After my agonizing wait in Helsinki, I finally found my way to the CORRECT bus stop and my journey could begin. I was tired, sweaty and my feet were swollen to twice their size but the air-conditioning in the bus did offer some relief. Luckily we Finns are very keen on personal space so no one came to sit next to me, I don’t think I could have handle that after the day I had. Nevertheless, the journey from Helsinki to Tampere went great. The service was good and I especially appreciated how the driver gave instructions and hints were to get off and which buses to take to get to Tampere city centre.
That’s my cousin on the left, trying to escape from my camera view. She came to meet me at the bus as I didn’t yet know where she lives. The walk to her space wasn’t that long but my feet were already beginning tobeg for mercy, too much walking on one day!!! My totally inappropriate footwear didn’t help either.
Keskustori, central market square. The bus stop is right behind my back. The street in front of me is Hämeentie and actually all the busses within Tampere city limits drive through here.
Tampere is an old industrial town. There is still a functioning paper factory right in the city centre. With the industrial roots come fantastic architecture.
Our little walk took twice as long as it should have. I had nothing to do with it. I did NOT stop every few minutes to pull out my camera and pretend that I know something of photography.
This is part of some kind of art project “Art on Electric Something Something”. The word something added by me because I cannot remember the correct one.
I love these little steps and plants and the air of romantic decay. I could say shabby chic but I’d have to punch myself for using such stupid words to describe this. I’m also slightly jealous of this person’s gardening skills but then again it doesn’t take much to beat me in this department. Buy a plant, keep it alive for more than a month and hey presto, you are better gardener than I am.
Over and out. Tomorrow: Thrifting in Tampere!