19 heinäkuuta 2019

Friday Bliss #45 - Purple Magic & Sightseeing

Large flowered Negritjanka is my most beautiful clematis.
It blooms abundantly year after year. The colour is very dark, my photos show it lighter.
The contrasting yellow-white anthers add its charm. 

I saw a splendid exhibition Careless Capital - Suruton kaupunki
that tells how the life was in Helsinki in the roaring 1920s.
 Time was wild. There was a prohibition in the country, but the booze never ended
and the restaurants offered hard tea.
Jazz, swing, revues, restaurants - poverty, unemployment, reds vs whites -
a lot of contrasts in the middle of Helsinki, street slang & many foreign languages.
HERE you can read more about my impressions.

Beautiful Hakasalmi Villa, now a museum, was the home of Aurora Karamzin (1808-1902) 
who served at the Russian Court as a lady-in-waiting before her marriage to a Russian nobleman.
Later she used the immense wealth inherited from her first husband to create 
benevolent institutions in Helsinki, such as schools, public kitchens and 
the Deaconess Institution of Helsinki. 

The villa is situated opposite the central library Oodi and in the middle of 
Music Hall and Finlandia Hall, where there was going some EU meeting 
with a lot of police on guard. From the villa’s garden I could see central library Oodi’s 
sunny terrace full of people enjoying the lovely afternoon.


Wishing happy weekend!
- riitta

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15 kommenttia:

  1. Beautiful blooms and pictures!

  2. Beautiful flowers. Very unique colour. Wonderful exhibition and sightseeing.

  3. Good morning dear Riitta,
    how beautiful is your purple clematis. The colour is wonderful; it is a joy!

  4. Hi Riitta,
    your Clematis is a Dream!
    Happy weekend to you,
    Love and hugs, Claudia xo

  5. What a lovely magic colour!
    Have a happy sunny weekend, Riitta!

  6. Deine Waldrebe ist traumhaft schön in ihrer Üppigkeit.
    Ich wünsche dir einen guten Tag und grüße herzlich

  7. WOW das ist ja ein herrlicher Blütentraum, liebe Riitta. Eine wundervolle Clematis, die Farbe ist herrlich.

    Ein schönes Wochenende
    wünscht Dir

  8. Dearest Riitta; How GORGEOUS your Clematis is; sure is Purple Magic ♡♡♡ Happy that I can enjoy flowers I rarely can☆☆☆ In Japan, purple is considered as a noble color.
    Isn't it always a pleasure or exciting to get in touch with about your country's history; The Villa looks such a wonderful place to visit; I can imagine the rewarding time at the place like that♡♡♡
    Wishing you will have a wonderful coming weekend.
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, Miyako*

  9. Dear Riitta,
    that's really an exceptionally beautiful color. I love clematis!
    I wish you a pleasant Friday and send
    kind regards

  10. Your clematis is a beautiful purple colour with an abundance of blooms. The exhibition must have been very interesting and in an elegant-looking building. Best wishes for a good weekend.

  11. La Clematis está preciosa. Es muy interesante todo lo que nos cuentas. Besitos.

  12. Oh that Clematis is gorgeous in that deep purple. And loved the photos here and your previous post about sightseeing. Lovely. Thank you for sharing and hosting, Riitta!

    Angie @ Green Dirt Stories (https://angiebaer.com}

  13. Lovely choices for Friday Bliss.
    Thank u for hosting.

  14. ...I love purple clematis, I have an old standby, Jackmani.

  15. Lovely clematis, interesting post. Have a good weekend.


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