A Bakery in Sweden
A long wait to go rowing on the lake.
Kuopio Christmas Eve dinner. A lot of suffering to get to the dessert.
Helsinki, a pretty looking church overlooking Senate Square
Kuopio Market and straw Christmas wreath
Kuopio. A very quiet road.
Kuopio. After Christmas Eve dinner a very long walk in the woods (2),
Kuopio. After Christmas Eve dinner, a long walk in the woods
Kuopio. After Christmas Eve dinner, a very, very long walk in the woods (3)
Kuopio Market. All kinds of ham.
Kuopio. Outdoor Christmas Market. All manner of birch products.
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Kuopio. An early walk on Christmas morning. Sun not up at 9 AM.
Sigtuna. Ancient church ruins.
Kuopio. And here is Santa, the Big Guy himself. Hope I didn't forget my list.
Kuopio Christmas Eve dinner. Another delicate prune pastry.
Kuopio. Another six months at least!
Kuopio Christmas Eve dinner. Baked salmon and white sauce along with spuds are important.
Kuopio outdoor Christmas Market. Birch baskets and whisks.
Kuopio Christmas Eve dinner. But if you throw in turkey, I am happy.
Kuopio Christmas outoor market. Buying birch utensils.
Kuopio Christmas Eve dinner. Caviar and herring are parts of the appetizer.
Kuopio. Christmas is over; and time to take the four hour train ride back to Helsinki.
Kuopio Christmas lottery for free massages.
Kuopio outdoor Christmas market. Cleaning up is important.
Kuopio Spa breafast buffet. Killer bread.
Kuopio market hall. Decadence!
Kuopio Christmas Eve dinner. Desserts are here.
Kuopio Christmas Eve dinner. Don't forget the veggies and turkey.
On the Silja lIne to Stockholm. Even overage kids like Moomin
Kuopio Christmas Day sunrise.
Kuopio Christmas Day sunrise (2).
Kuopio Christmas Day sunrise (3).
Kuopio Spa breakfast buffet. Killer bread consists of layers of herring and fat.
Kuopio outdoor Christmas market. Finns love candles at Christmas.
Kuopio. From here to there, we can walk on the lake today.
Kuopio market. Hard smoked salmon and white fish.
Kuopio market. Reindeer salami.
Kuopio sauna and lake. I survived the lake. Now back to the sauna.
Kupio. If you are quiet, you can hear Santa Claus coming.
Kuopio. In case I have not been clear, Santa is a Finn!
Kuopio outdoor Christmas market. Selling childrens clothes.
Kuopio City Hall.
Kuopio market hall.
Kuopio sauna. Long walk, from the sauna to the lake. It's cold!
Kuopio market hall (2).
Kuopio Christmas Eve dinner. Mushroom and beet salads are not my favorites.
Stockholm. New Years Eve sunset.
Kuopio. Now that is a lonely boat.