Saturday, June 25, 2016

Midsummer in Finland

Photo by Patrick Jones. Helsinki Cathedral, 24 Jun 2016
I am in Helsinki, Finland for a week of meetings. Today is Midsummer, also called Juhannus, a national holiday in Finland. Yesterday's grey skies have been replaced with bright blue and lots of sun. I am enjoying a bit of sun and walking around the city today before diving into meetings and conference rooms for the week.

Last night I completed my longest distance run to date, doing 17 miles through Helsinki. Next Friday or Saturday I'll step up to 18 miles when I run part of the marathon course in Reykjavik, Iceland. This will be good preparation for the marathon in August.

Photo by Patrick Jones. Suvilahti Graffiti Wall, Helsinki.
Earlier today I took a walk to the Suvilahti Graffiti Wall in the Kalasatama area of Helsinki. The photo above and several photos below are from this area. The former industrial area is becoming a creative space, used by artists, media companies, studios and a brewery. The area hosts rock concerts and other activities.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Suvilahti, Helsinki.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Suvilahti, 25 Jun 2016.

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