12 August 2013

july in helsinki: annala.

that cloudy monday on our way home from Vanhankaupunginlahti - my sister Emi and I decided to stop in Annala to have a look around such a beautiful neighbourhood. the main attractions of Annala are a magnificent ancient villa and its garden full of colourful flowers - besides them though there is much more to see. it never fails to impress me how so close to the city lays such a cheerful group of beautifully preserved wooden cottages scattered around the neighbourhood: the grey blocks of Arabianranta are only a five-minute walk away and yet being in Annala feels like being in the middle of the peaceful finnish countryside.
in Annala:
Nikon FM - Fujichrome Provia 100F
as much as I wished we could walk around Annala a little bit longer we soon had to take the bus back to Kallio: the stormy sky was threatening and it could have started to rain at any time - which it did as soon as we got home. luckily I still had the chance to take a few photographs of the wooden cottages and their colourful flowers before leaving. I will have to go back to Annala some other time for more.
even though we did not spend much time in Annala - I am glad I could show my sister yet another beautiful piece of Helsinki she had not seen before! ♥

13 comments:

  1. Oh how beautiful walls and windows!
    Isn't there ladder for cats in the first picture? Have you seen this blog of several different cat ladders http://catladder.blogspot.fi/
    May be you could send your picture there also!

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    1. Thank you so much for linking me to such a lovely blog, Sirpa! You know, I had really no idea that that one was a cat ladder - I didn't even thought about it. Now I know it though and for this reason I like that yellow cottage even more!
      By the way, now my photograph is on the cat ladders blog too: http://catladder.blogspot.fi/2013/08/helsinki-finland.html#links!

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    2. I'm happy I was able to share this cat ladder thing with you!
      Great, that you sent your photo to the blog!

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    3. Oh yes! Thank you once again, dear Sirpa!

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  2. che bella giornata era stata <3

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    1. Una giornata bellissima, nonostante il tempo! Una delle mie preferite! ♥

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  3. I wish i was a flight attendant or something like that so i could go and visit you and all the nice ladies on the internet i so much like :)

    this place is beautiful and your amazing pictures put me craving for some slide film:D

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    1. That is such a wonderful thought, ladies! It would be lovely indeed!
      Thank you so much to both of you!

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  4. These pictures are absolutely perfect - the lovely contrast, windows, benches and wild flowers! I've never heard of a cat ladder and now they're one of my favorite things in the world!

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    1. Thank you so much, Katie! I'd love to live in one of those houses - I wouldn't need to change anything about them! I didn't know anything about cat ladders either, until Sirpa told me about that lovely cat ladders blog!

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  5. so beautiful! i wouldn't mind living in such a beautiful neighbourhood <3

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    1. Thank you, dear Catarina! Yes, it's such a beautiful place indeed - I'd also like to live there!

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