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PHOTO GALLERY:
Summer Vacation in Finland (2004)
Bennas, Vasa, Larsmo, Jakobstad, and Kokkola


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This photogallery consists of many photos from the the small village of Bennas at the Western coast of Finland (about 100km from Vasa) and other photos from the nearby villages and towns like Jakobstad, Larsmo, Kokkola and Vasa. Photos were taken during my and my Finnish girlfriend vacation in end of June (1 week) and nearly 3 weeks in August 2004. I stayed with my girlfriend at her parents' house in Bennas (Pietersaari) which are all very kind and nice people. You will find some photos of the Hagglund family and many others from the peaceful green sites building around these villages or towns.

This particular page contains photos of my girlfriend's relatives mostly her parents during June 2004. We had several jobs to perform, mainly cleaning inside house, piling wood (for burning) and taking care of the grass around the house. I made lots of raking which is a very good exercise for the body. There also photos from parks in Bennas and Kokkola


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BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-01 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
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Photo taken from a small duck pond very near to the residence cottage in Bennas. The pond is peaceful and ideal to rest a bit from the daily work if the weather permits. There are few benches to sit on, or if you want you can lay on the grass. I, Malin and Gungerd (Malin's mother) went here after some days of rainy and cloudy weather. Eventually we left in time as soon it started to rain a little again.

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-02 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
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Photo of the water fountain (a very basic one) in the duck pond surrounded by greenery. I managed to attract the ducks by mimicking that I am eating and throwing something in the pond! (I was not throwing anything of course)

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-03 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
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Photo of myself and Gungerd in the duck pond as soon as we arrived. Everyone is happy with the sunshine and fresh air!

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-04 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
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Johan (Malin's father) cutting the long grass with the motorized rotary blade. After that, the grass must be cut shorter but a special machine called lawn-mower and finally, the grass is raked to remove any remaining grass.

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-05 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
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Here is myself in action while raking the grass with the plastic rake (Called 'refsa' in Swedish). Seems easy but quite an exhausting job - very good exercise for the arms and back.

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-06 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
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A photo of Malin cleaning the windows. She did most of the indoor cleaning except cleaning the carpets in the terrace - she left this tough work to mr. muscles (hence me - who else)

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-07 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
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Another advantage of having a large garden around the house is to make barbecue. With this small barbecue set, making some tasty sausages is very easy. Johan is not a good cook, but he is great to barbecue - the sausages where really good.

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-08 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
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Another nice function of the garden is to have a coffee siesta with some relatives/friends around the table outside in the warm mild sunshine of Finland. In the photo there is Malin, Gungerd, Manfrid (Gungerd's father) and Olaf and Gunliz, Gungerd's aunt. Aaahh!! - Malin is telling me to mention her - she have refurbished the chairs and table and painted them

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-09 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
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Manfrid, Malins' grandfather in his good shape despite the 91 years of age. He was a master of skiing and won several local competitions in skiing.

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-10 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
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A strange natural like fountain in a quite large park in Kokkola. We usually go to the town of Kokkola, about 40km away from Bennas since of the good shops there are. Parking could be a problem because they are either pay-type or restricted to stay for 1 or 2 hours only.




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