Bensow building, Helsinki. 2014.

IMG_4713 IMG_4714Nothing glamorous on the outside at Eteläesplanadi 22 but the insides of the Bensow building are worth a look.




Kruunuvuori ghost mansions. Helsinki. 2009.

Uutelankanava, Helsinki.

Uutelankanava bridge & artificial waterfall. Aurinkolahti, Helsinki. 2014.

Laajasalo oil harbor. Helsinki. 2014.




Sisä-Hattu, Helsinki.

A little detour off the southern-most tip of Lauttasaari island is totally worth it – and worth getting your feet wet. The small island of Sisä-Hattu (i.e. “Inner Hat”, big sister to nearby “Outer Hat”) is best accessible at low tide and a fun picnic / swimming spot. Take your flip-flops or swimming shoes, you’ll need wade through a rocky route. Look for some engraved rocks dating back to as early as the 1700’s.

Dairy museum. Nummi-Pusula, Finland. 2011.

Kovela tractor museum. Nummi-Pusula, Finland. 2011.

Lammassaari, Helsinki.

Lammassaari is a small island in a natural reserve in Helsinki. Accessible by duckboards from the mainland its an exciting day trip destination. Check out the “piilokoju” a hidden bird lookout spot in the middle of the reeds.