Not all is what it seems…

Eagle eyed reader Sartenada has informed me that I was mistaken regarding the old church in Hyvinkää, which I mentioned in my previous blog entry. Apparently that church is really not that old. That honor seems to go to the Church of Vöyri (Vörå in Swedish). Here is the link for more information on Sartenada’s […]

A day in Hyvinkää

When I visit another country I always fervently hope that it has a railway museum. Often it is the national railway system in that particular country which runs such a museum. For example the German railway system operator Deutsche Bahn has such a museum next to the central train station in Nürnberg. It is well […]

An incredible language and our trip to Suomi.

Finnish that is. Anybody who thinks German is a difficult tongue to learn, ought to try their luck at Finnish. Finnish is reportedly quite a logical language, but the logic of 15 cases escapes me. I had a hard enough time in my youth dealing with only the four cases in my native German. I […]

A new automobile and a new adventure.

My friend Michael in London, he of “macfilos” fame, got himself another car. Again! Being the camera aficionado that he is, he also had acquired the new Sony RX 100 VI fairly recently. A bit of a surprise to me, because Michael is very partial to Leica cameras and publishes a blog (the aforementioned macfilos.com) […]

God’s Wonderful Railway has an Open House.

A few short weeks ago I was once again in London. As per usual I stayed with some friends in West London. Long before the trip, the UK rail news was full of excited chatter about an “Open Door” event put on by the Great Western Railway Company. Fortuitously this was going to be happening […]