Helsinki Book Fair 2018

Helsinki Book Fair 2018

In the Helsinki Book Fair stages like Waltari and Eino Leino, which were named according to the famous Finnish authors are now a thing of the past, since this year 2018 the Book Fair introduced us various stages for authors and other performers named by the actual neighborhoods of Helsinki.

Here below you can see the participating neighborhoods from the Helsinki Book Fair. The Book Fair will still be happening today Sunday 28.10.2018 in the Helsinki Fair Centre in Pasila, and the theme country of this year is the United States of America, with authors like Jennifer Clement, Patricia Lockwood and Cecilia Samartin visiting the Book Fair.

After the Book Fair, the life of the participating stages continues in Twitter – open the attached tweets to read more about them:

Check also other stories about Helsinki

and find this article about Helsinki Book Fair in Finnish here.

Helsinki Book Fair 2018
Helsinki Book Fair 2018
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Best of Oslo sights -video

Best of Oslo sights -video

Talking about the Travel Opus to Europe, Oslo in Norway is one of them very essential places to visit in Europe. Although it is in many ways very similar to the neighbouring capitals Stockholm and Copenhagen, it still has its own, kind of royal feel to it. The small size of Oslo is also charming.

The good thing is that, although Norway does not belong to EU, it was still very smooth and uncomplicated to travel between Helsinki and Oslo by air.

Here are the 10 must see sights of Oslo in a short video. Images by Indivue.

 

After watching this short video about summertime Oslo, take a look at the Indivue Travel & Art -video collection from Europe and subscribe Indivue for more travel and art to come!

Best of Parisian sights -video

Best of Parisian sights -video

After updating the computer to a better one I’m able to update certain Indivue videos and vlogging from the past as well.

So, today’s videoupdate is the Best sights of Paris, about which I wrote some 2 years back.

 

 

After watching this short video about the ten best sights of Paris you will get a chance to see other creative videos about Europe as well: Travel & Art Europe is a growing playlist of Indivue videos in YouTube and you can see all the videos made so far by pressing the button which appears at the end of this short video about Paris.

You might also be interested in what it’s like to travel to the top of the Eiffel Tower. And in that case choose the preceding link.

 

This video about the best sights in Paris is part of Indivue’s Travel opus to Europe, which you can read in Finnish as well.

Take your time.

 

Digital art inspired by Barcelona

Digital art inspired by Barcelona
Travelling broadens your mind and helps you see things differently.
Here’s digital art, inspired by Barcelona and other cities, exhibiting now in Instagram –
You can follow the Finnish artist here:
Check also the artist’s home page

Check also what else Indivue has blogged about Barcelona!

Find this article in Fin here.

Digital graphics inspired by Helsinki exhibiting now

Digital graphics inspired by Helsinki exhibiting now
New digital graphics, inspired by Helsinki and other cities, exhibiting now in Instagram -You can follow it up here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Indian restaurants in Stockholm, so far

Best Indian restaurants in Stockholm, so far

I’ve visited Stockholm almost more often than India, since it is so near-by – just behind one sea. And when in Stockholm, I often wish to eat in an Indian restaurant. But good Indian restaurants are hard to find and access outside India. Still, years of hard work and searching have paid their prize and I’m finally able to tell, not only one, but two good Indian restaurants from Stockholm.

First comes a restaurant named East India, almost in the center of Stockholm –

Restaurant EAST INDIA, Stockholm

 

East India restaurant had a nice terrace by the street of Kommendörsgatan in Stockholm
The restaurant had a nice terrace by the street of Kommendörsgatan.

 

Inside decoration reminds one of the sixties
Inside decoration reminds one of the sixties

 

Overall atmosphere is that of a fine dining restaurant.
Overall atmosphere is that of a fine dining restaurant.
Nearly five star Palak Paneer
Nearly five star Palak Paneer

 

All their dishes were served beautifully decorated, which of course shows in the prize list as well, but after tasting their Palak Paneer and Naan bread, one didn’t mind paying, since the experience was almost a five star taste wise.

Bhindi Masala and Shahi Paneer were also looking nice, tasting average well.

