08 December 2012

kouvola.

one of my dearest friends has moved to a little town to pursue her studies in restoration and last weekend Jacopo and I finally went to visit her. it takes less than 2 hours to get to Kouvola by train: it is just 134 km northeast of Helsinki.
photographs from Kouvola:

Nikon FM - Fuji Superia 1600.
what I liked the most about Kouvola were the old wooden houses of Museokortteli: they were already decorated with Christmas lights and there was even a little Christmas market going on in the area. Anne took us to have glögi and korvapuustit inside one of the cottages and later on we walked to her place where she cooked us a delicious dinner. we even got the chance to visit Anne's school: the fascinating old brick building - which you can see in the 8th photograph.
it was such a lovely day! thanks so much to Anne for inviting us there! ♥

20 comments:

  1. you make the cold look so charming

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    1. I am happy you think so! thank you! :-)

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    1. they were indeed! :-)

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  3. These photographs are so lovely! ♥ I knew you would manage to capture the best sides of Kouvola, it makes the place really seem like an idyllic little town (which it is, when walking through the museokortteli c:)

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    1. it was such a lovely sunday, Annie! ♥ once again, thanks so much for inviting us! :-)

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  4. il villaggio delle fiabe :) <3

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    1. quel quartiere avrebbe davvero potuto esserlo! :-)

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  5. Really idyllic! You seem to have had a lovely winter day!

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    1. I did! thank you, dear Sirpa! :-)

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  6. Wow that lamp in the bike is so cool! Snow seems to be absolutely everywhere in your photos, even when I visit snow lands they usually clean most of it away for cars hehe! It must be so magical :)

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    1. the photograph of that bike seems to be everyone's favourite! :-) as for snow, it will be everywhere in my photos until march, I believe - that is simply how it is when you live in Finland! ;-)

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    1. it is, yes! I adore old bikes, they always look much better than the modern ones! ;-)

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  8. ... driving a bike in the snow, that must be interesting! That red color is pretty amazing, right? You find the most interesting places and landscapes!

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    1. I haven't dared to try yet, but some of my friends do and they say it's quite challenging because of the cold - still, you need to have special winter tires not to slip on the ice! ;-)
      thank you so much for your lovely comment! :-)

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  9. what a beautiful set. and all that snow, so serene ♥

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    1. thank you, dear Toi! :-) it was truly peaceful in Kouvola!

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  10. this looks like a dream little town! specially when captured by your lens. you have this amazing ability of enhancing the beauty in things.

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    1. thank you so much for your lovely words, Catarina!

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