This blue marble

– and yet it spins

Ghosts in the window

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uusikaupunki-1Who is the turn-of-the-century couple peeking out through the window? And why is the street sign first in Russian and only then in Finnish and finally in Swedish? Uusikaupunki is filled with old wooden houses containing many mysteries. And so many stories, if only they could even whisper of half of what they know.

By the waterfront there is a house filled with the delicious, huge, Nordic kind of sugar donuts. As it is a guest harbor, some come from far to have one. When I was a child, this town is where summer began (and ended).uusikaupunki-2(Uusikaupunki, Finland; June 2018)

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