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


Page Description

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 some family photos taken at Bennas after a football match of Jonatan and many other photos at the beautiful and relaxing summer cottage in Larsmo. Such cottages are only ideal for Summer, because in the other seasons it is either too cold or too much dull and rain. Don't miss the panoramic photo at the end of the page! [MarZ]


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BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-31 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
Summer vacation in Bennas 2004  - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
Family group photo after we all went to watch Jonatan (the young boy) playing an official football match very near to the house in Bennas. Here are his father Nikki, Malin, Johan (Nikki and Malin's father) and myself together with Gungerd (Johan's wife) and Jonatan

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-32 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
Summer vacation in Bennas 2004  - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
Photo just after the match ended up. Jonatan (left to the girl) scored a good goal in the second half, but the game ended 5-3 for the opponents. Girls also play together with boys in this under 6yrs division. The game was quite amusing despite their young age, or maybe their young age makes it amusing!

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-33 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
Summer vacation in Bennas 2004  - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
An artistic photo at the summer cottage. Hagglund is the surname of the family of Malin

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-34 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
Summer vacation in Bennas 2004  - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
I and Malin at the cottage on our first days of the second vacation in August. Ah, how much I wish I am still there right now instead of this hot sticky weather in Malta!!!

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-35 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
Summer vacation in Bennas 2004  - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
Photo showing the relaxing life at the Summer cottage - Malin reading, Gungerd making some crossword puzzle and Johan probably searching for food (!!) and I taking photos of nature

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-36 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
Summer vacation in Bennas 2004  - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
A group photo taken beside the Summer cottage including Lisabet, myself, Malin, Gungerd, Jonatan, Nikki and Johan. Nikki, Malin's brother, is married to Lisabet and Jonatan is their 6 year old son.

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-37 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
Summer vacation in Bennas 2004  - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
This is a group photo at the other Summer cottage at Nabba which is owned by Malin's Aunt ( Gungerd Sister). 2 years ago this cottage belonged to Malin's parents but now they bought the new one in Larsmo and gave this at Nabba to them. Persons in the photo (Left to right) - Manfrin (Gungerd's Father), Gungerd (Malin's mother), me and Malin, Johan (Malin's father), 2 of her 4 cousins Julia, and Elin (with Mathias at their middle who is Elin's boyfriend) and finally Veka (Malin's aunt) and her husband KIm.

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-38 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
Summer vacation in Bennas 2004  - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
Cozy life in the cottage warmed up by a fireplace in the middle of the night. I use to sleep till late mornings here and would feel guilty of being very lazy. "Come on its a vacation, you can sleep for long" would Malin say to mild the sense of guilt.

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Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
Summer vacation in Bennas 2004  - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
A similar photo in the cosy summer cottage at night in Sepia. I could not choose which to put online so I had to place them both

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-40 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
Summer vacation in Bennas 2004  - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
Click here for a full size image (6500 x 900 / 1.6Mbytes)

This is a panoramic view of the 2 Summer cottages found at Larsmo. The one on the right is smaller but contains a sauna. The other one is the main summer cottage equipped with a kitchen, bedrooms and a quite large coffee table. Both have a fireplace, and now also electricity though it is not much used else to run the fridge. This panoramic photo is very large and could take few minutes to download, especially if you select the largest picture. It is really one of my masterpiece photos during this holiday.




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