Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki Lutheran Cathedral Square

Helsinki Lutheran Cathedral Square

A giant Lutheran Cathedral overlooks a square near the Helsinki harbour. We had a lovely cup of tea and piece of blueberry pie at the Cafe Engel  across the street, and watched people on the steps who were watching a military band parade around the square.

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Happy parade of people

Happy parade of people

We also saw another parade of happy people marching less formally down Aleksanterinkatu.

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Old buildings

Old buildings

Helsinki has a lot of beautiful old buildings, like these two near the Design Museum.

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New Buildings

New Buildings

And modern new developments like this one at Arabianranta, an old industrial area remade into housing, a Finnish Art and Design university campus, and shopping area.

window plants

window plants

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We liked the mixtures of old and new, the friendly tolerant people, the flower pots and blueberry pie in Helsinki !


 

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10 thoughts on “Helsinki, Finland

  1. It is so wonderful having the Quimper Hittys in my life. I love to retreat to their world when the big human world gets to be too much. Welcome back from Finland! I can’t wait to hear all about your travels.

  2. Very excited about Constance’s adventures – How fortunate she is to see such wonderful architecture and happy folks.

  3. I am quite fond of that window frame with hanging potted plants. Have saved that to my idea diary and will be trying to do a version of that next spring. Thank you Constance and photographer!!

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