Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Jim and Suzy in Helsinki

Helsinki, I missed Harri!

By Jim Glass

Late last night Harri, a Finn and the owner of the SOTW, pinged me on Facebook to see if we could have a breakfast or drinks tomorrow morning when we arrive in Helsinki. I let him know we might be able to make that happen, but didn't hear back. In the morning, for the first time since we started the cruise, all three of us overslept waking up after 10 AM!

So I quickly tried to get online to see what arrangements had been made, but the Internet connection was tenuous at best. An hour and twenty minutes later I found out Harri had been at a restaurant that was not to be at. Sigh, oh well we tried.


The first part of our tour was a visit to the great architect Saarinen (father of the famous American architect) country villa and study. Such an interesting space with so many architectural delights some of which I captured. Even if it is just doors, they are so nicely done.

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And his art, drawings, and use of color was of interest.

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Then we toured the city and headed back to the ship.

Pictures courtesy of Jim Glass

The above trip report was filed by Jim Glass. He is former moderator and chief administrator of the . Jim lives with his wife Suzy in Seattle, Wash. and is an active saxophone player in several bands in the area. Also known as a saxophone collector.


The Dissonance said...

Whoa, way cool. Thanks Harri.

Harri Rautiainen said...

I am sorry I realized too late that you and Suzy way on that cruise.
Better luck next time,