Ordinary summer day in the Helsinki centre (video)

Ordinary summer day in the Helsinki centre (video)

For a short moment in the beginning of this week Helsinki was in the limelight of the world. Helsinki, the capital of the most happiest country in the world, Finland, like many studies have said.

Well, here’s a video I made about the ordinary summer day in the touristic areas in the centre of Helsinki, Finland.

Photos by Indivue.

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Helsinki centre, Esplanadi park and Kauppatori in summer 2018

Helsinki centre, Esplanadi park and Kauppatori in summer 2018

American president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin are coming to Helsinki, Finland, to have a meeting tomorrow Monday in the Finnish President’s Sauli Niinistö’s castle. The traffic in the famous tourist areas like Esplanadi park and Market square, Kauppatori, in the centre of Helsinki will be blocked, so I went already beforehand to check, what does the summer look like in Helsinki centre in mid July 2018.

Weather was sunny and warm, temperature near the heat limit 25C. See more in the photos attached –  Helsinki centre and Esplanadi Park, Market Square, Allas Sea Pool, President’s Castle and Pohjoisesplanadi street in summer 2018.

Read also Indivue’s travel tips for Helsinki: http://bit.ly/HelsinkiTrip

and see Indivues videos from Helsinki http://bit.ly/HelsinkiTeaser2

Find more articles about Helsinki in English from the link attached

and read this article about Helsinki centre in Finnish here.

Helsinkitweets on Twitter (video)

Helsinkitweets on Twitter (video)

Artist travelled in Helsinki, Finland, and this is what she tweeted –

Indivue’s chosen Helsinki related tweets now in just one minute!

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Read the original tweets and hashtags here: Twiittejä Helsingistä

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Trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower (video preview)

Trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower (video preview)

Today’s video comes from Paris and from the most famous sight in there – the Eiffel Tower. I shot this video to remember and to show what it’s like to travel up there to the top of the Eiffel Tower. And then again coming back down on the ground. You know the elevator inside the Eiffel Tower does not take you quite to the top. This means you have to walk the last stairs all by yourself.

But it’s really worth all the cost and the trouble going up to the Eiffel Tower. With the trouble I mean queueing during a hot day and travelling high up in a small elevator. Travelling together in a small place with all them unknown people whose language you don’t even know to speak. Watching the ground beneath you reciding knowing there is no turning back. But the view from there, from the top of the Eiffel Tower, is really something. Spectacular, unforgettable and worth all the cost and trouble, like I said. And then again, in the night time, when you are walking the Parisian streets in the centre, the view of the lights in the Eiffel Tower really bring about something indescribable for a tourist.

You might also be interested in the article I wrote in Finnish about the Best sights in Paris. It is telling about the best hotels, restaurants and Indian restaurants in Paris also, back in 2017. The interesting point to be made was that an Indian restaurant in Paris, for which Indivue would give five stars for the taste, was only at 12159th position in TripAdvisor. – Makes you wonder how good food there might be in the first 100 restaurants in Paris. Maybe this is the reason why they had to invent them Michelin stars. See also the video of the Best sights in Paris.

But back to this video – After watching it, this short video about the trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower and back on the ground, you will get to see more YouTube videos about the Eiffel Tower and things related. So enjoy your visual adventure and do subscribe Indivue’s YouTube -channel for more travel & art -videos to come!

 

Good Western movies which were shot in India

Good Western movies which were shot in India

Though I’m such a great fan of Hindi cinema, I need to tell you, that there are also some good movies made in West which were shot in India, totally or partially, and not all of them were made in Hollywood. Here’s a list of good western movies shot in India, with Indivue starreviews on many.

 

  • Slumdog Millionaire (2008), *****

One of the best movies is of course the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire (2008) directed by Danny Boyle and starring Dev Patel and Freida Pinto, with also Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan from Bollywood.

Now you can watch the movie and trailer in iTunes  Slumdog Millionaire – Danny Boyle and listen the beautiful soundtrack in the Apple Music -service.

  • The man who knew infinity (2015), ****1/2

Another beautiful masterpiece starring Dev Patel was the movie The man who knew infinity (2015) by Matthew Brown. The movie tells the story of the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramajunan from the state of Tamil Nadu in India.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: The Man Who Knew Infinity – Matt Brown

 

  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

Movie the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel directed by John Madden is also starring Dev Patel and some other fabulous British actors like Judi Dench.

