Spring is arriving to Helsinki

I have been busy the last month. Our baby daughter was born 3 weeks ago. So not a lot of time to think about writing or taking pictures. I had big plans to write some posts about previous trips, but taking care of a small baby is pretty time consuming. 🙂

The great thing is that we can finnalt get out together. My calf is also much better already and I got rid of the crutches. Walking is still slow, but it is getting better. The only problem is that our girl doesn’t like stopping, so taking pictures is a small challenge.

Ice melting in Vuosaari

Yesterday evening we headed out for a walk with the whole family. This made it easier for me to take pictures along the way!

Ice melting in Vuosaari

It was really windy outside, but the wind was warm. It really feels like spring is coming!

Sunset in Vuosaari

There is still a bit of ice left, but with the strong winds and warm weather it won’t take long until the sea is completely open.

Spring time in Helsinki

My plan is to try how my leg feels about kayaking within the next few weeks. By then I think most of the ice will be gone!

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On the coast of the Adriatic sea: Split, Croatia

Going through my photos from our Balkan Road Trip, I realised how many places I haven’t written anything about in the blog. I decided to start with some pictures from the city of Split. Not really anything outdoors, but I like some of the shots.

We just spent one day in Split, but we had some time to visit the old town and walk along the coast.

Coast of Split, Croatia

A long exposure with a 10-stop Neutral Density Filter. This was our walk to the old town from our apartment. It was really nice and warm.

KENKO REAL PRO ND1000 62MM

Henna modeling for another long exposure shot. It wasn’t a long walk, but it took some time with me taking pictures.

The cathedral of St. Domnius

As we got to the old town, there were a lot of people. We talked about it later with the owner of our apartment and she said that now it’s low season. But in the summer it is totally packed and as a local you just want to stay away if possible. So not the best destination for a person used to all the space in Finland. 🙂

The cathedral of St. Domnius

It was still nice to visit the place. The weather was still good, but it was getting cloudy and cooler. We had lunch at a local restaurant and started our way back to the apartment.

The cathedral of St. Domnius

On the way back we walked past this building. It’s propably not the architectural highlight of Split, but for some reason it really appealed to me. Would be great to have a beer with the architect, who designed this. And just ask why?

I still have more pictures from the trip, so I’ll try to post them soon!