 

Bhindi Masala and Naan bread
Bhindi Masala and Naan bread

 

Shahi Paneer in restaurant East India, Stockholm
Shahi Paneer in restaurant East India, Stockholm

 

 

 

Would I go to Stockholm and restaurant East India again? Yes, and preferably to the terrace on a warm and sunny day.

 

 

Another good Indian restaurant in Stockholm is Holy Cow. It was number one in Tripadvisor’s Indian restaurants in Stockholm last year, so I thought, lets give it a try. By now, autumn 2018, it has dropped till 4th best Indian restaurant in Stockholm, according to Tripadvisor.

 

Restaurant HOLY COW SÖDER, Stockholm

 

Holy Cow Söder was difficult to reach, since it was located in Ringvaegen, which was not in the centre of Stockholm, but required a long walk from the centre instead.

Tourist, of course, does not mind, since one gets to see the city.

Restaurant Holy Cow Söder under the orange shelter
Restaurant Holy Cow Söder under the orange shelter

 

Windows open to the terrace
The open windows eased the heat during summer, but unfortunately let the disturbing tobacco smoke come in from the terrace.

 

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Vegetarian food was tasting average well. The orange shade in the image comes from the restaurant’s orange sun shelter.

 

Toothpicks are uncommon luxury in many restaurants. Holy Cow Söder had them many.
Toothpicks are uncommon luxury in many restaurants. Holy Cow Söder had them many.

 

 

Terrace of restaurant Holy Cow Söder in Stockholm
The above mentioned orange sun shelter of the restaurant Holy Cow Söder in Stockholm

 

The interior of restaurant Holy Cow Söder was modest but clean. Summer heat was beaten by open windows to the terrace, which also allowed the cigarette smoke come inside the restaurant from the terrace. Vegetarian lunch in the restaurant was tasting average well.

Would I go to Stockholm and restaurant Holy Cow Söder again? Yes, for a lunch, but only if I’m nearby.

 

Check also other restaurant reviews in Eng

and an article about restaurant East India in Fin

 

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Helsinki centre on Design Week 2018

Helsinki centre on Design Week 2018

 

Helsinki Design Week 2018 in Keskuskatu
Helsinki Design Week 2018 in Keskuskatu

Helsinki center has cheered up and become more lively after the recent opening of Amos Rex Art Museum there. This inspired me to take a walk in the Helsinki center, especially since the weather was warm and sunny and Helsinki Design Week 2018 had started.

 

Keskuskatu, Helsinki, streetview
Keskuskatu, Helsinki, streetview

Keskuskatu, one of the streets in the very center of Helsinki has become a pleasant and stylish pedestrian street over the years. For the time being it also features a Helsinki Design Week 2018 -booth, from which event information is shared both to tourists and local passers-by.

A short walk in the center of Helsinki also stimulated the need for traveling abroad:

Keskuskatu with its tourists reminded me of any European metropolis, and even the helmet wearing passengers with the scooter stopped in the traffic lights resembled the streets of Rome.

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But when I went for the first time to Baana, the pedestrian/cycling street in the Helsinki center, I was truly fascinated after seeing them benches for one person only.

I had admired that kind of benches earlier in Stockholm and wondered why we don’t have them in Helsinki – and all this time they might have existed by this pedestrian street, which has been easing the life of the cyclists as well in the Helsinki center since 2012.

 

Benches for one person by the Baana
Benches for one person by the Baana

 

Yes, I really walked through the promenade for the first time in 2018. And I must admit – it was a refreshing experience – I liked it even more than the lovely bike / pedestrian streets in Copenhagen, as “hygge” as they might be, since in Helsinki the road was much more spacious and safer for its passengers.

Afternoon car jams were only humming somewhere far off in the upper air when I walked from Kamppi to Kiasma, the museum of contemporary art, and towards Oodi, a new and magnificent library being built in Helsinki.

 

Baana in Helsinki centre
Baana, the road for bicycles and pedestrians in Helsinki centre

The capital of Finland is really changing for the better. It’s really worth for tourists to come and bloggers to blog.

