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Doggie Dialogue

This summer I visited Paris. Again. One day I was on a walk with my friend and we walked past a florist shop in a fancy ass neighbourhood. At first I thought nothing of it but then I saw these two little cuties:

Two doggies in Paris

I called them in Finnish and they seemed to understand. The owner, however didn’t appreciate it and called them back inside. Our dialogue was cut short but at least I got this cute photo. This is my entry for this week’s photo challenge ‘Dialogue‘. If you are interested, the other interpretations can be found HERE. All my entries, past and present, for the WordPress Photo Challenge are HERE.

-Thrifty Finn-

What’s Your Name Again?

visit, finland, name generator

The Official Travel Site of Finland- VisitFinland.com has created a name generator for you finnophiles out there. Just type in your name and you can get your very own Finnish name! Oddly, a lot of Finns have found this very entertaining as per witnessed by my Twitter-feed and being easily influenced, I played with it too. First I tried it with my name and got:

finnish, name generator, visit finland, travel

Marja Sammalkorpi. Berry Mossy Wilderness. The English version would be fantastic post-apocalyptic world name. With a name like that I’d be a specialist of berries and forest survival! Over-active imagination much?

Then I started wondering what would the generator offer with an English name? I tried with the only name I could remember at the spot; Margaret Thatcher. Don’t laugh.

name generator, visit finland, fun, twitter

I can see the resemblance. Go and have fun yourself and let me know what your Finnish name is. The generator can be found HERE.

-Thrifty Finn-

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

You know how I can find any excuse to post pictures from Paris and France? Well, this week’s photo challenge is no exception:

petit palais, paris, museum

Inside Petit Palais…

notre dame, paris,

Inside Notre Dame…

chateau fontainebleau, france

Inside Chateau Fontainebleau (superior to Versailles in my opinion). And last but not least…

Beaugrenelle, mall, Paris, shopping centre

Beaugrenelle Shopping Centre- A modern palace of materialistic worship. It opened just last October when I was in Paris. It was so shiny and new which at first was very seducing but when we entered the Zara Home, and could smell the chemicals that are used to prevent molding during shipping, I realized this shininess has a price. Oh well, that kind of pondering is for another post.

If you are interested, the rest of the interpretations of this week’s theme Inside are HERE.

-Thrifty Finn-



Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

definition of word object, dictionary

Acceptable female objects or are statues the only acceptable form of females? Silent and never changing? Thoughts?

Hôtel de Ville de Paris, statue, female, silhouette

Statue in front of Hôtel de Ville de Paris.

Statue in Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris, female, silhouette

Statue in Jardin du Luxembourg

Petit Palais, statue, female, silhouette

Statue in the facade of Petit Palais.

If you are interested in rest of the interpretations of this week’s theme Object, you can find them HERE.

-Thrifty Finn-



Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

When I read (like 30 minutes ago) that this week’s theme is ‘Grand’, I got super-excited. Why, you may ask. Weeelllll, I recently visited Paris and I’m more than keen to share some of the images from there.

I started to ponder about the angle I was going to use. Art, buildings, general feeling…Then it hit me. I’d go the literal route. So here it is…

A grand staircase at the Petit Palais:

Beautiful, isn’t it?  If you are interested in the other interpretations, click HERE.

Thrifty Finn- Ooh la laa