Thursday, April 16, 2009

The railway

Railways are perhaps not a thing of beauty but as I said at the beginning my aim is not to only show such things that I would consider beautiful but to show a picture of Helsinki the way I see it, wheather it be old, modern, quaint, nature, plantations or just constructions. The first two photos belong to the last category but even along the tracks are some nice details to see other than the bay which they run over.

Railroad viewed from the other side of the bay - or rather I was at that point right in the middle of it walking over the ice.

View from the railwaybridge towards Pasila and the main TV tower, a buzzling center of its own where there are amongst other things the ice stadium Hartwall Areena and the big fair center Messukeskus. Mostly the architecture there is modern. Any old buildings have had to give way but a few back streets with small, old and quite primitive wooden houses still exist even there. One of my friends lives in such a house.

Close to the railway bridge high up over the banks are a few of these romantically pastel coloured wooden houses dotted here and there. Somehow they seem rather out of place in that environment but they do make a nice contrast to all that steelwork.


  1. Again great shots! I like especially that one from above the railway track:)

  2. All wonderful photographs, enjoyed this theme on trains. Thank you!

  3. You walk in my paths! It's nice to see that the old house is still there.

  4. Every city has its wows and its "woes". I do love the wooden, villa on the hill. It has such charm and ambiance. It is a shame that it is so near the railway. It should stand in its own beautiful garden overlooking one of the beautiful Finnish lakes! Dreams ah dreams...

  5. Det där tornet hade jag velat ha på mitt hus. Tänk vilken utsikt man får därifrån även om det råkar var nära järnvägen.

    Så finska och svenska och engelska kan du fler språk?
    jag fördrar det gamla opera huset men som du skrev det blev för litet. Kullersten är så himla fint men inte bra de få gånger man har högklackade på sig,

    Maria Berg, med spindelnäten med daggdroppar.


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