Helsinki, Finland, January 19, 2012. Photo by Jill Browne.
In the old part of Helsinki there is an elegant formal park called the Esplanade. Even in the middle of a snowy winter, people promenade there, after a fashion.
The people of Helsinki waited longer than usual for the snow to come this year. A couple of them told me they were glad to see it. “It really brightens things up.”
I can understand their happiness. The nights are long in Helsinki in January.