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let’s go to Tallinn, Estonia!

Friday, September 13th, 2013

 

 

my summer 2013 images part 6.

 

part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5

 

 

 

Let’s take a speed ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn.

It will take only 1 hour 40 mins.

 

 

bye Helsinki by BLOGitse

 

 

Now we’re in Tallinn

 

in Tallinn by BLOGitse

 

 

First I take you to a palace!

A tour with shadows 🙂

 

Kadriorg Palace Tallinn Estonia by BLOGitse

 

 

Kadriorg Palace – Kadriorg Art Museum

 

 

poster of Repin's exhibition by BLOGitse

 

 

painting of Repin by BLOGitse

 

 

info Repin by BLOGitse

 

 

Repin's Finnish friends by BLOGitse

 

 

who is who painting of Repin by BLOGitse

 One of Repin’s friends Akseli Gallen-Kallella.

Here’s my posting of his museum here in Helsinki.

 

 

detail of Repin's painting by BLOGitse

 

 

hand by Repin by BLOGitse

 

 Hand is very difficult to draw, this is quite good 🙂

 

 

info of drawing hand by Repin

 

 

 

I don’t know why but I really liked this painting ‘Port of Tallinn’ by Alexey Bogolyubov

 

Port of Tallinn by Alexey Bogolyubov by BLOGitse

 

 

detail of Port of Tallinn by Alexey Bogolyubov by BLOGitse

 detail of Port of Tallinn by Alexey Bogolyubov

 

sign by BLOGitse

 

 

 

Next time we’ll explore in the city of Tallinn.

 

 

 

Shadow Shot Sunday2

 

 

Sundays In My City

 

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

Malaga, Spain

Friday, July 20th, 2012

 

weekend #29 photos

 

previous posts from our trip in Spain 1., 2., 3., 4.

 

This is it. Last part of postings from our vacation in Spain in June 2012.

Malaga city – it was great to explore your historical streets!

 

shopping or reading a newspaper in Calle Larios Malaga by BLOGitse

 

 

Teatro Cervantes and other buildings by BLOGitse

 

 

beautiful houses in Malaga Spain by BLOGitse

 

 

beautiful houses in Malaga Spain by BLOGitse (2)

 

 

restoring history in Malaga by BLOGitse

Only walls left…I wonder how this building will look when ready…

 

Hand of Peace Ave Quiromantica by Jose Sequiri BLOGitse

Hand of Peace by Jose Seguiri

 

 

Points of View, Malaga Spain by BLOGitse

“Points of View” by the British artist Tony Cragg

 

PELUQUERIAS DK HOMBRE, Malaga by BLOGitse

Thank you for your excellent work!!!

 

Spain, the winner of Euro 2012 and happy fans by BLOGitse

Fans celebrating when Spain won Euro 2012 football championship

 

Pablo Picasso by BLOGitse

Malaga – city of Pablo Picasso

 

 

 

Shadow Shot Sunday2

 

 

Sundays In My City

 

 

Life In Pictures

 

 

Have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

Lucignano, Arezzo, Italy and 3 stitches…

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

 

 

Lucignano is a beautiful, small city on top of the hill.

 

map of Lucignano, Italy by BLOGitse

 

 

Lucignano, Italy by BLOGitse

 

 

Lucignano Porta San Giusto, Italy by BLOGitse

 

 

Lucignano, Italy by BLOGitse

 

 

Lucignano, Italy by BLOGitse

 

 

Lucignano, Italy by BLOGitse

 

 

Lucignano, Italy by BLOGitse

 

 

Lucignano, Italy by BLOGitse

 

 

Lucignano, Italy by BLOGitse

 

 

Lucignano, Italy by BLOGitse

 

 

Lucignano, Italy by BLOGitse

 

 

Lucignano, Italy by BLOGitse

 

 

street sign in Lucignano, Italy by BLOGitse

 

 

a window in Lucignano, Italy by BLOGitse

 

 

La Collegiata di san Michele Arcangelo, Lucignano, Italy by BLOGitse

La Collegiata di san Michele Arcangelo

 

La Collegiata di san Michele Arcangelo, Lucignano, Italy by BLOGitse

the door of La Collegiata di san Michele Arcangelo

 

more doors…(I shot dozens of door pics)

 

a door in Lucignano, Italy by BLOGitse

 

 

a door in Lucignano, Italy by BLOGitse

 

 

a door in Lucignano, Italy by BLOGitse

 

 

a door in Lucignano, Italy by BLOGitse

 

My previous posts from Tuscany, Italy:

part 1, 2, 3, 4

 

More about Lucignano > abcTuscany.com

 

a bandage on my arm by BLOGitse

What a mess my life is now!
Our stuff from Casa arrived and we have too much of everything.
We’ve recycled this and that but not enough. sigh!

