Werner Söderström 1860–1914

Werner Söderström was born today 160 years ago, on 2 October 1860. He was one of the dignitaries of my hometown, Porvoo, a founder of WSOY publishing company. I will write in the future more about the company, but this is a short story about the man behind one of the biggest publishing companies in... Continue Reading →

The Grave of Eugen Schauman in the Porvoo Cemetery

In the Porvoo Cemetery (officially Näsinmäki Cemetery) there are two monuments that are outweighing other monuments in the graveyard. They are the ones of Johan Ludvig Runeberg, the national poet of Finland, and Eugen Waldemar Schauman, a man who committed probably the most famous assassination in Finland's history.  Eugen Schauman admired Runeberg, his patriotic poets;... Continue Reading →

Foggy Day in March 1983

I took these quite artistic colour (!) shots at the yard of my childhood home in March 1983. It was extremely foggy day and I just decided to see if I can capture it. I really don't have any real reason to publish these photos now. In fact I had no plan to do them... Continue Reading →

Snowy Cemetery in Three Colour Pictures

I take colour photographs very seldom, basically only when colour matters. And thus I feel that when photographing in cemeteries, colour is not necessary.  Today I went through my slides looking for images for one story. And then I found some framed slides. These photos were taken at Christmas 2005 in the Porvoo Cemetery in... Continue Reading →

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