Thursday 9 October 2014

Helsinki, Finland. [Part One]

Hosting Zadie in Helsinki has been lovely; she has been a bright and light companion and I have become very fond of her!

Zadie and I have been to some of my favourite places around town; on a beautiful sunny afternoon we strolled around the Winter Garden (Talvipuutarha) and by the Töölö bay (Töölönlahti), on a Saturday morning we visited the Market Square (Kauppatori) and the Market Hall (Kauppahalli) then walked around the wonderful neighborhood of Kruununhaka. Just like every tourist, Zadie has posed in front of the Helsinki Cathedral (Tuomiokirkko), where she has met a lovely girl who agreed to be photographed with her. Whenever we went, Zadie got a lot of attention; an old Finnish man sitting alone by the sea asked me, in English, "What's the name of the yellow guy?" and I told him her name and her story. Zadie and I have also been to the forest, because Finnish forests are beautiful.

With Zadie I have learnt to focus on details and look at things from a different perspective, also "photographically speaking". Together we have taken two rolls of film and here you can see a selection of my favourite shots.

Thank you for your company, dear Zadie! I hope you have enjoyed Helsinki and that you will be back here someday - perhaps during the summer?


Analogue photography by Polly.
Full set here.