Today we visited Espoo, one of the satellite cities of Helsinki, specifically, we visited the Laajalahti nature...

Today we visited Espoo, one of the satellite cities of Helsinki, specifically, we visited the Laajalahti nature reserve.

With a supporting centre at Villa Elfvik, this is one of the most important reserves in the area, with huge reed beds, and water meadows. We had lunch on top of mind of the bird watching towers, as Canada Geese preened and washed below is, and a raptor circled above. And on the way there we were alternately taunted and menaced (for admittedly small values of 'menace') by dark red dragonflies.

There is also an old boathouse and (now reed-bound) pier in the reserve - and one part of the Helsinki Solar System Model!

On our way out (and outside the reserve proper) we spotted some wild raspberries next to the path, and so we sampled a couple. Rather yummy, but very small, and we did not want to strip the bush.

Heading back, we decided to go via the Helsinki centre, and picked up some 48 hour travel cards to cover us for the last couple of days. And visited the good folks at Lautapelit.fi, who we chatted with for a while.








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  1. How did you do the round photo Rob Masters?

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  2. They are reprocessings of photo-spheres using either mirror-ball or tiny-planet projections. In my case, I'm using the Theta+ software to do it. The original photo-spheres (also shown) were shot with a tripod and a Ricoh Theta S.

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