My hotel has been really uncomfortable. It’s really small and I feel claustrophobic there. So I went out exploring and got some great photos to share with you.

For starters, it snowed a few inches last night. Although no one seems to really have noticed. Unlike CT everyone is still out and about. It’s kind of cool to see kids out cross country skiing through town or dusting off a playground and still loving it in their snowsuits.

Here is a building right down the street from my hotel. I don’t know what it is, and I haven’t seen a soul there, but I really like it for some reason.

Cool building down the street from my hotel

Cool building down the street from my hotel

All of the buildings here are cool though. The architecture is interesting and they use a mix of colors. Probably because if they didn’t it would just be a big wash of whites and grays in the winter time.

Yellow facade is typical on many blocks

Yellow façade is typical on many blocks

I’ll probably have hundreds of pictures of the buildings by the time I go home. Here are a few…

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Agricola Church

Agricola Church

I saw several people carrying their ski gear to the metro this morning

I saw several people carrying their ski gear to the metro this morning

Now to my favorite part of the morning…

Knowing I was only about ten blocks from the waterfront I had to go visit and see. I had previously Googled it on Bing and saw what it looks like in the summer. I created the map below because I thought some of you would be interested in seeing where I was when I took these picture 🙂

Waterfront map... summer version

Waterfront map… summer version

Here is a link to Bing maps if you want an interactive version of the map.

From 1 on the map... Waterfront property

From 1 on the map… Waterfront property

 

From 2 on the map... They keep the moorings in all winter!

From 2 on the map… They keep the moorings in all winter!

 

From 2 on the map... looking at the gas dock

From 2 on the map… looking at the gas dock

 

From 3 on the map... More cool buildings, yeah!

From 3 on the map… More cool buildings, yeah!

 

From 4 on the map... they put this bridge in to get to the island in the winter

From 4 on the map… they put this bridge in to get to the island in the winter

 

From 5 on the map... Looking out over the Finland Sound. Pretty much artic conditions.

From 5 on the map… Looking out over the Finland Sound. Pretty much artic conditions.

 

Good thing she's tied down

Good thing she’s tied down

 

Well that’s it for now. I’m whooped. Probably a good 5 mile hike this morning. It’s not San Diego, but it’s beautiful in it’s own way none the less.

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