Helsinki Design Week is a 13 year old annual event presenting Finnish design in Helsinki, and this year’s novelty is the Children’s Design Week. You can find the entire Helsinki Design Week 2018 -program at https://www.helsinkidesignweek.com.

 

 

Kiasma, museum of contemporary art, in Helsinki, Finland
Kiasma, museum of contemporary art, in Helsinki, Finland

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and check also Helsinki in Finnish here!

Amos Rex art museum opened in Helsinki

Amos Rex art museum opened in Helsinki

New art museum, Amos Rex, opened in Helsinki this week, on 30.8.2018. The museum is located under ground in and in the inner yard of Lasipalatsi-building right in the centre of Helsinki.

Amos Rex art museum on the opening day 30.8.2018
Amos Rex art museum on the opening day 30.8.2018

 

Inside the museum the architecture combines 60’s design with futuristic vibes nicely, and allthough it is an underground museum, the museum windows come on the ground in the inner yard of Lasipalatsi.

 

Design inside Amos Rex Art Museum
Design inside Amos Rex Art Museum

 

The first exhibition in Amos Rex is called Massless by teamLab, and it is really a good example of where the digital art has reached today. Definitely worth seeing.

 

 

Check the INDIVUE video from the opening day 30.8.2018 and see more pics about the Amos Rex -museum together with the teamLab’s art exhibition.

 

Public media together with the social media in the Amos Rex art museum opening day
Public media together with the social media in the Amos Rex art museum opening day

 

Nowadays the inner yard of Lasipalatsi makes a very nice background for the photos of tourists visiting Helsinki.

See more underground art and travel tips for Helsinki here!

 

 

And did you know that the first ever picture Indivue tweeted in Twitter was actually from Helsinki and from the Lasipalatsi inner yard in May 2013 – and 5 years later (and 800 INDIVUE tweeted images later) they had built this massive Amos Rex art museum over there. See the tweet below and follow Indivue for more travel and art to come!

175 years old Tivoli in Copenhagen

175 years old Tivoli in Copenhagen

The colourful Tivoli funpark is one of the most impressive sights in Copenhagen, Denmark.

During winter time it is closed, except during some festivals, but in the summertime it blossoms everyday attracting visitors young and old.

This year Tivoli Fun Park became 175 years old. See the Anniversary Parade from the Copenhagen Tivoli in the video attached!

 

 

 

Tivoli in Copenhagen

 

Tivoli in Copenhagen

 

Himmelskibet in Copenhagen Tivoli
Himmelskibet, the most vaulting experience in Tivoli

 

Flowers in Copenhagen Tivoli

 

Flowers blossoming in Copenhagen Tivoli

 

Flowers blossoming in Copenhagen Tivoli
Flowers blossoming in Copenhagen Tivoli

 

Vegetarian meal in the Copenhagen Tivoli Food Garden
Vegetarian meal in the Copenhagen Tivoli Food Garden. You can eat in their restaurants without entering Tivoli and buying the ticket.

 

Copenhagen Tivoli

 

Entrance to Copenhagen Tivoli
Entrance to Copenhagen Tivoli

This article is part of Indivues Travel Opus to Europe – Check it out!

Read also Kööpenhaminan Tivoli in Finnish!

Bird photography in Seurasaari island, Helsinki, Finland

Bird photography in Seurasaari island, Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki is well-known as a clean uncrowded city with a close distance to sea and nature.

Seurasaari is one of its islands offering lots of natural beauty especially during summertime. For a birdwatcher and a naturelover it is a pearl, within a short bus trip from the Helsinki centre. Seurasaari is a free experience except during Midsummer festivals in June.

Birds in Seurasaari, Helsinki, Finland
Birds in Seurasaari, Helsinki, Finland

Here’s an Indivue video of the birds in Seurasaari – enjoy the video attached.

 

This video from Seurasaari is part of Indivue’s Travel Opus to Europe. Read more about Helsinki here.

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Find this articles about Helsinki birds in Finnish here!

 

Seagull in Seurasaari, Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki seagull

 

Hail in Seurasaari, Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki hail