Finland 100: 27 – Postcards from Helsinki

Helsinki 27

Sony A7RII : f/6.3@400th : ISO 500 : EV 0.0 : FE 55mm f/1.8

A countdown of 100 images for the 100 days leading up to the 100th Year of Finland's independence

We might like to think that progress is an unstoppable force, with every new development improving the quality of our lives and making the old ways obsolete. To counter that argument, I give you the mighty postcard! In an age where communication across the globe happens in an instant, you’d think there’d be no need for sending a piece of card with an image and some handwritten text to your loved ones by the various means of air, land and sea. But, wherever you go along the tourist trail, like at this spot where the cruise ships offload their passengers into the centre of Helsinki, you’ll find racks of postcards. And, on fridges around the world, you’ll find postcards stuck up with fridge magnets (also collected on one’s travels). It is the way that it is, technology can move forward somewhere else.

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