Suuri Seikkailu ja elämä nyt!

Hyppäsimme käsi kädessä! Olemme saanet aitoutta, pysähtymistä, heräämistä, hetkeä. Nyt elämme hirsiä ja pellavarivettä, banaanilaatikoita, teinejä ja taaperoa, koiranneniä ja lampaita, kaartelevia merikotkia ja huikaisevaa halua merelle.




Secret Report by 00PELLAS

We were asked about our way of life and we told. How it is here in the archipelago with many jobs. Busy doing and dreaming, looking forward and taking care. 

To get inspiration and to relax we need to get away for few days time to time - when you see the undone around you, it is hard at home. So we often combine the holiday with some industrial espionage and visit others doing the same that we dream of... So here's our report from the latest get-away...
Our first stop was in Halikko at Antiikkiverstas Wilma where we met the Lady of the House herself and got many good advice how to continue our renovation. She had even started a paint-factory of her own! 

We love to visit cafés and find good vegetarian restaurants with that little extra something. In Halikko there was this charming lunch café. The buildings had belonged to an old noble family and used for horses and storage. We tasted Isontuvan jäätelö -ice cream made at a local farm of their own milk.

A bit north before Helsinki was the home of the architect group Gesellius-Lindgren-Saarinen who in 1901 had begun to build a castle-like-house in jugend style, Hvitträsk. An amazing place and stories of their family and professional life here in Finland and later in America.

Then, first time since a young student back in Porvoo... We had two wonderful days wandering the old town lanes, visited the home of our national poet Runeberg - writer of our national song - and stayed in a lovely pop-up B&B.
Old Porvoo
Our pop-up!

Is it so that when you are odd and open yourself you are lucky to meet others like you? We did! A lot of wonderful, special people on our trip to Porvoo area.

100 years sintce the born of Tove Jansson, Moomin-Mum!

Of course we found the old-time hardware store, Wanhanajan Rautakauppa and bought some traditional nails.

Porvoo River
Recommended restaurants...

Old railway station store with old books, art and a small cafe..
Zum Beispiel
At Runeberg's garden
A little village called Box, Sipoo had a Cafe in a Box.. With a cup from the 60's and a cinnamon bun we sat with the locals and watched cars passing by, commented and heard stories about the villagers. Love place!

Bed&Breakfast - Värdshuset - in Box combined the cosy living with garden therapy... Exciting!

We were guided in the lovely garden by the owner himself who explained his thoughts and the stories behind all the plants; we could understand why the visitors loved to sit on the bench and put their feet in the soft sand while the trees bend over.
Coffee at the Lotta Svärd museum centre by Tuusula Lake - tasted the favourites of the war time...
On our way back home we drove via Tuusula Lake and the artist colony area there.
Home of Pekka Halonen

Many of our golden age painters, writers and composers built their homes in national romantic style there to live near the nature and be inspired. We were especially inspired by the sauna of Ainola..

Jean Sibelius and his family lived in Ainola, named by his wife Aino...
The sauna
We learnt that Sibelius saw music in colours.
Back at home...
with the souveniers and new inpiration!

3 kommenttia:

  1. Olettepa ehtineet moneen paikkaan ja miten kiinnostavia paikkoja kesäisestä Suomesta löytyykään! Noista vain pienen pieni osa oli minulle tuttuja ennestään. Tästä meni monta paikkaa nyt muistiin, niittä pitää ehdottomasti päästä käymään!

  2. Kesän kaiipuu heräsi näitä katsellessa, niin olisi monta kiintoisaa käyntikohdetta.

  3. Suomi on oikeasti ihanan vaihteleva, ja varsinkin kun eksyy kartalta ja sivuteille, löytää vaikka mitä!