Sneak a peek

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One thing I love about winter is how cosy the homes of the people tend to look. There are a lot of old, wooden houses in our street in Finland (sadly we live in one of the only modern blocks) and every time when I walk down the street after darkness, those wooden houses look incredibly homey, with Christmas stars in the windows and lanterns on the front porch. Every now and then you can sneak a peek how people furnish and decorate their rooms – here in this street mostly with bookshelves and paintings, and the decoration tends to be very colorful with big patterns (one of the most well-known Finnish designs is Marimekko: https://www.marimekko.com/#INTL) . This evening, when I went for a short walk to get some fresh air, I even heard two guys playing the piano and singing – it’s so nice to stop for a minute, listen to the music, look around the cobbled street and calm down.

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About erdhummel

Familial entropy - that's an insight into our current life which has been fundamentally changed last summer when our daughter was born. Having studied in Cottbus, Germany, and worked/studied in Edinburgh, Scotland, we momentarily live in a small town in Switzerland where Karsten is trying to save the environment and Freddie is trying to save our sanity. Since there is not much time for elaborate, long emails while doing that, we thought a blog might be a good option to smuggle ourselves into the lifes of our friends.
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2 Responses to Sneak a peek

  1. Sartenada says:

    Beautiful photos. In Finland there are many small towns where are old wooden houses. Mainly they are situated on our coastal towns. Also in Mikkeli where I love I have found huge amount of them.

    Happy blogging!

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