Monday, July 24, 2006

Potnapekka



Summer-train Potnapekka (really don't know how to translate ;-) is about to leave to the next tour for fun of children and tourists.

PS. Timo kindly helped with the translation problem: Potnapekka means a certain stonefly (hankikorri in Finnish, Taeniopteryx nebulosa in latin) species that arises early in the spring from river (Oulujoki). The word is specific to Oulu dialect. This train-bus does not resemble the insect at all, though :)

Kesäjuna Potnapekka lähdössä seuraavalle kierrokselle lasten ja turistien riemuksi.

3 comments:

  1. Potnapekka means a certain stonefly (hankikorri in Finnish, Taeniopteryx nebulosa in latin) species that arises early in the spring from river (Oulujoki). The word is specific to Oulu dialect. This train-bus does not resemble the insect at all, though :)

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  2. Thank you very much Timo! I hope you dont mind if I copy-paste your comment in the picture text too.
    I'm not native but lived here only 15 years so there is a lot I don't know ;-)

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  3. This is a lovely photo of a street scene.

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