The weather is beautiful, at the end of the week it’s going to be hot, +30 C / 86 F!

Why my life is a mess?

No shower for two days…you see why!

 

mosquito bite was here by BLOGitse

An old mosquito bite encapsulated and it’s going to be analysed. It should be “clean’, just an old bite…
Stitches will be removed after two weeks…argh!

Don’t ask me why I didn’t change the operation time…

autumn would’ve been much better time for this!

 

 

 

 

(almost) wordless wednesday from helsinki, finland…

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010


 

If this is your first visit here…

I’m a Finnish expat woman living in Casablanca, Morocco

but at the moment having a short vacation in my home country

and

the city where I was born –

>>> Helsinki <<<

Please, come in and enjoy these pictures –

more coming later this week!

 

Helsinki Cathedral

Helsinki Cathedral

“The church was originally built as a tribute to the Grand Duke, Nicholas I,

the Tsar of Russia and until the independence of Finland in 1917,

it was called St. Nicholas’ Church.”

 

 

Helsinki Cathedral

 

 

 

The Main Building of the University of Helsinki

The Main Building of the University of Helsinki


 

State flag of Finland

State flag of Finland


Senate Square

“In 1809 Finland was annexed to Imperial Russia as an Autonomous Grand Duchy,

and three years later Helsinki became its capital.

A town plan was drawn by Johan Albrecht Ehrenström and the buildings were designed by a German architect,

Carl Ludwig Engel, in the Empire style then favoured in St Petersburg.”

Read more and look at the panorama tour by virtualhelsinki here

 

Katariinankatu Helsinki Finland

Katariinankatu, Helsinki


 

Katariinankatu Helsinki Finland

Katariinankatu, Helsinki


 

Silja Line Helsinki Finland

Next time: more pictures from The Helsinki Market Square

 

 

The name of the game

 

 

wordless wednesday



The Step Pyramid of King Djoser at Saqqara, Egypt

Thursday, March 25th, 2010
This is my last posting from Egypt. 
Next post is going to be from Casablanca, Morocco in April!
more information on my main blog BLOGitse
all 27 pictures are here

The Step Pyramid of King Djoser at Saqqara (Sakkara), Egypt

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

This is the end of my ‘tourist pictures’ from Egypt. 🙂

I’m not a historian nor an Egyptologist so it’s better you read more info here: Wikipedia 

There’s a massive renovation going on in Saqqara

Explore the Pyramids by National Geographic

  
The British Museum:
“The tomb of King Djoser (2630-2611 BC) at Saqqara, known as the Step Pyramid, was the first Egyptian pyramid tomb, and the earliest stone building of its size in the world. It was also the first royal tomb to receive some form of decoration.”

Tour Egypt:
“Below ground, the Egyptians created an underground structure on a scale previously unknown, quarrying out more than 5.7 kilometers (about 3 1/2 miles) of shafts, tunnels, chambers, galleries and magazines. A central corridor and two parallel ones extend over 365 meters (1,198 feet),  connecting 400 rooms. These and other subterranean features surround one of the most complicated tangles of tunnels and shafts the Egyptians ever created, below the pyramid itself.”

all 27 pictures are here

Giza Necropolis, Cairo, Egypt

Monday, January 11th, 2010
Welcome to Giza Necropolis!
jihaaaa camel ride!

 The Khufu ship is an intact full-size vessel from Ancient Egypt that was sealed into a pit in the Giza pyramid complex at the foot of the Great Pyramid of Giza around 2,500 BC.
The ship was almost certainly built for Khufu (King Cheops),
the second pharaoh of the 
Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom of Egypt.
(there’re so many pits that I’m not 100% sure if this Khufu ship’s pit 
but you get the idea how big those ships were from this picture)
Here you can read more about Khufu ship

Great Pyramid of Giza

do you see it, a camel having a lunch break!

Pyramid of Menkaure (or Mykerinos) left, 
right Pyramid of Khafre (or Chephren)

All around the area there’re locals trying to sell you…
camel ride, souvenirs…

human inorganic poop…

human inorganic poop…

organic camel poop…

Great Pyramid of Giza a tourist trap? No!

You see that area next to the mass of people – 
that’s where people sit in the evenings and watch 
 Sound and Light Show

Now you can see the jewel…

The Great Sphinx
more pictures BLOGitsePHOTOS

ALL my Giza pyramids pics in ONE folder here

Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt: Giza Necropolis

Monday, January 11th, 2010
Giza Necropolis

a bathroom…

more pictures on my main blog BLOGitse
The Great Sphinx pictures 

All my Giza pyramids pics in ONE folder here

The Great Sphinx of Giza, Cairo, Egypt #2

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

We visited Giza 27.12.2009

Wikipedia 

my image of the day in Cairo, Egypt…

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

shot in Pharaonic Village here in Cairo


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