The Finnish summer is short, but light. The time that the amusement parks are open is very short, due to the weather getting cold very early in the autumn. The Särkänniemi amusement park in Tampere is already closed in September, even though the days are still quite long.
One early September Sunday evening in 2009 I was walking my camera along the shores of the Näsijärvi lake. The sun was setting at half past eight and the sky was being painted in vivid red. The amusement park looked like it should have been packed with happy children enjoying the rides, but the summer vacation was long past and the park would be shut for the next eight months.
There was something eerie, but calm about the place.