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Month: syyskuu 2012

Popolese Yogis

Local youth have been participating Rea-Liina Brunou’s yoga lessons which have been taking place on Tapani Mikkonen’s mosaic at the terrace of Villa Karo.

Juha Javanainen brought the yoga mats with him in Spring 2011, and they have been in regular use ever since, both among the scholarship holders and the local dancers and musicians.

So, terrace yoga in the dusk:


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Visit to Abomey and a Spoonful of History

Scholarship holders Marjo, Rea-Liina, musician Susanna Hietala and I visited the royal palaces of Abomey. This place is of great historical importance, since it was once the capital of the great Dahomey kingdom famous for its wealth and army of Amazons, but also for slavery. Today it’s a UNESCO world heritage site.

The palace carries a sombre history. Some of the Abomey kings were effective slave traders, who, after a long period of internal slave trade, found new …

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The Personnel Day of Villa Karo

On this sunny day all the Villa Karo’s staff gathered together in the shade of the acacia. The day was devoted to increasing mutual understanding, solidarity and community spirit at the work place.


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Divine dwelling

In what we had been taken for a storage room, we found a temple, a divine dwelling. The gods took the heart and the blood. We ate the rest with hot corn porridge before rushing away from Zangbetos way in the narrow streets of Heve.…

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