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Midsummer 2013 in Helsinki, Finland

June 22nd, 2013 by BLOGitse received 19 Comments »


Midsummer 2013


It’s the biggest celebration in Finland – Midsummer.
We visited yesterday The Seurasaari Open-Air Museum to have a look how

they were getting ready for the bonfire festival later in the evening.


‘Most of the buildings and structures in the Museum are from the 18th and

19th centuries, mostly agrarian buildings made from wood.’

read more on wikipedia



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Midsummer_2 in Seurasaari by BLOGitse




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I’m going to have a break again – it’s summer and I want to be free to come and go.


Happy summer holidays to everyone!!!



Happy summer holidays by BLOGitse



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19 Responses to “Midsummer 2013 in Helsinki, Finland”

  1. avatar sylviakirk says:

    What a wonderful variety of lovely shadow shots for the day! I love them all!! Hope your weekend is going well!
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  2. avatar Jael says:

    Ihana Seurasaari;pian on taas tarkoitus mennä tuonne 🙂
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  3. avatar Ralph says:

    We complain about insignificant things these days – imagine living in those days: you would have to chop the trees down for the wood to build your house – yourself! They didn’t complain back then, they just did – a fine lesson for us modern inhabitants! Happy Midsummer!
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  4. avatar robin says:

    oh my…I LOVE those buildings!!! Happy Weekend!!!!
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  5. avatar jim says:

    Great shots.
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  6. Intriguing wooden buildings! Fascinating designs! Delightful collection of photos!
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  7. My son lived in Helsinki for a few years at the American Embassy Marine House. I love seeing photos of the area as I was never able to visit. It looks to be a wonderful celebration!
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  8. avatar Suzy says:

    What an interesting museum. And your pictures are lovely.

    Dropping by from SIMC
    Suzy http://suzyspics.blogspot.co.nz/2013/06/enjoy-life.html

  9. avatar Tara R. says:

    Wonderful shots of the old, rustic buildings. They have such great character and texture.
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  10. avatar GILLENA COX says:

    all beautiful shadow shots; have a nice Sunday

    much love…
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  11. avatar Molly says:

    What an really cool place… I love the wood cabins.

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  12. avatar Nonnie says:

    There have been times that I wished for such a lovely environment in which to live!
    question: why is midsummer being celebrated now where summer has just begun?
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    • avatar BLOGitse says:

      It’s MIDsummer here in Finland – our days will be shorter from now on. snif. Until Midsummer days are long, nights are bright…
      Most of the Finns have their summer holiday starting from Midsummer – for 4 or 5 weeks. Schools will start mid August.
      August is our main crayfish season…darker evenings with candle light, no mosquitos anymore…Every season IS a season here… 🙂

  13. avatar Chie says:

    Very similar what Sweden have §:-) we both know why.

    The ambiance reminded my childhood living in the countryside.

    Hope you had a great Midsummer with lots of laughter, families gathered around and delictable menus.

    I myselft is in Prague for our city exploration.

    Happy SSS2.

    /CC girl
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  14. Are bloggers allowed to have a break? 🙂
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    • avatar BLOGitse says:

      🙂 I don’t know but I am! 🙂
      Blogging is great but time consuming – I want to have life out there too….

  15. What beautiful old structures! You got great photos! Love your pretty rose! Enjoy your week my friend!
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  16. avatar Nonnie says:

    thank you for the detailed answer to one being ignorant about your beautiful country! forgive me because my sense of geography isn’t great either.
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    • avatar BLOGitse says:

      No worries, I’m happy to tell about our tiny country to anyone who is interested! 🙂
      But I’m sure you know which huge country is our closest neighbor – Russia.

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