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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 April 2021 at 18:26
Originally posted by Hezu Hezu wrote:

There has been a king eider around Hevossalmi strait that seperates Santahamina island and Jollas, so I have couple times headed to Jollas to see if I can spot this bird, but so far I have had no luck in finding that particular bird, but I can share few pictures of the environment...


I can report that today's trip to Jollas was finally successfully! I did see the bird I wanted to see (the king eider is the sixth one from the left):



But as you see from that lousy picture, it was bit too far on the Santahamina side of the strait for a good picture.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 April 2021 at 18:58
And now something completely different: I did earlier show one picture of the fortifications quite near my home, here is now more extensive photo set of the area:

1. Information board (sorry, texts only in Finnish and Swedish, the smaller map shows the chain of fortifications around Helsinki and the larger shows the design of this particular artillery battery)


2. Concrete wall


3. One of the former gun positions


4. Another wall


5. A recently built residential area is just a stone throw away from this fortress


6. Don't know what was the function of those pillars on the top of this hill


7. The nature has partially taken over the fortifications


8. More walls


9. I think the ditch is origanally built to function as a trench - the bridges and railings are of course built later than these WW I era fortifications


10. The trench to the other direction


11. A view atop the hill that forms part of the walls
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 April 2021 at 20:11
Last winter's snow


Yes, the snow is on those piles, although it is mostly covered by gravel that has been used on the streets to provide traction in slippery winter conditions. And interestingly, the sign on the right side prohibits bringing snow that contains rubbish, construction waste, chemicals or solid matter or you can loose your authorization to bring snow to this snow dump. However, you can fairly easily spot that there is still some trash on these piles. Of course, when you remove snow from the streets, it can be quite hard to see stuff hidden under the snow...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 April 2021 at 21:15
I was looking at these and went to Dpreview and saw that the city of Helsinki put a lot of historical pictures online.
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City Hall


Ps. It's a pity that Aavo's pictures on the opening page of this thread have disappeared...
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