Monday, 22 December 2014

Minna's Sauna

A private sauna, as found in thousands of Finnish households.
Paneled. Room for two people. A place of relaxation and calm. In this case, it's located on the first floor of the house.   

Thursday, 11 December 2014

¡Feliz Navidad!
Merry Christmas!
Hyvää Joulua!
Joyeux Noël!
Eguberry On!
Buon Natale!

Salud y Amor!!


Monday, 1 December 2014

Weekend at Tarja's House

Tarja´s little dog.

Tarja's House.
Near Tampere.
Before snowing.
To me, a typical Finnish Family house
Tarjan tolo.
Tapereen lähella.
Ennen lunta
Minulle tyypillinen soumalainen omakotitalo.

La casa de Tarja (se pronuncia "Taria")
Cenca de Tampera, la antigua capital de Finlandia.
Para mí la típica casa familiar finesa (sauna incluida).

Monday, 24 November 2014

Sunday, 16 November 2014

2014 Remi's tattoo

Remi asked us for ideas for a tattoo that he wanted to be on the arm.
With the drawing on the right he send us, I worked in the shape of a sparrow.
To the left, the first sketch, and the model that I gave him.
Remi took indications of all proposals, and instead of a crown, he put a mask.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

It's a city near the border with Russia. There are many Russians who come to buy products that are cheaper here. Cementery 1/2

Cementery 2/2
In Finland prefer cementeries with meadows and three, "open", as a park. Nothing as "streets".

Watercolor session un Lappeeranta Fortress
As Teresa Valero wrote one day: "if you want to learn to paint, PAINT!!"
Here, within the temple, there is a piece of wood from a Finnish war ship sunk in 1741

Lappeeranta coat of arms, made of flowers in the meadows that cover the wall of the fortress. The city lies on the edge of a huge lake.

Barracks inside the fortress.
Behind, the Orthodox Church

Barracks and stables of the fortress.
Today they are private houses.

The main street of the fort, and the courtyard.
And the domes of the Orthodox Church.

A corner inside the fort, behind the courtyard.

Friday, 31 October 2014

Arriving in Finland, I searched everywhere for a "normal" broom.
Here, instead have a model of Finnish desing broom dustpan.

Hard-Rock Concert in Mendocino Bar (Helsinki). The audience looked mummified...

Bicycle parking in Helsinki

8 month living here...
3 accidents I've seen!!

Thursday, 30 October 2014

The cranes are back. Spring is here. Finnish people changes the winter tires.

Länsitamankatu brigde. It seems all arquitecs went to the same school


"Witch" on "Mutteri" Cafe roof. Lautasaari.

JUHANNUS. Midsummer night. As a mediterranean, I jump over the fire. Finns, however, naked bathing in Baltic sea...

Pine, spruce, birch and others herbs in the garden of my house...

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

My Appartment 1/2

My apartment 2/2

With the cold, pedestrian Crossings become dangerous traps of people. Ice forms on the white paint, and the risk of slipping is huge. To avoid this, In Finland, creating "paths" unpnpainted, to cros without problems (Wanderes and bikes)...
Walk ON Ice
March. Skiers and fisherman on the frozen Baltic bays

Bay Thaws