Hellsten Helsinki Senate
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... how clever the winning architect was in blending in the ruins of the original with the new construction I urge you to read the Wikipedia link
The new church is situated North/South (Alter at the North end). I quote
"Also worthy of note is the Great West Window known as the Screen of Saints and Angels, engraved directly onto ...
... to see the restaurant and bandstand in the park between the Esplanades and the Havis Amanda fountain symbolising the birth of Helsinki. Then we walked past the City Hall and through the old Tori Quarter to the Senate Square, unfortunately rather disfigured by all the tourist buses. We went past the central statue and into Helsinki Cathedral - a very imposing grand exterior for a rather subdued interior but with a beautiful organ. We then wandered toward the Central Railway ...
Arrived in Helsinki Finland at 8am 25/6 right in centre of town much newer city as old city built from timber and was burnt down. Most buildings start around 1920 -30s Art Nova and Art Deco influence there are a few earlier from round 18-19th century mainly church's Lutheran and museums. We just did a walking tour around the town walked past a church called Rock Church modern day structure blasted into solid rock 13 meters deep roof made of copper then on through a park where we stopped ...
... came by and simply said "give me your passport"!. She then took out a micro scanner which fitted in her eye where she examined every page of my passport in tiny detail. I guess they have to be strict as this is an EU entry point.
Finland customs wanted to look in my bag but they and passport control were all smiles and ...
... and Helsinki is also known as the party boat and party people did. Matt could believe how excited people of all ages were for the karaoke session, it was quite an experience to sit in the bar and listen to Swedish and Finnish karaoke, thankfully most the singers seemed to be quite good. Drinks were also cheap compared to what we'd paid in the rest of Scandinavia, it was nice to buy a beer for under £5. Matt made friends with a big, bold Finnish man, who had a lot ...