Sunday, November 27, 2011

Rauma Day 017

Wow! it's been 17 days since I laid my feet on Rauma's ground! And, my apologies, I've been procrastinating to post updates on my Finnish life. My project at Uotila school has given me unexpected challenges, I've been stressed out. 

Rauma is getting ready for Christmas, and there were lots of happenings on Saturday morning, like Children's choir and Santa's parade. So, I set my alarm to 9am, but the stress has given me insomnia and apparently I slept through my alarm. Duh! I was really looking forward to see the traditional "gnomes' march" at the market after the Santa parade!! So.... I was very bitter when I found out it was almost noon when I woke up. 

But, it was such a rare sunny day, I decided to head downtown regardless.

Here are Raumar's two bikes stationed in the backyard. The red bike is much higher than the green, but long story short, I couldn't find key to the green bike, so I started riding the red one. Now, I have both keys, but I'm already used to ride to red bikes, so here I am with the red bike. Plus, the red beret is so cute on this red bike! (What a great idea for a warm and facy seat cover! Thanks to Hannele ^_^)

There are so many ducks in this river. And time to time, I could spot people standing on this dock fishing. 

I love this bike path. With a river along the road. However, it's a bit scary at night because Rauma's evenings can be pitch dark. 

I normally ride to get to a point B from point A. 
Saturday was so sunny, and I'm already late for the gnome's parade, so I decided to enjoy my ride. And, I found a lovely little bridge that I never noticed. 

My lonesome but joyful picture on this lovely Saturday afternoon.

ok! a close-up. :)
I was about to leave, but found some thing very very odd around the bench. Can you tell me what they are?!!!

I think they are result of: 
1. A pack of wolves were playing around this bench last night.
2. Someone with a very very big hairy white dog was here brushing its fur last night.

I saw a red fox on Thursday in the neighborhood, like two houses next to mine, so I think it can really be answer #1. What do you think?

There are christmas lights installed in downtown. I just realized there is a little santa in this picture! haha. 

Bread truck in the market. The market was about to close when I arrived. I will have to come much earlier next Saturday. 

 I can't wait for Hubby to arrive so that we could buy these together. :)

Now, some storefront pictures. It seems like those long red gnome hats are everywhere in Finland. 

While walking on the street, I saw people peeking on someone's house. It's the little place squished between two stores. Can you spot it? It's got three keyholes to peek through.

I wondered what's in there? O_o Can you take a guess? 

There was a little plaque with a date 2008 on it. I will get informed about this curious installation, and let you know soon. :) 
nähdään vielä! (see you later)


  1. How come ur in Finland??

  2. haha..I'm at an artist-in-residency program. :D