|Container stage silliness passing a wet day in Kemi, Finland waiting for our train. Just next to this site was a great disc golf course which of course we had to play!|
|Antti meets us at the Helsinki Station.|
|Our sunrise welcome tour as Antii introduced us to Helsinki by bike, it could have been a chapter out of David Bourne's Bicycle Diaries.|
|One of the fun fountains - Helsinki centre|
|Tarn is being sucked into the Sibelius sculpture. Notice the shadow from the sunshine!!!|
Yesterday we bike toured Helsinki on a sunshine day (without Rick, he had to stay home). Fantastic architecture and learning. Finland is a country with strong nationality and pride. The Finnish architects and poets are a strong part of the connection with country. Part of our grasp of this was viewing the frescoes at the National Museum of Finland portraying scenes from the Kalevala - the recorded epic work of Finnish lore and mythology. We plan to visit the Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto, exhibit tomorrow at the art museum. With Sampson, Markos and Tarn spending serious time on their distance learning schoolwork, I have time to focus on learning about what I experience!!! The internet is an outstanding accompaniment to my real-life observations.
For Sampson's musings and outstanding photos check his blog out at https://sampsonm2.wixsite.com/tromsototokyo