You can listen the beautiful music in Apple Music -service and watch the movie and the trailer here:  The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – John Madden

 

  • The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

The sequel for the first Marigold Hotel -movie has the same director John Madden and actors like Dev Patel and Judi Dench.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – John Madden

 

  • Victoria & Abdul (2017), ****

Judi Dench was also recently starring the British movie Victoria & Abdul, which is said to be telling the real story about the real-life relationship between Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and her Indian Muslim servant Munshi. The film was visually attractive and got for stars out of five from Indivue.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: Watch the movie and the trailer here:Victoria & Abdul – Stephen Frears

And the whole movie soundtrack can be found from Apple Music -service:

 

  • Life of Pi (2012), *****

The American movie Life of Pi was a five star film telling the story of an Indian man Pi, who survives a huge storm in the sea but loses his family in that. Very touching five star drama directed by Ang Lee and with Bollywood stars like Tabu, Irrfan Khan and Adil Hussain in the main roles. This movie had many beautiful and visually impressive scenes from Puducherry, India.

You can find the movie and the trailer here: Life of Pi – Ang Lee

 

  • Lion (2016), ***½

Lion is an Australian movie, beautifully shot, starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman among brilliant child actors. The movie, based on a true story, is guaranteed to make you cry. Very much recommendable.

You can find the trailer from iTunes, and rent or buy the film: Lion – Garth Davis

Soundtrack can be found from Apple Music -service

 

  • Eat, Pray, Love (2010), ***

Eat, Pray, Love was a light American drama starring Julia Roberts, and part of the film was shot in India. Though it was not the best of Julia Roberts’ movies, Eat, Pray, Love was worth seeing at least in a movie theatre and got three stars out of five from Indivue.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: Eat Pray Love – Ryan Murphy

 

  • The Darjeeling Limited (2007), ***

The Darjeeling Limited -movie directed by Wes Anderson tells about three brothers travelling in India by train.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: The Darjeeling Limited – Wes Anderson

and listen the fine soundtrack in Apple Music -service:

 

  • Jobs (2013)

The American film about the life of Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, was directed by Joshua Michael Stern and this film, based on true events, takes its viewer also to Delhi, India, among others.

We are so happy to buy or rent this film and see the trailer now from nowhere else but the Apple Inc. iTunes itself: Jobs – Joshua Michael Stern

Listen the movie soundtrack in Apple Music -service here:

 

  • Partition (2007), ****

Partition is a beautiful yet dramatic and horrifying Canadian film directed by Vic Sarin, telling a dramatic love story from the time when British India was divided into two in 1947.

You can find this film at least from the Canadian iTunes Partition – Vic Sarin

and listen the original movie soundtrack in Apple Music -service

 

  • The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014), *** ½

The movie Hundred-Foot Journey, directed by Lasse Hallström, and starring Helen Mirren and Om Puri, among others, tells a visually nice story about an Indian cook starting a restaurant in Paris, and about the difficulties he will face.

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  The Hundred-Foot Journey – Lasse Hallström

 

  • The Namesake (2006) ****½

The movie The Namesake is a beautiful and stylish Indian-American movie directed by Mira Nair and based on the novel by Jhumpa Lahiri. Film is starring Irrfan Khan and Tabu, among others, well known from Bollywood films.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: The Namesake – Mira Nair

and the soundtrack in Apple Music

Mira Nair has made also several other good movies like Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1997) and Monsoon Wedding (2001), the movie of which can also be found from iTunes, at least in America: Monsoon Wedding – Mira Nair

 

  • Viceroy’s House (2017), ****

The movie called Viceroy’s House is a recent impressive historical drama about how British India was divided, back in 1947. The film is directed by Gurinder Chadha (Bride and Prejudice) and the music is by A.R.Rahman. Gillian Anderson (X-files) credibly portrays the Viceroy’s wife in this film.

You can see the trailer, rent or buy the film in iTunes: Viceroy’s House – Gurinda Chadha

Other movies with Western origin and scenes from India

  •  Basmati Blues (2018)

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  Basmati Blues – Danny Baron

 

  • Million Dollar Arm (2014)

Million Dollar Arm, starring Angelina Jolie.

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  Million Dollar Arm – Craig Gillespie

 

  • The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

The Bourne Supremacy, starring Matt Damon.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: The Bourne Supremacy – Paul Greengrass

 

  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, starring Tom Cruise.

Watch the movie and the trailer here: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – Brad Bird

 

  • Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  Zero Dark Thirty – Kathryn Bigelow

 

  • Octopussy (1983)

Octopussy, starring Roger Moore as James Bond.

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  Octopussy – John Glen

 

  • Outsourced (2006)

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  Outsourced – John Jeffcoat

 

  • The Rains Came (1939)

Watch the movie and the trailer here:  The Rains Came – Clarence Brown

 

Most of the movies mentioned in this article, together with their trailers, can be easily found from iTunes, at least in America, from the links provided by this article. (Apple, Apple Music and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.)

Read this article about Western movies shot in India in Finnish here!

 

By the channel in Copenhagen, Denmark (video preview)

By the channel in Copenhagen, Denmark (video preview)

This video, which is part of the Indivue Travel Opus to Europe will take you to a channel in Copenhagen. The channel is called Nyhavn and from there you can take channel cruises during daytime, for example to see the famous statue of Little Mermaid,  and in the evening you can enjoy a drink or dinner by the restaurant terrace infront of them many colourful buildings.

