Sunday, June 17, 2012


After Paris I flew north with just my parents to Helsinki for a couple of days before visiting their friends in the small town of Jakobstad, further northwest in Finland.
Helsinki is a compact city on the water which appears to get a lot of use in the warmer months, judging by the number of boats.  The air felt freezing after Paris, which had been cool compared to Italy, but I'm sure it was fairly warm for the local - it was time to break out the thermals.

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By the water


Orthodox Church
Helsinki Cathedral
Railway Station
Church of the Rock (Partly carved into the hillside)
The cemetery is a beautiful park
More water

Monument to Sibelius (composer)
Olympic Stadium (1952)

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