All posts tagged: travelhouseporvoo

Katarinas nyårskarameller- september till december

The last post in this years nyårskarameller- check last years out here. September kom med fart och fläkt och jag åkte till Stockholm för att hänga med en annan bloggare som heter Antonia. Hon och jag gick på en lång fotopromenad och jag fick fota gröna lund för första gången. September arrived and along come speed and excitement and I went to Stockholm to meet up with another blogger named Antonia. She and I went on a long photowalk and I had shoot Gröna Lund for the first time. Samma helg var jag och min kompis Carro på modeuställning på Sven Harrys museum i Vasastan om svenska modedesigners och såg deras kreationer. The same weekend, me and my buddy Carro went on a fashion exhibition at Sven Harrys museum in Vasastan with Swedish fashion designers and saw their creations. Jag var på debutantcoctail i Grythyttan på Måltidens hus. I attended a debutant coctail party in Grythyttan. Jag började studera fotografering där jag skulle göra ett fotoprojekt. Åkte till Lesjöfors för att fota de första bilderna till projektet. I started …

The archipelago of Finland – a Scandinavian exotic paradise

Who need to go to South Africa when you have the archipelago of Porvoo/Borgå in Finland? So close to Christmas it is necessary with dreams of warmer places or times, I think. It seem to be more and more common that people flee the country and run to Asia or the Carribean during Christmas. I have no traveling plans at the moment so well, I dwell among travelphotos on Pinterest. Unhealthy you may think but I like to believe that the mind needs some rest at moments, that it needs to dream of long summer days and not so dark summer nights. This post will be just about that, the summer light and the exotic view from a Scandinavian country in the form of a travel destination you ought to go to during next summer. Before traveling to Finland I was unaware of the archipelagos of the Scandinavian countries and what treasures they hold. Of my time in Porvoo, the archipelago was the best experience and therefore so close to Christmas I travel back with this post. …

Meeting another blogger- at lillatildeshem

When in Borgå/Porvoo, one of the evenings where spend, for me and a little group, at a local bloggers house where she prepared dinner for us. She had such an amazing house that I could probably have spend hours and hours photographing it but here are at least some pics. The Menu as follows on the first photo: Starters, Fish from Pellinge; cold smoked salmon, raw spiced fish and smoked trout with caviar. Main course; Fishburgers Dessert: Blueberry pie with ice cream. The food was served on fantastic Arabia china, probably my favorite detail from the entire dinner. Love my Arabia. In the blogpost ”Middag” on the blog lillatildelshem.blogspot.se you can find the fantastic recipes from the dinner. Maybe Sofia (the blogger) should have a regular ”hemma hos” or ”dine with” event for travelers interested in the local cuisine. Who wouldn´t choose that over a local restaurant?! 😉 Katarina  

It started in Grythyttan, took me to Porvoo from Peru- my first year as a blogger

This week I passed the line of one year as a blogger! Lets celebrate! Put together a bunch of photos from my first year. How much I have been doing, I kind of got surprised myself. Read or just look at the photos, it is your choice. My first post was written about Grythyttans Gästgiveri, and well, it only contained photos. My aim, was of course from the beginning that I should only develop my skills of journalism and I started with photos. September 2013   Over time I got better at photography, even though I still found it a bit tricky after a couple of months. This photo was taken at Björkskogsnäs naturreservat in november last year, and well, was probably a lucky shot. October- November 2013   In november I also did a interview with the fashion blogger Modemanifestet.  Still remember that with a happy face. I got some very inspiring ideas for my future studies and also my blog. Heidi is a girl with a hands-on grip on environment and actually bought …

Borgå- Porvoo – with the bloggers in the Archipelago- a presentation.

