On my way to talk contemporary poetry and poetics with colleagues Henriikka Tavi and Harry Salmenniemi, in a seminar arranged by poet Vesa Haapala at the University of Helsinki. I was also glad to find two familiar faces in the audience, schoolmates Katri Kaarniala and Silja Rantanen, both of whom I've known since 1964. Silja is an artist and a painter, and we published Katri's translations of Lorca in Parnasso 1/09. The first and last part of the journey were done on foot, in between I was riding a tram.
Route: from Ristolantie, Etelä-Haaga to University of Helsinki, Unioninkatu, Helsinki (see map)