Helsinki, I missed Harri!

Late last night Harri, a Finn and the owner of the SOTW, pinged me on Facebook to see if we could have a breakfast or drinks tomorrow morning when we arrive in Helsinki. I let him know we might be able to make that happen, but didn’t hear back. In the morning, for the first time since we started the cruise, all three of us overslept waking up after 10 AM!

So I quickly tried to get online to see what arrangements had been made, but the Internet connection was tenuous at best. An hour and twenty minutes later I found out Harri had been at a restaurant that was not to be at. Sigh, oh well we tried.

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The first part of our tour was a visit to the great architect Saarinen (father of the famous American architect) country villa and study. Such an interesting space with so many architectural delights some of which I captured. Even if it is just doors, they are so nicely done.

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And his art, drawings, and use of color was of interest.

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Then we toured the city and headed back to the ship.

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About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra, and enjoy time with family and friends.
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3 Responses to Helsinki, I missed Harri!

  1. Bertie says:

    Nice. Thanks.

  2. Harri says:

    Jim,I hope you enjoyed the Greater Helsinki tour anyway. The sun was shining but the temperature was unseasonably low.Too bad we did not get together. I understand that the schedule is tight on those tours. (I have been told that some American tourists do not bother the leave the cruise ship at all :-)Are you heading to St. Petersburg?Bon Voyage,-Harri

  3. Deb's says:

    excellent pics… just been catching up on your blogs, enjoying the tours along with you, loving the doors too, more so the staircase and the colour scheme form the architects villa.thanks for taking us all with you… and sharing the journey with uslove n hugsdebsxXx

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