4 times a year Pop-up restaurants appear all over Helsinki. The residents of the city get together and have fun with food.
Anyone can participate, and hundreds of little places to eat appear everywhere.
Here are some photos taken by Jodie and Alan at the latest one which took place on 16th August.
Be prepared for the next Restaurant Day on 21st November. There may not be as much sun around on that day, but I’m sure it will be fun.
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Helsinki shines in the summer sun.
Beautiful Helsinki. Summer is almost over, but autumn is beautiful too.
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In summer it has been a tradition to brings rugs down to the sea to clean them. There are platforms, (mattolaituri) mangles to squeeze the water out and drying frames near the water for this purpose.
We saw no rugs being cleaned, but we did see a few people basking in the afternoon sun.
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What could be better than a trip into the Finnish countryside and a Kesamokki…summer cottage.
Jodie and Allan enjoyed some walks in the forest collecting berries…blueberries, bilberries, lingonberries, red currants, white currants and wild strawberries.
…and the results of all this work.
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Rally Finland happens in the very pretty town Jyvaskyla. It is the most iconic rally in the world rally circuit. My friends Jodie and Allan are rally fans and were there for the event.
Finland has produced some of the world’s best rally drivers, Marcus Gronholm, Juha Kankkunen, Tommi Makinen, Hannu Mikkola, Timo Salonen, Ari Vatanen and Simo Lampinen.
Here is Jodie with Finnish rally legend Simo Lampinen.
…and Marcus Gronholm.
The rally is run in the forest just outside Jyvaskyla.
There is lots of behind the scenes work done.
There is an Australian connection with Scott Pedder. Jodie and Alan were thrilled to meet him.
Jari-Matti Latvala won his third Rally Finland Championship this year.
The Australian round of the World Rally Championship will be run at Coffs Harbour from 10 – 13 September. I’m sure Jodie and Alan will be there.
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Dinner under the Helsinki Sky happened for the second time this year. Long tables covered with white tablecloths are lined up along Pohjoisesplanadi.
1,000 people come with their dinner, forks, knives, drinks, set a place at the table and enjoy the company of others under the beautiful Helsinki sky.
Isn’t this a great idea? Get your picnic basket ready for next year.
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Taste of Helsinki is a culinary festival, which takes you on a journey through the gourmet flavours of the city. Finland has some amazing food and this was a chance to try some delicious food by Helsinki’s best chefs…and have some fun along the way.
Perhaps we should all be making plans to be in Helsinki for the feast next year.
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