Stadin Ratikat runs museum tram service on summer weekends in Helsinki. The terminus is at the Market Square, where the picture was taken.
The open trailer was built by Hietalahti Shipyards, Finland in 1919 and was on regular service (summertime only) until 1952. The motor car in front was manufactured by ASEA, Sweden, in 1930. It was on daily service until 1975.
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wojtpod (774) 2011-05-24 12:18
Very well captured scene. Nice frame and composition.
I like it.
AROBN54 (11473) 2011-05-24 20:49
that's a fabulous shot! The light is just amazing. SO clear, wonderful colors, lots of nice sharp detail. I particularly like the curve in the tracks and the slight angle the two trams make. Excellent exposure, too, with so much sunlight. Great job! Many thanks and kindest regards,
macondo (18623) 2011-05-25 4:42
Back to things which run on rails! And a striking wide angle shot of this tram rounding a sweeping curve. Great light and colours and a good presentation of the architecture as well. I like the cobbled appearance of the square. The tram car itself reminds me so much of the oldest trams still running in Melbourne, but much smaller. I think it's the colours which remind me - they are the same. If you are interested, have a look at
I think the oldest one still in service was built in the late 1930s. Some of them now run in various cities around the world.
claudeD (35503) 2011-05-25 6:02
very fine train (tram) picture.You know that I am a railway fan and I like this picture and your infos very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Nicou (130181) 2011-05-27 0:43
fantastique cadrage de ce vieux tramway, superbe sa position sa couleur, quelle captage avec les voies, l'ombre du lampadaire, quelle mise en valeur, superbe.
Bravo et amitié
delpeoples (55094) 2011-05-27 5:10
I thought you were in Melbourne with this tram shot. The sunlight certainly looks like sunny Australia. Good to see the summer is on its way in your country. I like how you've composed the shot with the natural curve of the tram and the tram lne. Thanks for sharing and I wish you a lovely weekend.
siolaw (38292) 2011-05-27 7:42
Great light here and good use of the tram to add curves to the square architecture of the background.
Sharp and clean work
sogal (1129) 2011-06-08 6:56
A beautiful photo with good colors and balanced.
ellelloo (6572) 2011-06-12 3:56
Public transmission is indeed your favourite genre and this photo is a fine example. Nice to see both the old motor car and the open trailer in action. A good POV and composition and fine summery atmosphere.
sevy (15367) 2011-07-20 0:11
I am always attracted by the rendering of the wide angle lens. We can feel the effect here with the tramway fully inside the frame and the perspective rendering giving a good feeling of space.
fotka (3945) 2011-08-02 11:21
There is nicely composied photo with a tram on the curved track. The tram is a piece of history and attracts many tourists to enjoy the ride. With a beautiful day people rather sit in the open trailer than in the motor car. Good clarity, colors, light and interesting note.
notrap (5973) 2012-06-20 8:11
perhaps I´ll have the opportunity to take a ride in this open car through Helsinki next week....., hope the weather will be fine as on your photo. I´m curious wether "Design Capital Helsinki" is different from the city I have seen in 2009.
Enjoy your midsummer-weekend!
- Copyright: Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) (25903)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-06-05
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF-S 10-22 f/3,5-4,5 USM
- Exposure: f/11, 1/400 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Tramways [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-05-24 12:02