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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:04 am    Post subject: MFlenses Finland/Estonia Spring Event Reply with quote

The origin of this thread is here: http://forum.mflenses.com/mflenses-helsinki-finland-autumn-winter-meet-t61874.html

We are planning a Spring meeting for the Finnish and Estonian members of MFlenses. We had a pretty good Spring meeting last year between Finnish members at Helsinki http://forum.mflenses.com/mflenses-helsinki-18-5-spring-party-kevaetjuhla-vrjippo-t57582.html. So we are hoping to have an even better meeting this year with more members joining us.

We had a pretty good planning meeting to discuss the logistics. Thanks Markku (Gurdie) for picking a nice beer bar! Here's what has been discussed.

1. Turku and Tallinn were proposed as two possible meeting places.
2. The group decided on the following ground that Tallinn may be a better venue: historical nice old town, cheap beer, and possibly convenient by ferry!
3. The 3rd weekend of May - leaving Friday (16th) staying overnight and coming back on Saturday night is the current proposal for the programme. The idea is to find a nice hotel in the old city and stay there.

All mflenes members are welcome! All Finnish and Estonian members are welcome to propose alternatives/improvements to the plan.


PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Dave!

I hope a lot of participants!


PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tallin is one of the most beautiful places i know ...
just want to be there with you, but cannot promise, because my photo contingent is overbooked for 2014


PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which is better option:

go over on Friday night, stay there in a hotel and come back on Saturday night,

or

go over on Saturday morning and come back on Sunday morning?

Does anybody know a decent and cheap hotel in Tallinn?


PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gurdie wrote:
Which is better option:

go over on Friday night, stay there in a hotel and come back on Saturday night,

or

go over on Saturday morning and come back on Sunday morning?

Does anybody know a decent and cheap hotel in Tallinn?


Markku, I will prefer the Friday-Saturday option. But also open for the other one. I will ask tomorrow a colleague (from Estonia) at work about the hotel options.


PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a great idea! I would love to join, but unfortunately I definitely won't be able to make it. Sad


PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My apologies for this my very late incoming to this conversation. Thanks Dave for starting this spring mfl-spring meet thread. Of course also coming to Tallinn and also hoping that many of you others also joining with us there.

My vote for fri-sat. Also other day variations are suitable for me too.
My vote also for some smaller hotel at the old town area for our stay at Tallinn (bigger hotels are usually just so boring similar everywhere and..)

Hope to see and meet many you mfl friends at Tallinn at may. Very Happy


PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Hemmo. I found Kreutzwald hotel http://www.kreutzwaldhotel.com/ in old city and at reasonable price (around 75 per night per room). There are also cheaper options but this is 4* and with good reviews.


PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've done some recon work on my recent trip to Tallinn. It is indeed a fantastic place for our summer meet. You can find the results here. http://forum.mflenses.com/canon-35-2-fd-goes-to-tallinn-t65894.html. There is excellent beer, food and architecture!

But there is a slight issue. I can't make those dates any more. I have to go to San Francisco for work. But everyone else can continue as planned. If rearranging, I can make the previous weekend (9-10) or sometime in June. Let me know what you think.


PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

16th - 17th May is also incovenient to me, but can be arranged, if necessary. Id prefer a later date, but what about the others?

Has anaybody reserved a hotel yet?


PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://fatmargarets.ee/eng/firstpage/ and http://www.16eur.ee/eng/firstpage/ might be suitable. http://www.lermitagehotel.fi/ is also not bad, in the same 'quality' range as Kreuzwaldi..


PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Later better, sooner is too soon.


PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bhargav wrote:
I've done some recon work on my recent trip to Tallinn. It is indeed a fantastic place for our summer meet. You can find the results here. http://forum.mflenses.com/canon-35-2-fd-goes-to-tallinn-t65894.html. There is excellent beer, food and architecture!

But there is a slight issue. I can't make those dates any more. I have to go to San Francisco for work. But everyone else can continue as planned. If rearranging, I can make the previous weekend (9-10) or sometime in June. Let me know what you think.


Some quick lines now, more later
(Dave, I saw that we were same time at Tallinn last weekend Surprised
Ill post some my Tallinn b&w pics from last weekend maybe to this thread later)

My vote for the first weekend at June 6.6. - 8.6.
(2014 World Cup Brasil starts at 12.6. and the whole month after that opening match is going to be only for the.. .. Laughing Laughing
Well, of course also open to all other dates Very Happy Laughing

Many thanks Mandibela for those nice hotel hints.
One more to think from one really intresting and nice area near the old town http://www.economyhotel.ee/en/

..and what a really wonderful news 'Nordentro' that you may also participate to this our spring/summer meet at Tallinn.
Hope that new dates are going to suit to you.


PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hemmo wrote:
My vote for the first weekend at June 6.6. - 8.6.


