Monday, 17 September 2012

For Inspiration - Suomi Finland

In 25 days I'll be on my way to Finland and I still can't quite believe it! It's been a dream for me for so many years and I still get a bit teary when I think a lot about it. Although it is a such a short trip possibly the main reason I'm going is personal and design research. I'm going to try and see as much as possible and photograph, draw everything I can. I've been rooting some advice as of what to do from native Finns too, so if you have any suggestions on what I must see or if you're in Turku/surrounding areas or Tampere get in contact with me! So far I've planned to see Kurjenrahka national park, Turku archipelago (did you know there is over 20,000 islands!) and in Tampere I want to spend a great amount of time in the cathedral (because of Hugo Simberg) and visit Amuri (for my studies) and the Moomin museum (for the child in me) as well as Näsinneula if it's a clear day.



So it is a while before I go and doubtless as the days go by I'm annoying more and more people by doing nothing but talking about it (especially on Twitter!) but I hope you enjoy the wonderful images, they're keeping my inspiration sky high. 

(Image sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

6 comments:

  1. I'm so excited for you! This trip is going to be amazing!

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  2. Stunning pictures as always. Super jealous of the Moomin museum lots of pictures please if they are allowed! :)

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    1. Thanks so much darlin', of course I'll try my best!

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  3. You will love the Amuri museum and the Moomin museum. In the Moomin museum there are all these amazing dolls houses and miniature vignettes that Tove Jansson and her friends and family created together- I had a wonderful time looking at them. I´m going to Finland too, to Helsinki, in November to visit a friend. If you go to helsinki you must go to the Fazer Cafe, it´s a favourite place of mine. Love Sara

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    1. Dear Sara, unfortunately I'm not going to have time to get to Helsinki, but I have had many people tell me about the Fazer cafe! Thanks for the suggestion about the Amuri, I think it will be really relevant to my studies from what I've heard about it! I hope you enjoy your time in London and of course your visit to Finland :-)

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