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I was once in Dubai with a bunch of Swedes that I’d never met before. We were working as cabin crew and this was circa 2008. Some of the flight attendants and stewards knew each other from before and paired up immediately. The rest of us were used to being thrown together with a random mix of colleagues and thought nothing of it. On arrival, an airport taxi van dropped us off at the hotel that our crew control had booked for us. As usual, the captain checked the whole group in, while we waited...

Finland is celebrating 100 years of independence tomorrow. This calls for a forest photo post – Go, Finland! Filed under: Photography Tagged: Finland, Forest, Photoblog, Travel,...

A photo from a snowy moment in Helsinki last winter (March, 2017) Filed under: Photography Tagged: Biking, Snapshot, Street Photography, Weather,...

Serenity? Here’s mine… Waimanalo, Oahu Hawaii (2010) Cool sand and the dancing pattern of the shade Filed under: Hawaii, Photography Tagged: Beach, Photo Challenge, Sand, Travel, Travel Photography,...

The night is warmer here But the moon as bright Something familiar in the air Close your eyes And when you open them Count the stars Filed under: Travel Tagged: Palm Trees, Photography, Poem, Sunset, Travel Photography,...

Italy, 2003 Taking the train from Trento to Riva del Garda in the winter, I caught a glimpse of the Dolomites No one was there but me Perfect! I had all that opaque winter sunlight to myself Filed under: Travel Tagged: Italy, Lake Garda, Photography, Travel Nostalgia, Winter...

What better transformation could there be than that of the sky at sunset? Eagle Beach, 2012 For The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge Filed under: Aruba, Photography Tagged: Beach, Beach Sunset, Dusk, Photo Blog, Photo Challenge, Sunset,...

Helsinki, Finland There’s a suntanned little girl in me, still shell-shocked at finding herself in a country where it’s pitch-black dark for most of the year. There are insiders’ clubs and she’s not a part of them. Everything is upside down and no one else seems to notice. As the years go by, she finally learns how to tie a scarf so it won’t keep falling apart annoyingly, and to accept that those summer clothes and swimsuits in her closet will remain unused, like objects in a museum. But,...

If I’m perfectly honest, it wasn’t the hairdresser’s fault. I think it’s safe to say, Heraklion wasn’t the European hot spot for hair trends in the summer of 2006. Nevertheless, I was there, and I needed a hair cut. My salty beach days had left me with a dry and tangled mess. It was a tiny salon with no other customers and a faint scent of cigarettes. In any case, not much can go wrong, I thought, looking around with my eyebrows ever so slightly raised. I have droopy hair and I’m stuck in a...

Experimentingin a forest by the sea with a borrowed camera and macro lens, and with my own camera. I have no idea what mushrooms those are – don’t go and eat them! Helsinki, last year Filed under: Photography Tagged: Daily Prompt, Forest, Nature, Photo Challenge,...

Barceloneta Beach, 2011 There is a man in one of the windows, looking out. He is holding a baby as if he wants to show the baby the whole wide world. They are looking out to the street, then further to the beach, and finally all the way to the sea. A plane flies over them. The passengers look down at the Spanish coastline and its lights, excited to be landing soon. A little girl in Barcelona looks up, wondering where the plane is headed and who is on it. She waves at it, imagining someone...

Is it Monday again? Time goes so quickly. Here’s a dose of unreality to chase the Monday away… a Maui sunset from some years back. Have a great week! Filed under: Hawaii, Photography Tagged: Beach, Beach Sunset, Kaanapali, Maui, Palm Trees, Sunset,...

Seeing the windows of someone else’s home, I always imagine myself there. Would I be sitting by the window drinking tea? Would I be the one with the white curtains? I spotted this reflection last spring in a puddle at a bus stop, very pregnant and on my way to my very last ultrasound. It was a special moment and now it’s captured, oddly, in my mind by this shot. I guess I was having visions of my future life with my babies, wondering what it would be like – while looking at the...

Day 7 It’s been a fun B&W week – thank you, Manja! Filed under: Photography Tagged: Black and White, BW Photography, Home, Photo Challenge, SAHM,...

Day 6 of the B&W challenge Filed under: Photography Tagged: Black and White, BW Images, Monochrome, Photo Challenge,...