Autumn in Helsinki

A beautiful Autumn in Helsinki

 

As everyone is either enjoying or cursing these ‘soon-to-be-grey’ Autumn days, I am having somewhat mixed feelings about these short but insanely beautiful days. As I roam around the beautiful corners of Helsinki admiring the myriad of colors and the falling leaves leaving pretty patterns on the grass and enjoying some sun while sitting at a roadside coffee shop, I am in my happiest of moods. At the same time, the Autumn days have opened a can of nostalgia; a deeply annoying feel of homesickness lurks beneath this happy mood.

But if Autumn brings melancholy with it, it brings colours too! And that is kind of a compensation.

Back home, in the corner most part of India where I belong, Autumn is an entirely different feeling since it brings flowers, festivals, and the promise of a great harvest. There, the mornings are soaked in dew drops but the days are still warm and sunny. As a kid, I used to love the lazy Autumn days as it meant waking up to a lawnful of ‘Sewli’ flowers in the morning, collecting them in a tiny basket to make flower beads, and daydreaming about the festivals to come. Alas, that was another life!

Here, everything is different. But I cannot help loving everything about it. Helsinki at this time of the year is so beautiful. The best part is, the city and Nature coexist here and that is a big deal. I just wish these short days of Autumn lasted a little longer than usual.

Photo Gallery:

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My favourite reading spot

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The same tree back in Spring

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As Autumn colours smudge on to the streets

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Did the sun bend down and kiss those leaves??

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The pretty creepers basking in Autumn glory

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Current favourite spot for sweet contemplation

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Before the winter chill sets in

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Some more colours!

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Fooling around on a bright Autumn day

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More fooling around…

 

 

 

5 Comments

  • freebutfun October 11, 2016 at 5:25 am

    It has been such a beautiful autumn this year! I love it too. I don’t mind that it’s been cold, I find the colours and the sun pulling me out whenever I can to enjoy it (but not looking forward to the dark rainy time before snow…)

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    • Jutismita Hazarika October 11, 2016 at 10:34 am

      Yes, the autumn this year has been absolutely breathtaking. I too don’t mind the cold but dark gloomy days are hard to pass. Hope I find something interesting to distract myself 🙂

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  • Ticket to Adventures October 4, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Great photos! Helsinki is such a lovely city in autumn. Last weekend I did several long walks in Helsinki and took plenty of photos, too. Autumn foliage is truly at its best right now!

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    • Jutismita Hazarika October 4, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      Thanks a lot Piia. Yes, Helsinki looks like a painted canvas these days! Let’s make some plan to meet up with a few bloggers for coffee before it’s too cold 🙂 We could go out exploring too

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