As you well know by now is that I traveled to the city of Borgå/Porvoo in Finland with a bunch of other bloggers. I thought that I would do a fair presentation of them (hopefully they think so to). Check out their blogs and the hashtag #travelhouseporvoo if you haven´t already to get an idea of the wonderful gang I just spend almost a full week in Borgå with. The photos are edited in lightroom and photoshop. Kpunkka. instagrammer This is Konsta, a instagrammer that among the bloggers participating in the trip probably are the one with the most followers. How about 110 K on insta? Well, if you have to have a letter on the number of followers, you know that you are important.  The above photo was taken at the flee market in the morning Saturday Sept. 13th (yesterday), before heading for the archipelago. After the quick stop at the fleemarket in the morning where I also bought a rug, we headed for the archipelago. Before going on the boat, Konsta took this photo …

Borgå- Porvoo- Turn foto into art.

Today we went to the Artfactory in Borgå. Before we where suppose to send a photo that we wanted to turn into art. This is the photo I sended. The processes where fairly easy. We basically painted acrylic paint on a woodenboard and then a photo printed on normal a4 paper. Then you let it dry and just rub it of. Volia, you have a painting that is very cool. Mine is packed down now but will post it in another post. the artist that helped us and showed how to do it, was named Antti H. Raatikainen and is among the pictures wearing orange (last picture). You find the his page on www.anttiraatikainen.com Just got back from trying to do some northern light night shooting, didn´t go very well. Katarina Canon 5D Mark iii, 24-105 mm Canon lens, editing in lightroom.

Borgå- Porvoo- day one- Meeting some new friends.

My body is aching but my soul is at peace. Already made new friends. This is why I love traveling. As told before I am on a “blog-trip” to Finland and to be exact Borgå/Porvoo. Today was the first day and we went started by visiting the Arabia factory in Helsinki. Well, it was the Arabia, Fiskars and Ittala place. I finally bought four Mumin Arabia mugs. I think my soul is at peace and that I don´t have to do anything more on the entire trip, I am now satisfied But waiting for us in Porvoo was a cake which I cannot remember the name of. It is described as the “semla” of Finland and is filled with bitter-almond. Very interesting, I would though have compared it to the Swedish “sockerkaka” rather than the semla. After having an entire cake and saying hello to everyone, (still trying to remember everybodies names), we left for a guided tour of old Porvoo on bikes. I though I came prepared to what was coming for me but …

going to Porvoo- 3 days and counting

There is a lot of planning before going on a trip. It kind of struck me today that there is as much planning for me going one week to Finland as going three months to South America, if you don´t count the vaccinationshots that hade to be taken some months ahead. That must say a little about my planning, it is none existing. I normally end up without a toothbrush and to much clothes, either to warm or to cold clothes, often to warm. Well, the scar tissue from my Tuberculosis shot is now fading, it actually still hurts after 6 months (?!), and new trips are being planned. In June I was in Gotland, in August on a music festival in Gothenburg, Stockholm (last weekend) and now next week I am heading for Finland. 3 days and counting. This blogtrip the is arranged by the Travelhous in Porvoo will be easy to follow in social media by searching the hashtag, #travelhouseporvoo. Yesterday I started with a photoproject (I am now a onlinestudent at the University …

The travel year of 2014

My traveling year started of big by going to Peru for  three months. Before going i bought my new camera that I tested extensively before going, shown here, here and here and in Peru I used it for my master thesis. Photo have become one of my biggest interest and I take photos all day. You who follow me on a regular basis know this of course. In Peru I did all kinds of stuff. I went to a watershow and a fruitmarket in Lima. I shopped all kind of clothes preferably ”hecho en peru” (made in Peru) and crafts as ponchos and hats and at the same time reflecting on my consumption or me as a consumer. Me shopping crafts in the historic centre of Lima. One of the great things about traveling is being abel to get new experiences and reflect upon the differences you see but also the similarities and possibilities that arise in a new country. I will always remember Lima as the city of love where people kissed and hugged eachother all day but also all the fantastic food. Visiting the restaurant La Mar and Astrid …