My conference starts late this afternoon with a reception. I suppose I should have come in today instead of yesterday. But I always get concerned at such things and appreciate not having to worry about being late, lost or otherwise confused. This post is picture heavy; you have been warned.
Instead, I took the sponge monkeys
with me out and about for the early part of the day.
When you don’t make them do anything, it is amazing. They are willing to see a few things at the City Museum about the history of Helsinki
what the city was
and what it has survived
We were reminded of the 700 years of Swedish “involvement”
the shipping industry which moved from here toward Germany
there were also the Russians. Last Century, and during WWII. This sweater dates from the 1940s
Over the course of the day, Noah and I managed to capture ducks, geese and gulls.
We found the early bird was out late as well
while looking at buildings, islands, and the harbor
I can’t imagine taking this route across Russian and the northern waters, but it was done
and we got some sunshine, even if it never really got all that warm.