Malcolm's English Pages
Malcolm Pemberton - Editor
English language and
copywriter - proof-reader - voice artist.
Kpanlogo Yede - bringing African
rhythm and dance to Vaasa.
Kung Fu and Wing Tsun in Vaasa.
Great Blog in Finnish.
Robots and Androids
A Nature Walk Proposal
Glider Flying Video
by Alistair Pemberton
1930's Aerial Photos of Vaasa
Postcards of Vaasanlaivat
Great site about the Baltic Sea.
by Arto Halttunen
Maps of the EU
1. Robots and Androids
2. Chinese National Day Party
3. Thoughts on Road Safety
4. Linux v Windows
5. Jokela Tragedy
6. Winter Truck Accident
21st to 25th of November 2012 - RESULTS NOW PUBLISHED!
Vappu 2013 - American Cars parade in Vaasa This year's enormous parade of cars lasted over 20 minutes as it passed over Vaskiluoto Bridge, on its way up Vaasanpuistikko towards the town centre. This video shows the first ten minutes or so.
Carl Axel Setterberg:"A New Beginning" (Pilot in Finnish)
This is the pilot to a film which will soon be made about the Fire of Vaasa, and the subsequent relocation and designing of the new Vaasa. Written and directed by Nik Van-Eckmann, and providing insight into the probable causes of the tragic fire, the film will be narrated, in separate versions, in English, Finnish and Swedish.
THIS IS HOW WE LAUNCH OUR POSTYACHT
Music by Kelten zonder Grenzen
The Postyacht, a replica of a 17th Century vessel, sails every summer and is available for charter. She also offers weekly public sailings. For bookings or more information click HERE to visit the official Postyacht site.
VIDEOS FROM VAASA
A variety of videos from in and around Vaasa by a variety of film-makers.
Finnish Country Life and Traditions
This is a new album inspired by a weekend visit to the countryside. I have included a few photos taken years ago, and will add more from time to time.
The Dammen Art Centre
One summer Sunday my wife and I biked out from Vaasa to the Dammen Art Center in Sulva. We were pleasantly surprised by both the buildings and the professionalism of the artwork on display and for sale. There are two buildings, one is simply a gallery, the other also houses the curator's studio as well as displaying many more works.
Click on the picture to go to the album.
Visit also their OFFICIAL WEBSITE, where you'll find lots more info in Finnish and Swedish. NOTE: It is best to call (06) 344 0417 before visiting, just to make sure that someone is home.
Timo Märsylä in Shanghai
Timo Märsylä is an electrical engineer working for ABB Motors, and he has just started a two-year assignment in Shanghai. He is accompanied by his wife and four children (aged from 9 months to 11 years), and he has allowed me to publish this assortment of photos which reflect his impressions of a culture which is very different in some ways, and yet very similar in others. More photos will be added as their adventure unfolds. The comments under the photos are mine, not Timo's, so faces don't have names unless I know the people myself.
This was my first visit to this ancient church (built in 1304). It was cold and windy, and time was short, but the whole area is lovely and includes a museum and handicrafts shop. I'll be back to take more photos when time and weather allow :-)
The Ocean-going tug Protector at the Inner Harbour.
Details: (Vesseltracker.com) - Type of ship: Tug - IMO Number: 6504228 - Flag: Finland - MMSI Number: 230281000 - Length: 40.0m - Beam: 10.0m - Callsign: OGPT
The load on the barge is a very large transformer which was built in 1975, weighs approx 400 tonnes and has an output of approx 400 Mw. According to Vasa Bladet, after servicing at ABB it is destined for Tuovila where it will help supply the railway electrification project.
Vanha Vaasa Canal gets an upgrade.
Includes 36 photos and two maps.
Click on the picture to go to the dedicated album on my Windows Live site.
The FNS Pohjanmaa, flagship of the Finnish Navy, docked at Vaasa's Inner Harbour. She is currently the only one of her class, and has an ice operating classification of ICE-1A so she can operate all year round. During a crisis the main task for Pohjanmaa is mine laying and acting as a command ship. She also acts as a school ship for the Naval Academy cadets. Clicking on the picture will lead you to her album, where you will also find out her vital statistics. Click HERE to go to the Finnish Defence Forces' official website.
'Vaasa Pages' was born in January 2006 and is unique, both in design and content. I write all my own code so the pages don't look like the 'ready' formats available on the web. 'Vaasa Pages' is about the city I love, and is becoming increasingly more focused on the city itself and places which are within easy reach. It is also about the things that interest me - like Liberal values, the nature, sailing and history and my kids' school - it is about summers and winters. 'Vaasa Pages' is a name, an entity, and that is why it is an 'it' and not a 'they'. I hope you enjoy your stay amongst its pages, and I would love to hear your feedback.
My operating system is Windows Vista.
My Office suite is: OpenOffice.org 3.2
My photo editing software is Paint and Windows Live Photo Gallery.
My video editing software is Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD 11 Pro
My audio editing software is Audacity
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