in Finland. These where the homes for most of soon to be world known rock stars. We’ll come back there for Helldone festival, I’m pretty sure.
x Temppeliaukio church – a Rock Church. Yet it’s not called under this name because long haired dudes play there (this is what I would think, haha)- church itself is excavated into solid rock. Miraculous architecture, very modern and very extraordinary!
x Aikuisten Lelukauppa – well, if you know it, you know it. Oh, and if you don’t here’s a story: it’s an adult shop for all the kinky stuff and the owner of the shop is Kari Valo. He is a father of Ville Valo who plays vocal for ‘love metal’ band HIM. Now, shop is more attractive for fans as a place for exclusive merchandise more than sex toys. The band itself is called biggest exports of Finland ever and every supermarket is full of stuff with the band. Since we still had sentimentality for teenage rebelion years, this was a must to go to.
For the end of sightseening of this capital we passed by some other landmarks like Senate Square and Uspenski Cathedral and had a very expensive beer. Quite productive, weren’t we?
Helsinki is a small city and it’s quite new so it is good to plan ahead because it’s not majestic place for tourists eye and there is no labyrinth like streets. Yet, it’s full of Chrismtas shops and raindeers (in all shapes and forms) and don’t forget that it’s a land of moomins.
This time I couldn’t be fashionable but for stylish traveler I would definitely recommend to visit Design District
One last thing, I love about Finland it’s blue haired guys and gals in Dr. Martens wearing metal band t-shir everywhere.
This summer was like a flash of light: quick and bright. It would be a lie if I said I was working hard, or maybe I was but it more of a -working hard to enjoy a life itself- ; anyhow it was worth it. However warmth is gone, but I hope there will still have some time to walk in my summer gowns, ones like this red dress. Sooo, oldschool, minimal and, I think, I’m grown up enought to to go for this bold color.
P.s. I’ll finnish my stories of the wanderer in the next post. And, oh, I didn’t post about Lisbon and did I tell my we’re going to Paris? …Yes, life can be this pretty.
As promised in previous post, I’m tracking down the my journey through Northern Europe. For this post it’s Stockholm. We spendend one day there rushing in the old town with no major purpose, since love of our lifes is Helsinki. Yet, we had an amazing time because capital of Sweden is full of lovely streets that gets you lost and Gamla Stan – old town- itself is a challenge for irresponsible wanderers.
One thing, that makes me glad, it is wayyy cheaper than Oslo or Helsinki and you can feel almost comfortable once paying for your dinner in the restaurant. It’s pitty we didn’t have much time to go for a cocktails in Vampire Lounge , it’s a lovely cheap place for drinks. This one is almost only memory from to my first time in Stockholm, when I was there with my brother.
Well, enought of sentimentality because all I can say: this city is a wonderfull place for people who love culture-rich cities with old town fuuull of shops that fashionistas would die-for… But my very own fancyness went only as far as H&M -( come on it’s swedish brand!) since this shop is in every-single-corner of the capital.
My wishfull thinking always leads me to doubts as any material expression can never be compared to the rainbows in my minds. Thats why Im so on a turtle-mode. Anyhow, just a quick update with a great promise that posts about our wandering is coming for next week. Me and my babe went on a very intensive cruise and visited Stockholm, Helsinki and Tallinn, one country per day.
Even though it was a quick getaway that came across while searching for deals, we managed to take the best of it. What is more, I still love out faces from once we were high from being tired.
I wanted to do this for ages. Seriously, now I can not see what took me so long to turn my hair into the ocean waves, mixing up shinny greys and blue – electric color tones. Its quite interesting how hair color plays along with your outfits and black suited clothing comes to the level of perfection.
Days are just flying and I can’t believe I have to greet August already. They say that time passes by slowly for unhappy ones, so I can be no other than gratefull to be the opposite. I’m in this slow melancholic mood yet I should kick myself for being such a turtle-like for loads of reasons, one of them was stated in my instagram and it’s called engagement (!) …
What a compicated manner to share my joy, haha… I hope I will be able to hide my wedding fewer from a public eye, though it’s all I want to talk about. Nethertheless- for some reason (?)- noone wants to listed my monologues about white dress for 40 minutes. So if my closest friends are on the verge to put a sock in my mouth I have to control myself in the blog also. Ahh!