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Friday, 4 September 2009
Hello earth..Helsinki Times' claim to fame :)
Mood:  blue
Now Playing: ♫ Foo Fighters - Learn To Fly
Topic: Places in Helsinki

So, we are writing 2009 and i don't even know where to begin.

Shame on letting this blog to waste as i read the other day somewhere there are over 1 million orphaned blogs.

The story about Helsinki Times is that indeed what once started out as an idea for a source of english language news - in a blogged format - ultimately became the largest English Language Newspaper in Finland with a weekly print circulation of 15,000 copies.

Now I might be mistaken, but to the best of my knowledge our little old Helsinki Times blog might very well be the only blog in the world that turned into a newspaper instead of the other way around.

This is where you can read the story: 

Not bad for a free tripod-blog written by an avatar named Oobio, right?



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Wednesday, 30 May 2007
Helsinki Public Transport: Where's the bus?
Topic: Places in Helsinki
Follow the movements of buses in Helsinki Live with this Public Transport Mashup

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Monday, 7 May 2007
Carthography old and new
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Places in Helsinki

Carthography and old maps really are wonderful areas where one can find old artistry. Take this old map of Helsinki for example, dated 1902.

New maps on the other hand typically contain much more numerical data, plenty of which can be found from these Geohack Map sources of the Helsinki Area.



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Sunday, 13 August 2006
Hell Yeah it's Helsinki Time
Mood:  a-ok
Now Playing: Omnimotion - Underdub
Topic: Places in Helsinki

Finnish Cuisine recoqnized:

"Helsinki, Finland received a front-page panegyric in the New York Times's Travel section on Sunday. The most northerly capital after Reykjavik is currently enjoying 20 hours of sunlight out of 24.

That leaves plenty of time for R.W. Apple Jr., the Times's Associate Editor, to indulge in a slew of strangely-named berries at the Market Square or Kauppatori ("bilberries, lingonberries, amber-colored cloudberries"), taste the "silky gravlax" at the Kauppahalli, and the "immaculate fish" at E. Eriksson.

R.W. Apple Jr. eats his way through Helsinki with the brio befitting his title of Director of American Institute of Food and Wine. The pigeon stuffed with foie gras prompts Apple to note: "This is the kind of dish you to great restaurants for" though he also writes the place is "shatteringly expensive." At nearby Bellevue, a more typical joint, the borscht is "heartbreakingly authentic," which must be a good thing."

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Friday, 11 August 2006
Mood:  blue
Now Playing: Bluetech - Elementary Particles
Topic: Places in Helsinki

NEXT WEEK Friday's event, Delerium, will take place on 18.8 at Highlight, Frederikinkatu 42. From 09:00 - 04:00. Ages 20 and up. Presale tickets at 7 euros available from Ticketti and Street Beat, ticket price at the door is 10 euros.

Featuring Leama from the UK, Poliisi, Super8, Eliot Ness, Proteus, Hiski & Pinnie, Joe Le Bon and Oxid.

2 rooms for progressive, techtrance, psy, trance, electro and tech house.

Listen also to KLF FM 100.0Mhz.

Decorations by Saco and Housenation, VJ Lumiere Bros, LJ Pinkki.

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