This is Old Helsinki

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Old Helsinki, the senate square and Helsinki Cathedral

Once upon a time in 1809 a war between Sweden and Russia ended in Russian victory and a then pretty much irrelevant piece of land called Finland became part of Russian empire. The Russians wanted to transfer the capital of Finland from Turku (closer to Sweden) to Helsinki (closer to St. Petersburg) and that´s what they did. Russians wanted to … Read More

Broken Finnish Sauna

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Broken Sauna in Finland

Sauna death match the Finnish style Did you know that Finland is called the country of thousands of lakes? At least Finns themselves like to call it that. So Finns love their lakes. And did you know what is the biggest stereotype of Finns? Correct. They like to throw away their clothes and hang out in a boiling hot, steamy … Read More

How to avoid crashing your drone

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Drone flying away

Some people say that crashing your drone is part of the game and it will inevitably happen some day. Sure, flying a drone is risky business and crashes do happen. Sometimes tech fails at critical moment and sometimes it´s just old-fashioned “pilot error” that causes you to destroy your ﹩1500 flying camera. But it doesn´t have to be like that. … Read More

Keila-Joa Waterfall in Estonia

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Keila-Joa Waterfall in Estonia

Keila-Joa is a village about 30 kilometers from Tallinn in Estonia. Keila-Joa boasts a well-known place of interest in Estonia: a waterfall located in a park of old manor house and a hydroelectric powerplant. Keila-Joa park, powerplant and manor house concentrate around the waterfalls that have been used for centuries. First mentions of a mill functioning there date back to … Read More

The Toolse castle in Estonia

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Toolse castle ruins in Estonia

The Toolse castle is a medieval castle located in the village of Toolse in eastern Estonia, right on the northern coast of the country. Drive to Toolse from Tallinn takes about 1,5 hours. The Toolse village can be found close to a small and sleepy town of Kunda. Kunda itself was known for it´s concrete factory that was opened in … Read More

This is Helsinki

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Helsinki Market Square and the Presidential Palace

This is the oldest and most central area in the capital of Finland. What´s in the picture? Let´s find out. The church in the top right corner probably looks familiar to most. It´s the Helsinki Cathedral, opened in 1852. It´s probably the most iconic building in Helsinki. Construction of the church was ordered by the Russian czar Alexander I after … Read More

5 tips for getting started with drone photography

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Mavic Pro and mini drones

I have been shooting photos since I was a kid. A little more serious photography hobby started in 2005 when I bought my first DSLR camera. (DSLR is simply put a proper digital camera with interchangeable lenses etc.) I used to carry my camera bag with the camera body, 3 lenses, a flash, batteries, a tripod and a laptop on … Read More

Estonian scenery: Pandju islet, Tallinn bay

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Pandju islet, Tallinn bay, Estonia

This is Pandju islet in the Tallinn Bay, Estonia. It´s a small island which is, as you see, connected to shore by a narrow strech of land that is baerly above water. At least during low tide. (Tides aren´t that dramatic in Baltic Sea.) You can find this place in Viimsi, a neighboring municipality to Tallinn, the Estonian capital. If … Read More

Pakri cliffs and lighthouse in Estonia

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Pakri cliffs and lighthouse in Estonia

Estonia is known for it´s limestone coastline. As sea eats away at limestone shores, it has created a common sight on Estonia´s north coast: high limestone cliffs that fall vertically to the sea. Often the vertical walls look like they´re cut with a knife. This cliff and lighthouse at Pakri, close to a town called Paldiski some 50 kilometers away … Read More

Modern classic: a London phone booth with WiFi

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London phone booth with WiFi

Red phone booths, or telephone boxes, are a classic sight in London and all over former British empire. But what are they needed for today, when everyone and their grandmother has smartphones of their own? Well, London seems to have come up with an idea: telephone boxes with WiFi! Sometimes things move fast. Being from Finland looking for WiFi access … Read More