That is a week after "ylioppilasjuhlat" weekend so no gzillion drunken teens on the boats right?



If so - it sounds good.


PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm somewhat new here and I don't actually know any of my fellow countrymen on this forum, but I'm in Tallinn, so I think it would be great to meet up with fellow mflensers here.

Being a local, I don't have any firsthand experience with hotels in Tallinn, but this one
hemmo wrote:

One more to think from one really intresting and nice area near the old town http://www.economyhotel.ee/en/

has a nice homepage (which somehow tries to redirect me to online drugstores), but the location is not the best - it's very close to the main railway station and the area is likely to have more drunks etc around than most of the city. On the other hand, it is close to the Old Town and very close to the railway station market, where you will find Soviet lenses/cameras, although the condition/prices might not be all that nice.


PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MartinV wrote:
I'm in Tallinn, so I think it would be great to meet up with fellow mflensers here.


welcome!


PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kansalliskala wrote:
hemmo wrote:
My vote for the first weekend at June 6.6. - 8.6.


That is a week after "ylioppilasjuhlat" weekend so no gzillion drunken teens on the boats right?
If so - it sounds good.


That date sounds good to me!

Lets hope that all members around the Baltic would attend!


PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hemmo wrote:
bhargav wrote:
I've done some recon work on my recent trip to Tallinn. It is indeed a fantastic place for our summer meet. You can find the results here. http://forum.mflenses.com/canon-35-2-fd-goes-to-tallinn-t65894.html. There is excellent beer, food and architecture!

But there is a slight issue. I can't make those dates any more. I have to go to San Francisco for work. But everyone else can continue as planned. If rearranging, I can make the previous weekend (9-10) or sometime in June. Let me know what you think.


Some quick lines now, more later
(Dave, I saw that we were same time at Tallinn last weekend Surprised
Ill post some my Tallinn b&w pics from last weekend maybe to this thread later)

My vote for the first weekend at June 6.6. - 8.6.
(2014 World Cup Brasil starts at 12.6. and the whole month after that opening match is going to be only for the.. .. Laughing Laughing
Well, of course also open to all other dates Very Happy Laughing

Many thanks Mandibela for those nice hotel hints.
One more to think from one really intresting and nice area near the old town http://www.economyhotel.ee/en/

..and what a really wonderful news 'Nordentro' that you may also participate to this our spring/summer meet at Tallinn.
Hope that new dates are going to suit to you.


Ah, what a coincidence. Would have tried to meet if I'd known you were there. Looking forward to your B&W shots.

I'm also ok for 6.6-8.6 weekend. This date seems ok to most.


PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MartinV wrote:
I'm somewhat new here and I don't actually know any of my fellow countrymen on this forum, but I'm in Tallinn, so I think it would be great to meet up with fellow mflensers here.

Great! Looking forward to meet you at your beautiful Tallinn at june. Very Happy

So far seems that 6.6. - 8.6. weekend is ok. Excellent!

Every day is great for pinhole photography, but especially last weekend because this years Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day at 27.4.2014 http://www.pinholeday.org/
=>
My contribution for that day from Tallinn old town was this one: http://www.pinholeday.org/gallery/2014/index.php?id=890&Country=Finland

Some other last weekend pinholes from the Tallinn railway station area.
All these pinholes and Yashica Mat pics are with Fomapan 100 and stand developed with R09 1:200 / 2h.





(these and some my other pinhole samples from here and there you can look at here: http://jalbum.net/fi/browse/user/album/1351108)

and some Yashica Mat 124 versions from the same railway station area








PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should we decide, which boat to take to Tallinn? Friday night, the 6th June, right?

And should we make hotel reservations?

Nice pinhole pics, Hemmo, BTW.

Markku


PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gurdie wrote:
And should we make hotel reservations?


are they "binding" reservations or credit card?
I have this leg trouble, I think it is gone by 6.6. but can't be sure.
Boats don't need reservations?

What's the price tag of these rooms you been discussing? I hope to do the whole trip preferably under 200.


PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't make it on Friday 6.6. but I'm coming to Tallinn at first Lindaline boat on Saturday 7.6. about 9:40
-kesa-


PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

keisaa wrote:
Can't make it on Friday 6.6. but I'm coming to Tallinn at first Lindaline boat on Saturday 7.6. about 9:40
-kesa-

The same thing happened to my schedules. Can't come to Tallinn at friday. Sad
Anyway, the saturday is still ok Smile and I'm coming to Tallinn with that same saturday morning boat as 'kesa'.
Looking forward to see you all at saturday. Very Happy


PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@hemmo and kesa:

are you planning to return to Helsinki on Saturday, or staying overnight?

I havent made any reservations yet.


PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to return Helsinki on Satruday, on the last Linda boat at 19pm.
-kesa-