13 elokuuta 2021

Friday Bliss #152 - Visiting a Lotta Café

The Lotta Museum in Tuusula concentrates in presenting how women - called lottas - helped in our Winter and Continuation wars, both in the war zone and home front. The Lotta Organization was a women’s voluntary civil defence organization that operated from 1921 to 1944 with over 200 000 members. In wartime lottas carried out catering, medical and air surveillance duties in the war zone. The Moscow armistice ordered the organization to be closed down.

Last time I visited the Lotta Museum I didn’t see this Lotta café - probably it has been created during the Covid shutdown. Lottas ran cafés, where the soldiers could have a cup of substitute coffee and relax a bit. In the back room there was a massive soup cannon & modest tin plates. After all, it was quite an experience to me, daughter & grandson to empathize with wartime conditions.

I did not take many photos in the museum’s main building.
If you want to see more, clic to my previous post about the Lotta Museum.

The week has been pretty warm, but rain & sun in turns.
My faithful Negritjanka is blooming, but due to June-Juy draught not very abundantly.

Wishing you all a relaxing & sunny weekend, stay well & healthy!
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18 kommenttia:

  1. Very interesting, and now I know the name of the ladys. It’s good that there will be places like this to remember. In honor of those people and places which helped and gave a bit of freedom for a moment. A nice café, and I like it when it’s combinated. Thanks for sharing and taking us with U.

    Beautiful you Negritjanka, I like the color.

    Wishing you also a relaxing an sunny weekend and sending greetings and hugs to you

    Nova ☼

  2. Guten Morgen Riita,
    von diesem Museum habe ich schon mal gehört, aber so gut beschrieben, habe ich es noch nie gelesen. Das wäre etwas für mich und ich habe tatsächlich Sachen entdeckt, die meine Eltern auch hatten.
    Das Rundfunkgerät, wir hatten zwei Stück davon, sie waren noch lange auf der Bühne (Speicher) in unserem Haus und vor allem die Nähmaschine und der Sessel, das snd Erinnerungen.
    Dankeschön für den Bericht aus dem Lotta-Haus.
    Ich wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende.
    Liebe Grüße eva

  3. What an interesting place. Thank you for sharing the photos and the info. Your Negritjanka looks beautiful. Such gorgeous purple.


  4. Lotta Cafe looks like a nice and comfortable place to dine-in. Beautiful purple blooms.

  5. When we were in Helsinki, there was a digital experience that you walked thru the trenches but the walls were all the names of the people who died in the war. It was very moving. This museum is interesting to see, in light of that. You have a strong connection to your history.

  6. It's an very interesting Place - I didn't know from the "Lottas" before you give me this Information. I will follow the Link - thanks for visit and share with us,

  7. Dearest Riitta,
    there is a very interesting story behind this café and the entire museum. I can well imagine that you can empathize with the past here (even if the room even looks a bit chic and modern due to its spartan furnishings). The historic soup cannon is a splendid specimen.
    Your clematis looks soo beautiful! <3
    All the best and happy weekend,

  8. ...I love the rustic and vintage feel. My clematis are looking sad.

  9. Thanks for sharing. Interesting indeed.
    Your clematis has a wonderful colour.

  10. Seeing he old sewing machine made me smile! Used to sew a lot. Now it is cheaper toere buy! Also love your passion flower here!

  11. Sorry I meant clematis flower:) Have a great weekend:)

  12. Gut, daß es solche Orte zur Erinnerung gibt. Ich wußte auch nichts von den Lotta-Frauen,
    bis ich es hier lesen konnte.Danke für den Beitrag.
    LG. Karin M.

  13. Lovely flowers.Very interesting about the lottas.

  14. Hello Dear Riitta!
    I love visiting places like this. I love the atmosphere and the aura of the past.
    I admire your Negritjanka. She is lovely.
    I wish you a wonderful, sunny weekend :)

  15. tuolla pitäisi käydä...

    1. Lotta museo on hieno museo. Tuusulassa siinä lähellä on paljon nähtävää.

  16. Me encantó ver el museo. Besos.


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