Saturday, May 14, 2011

PhotoHunt: MISSING

This curious word adorns a rainspout in front of a building along Aleksanterinkatu in downtown Helsinki. Pohjola literally means "North" in the Finnish language. It is the name of a mythological location in the Finns' epic Kalevala, touted to be an inspiration for JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings series. These, plus all the innumerable memorable bits and pieces of my Finnish sojourn around this time last year, is making my heart pine to be back there, where the sun is a midnight creature...

Helsinki, June 2010, using a digicam.


  1. You may find the word interesting but I'm more intrigued by the two faces below it! ;b

  2. What a wonderful piece of decoration. I love it! Have a great weekend

  3. I like the weathered contrast of the new and old too!

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  4. Travel does that doesn't it . . . open up new experiences and then leaves us wanting more.

    Have a good weekend.


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