VISIT HELSINKI VANTAA DAILY PHOTO
Thursday, August 31, 2006
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
The shop on the left on the second floor is Jalokivi Galleria
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Monday, August 28, 2006
Jumbo Shopping Centre at Vantaanportti is the second largest shopping mall in Finland. It houses nearly 120 specialist shops, two hypermarkets with unbeatable prices, plus a full variety of services in the light and airy two-storey mall. With 4600 parking spaces, it has the largest parking area in Scandanavia.
Jumbo pronounced 'youm-bo'by the locals. It is a borrowed word from English and the Finns do not use it in their everyday language. The only Jumbo many are familiar with here is this shopping centre and the Jumbo jet.
More Jumbo this week...
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Saturday, August 26, 2006
This was taken just 2hours ago. It is a sunny day with clear blue skies. Took this from the car while on the expressway. Very attractive ad and it turned out well too. :-)
Pingviini(Penguin) is the brand name of the ice-cream. ISO koko ja maku! refers to BIG size and taste! Uutuus = New. And the flavour is SUKLAA(chocolate).
Friday, August 25, 2006
This stretch of land is usually used by the nearby schools and other organistaions. I've seen baseball and soccer being played here. This was taken last Friday nite. It was quite late then so there were only a handful of skateboarders around. (in the far right hand corner of photo, too tiny to be seen). During winter, the land is covered with ice and it is used for skating. Keep a lookout for that in about 4 months time... ;-)
Thursday, August 24, 2006
I thought the bus-stop ads for the past couple of days had been enough for now. So here's the main purpose of a bus-stop, to catch that elusive bus. I was glad that I managed to get my cam and adjust the zoom in time to get the full length of the bus while it was still stationary. This was taken in Vantaanportti, near JUMBO Shopping Centre. Jumbo is the largest shopping mall in Vantaa and the 2nd biggest in Finland. Keep an eye on this site for a series of photos on Jumbo next week.
SUPERNATURAL is a series that just started its run here on Monday, 21.8. Underneath the title, the words in red read KAUHULLA ON KAUNIIT KASVOT. Literally meaning, HORROR HAS BEAUTIFUL FACES. Keen to know more about the show, here's the Official Website
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
I was waiting for the bus at the Tikkurila bus station when this ad caught my eye. Athos - Monastic Life on the Holy Mountain.The Tennispalatsi Art Museum in Helsinki is having a large-scale exhibition of Byzantine Art. The exhibition contains treasures and sacred objects of the Greek Orthodox Church dating back for over a thousand years. Mount Athos is a semi-autonomous community of Orthodox monks located in Macedonia, northern Greece, about an hour and a half’s drive from the city of Thessaloniki. Read more in the above link.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Monday, August 21, 2006
Sunday, August 20, 2006
with love, Maple
Saturday, August 19, 2006
Friday, August 18, 2006
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Due to the finnish grammar rules: Häkkinen's is written as Häkkisen. In Swedish, it's Mika Häkkinens plats
location of the square
Inauguration Ceremony: More photos(text in finnish)
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
An old, worn out noticeboard near a bus stop. Still in use though. An ad by Helsingin Tanssiopisto (Helsinki Dance Academy) offering dance lessons for children and youths. They are being held at Tikkurilan Silkkitehdas. (Tikkurila Silk Factory)'
Here's another photo of the complete noticeboard.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Monday, August 14, 2006
Sunday, August 13, 2006
This was taken on the other side of the bridge i was standing. Rapids fishing is of the activities done here. Thanx to Sari for pointing out this scenic place in Vantaankoski.
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Friday, August 11, 2006
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
I like how the white signboard stands out against the brick building. It's hard to miss this shop which sells supplies for pets. The name of the shop is Karvaisten Kaverit literally meaning Furries' Friends. Above the shop's name reads Eläintarvike = Animal Supplies. I don't have a pet so I've never been inside the shop. Alas, it was closed when i took this. However, the sign on the right informs that they sell food, frozen items, accessories, training equipment and care products. Everything you'll need for your furry friend... (even has supplies for horses) Here's their webpage.. only in finnish: Karvaisten Kaverit
Monday, August 07, 2006
View the photos clockwise. Starting with the front view(sorry a bit blurry..), I thought that it was a poster. So I moved to my right to get a better shot and they looked as though they were hung by strings. Moving further to my right, i got the third shot. The final shot reveals all.. it is actually supported by horizontal bars.
This piece of optical illusion is found at the entrance of the Finnish Science Centre, Heureka
Sunday, August 06, 2006
Ikea in Vantaa situated next to the highway, Kehä III. This is the second Ikea showroom in Finland. The first one is situated in Espoo, a neighbouring municipality to the west of Vantaa. This was taken at 11.30am so the parking lot is still empty. It is open from 12 to 18 on sundays during summer.
Saturday, August 05, 2006
As with most of Finland, road signs are in Finnish and Swedish. Swedish is the second official language of Finland. Myyrmäki and Kaivoksela are two areas in Vantaa. These are the Finnish names which are usually placed first before the Swedish names. Katsastus means inspection and here it refers to the motor vehicle inspection ahead.
Friday, August 04, 2006
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Took this from a moving car. Not a bad shot since i managed to get the name of the place in the photo. At the bottom left hand corner reads MARTINLAAKSON VOIMALAITOS. Voima refers to power and laitos is plant. Martinlaakso is an area in Vantaa. Also, just behind the tree, the name of the company owning this plant can be seen.Are you able to see the company name??