Nils Dardel at Moderna Museet

Head Hunters by Nils Dardel

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Another great thing about Helsinki is that it is possible to walk from here to Stockholm, by simply hopping on one of the ridiculous ferries that run daily between the two cities. I went to have a look at two exhibitions at Moderna Museet. The first that caught my eye… Click to continue reading

Double Rainbow Helsinki Style

On a ship in the Gulf of Finland, in the middle of a thunder and hale storm: welcome to the Finnish Summer!

2014.08 Sailboat Helsinki Double Rainbow from Cold Song on Vimeo.

The video doesn’t capture it; at first it looked as if the rainbow was flying into the ship. Rainbows might be overdone, but they can still be a source of wonder. Passengers were outside braving the storm to catch a glimpse of this. The experience recalls the amazing American artist Rachel Teannalach’s recent painting Rainbow from Railroad Ridge. We shouldn’t be afraid to enjoy what beauty this great world throws at us!

Uncovering local brews

At first, I didn’t realize there was any interesting beer in Helsinki. Then some appeared, expensively , when visiting Juuri or Valimo on Suomenlinna.

Pils (Souomenlinna Painimo), Mufloni Aamupala Stout (Beer Hunter's), Nokkospils (Ruokapuoti lumo)

Pils (Souomenlinna Painimo), Mufloni Aamupala Stout (Beer Hunter’s), Nokkospils (Ruokapuoti lumo)

Maybe it is just my obsession with nokka (nettles), but I thought that one was particularly wonderful. An interesting alternative to a green smoothie. These all came from the K-Market that is near the entrance to the underground in Kamppi, at reasonable prices.

Hot as Helsinki

Helsinki is actually hot. Hotter than it looks.
People crowding Eiran Ranta Helsinki

Escape the heat:

  1. Jump into the sea. Repeat as necessary. Unless you are in Espoo and there is toxic algae bloom because the Baltic is massively polluted.
  2. Visit Cafe Kokko on the north side of Katajanokka and enjoy a breeze over the water and some shade.

Green Smoothie Cafe Kokko

Kanavaranta North SIde with Wooden Sailboats Helsinki

Cafe Kokko Sign