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2010.03.16 | london, photo, randomness, travel | 2 comments »

running

diversion

on sunday i went for a huge walk around the city – i think about 10km. randomly around the barbican, tate modern, over the thames, about tourist traps etc., blue skies and warm-ish weather. during the walk i realised that until today, ive never been in my birth city on my birthday, a very strange thought and not one i’d ever though of before.

ten

2010.01.19 | randomness, travel | 1 comment »

hello 2010. i’m going to be moving, temporarily, to london at the end of the month for a few months. should be pretty fantastic.

currently loving …

2009.11.30 | music, randomness | no coments »

… “sow some lonesome corners so many flower can bloom” by a silver mount zion…. espicially around half way through, the music feels like one is going over the peak of a hill.

rfid

2009.11.17 | randomness, travel | no coments »

rfid

clockwise from top left: oyster card. london / pasmo card. tokyo / luas card. dublin / matkakortti. helsinki.

yesterday i went to get a new matkakortti (travel card) here in helsinki. the new one looks amazing and took only a few seconds to be set up (they had to tranfer my details from my old card to the new card).

when the luas tram system started up again in dublin a few years back, i ordered the luas smart card. i had it delivered to a friends address in dublin and the next time i was visiting ireland it was there waiting for me. one of the first few times i used it, a ticket inspector walked through the tram asking for tickets. i showed him my smart card – he looked baffled, as if he had never seen it before – he didnt have a reader to scan the card.

ark

2009.10.03 | finland, helsinki, randomness | no coments »

from the air

ark magazine cover. may 2000. the white blob in the middle is helisnki. the black inverted “v” at the top of the picture is the runway at helsinki vantaa airport.

ark magazine, photo notes:
in the helsinki region, a dispute centres on the master plan and proposals by officals to build new areas on the sea. seen from outer space, the borders made by people disappear and a large, uniforma, and for the present at least, uniformed landscape appears. the helsinki region and the archipelago formed by glaciation seen in a satellite radar image: settlement is white, the lakes are medium brown and the forests dark. the shade of the sea indicate changing wind conditions. the blue streak in the sea is a suspected oil spill. the city of helsinki is in the centre of the picture.
(photo: esa 1995, eurimage, novosat ltd.)