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August 11, 2008

Karlskrona Lighthouse

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Karlskrona Lighthouse
Lighthouse in Karlskrona (Sweden). Karlskrona is renowned for its baroque buildings in the city centre, but the relaxed atmosphere at the waterside appealed to me even more.

August 10, 2008

Puruvesi Lake: Weeds in the setting sun

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Weeds in Purivesi lake at sunset
This is yet another photo taken at sunset close to the cottage we rented in Finland.
More views of Puruvesi Lake:
Sunset in Finland
Nightfall in Finland
Sunset Weeds

August 8, 2008

Glo Beast

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Glo beast - a cuddly Tiger on Hotel bed
Hotel Glo in Helsinki offers nice rooms with a very special service: when we entered the room, a soft toy tiger was already expecting us.
This was meant to be our companion for the duration of the stay, taking the”Glo Beast”with us would have cost 30 €.
Still, a funny idea and quite a contrast to the very modern rooms fitted with fast internet access…

August 6, 2008

Kalmar Castle

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Kalmar castle (Sweden, photo: Laurenz Bobke)

Kalmar is a pleasant town in Southern Sweden that has many beautiful buildings and one truly historic monument: Kalmar castle, where the Kalmar Union (combining Denmark, Sweden and Norway) was founded in 1397, as a counterweight to the rapidly growing Hanse.
This is one of the most important and most beautiful castles in Sweden.

August 5, 2008

Sunset in Finland

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Sunset, Puruvesi Lake, Finland
I didn’t fiddle with the saturation here - sunsets can be quite spectacular in Finland.

August 4, 2008

Beach at El Tortuguero

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Beach in Costa Rica
El Tortuguero (Limón province) is known for its canals and for the turtles that build their nests on the beaches of this fascinating nature reserve.
Actually, the name of the place is derived from Spanish “tortuga” for turtle.
Even when there are no turtles, the beaches are quite beautiful and the boat tours on the canals are fun.

August 2, 2008

Stormy weather in Söderåkra

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A thunderstorm is gathering
Another case of photogenic “bad” weather. Fortunately, the thunderstorm was a few kilometres away, when we were riding on our bikes through woods and field in Southern Sweden.
This photo was taken near Söderåkra, where we had a nice little holiday cottage.
There are some old windmills in the area, but lots of new ones generating power from wind energy…



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