After watching this short video, you will get to see more videos from Copenhagen and things related, so just take the adventure!

And find more good travel tips to Copenhagen from here: http://bit.ly/TripToCopenhagen

 

 

Lue Kööpenhaminan turistinähtävyyksistä suomeksi tässä linkissä!

View over Rome from Castel Sant’Angelo (video)

View over Rome from Castel Sant’Angelo (video)

This video was shot from the top of Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome, Italy, during the massive heats of the month of July.

Castel Sant’Angelo gives you a splendid view over the city of Rome, and it is located by the river Tiber, next to the famous Roman bridges. It is also near the Vatican City.

Castel Sant’Angelo has a small entrance fee, and it works as a museum. I would recommend to visit there at least because of the views. See what else I would recommend from the article ”Art and Traveltips for Rome”!

After watching this short video from Rome, more related videos will follow, so enjoy your virtual adventure!

 

 

Oheinen Sant’Angelon linnasta käsin kuvattu video tarjoaa näkymän yli Rooman.

 

Walk on the sea (video)

Walk on the sea (video)

At the moment I’m enjoying biting freezing winter weathers in Finland. It’s freezing all the way from Lapland to Helsinki, which make it possible to walk on the waters. When the temperature is between -5 to -16 and the day is sunny, one can walk on the sea. Check it out:

 

Video Indivue: Walk on the sea

Find more Indivue videos from Helsinki here

 

 

One more go for Oslo (video collection)

One more go for Oslo    (video collection)

I visited Oslo in Norway quite a while ago. It was summertime and the weather was fine, though every now and then the sudden rain surprised me coming down from the sunny sky without any warning. It was almost like a summer in Helsinki.

In one of them beautiful sunny moments I managed to video shoot this scene by the sea, right in the centre of Oslo. In this video you can see people having lunch in a near-by restaurant ship and hear the radio shouting so loud that one was hardly able to hear the seagulls. The small ship you see in this video might be coming back from a sightseeing tour around the nearby islands or fjords. There were many such cruises happening in Oslo centre, but unfortunately I had no chance to experience that.

Still, after watching this short video of mine you will automatically get to see more Youtubevideos about Oslo and things related, so take a look and enjoy – maybe one can find the video of fjordcruises as well someday!

 

See also the earlier videos I made, related to Oslo. They are from the same trip, including Flight from Helsinki to Oslo:

 

 

Video of Beautiful Oslo sights in summertime:

 

 

and the Return flight from Oslo to Helsinki:

 

 

All the images by INDIVUE.

You might also like to read my previous article about this same city, called Art and traveltips for Oslowhere you will see a digital painting inspired by my visit in the capital of Norway. In case you want to have the painting, read the instructions here!

On the road in Amsterdam (video previews)

On the road in Amsterdam (video previews)

Are you planning to travel to Amsterdam in Netherlands?

Then you should definitely read my previous post about Amsterdam called Art and traveltips to Amsterdam.

This video here was shot in the streets of Amsterdam, and what a coincidence – Lata Mangehskar happened to be singing on the radio. She is one of the most well-known singers in Bollywood films, and it has been this way for decades.

After this short video of mine you will get to see some more YouTubevideos about Amsterdam and things related, so take a nice posture and enjoy your armchairtrip!

 

 

Back in 2014 there  was also one good Bollywood movie shot partially in Amsterdam. The movie was called Queen, and it was starring Kangana Ranaut (She has had the main role also in other nice Bollywood films like Fashion, Woh Lamhe and Tanu weds Manu). Queen was almost a four star movie according to Indivue, but the problem with that movie, like with many other Bollywood movies which have been shot in the West, like Shah Rukh Khan’s latest film Jab Harry met Sejal, was that it was giving a very one-sided view of an European lifestyle – I mean, if I was an Indian watching Bollywood-movies, I might even start to think that all that Westerners do is party, celebrate and seduce each other, one after the other. Of course that is not the case. But, coincidentally, it might even look like that in the real life in Goa and some other touristic places in India. YouTubers really need to see an effort and make more videos to show what the real life in Europe is like, isn’t it?

Anyways, this other video from Amsterdam tells you about the great painter Vincent Van Gogh. A few months back, in 2017, an animation movie about Van Gogh was released. That movie was called Loving Vincent, and the scenes were totally painted with oilcolours. One has to raise one’s hat for the huge amount of work and effort they had put for that movie. Still, I definitely do recommend you to read the great book about Vincent Van Gogh, written by Irving Stone, to get the whole picture of that artist’s life. And to remember to support the living artists as well.

 

Oheiset videot on kuvattu Amsterdamista, niin tien päältä kuin Van Goghin museolta. Löydät lisää Amsterdamiin liittyviä artikkeleita suomeksi täältä!