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... very Spartan inside. It is up on a hill overlooking Senate Square and the surrounding building. In fact it connects the office of the president on one side with the university on the other.
From there our walk led us to Market Square and the beginning of the walking tour. In the square were stalls with souvenirs, handcrafts and a variety of local foods. Across from that square was the Russian Orthodox ...
... Helsinki where my hotel - the Glo Kluuvi - is located and costs 5 euros one way.
Beautiful day; clear blue skies with a few transparent wisps of high, pale cloud, crisp but not cold, so I decided to walk. I presumed my room wouldn't be ready so early (which it wasn't) and as it was already starting to warm up I changed into shorts and T, left my bags behind the reception desk, and headed out to explore.
The hop on hop off bus has a stop on Senate Square ...
... island just a few kilometres from the heart of Helsinki. The island is a tranquil oasis in the midst of the city and at the museum the traditional Finnish way of life is displayed in the cottages, farmsteads and manors of the past four centuries that have been relocated from all around Finland. Of course the preservationist in me loved it. The oldest structure is a church from the 1600s. There were tenants farmer structures, barns, and a very ...
... catch up with them again. But, he left a comment on our Skippy Express Facebook page, so they were kind of keeping an eye on our travels.
While I was booking into Rastila Camping, who should be standing at the desk but Simon. It was great to chat again, and just brings home to me how small the world really is to bump into someone twice, its very coincidental, and I love those little freaky things.
... but there was such a lifeless quality to it. It was a very simple church, with a very simple design, that just happened to be built in a rock.
The other church that was a 'must see' according to the tourist office was the Lutheran Cathedral, or the 'white church' and one of the symbols of the city. As I stood inside the church I felt like I could've been in a hospital waiting room. I understand that Catholic churches will always be more grandiose, with all the money injected ...
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