Photo Gallery    (updated 2013-12-27 by Ilkka Blom)




Camera: HP PhotoSmart 935 (after March 2004), 5 million pixels, size 2608 x 1952  (or 1296 x  976).

Obs. The big photos were reduced to smaller 800 x 600 pixels size for quicker Internet download!

A very good free program for photo handling is: IrfanView, available from: http://www.irfanview.com/



Photos 2006

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Helsinki, March 30, 2006
Simo, Pirkko, Mikko and Helena Blom.

Vantaa, March 30, 2006
Helena with her mother and sisters. From left:
Eija, Helena, Mirja and Anja.


Vaasa, April 16, 2006
Raippaluoto (Replot) bridge, Mustasaari (Korsholm). Finland's longest bridge
(1045 m). Opened 1997.

Vaasa, April 16, 2006
Mirja, Helena and Mirja.
Raippaluoto bridge on the background.

Vaasa, April 25, 2006
View from the home.
Jiggers on the ice.


Vaasa, April 25, 2006
Ice fishing. Jiggers.


Vaasa, May 1, 2006
The last jiggers!?

Vaasa, May 1, 2006
Sea museum.

Vaasa, May 1, 2006

Vaasa, May 1, 2006
Sunset.








Äänekoski (my 'summer town'). Photos near our summer cottage

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Äänekoski
Air photo, lake Keitele.
Our summer cottage situates here on the isle Kalasaari (the red arrow points to the place)
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Winter 1998
The cottage

Summer 1998
Helena and plants

Summer 1998
Ilkka

Summer 1998
Ilkka

Summer 1998
Pirkko, Mirja and Nekku

Summer 1999
Swans

Summer 2000
Keitele regatta

Summer 2000
Simo with his friends
Barbara (Italy) and Sérgio (Portugal)

Summer 2000
Ilkka sawing

Summer 2000
Helena with her mother Mirja

Autumn 2000
Ilkka and  buckthorn
(much C-vitamin)

Autumn 2001
Ilkka sawing

Autumn 2001
The first snow

Summer 2002
Church-boat

Summer 2003
Simo and his friends from
China, Mongolia and Austria

Summer 2003
Simo and the friends

Summer 2003
Marja (my cousin), Helena and
birds (goosander)


Summer 2003
Big fishes from Keitele (breams, pike-perch and perch)

May 28, 2004
Swan

June 3, 2004

June 13, 2004
Finnish Sauna!

June 19, 2004
Helena & Ilkka

June 19, 2004
Nice fire

June 25, 2004
Mirja, Pirkko, Wang (Simo's friend), Simo, Ilkka and Helena

June 25, 2004
Wang rowing

June 25, 2004
Midsummer bonfire.
Simo and Wang

July 22, 2004
Cornflowers

August 11, 2004
Mikko and Ilkka

September 7, 2004
Ilkka with big breams

September 17, 2004
The cottage inside

October 15, 2004


October 25, 2004
The last visit of the year

May 12, 2005
View to lake Keitele from the summer cottage.

May 21, 2005
The summer cottage.
Helena working.

May 27, 2005
View from the summer cottage to the lake Keitele. A windy day!

June 20, 2005
Helena sawing.

June 26, 2005
Lake Keitele.
A floating midsummer cottage!

August 18, 2005
Full moon.

August 31, 2005
Buckthorn.

September 8, 2005
The cottage.

September 29, 2005
Ilkka with Fiskars axe and firewood.

September 29, 2005
Helena and firewood.

October 24, 2005
Helena & Ilkka.
The first snow on the hill Äänemäki (background).

October 25, 2005
Frosty and misty morning.






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Vaasa. Photos from our home

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Winter 1998
Ilkka on the balcony.
The gulf of Bothnia on the background.

Winter 1998
Helena

Winter 1998
The gulf of Bothnia.
The passenger ship sailing from Vaasa to Sweden.


April 18, 2004
Helena

April 18, 2004
Ilkka

April 21, 2004
View to the south

April 22, 2004
View to the northwest.
Sea museum.

April 23, 2004
View to the west.
Mansikkasaari and Vaskiluoto

April 28, 2004

April 29, 2004
Palosaari (Brändö).
Our house on the left

April 30, 2004

July 19, 2004
Mansikkasaari harbour

November 19, 2004
The sea is freezing

December 6, 2004
(Finland's independence day)
View to the southeast.
Vaasa University

December 13, 2004
View to the west.
Cold weather.

December 24, 2004
The christmas tree.
From left: Mikko, Ilkka, Simo, Helena and Mirja

January 22, 2005
Ice surfers

February 28, 2005

March 2, 2005

April 7, 2005
Wet day

April 24, 2005
The first sailer

April 24, 2005
The sea will soon be free of ice!

November 11, 2005
Family Wang and Simo visiting Vaasa.

November 11, 2005
Hannes Wang with his father..

November 12, 2005
Family Wang.

November 27, 2005

November 29, 2005
The first snow!

December 2, 2005
The sea is frozen!

December 14, 2005

Decmber 24, 2005
Christmas.







Other photos

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Äänekoski, Summer 1998
Good mushroom year in Finland!

Äänekoski, Summer 2001
Seppo (my brother) and Terttu (my aunt).

Äänekoski, May 3, 2004
Our new and old cars
 (MB 1983/1973).


Äänekoski, May 4, 2004
Äänekoski harbour.
Our motor-boat just launched.

Sweden, September 2, 2004
Ilkka visiting Stockholm.

Sweden, September 2, 2004
Helena visiting Stockholm.

Äänekoski, October 3, 2004
Pekka (my old schoolmate) visiting with his motorcycle.
Our car and Äänekoski house on the background.

Alybadix has solved KLS-KS absolute length record problem, mate in 43 moves!

Äänekoski, May 1, 2005
Cold weather (+2 celcius)

Äänekoski, May 1, 2005

Äänekoski, May 1, 2005
Äänekoski harbour (Mustaniemi) is already free of ice!

Äänekoski, May 1, 2005
The town of bridges and paper industry.

Äänekoski, May 3, 2005
Keitele Canal (opened 1993, height 8 m), Paatela/Suolahti.
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Äänekoski, May 25, 2005
Bridges near the centre of the town.

Äänekoski, June 11, 2005
View from the bridge to Äänejärvi (part of the lake Keitele).

Äänekoski, May 25, 2005
The city hall of Äänekoski.

Äänekoski, ~1955
The same view (see above) for about 50 years ago!

Äänekoski, July 1930
Äänejärvi docks.
Photographer Jorma Blom
 (my father).








Links:

Vaasa (english/deutsch/svenska/suomi)
Äänekoski (my 'summer town')

Wikipedia about Äänekoski
Wikipedia about Äänekoski bus disaster 2004 (the worst road accident ever in Finland)
Wikipedia about Alybadix





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