Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunday Selections #141 or Kuappatori (Market Square) in Helsinki

The Sunday Selections meme is hosted by River at Drifting through life. The rules are so simple as to be almost non-existent. Post some photos under the title Sunday Selections and link back to River. A chance to show off some of the photographs you have gathering dust in murky corners.

Well, today we are back in Helsinki, where I was fortunate enough to accompany the WT on one of his many business trips and having an online stitching friend there was an additional incentive! On the first day I walked down to the harbour to the colourful and bustling Kuappatori or Market Square.
It was a gorgeous day, bright blue sky and the colours in the market were dazzling.

Finland was the first country I had visited (excluding Arabic ones) where I couldn't make even a wild guess as to what the signs meant - and I quote from my Thomas Cook pocket guide - no one knows how long the Finns have been living in the Baltic or exactly where their ancestors came from but the Finnish language belongs to a group that includes Estonian and Hungarian and in entirely unrelated to the Indo-European languages that nearly all of the rest of Europe speaks. 

This gentlemen was selling potatoes from his boat








Being a grammar Nazi this sign slightly
irritated me, I must admit!




Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sunday Selections #140 or the (very) brief fall in Wyoming

The Sunday Selections meme is hosted by River at Drifting through life. The rules are so simple as to be almost non-existent. Post some photos under the title Sunday Selections and link back to River. A chance to show off some of the photographs you have gathering dust in murky corners.

Obviously, I can't count as I appear to have jumped from #137 to# 140 but have an excellent excuse, please Miss!!

I was here in the Cowboy State visiting two small and utterly delightful cowboys and yes, totally biased as I gave birth to their father.......

Fall is brief here, 5,000 feet up in the Laramie mountain range near Casper, and since last week when these pictures were taken, winter has arrived with 8-12 inches of snow and downed power lines!


Three of the four reasons I visit Wyoming !








 



All of these photographs were taken within half an hour of each other but, goodness, didn't the light deepen as evening came on?