Tag Archives: forest

New Year’s Stroll at Lyon’s Abandoned Fort Loyasse

Fort Loyasse is a relic of a now improbable-seeming time when the biggest external threat to France was the then-fearsome military power of Austria.

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Belchertown State School for the “Feeble-Minded” is thankfully no more

First: You can now follow Wanderella on Facebook! Tell your wife, kids and neighbors! For our outing this time, we teamed up with sound artist and urban explorer extraordinaire Chelsea Southard and her friend Ni. I had stumbled upon Chelsea’s work shortly before coming to Boston and, still a relative stranger to the city, taken […]

Left but not forgotten: The Fastholma villa

Long time no blog! The past six months have been gruelingly busy with very little time left for adventuring. The season, too, has been hands-down the worst we’ve had in years. Instead of snow drifts, clear-blue skies and winter funtimes, South Finland has been dealt slush, gloom and whole months with literally no sunlight at […]

“I don’t want to be buried in a pet sematary” – or do I?

The story of how I found the Helsinki Pet Cemetary is a funny one. Nestled right against my usual running trail in the Central Park, it had somehow escaped by attention until kekri (or Samhain, or Halloween, or whatever end-of-October-beginning-of-November spooky celebration you prefer) eve two years ago. Now, on the most fearsome day of […]