Train mini-challenge + a Finnish lesson

Train mini-challenge + a Finnish lesson

Okay, so I'm forfeiting 100 points here because my train picture wasn't as nice as this picture of Kemi railway station. Actually, you can just see trains in the background, stacked high with timber but I can't prove that it's really a train.

I thought a little Finnish lesson could be in order here...

This is rautatieasema (pronounced rou-ta-tee-ay-a-se-ma).

rauta = iron

tie = road

asema = station

So railway is an iron road and this place is the iron-road-station.

I'm not in the picture because I'm travelling alone. I'm very proud of myself though for visiting the station as it is at the bottom of a very steep hill! Getting back up took all my arm strength and lots of energy!

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  • Gorgeous photograph of a very beautiful place 😀 And my arms are aching thinking about wheeling myself up a steep hill!!!

  • Lovely, Finnberry and thanks so much for the interesting Finnish lesson! I don't think I've ever heard Finnish spoken before! :)

    I bet you don't have a problem with bingo wings! WTG you! :)

    I'm going to tag Brea, so that she can see your brilliant entry and award your points :)

  • Hi Finnberry , what a lovely photo, and a very neat and tidy little building. I love the Finnish name - it sounds very lyrical, though I am not sure I could pronounce it! 😯

    Your word is all that is needed, Finnberry. No proof required, though I can make out the wagons with the timber, so your photo does contain a train. A well deserved 400 points to you.

    Your return journey sounds like it was a strenuous workout, so well done for that too!😊

    I'll tag moreless so that she can include your points.

  • Thank you!

  • Lovely picture👏👏

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