Blogging Photo Challenge

Friendly Friday: Design

Another fortnight has flown by and it’s my turn to host Friendly Friday again.

I had taken the day off from work today, thinking I’d have a nice day in the sun, go swimming at the (always crowded) public pool perhaps, and sit outside leisurely gathering my thoughts.

Unsurprisingly, the morning started with chilly rain. Whenever a day like this is planned ahead, the weather gods like to play a prank or two, I’ve noticed.

So I headed over to a café instead, one that I visited for the first time a couple of weeks ago when I met up with another blogger, Suvi. A pleasant meet-up and a beautiful jugend (art nouveau) style café.

Snuggled in a cozy leather armchair, back in a dark corner of the large hall that served as the seating area, I had a nice view of the place. There was a fresco above me and some delicate details carved in stone, there were arches and private little nooks.

Once again, I marveled at local architecture and design. The more I notice them all around me here in downtown Helsinki, the more I’ve come to love them. The details tell a story of their era.

For this week’s Friendly Friday photo challenge, the theme is Design.

I hope you have fun with it – please join in!

How to participate:

  • Create a post responding to the theme Design
  • Link that post to this one with a pingback
  • Add a comment at the end of this post, introducing your take on the theme
  • Check out some of the other entries!


  • You’re welcome to use our logo if you want
  • Tag the post Friendly Friday in WordPress so it can be easily found

Next Friday, it’ll be Amanda’s turn to host the challenge again.

Happy Friday!

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Ps. As soon as I had decided not to go swimming, the sun came out again.

89 replies on “Friendly Friday: Design”

Paris was very creative at one time. Not much any more I’m afraid. But still a wonderful place to be. Leaving in 3 weeks! 🙂
And yes, the connection between artists at the beginning of the 20th century was incredible.
Scientists too. Think Einstein, Bohr, de Broglie and many others. They wrote a lot to each other. Einstein said he would have written the general theory of relativity without de Broglie’s work.
I wonder whether our blogging, posts, and comments are a renewal of those old letters?

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Yes. You’re most certainly right. When I think of all the great people I’m in contact with, they’re all over the world. Many have traveled extensively. I think most have talent and curiosity. Curiosity beyond what happens on their doorstep, which you will agree many people stop there. Hyvästi…

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I remember a post of yours that rang a bell, where people around you, at the office were not the least bit curious about your travels. Happened to me a lot in France. 🙂 After a while, I stopped telling.

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